Oktoberfest Tourism in the USA: Cincinnati is number one


With German-Americans constituting the largest US ethnic group and the world’s largest beer festival and traveling fun fair — known as Oktoberfest — soon to kick off, the personal-finance website took a close look at 2016’s Best Cities to Celebrate Oktoberfest.

To determine the best cities for partaking in the epic German festival, they compared the 100 largest cities across 20 key metrics, ranging from “percentage of German population” to “number of beer gardens per capita” to “average price for Oktoberfest festivals and parties ticket.”

Below are some highlights:

Top 20 Cities for Celebrating Oktoberfest
1 Cincinnati, OH 11 Scottsdale, AZ
2 Pittsburgh, PA 12 St. Louis, MO
3 Portland, OR 13 Columbus, OH
4 Minneapolis, MN 14 St. Paul, MN
5 Orlando, FL 15 Buffalo, NY
6 Denver, CO 16 Colorado Springs, CO
7 Tampa, FL 17 Milwaukee, WI
8 Miami, FL 18 Cleveland, OH
9 Madison, WI 19 Philadelphia, PA
10 Boise, ID 20 New Orleans, LA

Oktoberfest Fun Facts:
$5,000 – Estimated cost for an American to attend Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany

1.9 Million – Gallons of beer consumed during Oktoberfest

750,000 – Number of sausages and whole roast chickens that are eaten

$1.2 Billion – Oktoberfest’s annual economic impact on Munich