Although Oktoberfest is traditionally held in Munich, Germany, at the famous “Theresienwiese,” it does attract over 6 million a year. You might not be that much for crowds, or maybe you live somewhere where hopping on a plane to Germany is near impossible at the moment.
While you might not be getting that freshly made schnitzel and get to hear drunken Germans all day long, you can still enjoy the glory of Oktoberfest 2017 in other places throughout the globe.
1. Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
The world’s second biggest Oktoberfest happens beyond European borders, usually from October 10th to the 18th (or close to those dates). Fun fact: Did you know that Kitchener was named Berlin from 1833 to 1916 because there was a large number of German immigrants living there? Now you do.
Ontario’s wonderful Oktoberfest celebration usually attracts more than 700,000 visitors from around the world, and they consume a record-setting 50,000 sausages and 25,000 pretzels or more every single celebration. In short, if you love pretzels but do not want to go too far from home, Canada’s awe-inspiring Bavarian bash should curb your cravings.