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The best parties and events during Oktoberfest in Chicago

Celebrate Oktoberfest in Chicago at events and parties stocked with beer and delicious German cuisine

By Zach Long
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As the fall foliage in Chicago begins to come into view, you might be feeling the urge to drink amber beer, devour a plate of sausages and dance to polka music. Don't worry, it's totally natural—the season for Oktoberfest in Chicago celebrations has officially arrived. Some of Chicago's best breweries create German-inspired suds and throw street festivals, parties and other festive events. You can even sip a beer while cruising across Lake Michigan on an Oktoberfest-themed Chicago boat tour. Want an excuse to wear lederhosen or show off your stein-holding prowess? Join the festivities and sample some amazing Bavarian cuisine at events where you can experience Oktoberfest in Chicago.

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