The three-day celebration showcases an abundance of German heritage, beer and food. Lederhosen and polka music arrest the senses, and thousands descend on downtown to experience a culture that's still going strong in the area.
Oktoberfest features over 200 different German dishes and steins filled to the brim with traditional German beer. There are also a few can't-miss events over the weekend, including the Running of the Winers, the Beer Stein Race, the Beer Barrel Roll and the World's Largest Chicken Dance.
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