When fall leaves light forests ablaze and the air is rich as amber ale, it's time for Oktoberfest in the USA. Celebrated in cities and towns across the country, Oktoberfest brings together the best of Bavaria -- from beer and brats to parades and polkas -- in grand outdoor fetes that offer entertainment and family-friendly fun. Oktoberfest 2010 carries special significance: It's the celebration's 200th jubilee. The 1810 wedding of Bavaria's King Ludwig I inaugurated the popular festival.
We bring you the top 10 places to celebrate Oktoberfest in the U.S. You'll notice, by the way, that many of these festivals are in September, not October. See what happens to accuracy in the presence of buckets of beer?