La Crosse, Wisconsin
September 25-28 The town of La Crosse has been hosting Oktoberfest, USA for more than 50 years. The celebration features carnival rides, German musicians, children's entertainment, Bavarian foods and the annual Maple Leaf Parade. If polka's not your thing, the festival also features live music by local pop, rock, country and blues groups, so there's something for everyone.
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