Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest—Without Buying a Plane Ticket

On Saturday, Sept. 22, the Mayor of Munich will tap the first keg of Oktoberfest beer at 12 p.m. local time, marking the kick-off of the 185th annual volksfest. Over the next two weeks, approximately 6 million visitors—some donning dirndls and lederhosen—will join the festivities to drink beer, dance to Bavarian music, and eat those soft pretzels larger than a baby’s head. Cue the mustard!

If you haven’t booked a flight, don’t fret—there are tons of places to join in on the fun in the U.S., just a car (or subway) ride away. The following are a few we have our eyes on steins firmly pointed toward.