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Top Ten Oktoberfest Celebrations Around The World

Because everyone should have a chance to celebrate Oktoberfest.

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10. Belgrano, Argentina

Argentina's Oktoberfest has been a cultural institution since 1964. For two consecutive weekends, the town square is transformed into a blue-and-white checkered German biergarten, delighting tourists and making German immigrants feel at home.

9. Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada / Via Flickr: fishwithme55

For 46 years, the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest has been the place to be for Canadians with German spirit. Since its founding, the festival has grown into the magnificent spectacle that it is today and now features a 5K race, a Miss Oktoberfest contest, and a fashion show.

8. Blumenau, Brazil

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The Blumenau Oktoberfest has rightfully earned the title of biggest German festival in South America. With 700,000 visitors annually, Blumenau Oktoberfest is a must for anyone interested in Germany - with a Brazilian twist!

7. Hong Kong

The Marco Polo German Beer Fest may be a somewhat confusing title, but it is one heck of an event. The event claims to be the oldest Oktoberfest celebration in Asia. It is a wonderful stop on your way through China!

6. Denver, Colorado

The six-day Denver Oktoberfest is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year - with beer! Denver hosts one of the largest Oktoberfests in the US, and it is definitely worth the drive for anyone who lives within a two-state radius.

4. South Africa

The South African Oktoberfest may be small compared to Blumenau and Denver, but it boasts the title of South Africa's largest beer festival. The indoor/outdoor event is full of "Bier und Brezeln," all in a sunny climate that Germans can only dream of having.

3. Yokohama, Japan

Oktoberfest in Japan is so special that the Japanese tend to celebrate it all year round. As early as March this year, cities started hosting small Oktoberfest celebrations. The Yokohama version is bigger than most of the others and more well known, because Yokohama is often considered the birth place of Japanese beer. Prosit!

2. Cincinnati, Ohio

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Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is a cultural institution in the midwest. Anyone from Cincinnati will tell you that this annual event is the largest Oktoberfest celebration outside of Germany. Also, wiener dog races. Where else can you get wiener dog races?