Zinzinnati Oktoberfest in Cincinnati, Ohio
When: September 15 - 17
With over 500,000 visitors annually, Cincinnati hosts the largest Oktoberfest in the US and the second-largest Oktoberfest in the world, only trailing the original. Festivities include an abundance of German cuisine, German style music, and German brewed beers including Erdinger, Warsteiner, and Weihenstephan.
They also host events such as the Running of the Wieners, where 100 dachshunds race each other in hot dog costumes, and the world's largest chicken dance, which entered the Guinness Book of Records in 1994 with approximately 48,000 participants.