Did you know that nearly 150,000 Wyoming residents have at least some German ancestry? That's 1 out of every 4 people in the entire state.

With Oktoberfest just around the corner, here are a few places where you can hoist a stein here in the Cowboy State.

The Buffalo Chamber of Commerce taps the first keg at their annual Oktoberfest Brewfest this Saturday. The event also includes a regional homebrew contest called the Battle of the Brews.

Just outside of Jackson, the Grand Targhee Resort is gearing up for their first Oktoberfest celebration this weekend, which will include German music, polka dancing, lots of bratwurst and plenty of beer.

Next Saturday, the 24th, Thermopolis hosts their annual Oktobrewfest, which features German food, local vendors, historic tours in the downtown square and, of course, beer.

Arc of Laramie County, a charity that advocates for people with developmental disabilities, presents their annual Oktoberfest fundraiser next Saturday, which also includes a classic car and motorcycle show.

Although it's not technically an Oktoberfest, the Snowy Mountain Brewery in Saratoga hosts their annual Brewfest on October 1st, which features a German theme.

According to a recent Wallet Hub study, nearly 2 million gallons of beer will be consumed this year during Oktoberfest celebrations across the world. Prost!

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