Minnesota beer, games and contests, German food, polka music, alphorns, lederhosen on a fine fall day: it must be Oktoberfest season.
There are several Oktoberfests on the beer festival calendar this year, held in St. Paul, Minneapolis, Stillwater, and further afield in great Minnesota brewing cities such as New Ulm and Duluth. There's an Oktoberfest somewhere in the state every weekend from mid September until mid October. And if you were worried that they were in the wrong month, the original Oktoberfest in Munich starts in September so everything is OK. So, if you are hankering for daschund racing, dirndl dresses and a game of hammerschlagen, here's a calendar of Oktoberfest Beer Festivals in Minneapolis, St. Paul and across Minnesota. Prost!