Zum Wohl! Scottsdale one of the top cities in the U.S. for Oktoberfest celebrations

Posted at 6:58 AM, Sep 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-16 11:26:11-04
If you can't travel to Munich for Oktoberfest, it's OK. We have one of the next best places.  
The WalletHub research wizards named Scottsdale the 11th best place in the U.S. for Oktoberfest celebrations.  
How did they come up with the list? The number-crunchers looked at 20 key metrics including “percentage of German population, number of beer gardens per capita and average price for Oktoberfest festivals and parties ticket.”  
Brat Haus Scottsdale is holding one of the premier events for Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 17. The food and festivities take place from 4 p.m. to close.  You can get tickets here.
Top 20 cities in the U.S. for celebrating Oktoberfest:
1. Cincinnati, OH
2. Pittsburgh, PA
3. Portland, OR
4. Minneapolis, MN
5. Orlando, FL
6. Denver, CO
7. Tampa, FL
8. Miami, FL
9. Madison, WI
10. Boise, ID
11. Scottsdale, AZ
12. St. Louis, MO
13. Columbus, OH
14. St. Paul, MN
15. Buffalo, NY
16. Colorado Springs, CO
17. Milwaukee, WI
18. Cleveland, OH
19. Philadelphia, PA
20. New Orleans, LA
The WalletHub study also included these fun facts:
  • $5,000 - Estimated cost for an American to attend Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany
  • 1.9 Million - Gallons of beer consumed during Oktoberfest 
  • 750,000 - Number of sausages and whole roast chickens that are eaten
  • $1.2 Billion - Oktoberfest’s annual economic impact on Munich