Best Oktoberfest Celebrations in the U.S.

For beer drinkers, the month of September brings the year’s main event: Oktoberfest (save questions about the name for another article). The time-honored annual fall tradition of debauchery begins this Saturday. Of course, Munich is the original Oktoberfest. More than 6 million people from around the world decend on the city every year to guzzle nearly 2 million gallons of beer. But for those of us who can’t get away overseas, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the German festival here at home. More than 46 million German-Americans — the largest single ethnic group — have gifted us with plenty of places to help them partake in their wunderbar celebration. To help you decide where to celebrate Stateside, WalletHub has crunched data to create a list of the top 100 best cities for Oktoberfest celebrations. The data crunchers used 23 indicators including sheer number of breweries and beer gardens, overall safety and walkability, average price of beer,…

10 Unusual Food Festivals You Must Try

With spring finally here and weather warming, I’m getting excited for festival season. No, not music. Food. But beer, barbecue and chili can only hold my attention for so long. I like a little more adventure. Although they may not all make your mouth water, many strange festivals put tiny American towns on the map, while others raise awareness of a particular type of delicacy — Testicle Festival, anyone? Here’s a look at 10 of the country’s most unusual food festivals. Frog Leg Festival — Fellsmere, Florida Forget Disney World. If you’re headed to central Florida, the Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival has enough fun for the whole family. The 26-year-old, four-day festival serves more than 7,000 pounds of the frog legs to 80,000 visitors and holds 2 Guinness Book World Records for The Most Frog Legs served in one day and the Largest Frog Leg Festival in the world. If you’re not interested in the main course, perhaps…