Oktoberfest comes but once a year and the official Oktoberfest in Munich runs from Sept. 19 – Oct. 4 in 2015. Celebrations in the United States vary, but all parties do one thing, and that is to celebrate the food and drink traditions of the German culture. The U.S is a diverse country filled with people who come from all walks of life. Many different ethnic groups call the U.S. home, and we are all up for throwing a party to celebrate different heritages. The list gathered below includes the best places to enjoy Oktoberfest 2015.
Ambler Oktoberfest 2015
Ambler, PA 19002
(215) 646-1000

The 24th annual Ambler Oktoberfest takes place on Saturday, Oct. 3rd from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Restaurants and small businesses will be offering a variety of discounts and specials throughout the day. There will be over 90 vendors and 10 food trucks on site for the day at Butler Ave. and S. Ridge Ave. Rides for the kids and beer a garden for adults will also be on hand at the Ambler Oktoberfest. Two stages will be set up with performances happening throughout the day.

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Oktoberfest Live! 2015
Philadelphia Craft Beer & Music Festival
XFINITY Live! Philadelphia
1100 Pattison Ave.
Philadelphia, PA
(267) 443-6415

Celebrate the 4th Annual Oktoberfest Live! at XFINITY Live! on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 2:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m. Draft Magazine named the Oktoberfest Live! celebration one of the top 10 Oktoberfest parties in the country. Not hard to believe, since Philadelphia knows how to throw a party. Enjoy some of the world’s best craft beer at a variety of indoor and outdoor beer gardens and German style beer tents. Also enjoy music events, food trucks and more at this years Oktoberfest Live at XFINITY LIVE! in south Philadelphia.

Lancaster Liederkranz Oktoberfest
722 S. Chiques Road
Manheim, PA 17545
(717) 898-8451

Take a trip out to beautiful Lancaster and explore the oldest and most traditional Oktoberfest in Lancaster. Enjoy authentic German food and beer. Be exposed to the culture of Germany by taking in the music and dance performances at Oktoberfest. The festival is open to the public, and will happen come rain or shine. The Oktoberfest takes place Friday, Sept. 18 to Sunday, Sept. 20. Hours are as follows: Fri. 6-11 p.m., Sat. 1:00-11:00 p.m., Sun. noon-6:00 p.m. Admission is  $6.00 for adults, $2.00 for children ages 6-15 and children 5 & under is no charge.

Hop Angel Brauhaus
7980 Oxford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19111
(215) 437-1939

Hop Angel Brauhaus is located in northeast Philadelphia. The German-inspired restaurant offers a delicious menu of authentic German food as well as traditional American food. Hop Angel also has an extensive list of German style beers from the U.S and abroad. Hang out in the beer garden and enjoy the microbrews that Hop Angel has on tap. Every autumn enjoy one or all the restaurant’s popular festivals. The Pumpkin Fest, Harvest Fest and Oktoberfest are outdoor festivals that are held every year at Hop Angel Brauhaus and can’t be missed. Come join the fun and try out all the seasonal beers and food available.

Brauhaus Schmitz
718 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(267) 909-8814

Enjoy Oktoberfest on the hippest street in town. Brauhaus Schmitz on South Street is the place to be for all the Oktoberfest fun in 2015. Brauhaus will shut the street down and it will come alive with German dance performances, German food and alcohol, live music and more. Take a little trip to Germany without leaving the city of Philadelphia for this week-long German extravaganza. The festivities start Sept. 19 at 7th and South St.

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