When it comes to celebrating German heritage, communities around the Capital Region host some of the best Oktoberfest events in the United States, with dozens to choose from in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. These local versions of the famous fall festival held each year in Munich, Germany, are family-friendly and focused on German beer, food, music, and dancing.

Check out some of the best Oktoberfests in the D.C area here.