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Hoist a stein and hammer nails.

The Oktoberfest parade in Amana.

© Beth Gauper

Oktoberfest in Amana, Iowa. In this Amana Colonies village, teams roll kegs, walk a balance beam with full steins of beer and saw logs. The parade is at 10 a.m. Saturday. Sept. 29–Oct. 1.

Oktoberfest in Milwaukee. There will be dachshund racing, stein-hoisting and brat-eating competitions as well as music and dancing in Pere Marquette Park and Das Boot Bar Crawl on nearby Old World Third Street. Sept. 29–Oct. 1.

Oktoberfest in Galena, Ill. At this riverfront festival, there will be wiener-dog races, polka lessons, nail-driving, pumpkin-decorating and a beanbag tournament. Sept. 30.

Beef-A-Rama in Minocqua, Wis. In this northern Wisconsin lake-resort town, there's a Cow Pie Plop, beef-eating contest and Parade of Beef at 3 p.m. Saturday. Sept. 29–30.

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Last updated on September 25, 2017