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Oktoberfest in Nevada

Apparently, Las Vegas is the only place in Nevada that knows how to party German style. With more than 300,000 residents with German heritage, Nevada citizens should be ashamed that I have discovered just two more Nevada Oktoberfest than I have in North Dakota. I expect that these Oktoberfests will be a little bit more of a party than the ones in North Dakota, though. So shorten your dirndl and party it up!

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Las Vegas Oktoberfests

2015 Events
Oktoberfest Harvest Jamboree – Reno, NV – October 10, 2015
A cultural and educational fair with live music, crafts and family activities. Held the same day but next door is the Bier Spielen (Beer Games), which is a bit more of a party. Teams of 2 or 4 compete in 9 games for prizes. Free craft beer to all entrants.

Las Vegas Oktoberfest – Las Vegas, NV – October 3, 2015
The German-American Social Club of Nevada and the City of Las Vegas hold their 7th annual Oktoberfest at Centenial Plaza at the Historic Fifth Street School. From 2-9 PM, they will have German music, dance, food and beer, along with children’s activities and games. Free and open to the public.
Location: 401 S 4th St, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Oktoberfest Pool Party – Las Vegas, Nevada – October 9, 2015
The Golden Nugget will hold its Oktoberfest pool party on Friday as part of its annual two day Fall Beer Festival. Admission to the Oktoberfest is free. Location: 129 E. Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89101

Hofbrauhaus Oktoberfest – Las Vegas, Nevada – September 18 – October 31, 2015
The Las Vegas location of the classic German beer hall celebrates Oktoberfest with celebrity keg tappings on Friday and Saturdays in September and October. Past celebrities have included Siegfried & Roy, Holly Madison, Taylor Hicks and the Chippendales, among many others. Nightly food specials on traditional German dishes including bratwurst, schweinshaxe and schnitzel. Stein Holding contests on Friday and Saturday nights. There will also be live music from a traditional Bavarian band. Location: 4510 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

Oktoberfest Las Vegas October 17-18, 2015.
Location: Town Square location on the Las Vegas Strip.

Past Events

Las Vegas Oktoberfest – October 5, 2014
The LA Oktoberfest has expanded to Vegas! General admission tickets are $35. Proceeds benefit the American Parkinson Disease Association. The website says tickets are on sale, but the links appear nonfunctional. So your guess is as good as mine what is going on here.  They feature a silent auction, a stein holding contest and a talented DJ.
Location: Neonopolis – Downtown Las Vegas, 450 Fremont St. Las Vegas, NV 89101

Gordon Biersch Oktoberfest – Las Vegas, Nevada
Golden Biersch has, in past years at its brewpub, run a special menu in September and October inspired by traditional German Oktoberfest and Fall foods to coincide with the tapping of its seasonal Festbier.

If you are looking for a celebration that may be less hip and more German, take a look at the largest Oktoberfests in the United States for the most popular celebrations of German heritage. You should also check the list of nearby states that celebrate Oktoberfest: Arizona, California, Idaho, Oregon and Utah.

Whether you have found a festival to enjoy or you will be celebrating from home, Funtober has some other resources that will help you prepare for Oktoberfest. Read about the history of Oktoberfest. Learn about Oktoberfest beer. Find the words to Oktoberfest music. Plan your Oktoberfest outfit. And try cooking some of these Oktoberfest recipes.

Find other fun things to do in Nevada in October:

Nevada Festivals
Nevada Corn Mazes
Nevada Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in Nevada
Pumpkin Patches in Nevada


  1. There is an Octoberfest at Lake Tahoe at Camp Richardson. Lots of beer, live music, contests, arts & crafts and FUN! OOmpah pa. Wooded setting with lots of tables and free admission. Not sure of the date for this year.

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