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The best Oktoberfest parties and events in Chicago

Autumn has arrived, bringing German beer, tasty sausages and plenty of Oktoberfest celebrations to Chicago

German-American Oktoberfest
Photograph: Courtesy German-American Oktoberfest

When summer fades to fall in Chicago, there's no better place to celebrate the season than at an Oktoberfest event. Some of Chicago's best bars and breweries get in on the fun, serving stein after stein of malty beer at parties throughout the city. Even if you don't want to drink a liter of beer, you can still enjoy eating pretzels, sampling sausages and listing to German music. Not sure where to join in on the fun? We've compiled a list of all the best Oktoberfest celebrations in Chicago, including brewery bashes, community events, river cruises and more.

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