The German festival, Oktoberfest, is celebrated by thousands of people in Oklahoma every fall. And you’ll quickly realize you don’t have to go to Germany to get an authentic Bavarian experience. The Sooner State is actually home to one of the Top 10 Oktoberfests in the World and one of the largest in the U.S. Take a look at 7 different places you can go in Oklahoma to experience a little piece of Germany:
1. Fort Sill Oktoberfest, Fort Still (September 30, 2016)
The 20th annual Fort Sill Oktoberfest will take place at the historic Patriot Club. Admission is free to the public, but you must have a military i.d. or get a visitors pass to enter the grounds. The event will have authentic German food including Schnitzels, bratwursts and German potato salad. Kids will love the face painting and the kid zone. The event will take place at 500 Upton Road, Bldg. 500, Fort Sill, OK.
2. Oktoberfest Celebration, Oklahoma City (September 30-October 2, 2016)
Fassler Hall in Oklahoma City is hosting a 3-day Oktoberfest Celebration at their German restaurant in the heart of midtown OKC. The event will offer specials for beer and food and have live music. The event will take place at 421 NW 10th St., Oklahoma City, OK.
3. OKCtoberfest, Oklahoma City (October 1, 2016)
Sponsored by Anthem Brewing Company, the OKCtoberfest is held at the OKC Farmers Market District. Guests will enjoy a spectacular Bavarian event including live music, great beer and several food trucks at the Delmar Gardens Food Truck Park. Each food truck will feature a Bavarian-inspired dish, so make sure you arrive hungry.
4. Oktoberfest at Marland Mansion, Ponca City (October 1-2, 2016)
Located on the grounds of the Marland Mansion, this Oktoberfest is a 2 day family-friendly festival. The event will have over 100 arts and crafts booths, a sports tent with televised football games, music, food and a chicken dance. The event will take place at 901 Monument Rd, Ponca City, OK.
5. First Friday Oktoberfest, Enid (October 7, 2016)
On the first Friday of every month from April - November, Enid opens up downtown for an evening of fun with live music, shopping and delicious food. But the First Friday October event is dedicated as Oktoberfest. Come and enjoy brats, polka music, and beer in the Breezeway Biergarten. The event will take place on the 200 Block of West Randolph, Enid, OK.
6. Vinita Oktoberfest, Vinita (October 8, 2016)
Hosted by the Holy Ghost Catholic Church, the Vinita Oktoberfest will have local entertainment, children's activities, pony rides and German brats. The event will take place at 120 West Sequoyah, Vinita, OK.
7. Linde Oktoberfest, Tulsa (October 20-23, 2016)
Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa has been named one of the five largest Oktoberfests In America and in 2015 was listed as one of the Top 10 Oktoberfests by USA Today. This massive event takes place in over 40,000 sq. ft. of tents, outdoor stages and areas at the River West Festival Park in Tulsa. It's a true Bavarian representation right here in the heart of Oklahoma. The event will take place at 2100 S. Jackson Ave., Tulsa, OK.