The 2017 Oktoberfest kicked off this weekend in downtown Tampa.
Oktoberfest comes around every year, and while the big celebration takes place in Germany, there are plenty of places to partake in the festivities in the United States. Wallethub ranked the100 largest cities in the United states on a variety of criteria to come up with this list of 20 cities.
TAMPA BAY, Fla. - Fall is here and so is Oktoberfest!
Tampa and St. Petersburg were both ranked in the top 100 U.S. cities for the best Oktoberfest experience.
PHOTOS: Oktoberfest Tampa 2017
WalletHub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities based on 23 indicators of Oktoberfest friendliness and fun.
Tampa was rated the 7th best city in America for Oktoberfest, and St. Pete was ranked 63rd.
The original Oktoberfest can be traced back to the early 19th century in Munich, Germany.
Since then, cities across the United States celebrate the festival of German heritage.