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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

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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