Dancing at the annual Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg. Photo courtesy of Oktoberfest

Head to the Polka Capital of Texas to celebrate Oktoberfest. Experience authentic German cuisine, music, and dance at the annual festival from Oct. 4-6 in downtown Fredericksburg. There’s live music each day with performances from groups like the Tubameisters, the Czechaholics, and the Swingin’ Dutchmen, and you can join other runners on Saturday morning for the Kraut Run 5K and 8K. The annual OkTubaFest takes place on Friday, and the 10th annual Hauptstrasse Chicken Dance is open for anyone to participate. And there’s of course a huge selection of German, Texan, and craft beers for you to try throughout the weekend.

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