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Oktoberfest at Brookfield Zoo
Photograph: Courtesy CZS-Brookfield Zoo

Where to celebrate Oktoberfest in Chicago

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

Zach Long
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Zach Long
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The annual celebrations in Munich, Germany have been canceled for the second year in a row, but Oktoberfest in Chicago will still be observed. While many local parties are taking another year off, some of Chicago's best breweries and various community organization are hosting events with oompah music, Bravarian cuisine and plenty of beer—you can even enjoy sausages and suds on an Oktoberfest-themed Chicago boat tour. Looking for somewhere to raise a stein and show off your lederhosen (or a dirndl)? We've gathered some of the best parties and celebrations during Oktoberfest in Chicago, taking place at zoos, train stations and churches. Prost!

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