History of Oktoberfest USA
Approximately 5,000 miles and over 150 years of history provide the only major differences between La Crosse, Wisconsin and Munich, Germany during early October each year. The first few days of the tenth month in both Munich and La Crosse are filled with "merrymaking" and a carnival atmosphere known in both cities as Oktoberfest.
One of the achievements which helped La Crosse gain a 1961 All-American City Award, Oktoberfest, USA, is one of the few authentic Old World folk festivals held annually in the United States. Each year, numerous local industries, civic and fraternal groups plus hundreds of area residents, working on a voluntary basis, combine their efforts with those sponsoring La Crosse Festivals, Inc., in developing and presenting the annual autumn festival.
Oktoberfest is pretty much the greatest thing ever. Plan ahead and enjoy!
Try it once. You'll either love it or not. Me personally. I've been coming here 39yrs (without missing).Still trying to decide if it's worth it. (LOL).
Obviously Beer is easy to find! The food is amazing! I had the Bavarian Bowl and then the Spatzel. Both were sooo good. My wife and I enjoyed it.
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LaCrosse Wisconsin has been celebrating Oktoberfest for more than 50 years. The South Side Fest Grounds are utilized for other wonderful festivals in the year, all worth checking out.
A good time. Lots of fun. I really thought it would be bigger