In Wisconsin, it kicks off in July, with Milwaukee's German Fest.
The scrolling board to the right mentioned the beginning of Oktoberfest season. I don't make this stuff up.
German style Maypole, with participating organizations.
Why not continue the festivities at home?
Preparing Spanferkel is a major project, and I have enough of those already. But it's easy enough to approximate a Nürnberg 3 im Weggla.
I just use "breakfast brats" as a reasonable facsimile of the Approved Nürnberg Bratwurst, which must be small enough to slip through an old-style key-hole. Bar-time munchies are not a modern phenomenon, people.
Sometimes, though, the traditional Sheboygan double is in order.
But there's still more Oktoberfest season to enjoy. Can't get enough Spanferkel.
When it's gone, it's gone. The rotisserie chickens can be cooked up more quickly, and inventory control is simpler.
Music by The Freistadt Alte Kameraden Band.
Polkas, schottisches, waltzes, the occasional march. Plus, for Wisconsin events, On! Wisconsin! and the Bud Song.