One of the world’s most beloved fall traditions, Oktoberfest, kicked off in Munich on September 16. Luckily you don’t have to travel to Bavaria to partake in the weeks-long celebration of autumn and beer.
In fact, according to WalletHub—which, in addition to credit reports and financial advice, crunches numbers on events like Oktoberfest—Cincinnati is the best U.S. destination for Oktoberfest celebrations.
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While there’s plenty in the way of German Oktoberfest customs at the so-called Oktoberfest Zinzinnati in Ohio, the city has been able to invent some unique attractions, including the Running of the Wieners. While Cincinnati’s 650,000 Oktoberfest attendees may pale in comparison to the six million who flood Munich’s Volksfest, the numbers that surround Oktoberfest are pretty astounding across the board: