October is here, with its cool autumn weather, beautiful scenery and tasty drafts! Check out the Oktoberfests and other celebrations here and on WeekAway.com:
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin: Oct. 12-13
Lake Geneva's Oktoberfest is back for its 22nd year! Bring your kids to the Family Fall Festival for a weekend of fun. The annual Oktoberfest features music, magic, craft and restaurant booths, and more!
Children of all ages will have plenty of things to occupy them, such as the Great Pumpkin Giveaway, pony rides, a bouncy castle, and wagon rides.
Enjoy restaurant and shopping specials in downtown Lake Geneva during the Fall Festival. Browse through the unique shops and dine in the delicious restaurants that line the streets.
Michigan City, Indiana: Oct. 12-13
The annual German Oktoberfest is held in Michigan City's Washington Park, put on by the Summer Festival Committee. The festival is an authentic German celebration, complete with plenty of food, drinks, and entertainment.
Authentic German food will be served in a large tent on the Senior Center grounds, while drinks and entertainment can be found outside. Enjoy a beer garden with wine and schnapps, as well as German music and live entertainment.
New Buffalo, Michigan: Oct. 12
For the not so beer-inclined, the New Buffalo Harvest & Wine Fest is held annually on the Saturday of Columbus Day weekend. Celebrate the harvest of Harbor Country at Lions Park across from New Buffalo Beach.
The festival includes a local farmers' market, delicious food and wine tastings from several local wineries. You can browse through unique handmade crafts and dance to live music all day long. There are plenty of kid-friendly activities, including free kids art activities, horse drawn hayrides, a pumpkin patch, and a bounce house.