Contact Us

Two Wisconsin Cities Ranked the Best for Celebrating Oktoberfest

20 Best Places in the Country to Celebrate Oktoberfest
Getty Images

The snus is loose. Well, it’s about to be come this Saturday, September 17th, the official kickoff date of Oktoberfest.

It doesn’t matter if you’re Polish, Swedish, or Italian, when it’s Oktoberfest, everyone is German. So pull your lederhosen out of the closet, build up your appetite for sausage and sauerkraut; and fill up those beer steins because the world’s largest beer festival runs through October 3rd and two Wisconsin cities near Rockford have been named two of the best cities to celebrate this traveling funfair.

According to WREX, Madison and Milwaukee landed on Wallethub’s 20 Best Cities to Celebrate Oktoberfest, with Madison coming in 9th and Milwaukee took the 17th spot.

Here’s the top 10:

1. Cincinnati, Ohio

2. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

3. Portland, Oregon

4. Minneapolis, Minnesota

5. Orlando, Florida

6. Denver, Colorado

7. Tampa, Florida

8. Miami, Florida

9. Madison, Wisconsin

10. Boise, Idaho

Other nearby cities that made the list include Minneapolis, MN, St.Paul, MN and St. Louis, Missouri.

Would you rather play it safe and celebrate here in Rockford? Visit for a full list of fall events, including Oktoberfest.

Next: Off Duty Police Pup Loves His Puppuccino in this Adorable Video

Best of 97ZOK

Recommended For You

Best Of The Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Secret Society quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Secret Society contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.