Oktoberfest in Tennessee
Check out our list of 2016 Oktoberfest in Tennessee festivals.
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Oktoberfest at Jacob Wirth - Boston, MA - to
You’ll find various breweries with Oktoberfest beers take over the taps during September and October at Jacob Wirth, a classic European restaurant that offers a menu of German specialties throughout the year. They haven’t posted a calendar of events for 2016 yet.
Great Syracuse Oktoberfest - Syracuse, NY - Aug 6 to Aug 7, 2016
The 56th year for this Central New York Oktoberfest. German food, entertainment and tents from the German American Society of Central New York. Magic show and balloons for children. Free admission and parking.
Snowbird Oktoberfest - Snowbird, UT - Aug 13 to Oct 9, 2016
The Snowbird Ski Resort (located southeast of Salt Lake City) hosts Utah’s most popular German festival. Over 60,000 attend this annual Utah Oktoberfest which started in 1973. Get a taste of Bavaria with authentic food, live German music and yodelers. Local breweries will also be featured. Arts and crafts from local and regional artists will be offered for sale in Der Marktplatz. A ceremonial one litre beer stein is available for collectors. Last year, it kicked off the celebration with a 3K Lederhosen race on the opening day. There was also a Grand Oktoberfest on Labor Day weekend with procession, ceremonial keg tapping and best costume contest to crown Miss and Mister Oktoberfest. Visitors generally consume some 6,000 pounds of weisswurst and bratwurst, 4,500 pounds of chicken and 2,000 Granny Smith apples are eaten in the delicious apple strudel. Free admission. It takes place from noon to 6 PM on the designated weekends.
Oktoberfest in August - North Bergen, NJ - Aug 15 to Aug 15, 2016
Celebrate the 141st Plattduetsche Volksfest Vereen with their annual Oktoberfest in August event at Schuetzen Park. Enjoy German foods, children’s games, a little miss beauty pageant, and their famous beer stein holding competition. Music fun is provided by the Austrian Boys and the Bavarian Dancers. Tickets are $10. The fest starts at 12:00 pm.
Sommer Oktoberfest - Olmsted Falls, OH - Aug 19 to Aug 21, 2016
Honesdale Oktoberfest - Honesdale, PA - Aug 19 to Aug 21, 2016
The Alpine Wurst & Meat House is located in the Poconos region of Northeast Pennsylvania. It has been known for its delicious German sausages and other meats for more than thirty years. Kick off the Oktoberfest season under the Tent for a three day weekend in August that happens annually. Enjoy beer, food, dancing and live music under the Tent that seats more than 1,000 people. They also offer other events in fall for visitors to enjoy the German-American cuisine, including the Fall Schlachtfest Buffet at the end of October and the Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner in November.
Oktoberfest in August - Buffalo Grove, IL - Aug 19 to Aug 21, 2016
Hosted by Schwaben Verein of Chicago, this event has been going on for more than 100 years. Entry fee is a $10 donation with children 12 years of age and younger free. Parking and entertainment is free. Food drink and amusement game tickets may be purchased. German buffet is $14 on Saturday and Sunday. Party tent provides rain or shine fun. There will be domestic and German beer, bratwurst, singers and dancers. Arcade games and rides for kids. Location: Schwaben Center, 301 N. Weiland Road, Buffalo Grove, Illinois
BMW Car Club of America Oktoberfest - Monterey, CA - Aug 23 to Aug 28, 2016
47th annual event to honor BMW’s 100th anniversary. High performance driving and social activities.
Germania Society Oktoberfest - Cincinnati, OH - Aug 26 to Aug 28, 2016
Food options will include rotisserie grilled chicken, schwenkbraten, sauerkraut balls, schnitzel, brats giant pretzels, Black Forest Cake and more. They will have 60 German and domestic beers on tap including Warsteiner. German wine, schnapps and Jagermiester also available. Grand Raffle featured prize is a tour of Germany for two (or $5000 in cash). Location: Germania Park, 3529 West Kemper Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45251
Kegel’s Inn Oktoberfest - Milwaukee, WI - Aug 27 to Aug 28, 2016
West Milwaukee Oktoberfest - Milwaukee, WI - Aug 27 to Aug 28, 2016
T.E.V. Edelweiss Club Oktoberfest - Morrison, CO - Aug 27 to Aug 28, 2016
The T.E.V. Edelweiss Club puts on their authentic Oktoberfest event in August. Admission is $7. Opening ceremonies are at 11:30 am on Saturday with music and dancing starting at noon. They feature kids games, face painting, folk dancing, German food, and lots of beer choices.
Pierz Oktoberfest - Pierz, MN - Aug 28 to Aug 28, 2016
Organized by the Pierz Lions Club, it is generally held on the last Sunday in August unless it falls directly before Labor Day. 2016 will be the 32nd Anniversary of the festival. Last year’s description: Start the day with the fun run at Pierz Healy High School for a 2 mile or 5K run for the whole family. Parade generally starts around 11 AM. Following the parade, they hold a festival in the park which includes petting zoo, exotic animals, inflatables, bingo and children’s game. Purchase and wear their button to win one of the prizes in their giveaways. There are also brats & kraut, kettle corn, homemade pie and beer garden. Champions Forever, a traveling entertainment organization that performs at schools, colleges and halftime shows will also be there in 2014. Free shuttle bus transportion to the park from various parking lots – no unauthorized vehicles are allowed on Park Ave near the park. Related events take place for the week prior to the event. On Saturday night, for example, there will be a concert and fireworks. And don’t miss their famous Medallion Hunt, with a $500 award to the winner.
Liberty Home Association Oktoberfest - Hamilton, OH - Sep 2 to Sep 4, 2016
Admission is $3 with children under 14 free. Homemade German food available including bratwurst, sauerkraut, potato salad, pretzels, German desserts and more. Beer includes options from Paulaner and Anheuser-Busch. Live bands, rides and games for the whole family. Location: 2361 Hamilton Cleves Rd, Hamilton, OH 45013
Cleveland Oktoberfest - Cleveland, OH - Sep 2 to Sep 5, 2016
This Cleveland Ohio Oktoberfest happens annually over Labor Day weekend. They are celebrating their 12th anniversary in 2016. Paulaner and Hacker-Pschorr beer will be served in addition to several other beers in the International Beer Garden Free parking with the option for paid VIP parking. Celebrity keg tapping. Oktoberfest Microbrew Competition and wiener dog races. Glockenspiel routines on the hour. The finals of the Miss Oktoberfest contest and the masskrugstemmen (one arm stein holding) contest. 5K Beer Run. Vendors in the Bavarian Shopping Village will offer for sale beer steins, German merchandise and other items. Children’s activity area includes inflatables, hay rides, arts & crafts, sand castle building, gingerbread house classes and The Frisch Marionette Company (a puppet show that has been featured in People Magazine and on Showtime). Admission to the festival is $10 per person with children under 12 receiving free admission. Location: Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, 164 Eastland Rd Berea, OH 44017
Choctaw Oktoberfest - Choctaw, OK - Sep 2 to Sep 10, 2016
More than 50,000 people attend this annual 9 day Oktoberfest organized by Old Germany Restaurant, the City of Choctaw and the Choctaw Chamber. Enjoy beer, food, dancing and live German music. German food includes grilled chicken, ham hocks, brats and apple strudel. Bands include The Alpenmusikanten, The Walburg Boys, Auf Geht’s, Alex Meixner, Das Ist Lustig, Almrausch Dance Troop, The Geoff Scott Band and Justin Pruitt Trio. Admission is $5 per person with children 12 and under free. Location: Choctaw Creek Park, 14098 NE 21st St, Choctaw, OK 73020
Waupaca Oktoberfest - Waupaca, WI - Sep 2 to Sep 2, 2016
Central Waters Brewery in Amherst puts on this Oktoberfest with lots of beer, wine, and German food. The Charlie Justmann Band provides the entertainment with plenty oom-pah, big band songs, and oldies. Nothing like a little bit of the old country on a fall afternoon. Proceeds benefit the programs of the Waupaca Breakfast Rotary Club. Location: Under the tent and in the conference center at the Waupaca Ale House.
Cannstatter Volksfest-Verein - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 3 to Sep 5, 2016
The popular Labor Day Oktoberfest in Philadelphia that kicks off the German celebrations here.
Keystone Oktoberfest - Keystone, CO - Sep 3 to Sep 3, 2016
Try craft beers from New Belgium Brewery. Admission is $35 plus ticketing fee and includes free stein and three drink tickets. Additional drink tickets cost just $5. Or enjoy a 5K and get a pint of bier when you cross the finish. Local shops will get into the spirit with a tent sale. For the kids, they can get their face painted (free), enjoy a bounce house and chicken dancing.
Cheektowaga German Heritage Festival - Cheektowaga, NY - Sep 3 to Sep 4, 2016
A two day festival to celebrate German culture. Live music by Bergholz Blaskapelle, The Ausländers, The German-American Musicians and The Frankfurters. They will sell German food and beer. Kinder Park Family Fun area for children to enjoy and shopping in the Vendor Marketplatz. Sponsored by the Federation of German-American Societies.
Beaver Creek Oktoberfest - Beaver Creek, CO - Sep 3 to Sep 4, 2016
Enjoy these Bavarian festivities over Labor Day weekend. Enter the daily costume contest to win prizes and listen to the live oompah music. Get a workout at the Oktoberfest Shuffle, which is their non-competitive walk, hike or run over a 5K or 10K course on the trails of Beaver Creek Mountain.
German Park Oktoberfest - Indianapolis, IN - Sep 8 to Sep 11, 2016
The German American Club and Edelweiss Restaurant host this Oktoberfest. Live music and entertainment. Members of any German organization get in free if they show their membership card at the gate. Pets, except for service animals, are not allowed. Location: 8600 S. Meridian Street, Indianapolis
Helen Oktoberfest - Helen, GA - Sep 8 to Oct 30, 2016
Helen’s 46th annual Oktoberfest open on September 8th with German music, dancing, food and drinks! This event draws thousands from around the world and is frequently listed on the Top Oktoberfest lists because of its authentic atmosphere. After opening for the first two weekends only (Thursday to Sunday), it is open daily. Helen is an alpine village located in the Southern Appalachian Mountains in North Georgia. It is known for its cobblestone alleys, luxury mountain accommodations and shopping. Location: 1074 Edelweiss Strasse, Helen, GA 30571
Berghoff Oktoberfest - Chicago, IL - Sep 8 to Oct 8, 2016
The 31st annual festival from this German restaurant in Chicago. Keg tapping ceremony. Special menu and beer tasting. Free admission. Location: 17 West Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60604, USA
Sierra Vista Oktoberfest - Sierra Vista, AZ - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2016
The Sierra Vista Oktoberfest returned to Veterans’ Memorial Park in 2012 after a two year hiatus. Beer garden, german cuisine via food vendors, live entertainment from the Hamptons, kid’s carnival and arts & craft vendors.
Heidelberg Oktoberfest - Bethel, CT - Sep 9 to Sep 25, 2016
Friday, Sat and Sunday only. There is a beer garden, Oktoberfest beer and foods, music, kids entertainment and German store. Old Heidelberg is a German restaurant with beer garden that serves German beer and wine as well as 40 traditional and craft beers.
Gerda’s German Restaurant and Bakery Oktoberfest - Omaha, NE - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2016
Heard about this Oktoberfest from a reader who says it has been going on for ten years and has a solid turnout. I am told their roast chicken is the best around. Gerda’s is one of the city’s finest restaurant. Again this year the popular Dave Salmons Polka Band provides the entertainment. They have played this event for close to 15 years. The Oktoberfest runs from 5 PM to Midnight. They go all out with two big tents, music, great beers and foods including big ham shanks, German brats, saukerkraut, spaetzle, and pretzels.
Vandalia Sister Cities Oktoberfest - Vandalia, OH - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2016
Location: Vandalia Sports Complex, 1101 Stonequarry Road, Vandalia, OH
Springboro Oktoberfest - Springboro, OH - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2016
It will be open on Friday evening from 6 PM to midnight, and Saturday from 11am to midnight. Lots of live music, German food, and Paulaner beer. Admission is $3 with children 12 and under free. A portion of all proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Project, Springboro Community Assistance Center, and the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati. Location: 5 West Mill St., Springboro, OH.
German Family Society Oktoberfest - Akron, OH - Sep 9 to Sep 11, 2016
Live entertainment during the three day festival. Location: 3871 Ranfield Rd, Kent, OH
Cuyahoga Falls Oktoberfest - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Sep 9 to Sep 11, 2016
The 37th annual Oktoberfest will have biergarten, charity golf outing, and more. Free admission, free parking and free entertainment.
Kohler Falls Oktoberfest - Sheboygan Falls, WI - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2016
Sheboygan Falls Lions Club and the Kohler Police Athletic League teamed up for this annual event. German music, dance and food available. Games and contests include the 5K run/walk, teen battle of the bands, sheepshead tournament and cornhole tournament.
Bavarian Bier Haus - Glendale, WI - Sep 9 to Oct 1, 2016
Fridays and Saturdays only.
Milwaukee Oktoberfest - Milwaukee, WI - Sep 9 to Oct 1, 2016
Friday and Saturdays starting September 9, 2016 and ending October 1, 2016. The Bavarian Soccer Club hosts this event at the site of the former Bavarian Inn at Heidelberg Park. It has been going on for more than sixty years. Alpine style pavilion equipped with weather curtains on the open sides called the Bavarian Fest Garten hosts the main festivities. Traditional German brass bands, Schuhplatter folk dancing, singing, yodeling, and sing-alongs. Broiled chicken, bratwurst, spanferkel, rollbraten and pretzels are just some of the food available. Oktoberfest Queen contest on the first Saturday. Admission is $5 online and at the door.
Cafe Bavaria Oktoberfest - Wauwatosa, WI - Sep 9 to Oct 1, 2016
(Fridays and Saturdays)
Vail Oktoberfest - Vail, CO - Sep 9 to Sep 18, 2016
September 9-11 & 16-18, 2016. Traditional food and Paulaner beer, bavarian music, dancing, yodeling, bratwurst eating contest, keg bowling, stein lifting, Oktoberfest costume contest and more over two full weekends in Vail. Free concerts on Saturday night. Family zone during the day for kids with crafts, entertainers and kids 1K fun run. Named by USA Today one of the ten greatest Oktoberfests in the US in 2010. No cost for admission.
Breckenridge Oktoberfest - Breckenridge, CO - Sep 9 to Sep 11, 2016
The largest Oktoberfest in the Rocky Mountains will close Main Street in Breckenridge, Colorado. Fall foliage, Paulaner Bier, German food, live music, keg tapping and children’s activities. Location: Main St, Breckenridge, Co, 80424
Brothers of Mercy Oktoberfest - Clarence, NY - Sep 9 to Sep 9, 2016
5K Nature Run & Walk is a fundraiser to support the Brothers of Mercy mission. There is also beer, food, dancing and musical entertainment by the Auslanders between 5:30 PM and 10 PM. Cost is between $10 and $25.
Germania Oktoberfest - Poughkeepsie, NY - Sep 9 to Sep 11, 2016
Oktoberfest NY - Irondequoit, NY - Sep 9 to Sep 17, 2016
Their annual Oktoberfest party celebrates 27 years at Camp Eastman along Lake Ontario with two weekends of live music and special children’s activities. Tickets are $8. Children under six are free when accompanied by adult.
Itasca Oktoberfest - Itasca, IL - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2016
A free Oktoberfest on Orchard Street. It runs until 11:00 pm both nights.
Platzkonzert Germanfest - Hoffman Estates, IL - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2016
On September 9th and 10th, 2016, the Village of Hoffman Estates will be hosting its annual Platzkonzert Germanfest. This family event features live music at two stages, at the Amphitheater and in the big Oompah Tent. Entry is free, the children’s play area is free (the Kinderplatz), and the music is free. On Friday night the Platzkonzert opens, and authentic Hofbrau Oktoberfest beer will be on tap at the Oompah Tent and at the adjacent Hoffman Estates Beer Garden. Saturday 9/10 will get kicked off with a Superhero 5K Run/Walk at 9am. At 10:30am the music will sound and the fun will begin all over again! The open-air festival takes place at the Village Green, just north of the Sears Centre Arena. Prost!
Rauetoberfest - Crystal Lake, IL - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2016
Havana Oktoberfest - Havana, IL - Sep 9 to Sep 11, 2016
The Havana Chamber of Commerce presents its 43rd annul Oktoberfest. 3 days of Beer, Brats, Music and fun!
German American Fest - Chicago, IL - Sep 9 to Sep 11, 2016
Three days and nights of German heritage fun with free admission. Not called an Oktoberfest but it does have all the festival foods, German music, singing and dancing, beverages, plus events you might expect from a big city event.
Villa Park Oktoberfest - Villa Park, IL - Sep 9 to Sep 11, 2016
Live entertainment, carnival, beer tent. Unlimited Carnival Rides for $20 per person. Talent contest, adult bags tournament and teen pizza judging contest on Saturday. Music in the evenings.
Redwood City Oktoberfest - Redwood City, CA - Sep 9 to Sep 11, 2016
If you have attended this event before, please tell us whether it should be considered an oktoberfest and listed here. Thanks!
Alpine Village Oktoberfest - Torrance, CA - Sep 9 to Oct 29, 2016
Southern California has been celebrating Oktoberfest at Alpine Village for nearly 50 years. USA Today named it one of the best Oktoberfests in the world. It is held on seven weekends in September and October in a 32,000 square foot tent. Located in Torrance, it is the most popular Los Angeles Oktoberfest. Tables are on a first come first served basis – there are no reservations. It’s 21+ on Friday and Saturday but all ages are welcome on Sunday. Tickets are between $5 and $20 depending on day. Kids 12 and under as well as those dressed in dirndls or lederhosen get in free on Sundays.
Original Birmingham Oktoberfest - Birmingham, AL - Sep 10 to Sep 11, 2016
Details are on their facebook page. The FDSK German Culture Club in Birmingham hosts an annual three day Oktoberfest at Das Haus. The FDSK (Freunde Deutscher Sprache und Kultur) was founded by German immigrants in 1965 and moved to its present location in 1970.
Red Lodge Oktoberfest - Red Lodge, MT - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2016
The 19th annual Oktoberfest will take place at the Special Events Center behind Red Lodge Ales Brewing Company from 2 until 9 PM. German beers, German food, live music and Oktoberfest Olympics. Food options include bratwurst, sauerkraut, pretzels and strudel. Olympics includes keg toss, scavenger hunt and tug-of-war. Family friendly with kids games as well. For children, there is a bounce house, face painting, hair braiding and temporary tattoos. Red Lodge Ales will be selling its signature Oktoberfest lager. Best costume winners receive prizes from local retailers. Admission is free.
Henniker Brewing Oktoberfest - Henniker, NH - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2016
German Air Force Oktoberfest - Alamogordo, NM - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2016
Holloman Air Force Base.
Germanfest - Sioux Falls, SD - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2016
This Sioux Falls Oktoberfest has beer tent and more than ten food and beverage vendors with 10+ varieties of beer.. All proceeds from wiener dog races benefit Dakota Dachshund Rescue. Kids activity area will have a puppet show, inflatables, face painting and trains rides. Location: Falls Park-West, Phillips Ave., Sioux Falls
Chuckanut Brewery Oktoberfest - Bellingham, WA - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2016
Live music including local rock bands and oompah music. Award winning German style beers from Chuckanut served.
Trucktoberfest - Seattle, WA - Sep 10 to Sep 11, 2016
Pairing the best food truck grub with the best breweries from around the world.
Old Settlers Oktoberfest - Paddock Lake, WI - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2016
Food, beer & wine, music and dancing from noon to 8 PM. There will also be a classic car show, wiener dog races, German Dancers, Sein Hoisting competition, Edelweiss kids dance There are also free kids games, pumpkin painting, face painting, raffles, and fireworks.
UKV Oktoberfest - Montgomery, WV - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2016
Bear Mountain Oktoberfest - Bear Mountain, NY - Sep 10 to Oct 30, 2016
The popular Bear Mountain Oktoberfest will be at Anthony Wayne Recreation Area.Every Saturday & Sunday plus Columbus Day. Live entertainment, German food and beer for those looking for a day trip out of New York City. Free admission but $8 parking per vehicle.
Royal Gorge Route Railroad Oktoberfest - Canon City, CO - Sep 10 to Oct 16, 2016
Location: 401 Water Street, Canon City, CO 81212
Hamburg Oktoberfest - Hamburg, NY - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2016
German beer, wine and food along with live German music, dancing and the German car show. Music by the German American Musicians. Location: Lake Street, Hamburg, NY 14075
BVN Oktoberfest - Clark, NJ - Sep 10 to Sep 11, 2016
Open to the public.
BSV Oktoberfest - Walpole, MA - Sep 10 to Sep 11, 2016
Several thousand attend this two day Oktoberfest with German food, beer, games and even a full-contact medieval fighting exhibition. Location: 8 County St, Walpole, MA 02081
Deckerville Oktoberfest - Deckerville, MI - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2016
St. Boniface Germanfest - Lafayette, IN - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2016
Food, live music, dancing and fun.
Fort Wayne OktoBEERfest - Fort Wayne, IN - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2016
A beer festival organized by Mad Anthony that has been happening for more than ten years. Try more than 100 Indiana beers from 20 regional craft brewers. Price of ticket includes souvenir glass and unlimited tastings. Golf outing happens the day before, Sept. 12th at Bridgewater at 1 PM.
Blocktoberfest - Berwyn, IL - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2016
Live Music, food and beer at this family event with kids activities. Free Admission. Rain Date is Sunday.
Jack Rose Libations Oktoberfst - Los Gatos, CA - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2016
The Jack Rose Libations House is having an Oktoberfest. German music, beer, wine, food and fun! There will be a massive beer garden, traditional German games, 2 live German bands.
Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest - Big Bear, CA - Sep 10 to Oct 29, 2016
Weekends from September 10th through October 29th, 2016. There will be three expanded bier gartens, live music, vendor booths and kids games. Other contests include the beer stein-carrying contest, stein holding, beer drinking contest and log sawing competition. Tickets are available on their website. Food and beer are purchased with Burgermeister Bucks. Complimentary Shuttle will give you a ride home anywhere in the Big Bear Valley.
Spring Garden Schlachtfest - East Aurora, NY - Sep 11 to Sep 11, 2016
Spring Garden Park hosts this celebration of the beginning of fall. Enjoy a Pork Roast dinner, traditional blood and liver sausage, more from the grill and German beers on tap. Live music. Cost is $6.00 per person.
Bell’s Brewery Oktoberfest - Kalamazoo, MI - Sep 11 to Sep 11, 2016
Old World Village Oktoberfest - Huntington Beach, CA - Sep 11 to Oct 30, 2016
September 11 – October 30, 2016 (Wednesday – Sunday). Enjoy Oktoberfest at Old World Village in September and October. Old World is a European themed shopping center that goes all out during Oktoberfest. They have parades, beautiful girls, dachshund races, a Herbmeister, and Kidsfest. It is self described as the best Oktoberfest in Orange County. Kinderfest for kids every Sunday. There are dachshund races as well.
Flying Bison Brewery Oktoberfest - Buffalo, NY - Sep 12 to Sep 12, 2016
Old German Beer Hall - Milwaukee, WI - Sep 13 to Sep 13, 2016
Oktoberfest Release Party.
Lagunita’s Oktoberfest - Chicago, IL - Sep 13 to Sep 13, 2016
Cafe 20 Oktoberfest - Marengo, IL - Sep 13 to Sep 18, 2016
7 days of authentic celebration with live music and German food including bratwurst, jaeger schnitzel, Bavarian pretzels and roast chicken. Location: 756 Grant Highway, Marengo, Illinois.
Gordon Biersch - New Orleans, LA - Sep 14 to Sep 14, 2016
Their Fest Bier Tapping Octoberfest party is happening Sept. 14th.
Redstone Arsenal MWR Oktoberfest - Huntsville, AL - Sep 15 to Sep 18, 2016
The annual three or four day Oktoberfest in the middle of September hosted by the Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare & Recreation at Redstone Arsenal is open to the public. Enter through Gate 10 on Jordan Lane/Patton Road. Admission is $12-15 depending on day and includes parking, carnival rides and other entertainment. Hours are posted on their website.
Harry’s Hofbrau Oktoberfest - Mentor, OH - Sep 15 to Sep 18, 2016
Mount Angel Oktoberfest - Mount Angel, OR - Sep 15 to Sep 18, 2016
This Oregon Oktoberfest has a traditional biergarten, weingarten and alpinegarten as well as over 50 Alpine food chalets. Live music on four stages with over 30 musical groups performing. Large arts & crafts show as well as the Cruz-n Car Show. Kindergarten with free rides and shows. Glockenspiel plays 4 times a day and there’s dancing in the streets on Friday and Saturday night. There’s also a golf tournament, volleyball tournament, 10K run and 5K run/walk. Location: 5 Garfield St, Mount Angel, OR
Addison Oktoberfest - Addison, TX - Sep 15 to Sep 18, 2016
You can find a Dallas Oktoberfest in Addison, located just north of Dallas. They transform the Addison Conference Centre into an authentic Munich beer hall with a Texas twist. It is considered one of the most authentic Oktoberfest celebrations in the United States. More than 70,000 will enjoy German food, Paulaner beer, live music, polka, folk dancing, and children’s entertainment. Admission cost varies by day. There is also a three course tasting dinner served by Chamerlain’s Brau Haus for $49 per person.
Frankenmuth Oktoberfest - Frankenmuth, MI - Sep 15 to Sep 18, 2016
Growing up in Metro Detroit, we always made an annual trip to Frankenmuth in the fall to enjoy the German food in in Michigan’s Little Bavaria. This is the only Oktoberfest outside of Munich to be sanctioned by them. The 26th annual event will have live music from German bands, polka dancing and wiener dog races at the Harvey Kern Community Pavilion. In 2014, the opening ceremony was on Thursday night at 7 PM. Organizers generally expect between 8,000 and 10,000 to be there over the course of the weekend. Parking is free and adult admission is $8 with no charge on Sunday. Location: Heritage Park, Weiss St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Alyeska Resort Oktoberfest - Girdwood, AK - Sep 16 to Sep 24, 2016
Alyeska Resort holds a two weekend celebration for Oktoberfest on Friday and Saturday nights, including food, beer and live music in late September or early October.
Silver Gulch Oktoberfest - Fox, AK - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2016
Lewes Oktoberfest - Lewes, DE - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2016
The Lewes Chamber of Commerce’s Historic Lewes Business Committee will sponsor their fifth annual Oktoberfest as part of their Fun Friday program this September from 4 to 6:30 PM.
Delaware Saengerbund Oktoberfest - Newark, DE - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2016
This Oktoberfest in Newark includes opening parade, German music, a Bavarian dance group, German cuisine and Munich beer. Admission is $8 per person.
German-American Society Oktoberfest - Omaha, NE - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2016
The German-American Society of Omaha, Nebraska hosts an annual Oktoberfest weekend with German food, beer (as well as drinking contest), ceremonial tapping of the keg, live music, dancing, arcade games and face painting for kids. Admission is $5 for adults. Active Military Personnel with valid identification and kids 12 and under are free. Location: 3717 South 120th Street, Omaha, NE 68144
Hofbrauhaus Oktoberfest - Las Vegas, NV - Sep 16 to Oct 29, 2016
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.
Saint Peter Parish Oktoberfest - Huber Heights, OH - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2016
German food, music, dancing, games and crafts.
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati - Cincinnati, OH - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2016
This Cincinnati Oktoberfest is the largest in the United States with over 500,000 visitors a year.
Bend Oktoberfest - Bend, OR - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2016
A free community event in Downtown Bend that is 21+ only after 5 PM on Friday and Saturday. Bavarian style music, beer and foods including four types of bratwurst and 16 taps of local beer. Oktoberfest games including yodeling, hammerschlagen, wiener dog races, costume contest and stein holding contests, among others. There is a Friday night Kids Art Event for ages 3-10.
Newburg Oktoberfest - Newburg, OR - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2016
The Newberg Early Birds Rotary Club hosts this Oktoberfest with local beer, brats, dancing, Lederhosen contest and live music. There’s also Bike to the Brews, polka lessons, bocce ball competition and kids activities. $8 for entry and first beer. Event kicks off with a parade on Friday at 5:30 pm.
Stammtisch Oktoberfest - Portland, OR - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2016
Boyertown Oktoberfest - Boyertown, PA - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2016
9th annual event. Highlights include German music, dancers, beer, food, crafts and artwork. Runs Friday from 5 to 9 PM and Saturday from 11 AM to 9 PM. The mayor’s keg tapping will occur at 11 AM. It takes place at the Town Center Parking Lot behind the first block of East Philadelphia Ave. Parking is available on several local streets and lots. Anticipated attendance is approximately 5,000 people. Rain date is Sunday. This annual event on the third weekend in September is a fundraiser for Building a Better Boyertown. BBB is a nonprofit organization formed in 2002 to promote the community, preserve its historical heritage and attract people.
Pennsylvania Bavarian Oktoberfest - Canonsburg, PA - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2016
18th annual event in Downtown Canonsburg with free admission. Tens of thousands attend every year. It will have German food, beer, live music, Name the Brew contest and Carnival with games and amusement rides. Ride All Day amusement passes are available. Vendors setup along Pike Street. On the two stages for music and dancing performances, you’ll see SNPJ Button Box, Alpen Schuhplattler, Frank Paolombi Band, Augsburg Band, the Bill Ali Band, Ruff Creek, Kenny Blake Trio, Steeltown Band, Dancing Queen, Joel Lindsey and Sugarcane! It runs Friday from 4 PM to 11 PM, Saturday from 11 AM to 11 PM, and Sunday from noon to 6 PM. Pets are not permitted in the festival area. In the past, there has been free parking and a free shuttle service from the Pennsylvania Transformer Technologies lot at 30 Curry Avenue because there is no designated parking from the event within the downtown area.
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Oktoberfest - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2016
Over 30,000 are expected to attend the PA Oktoberfest with authentic German-American food, beer, live music, strong arm contest and wiener dog race. Advance tickets are $5 for a one day pass and $10 for the weekend pass. Location: 1280 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18702
Lancaster Liederkranz - Lancaster, PA - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2016
Open to the public. General admission is $5 for adults and $2 for kids ages 6-15.
Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh Oktoberfest - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 16 to Sep 24, 2016
Two weekends of German fun at the Hofbrauhaus Oktoberfest at the Southside Works in Pittsburgh. Imported Munich Oktoberfest bier, entertainment and prizes. Hofbrauhaus was started in Germany at the request of Wilhelm V, the Duke of Bavaria. The brewery provided food and drink at the wedding celebration in 1810. The Pittsburgh location was the third opened in America – behind the Cincinnati/NKY region and Las Vegas. It opened in 2009 in the Southside Works, the $300 million entertainment, shopping, office and residential complex that opened across the Monongahela River.
Penn Brewery Oktoberfest - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 16 to Sep 25, 2016
This Pittsburgh Oktoberfest will happen the last two weekends in September at the Penn Brewery. German food, alpine entertainment and seven Penn Brewery beers on tap.
Cleaver’s Market Oktoberfest - Sioux Falls, SD - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2016
8th Street Ale Haus Oktoberfest - Sheboygan, WI - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2016
Lion’s Tale Oktoberfest - Neenah, WI - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2016
Minhas Oktoberfest - Monroe, WI - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2016
Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest - Chippewa Falls, WI - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2016
14th annual event with 15,000 to 20,000 expected to attend this festival. The announcement of the Festmeister & Festmeisterin happens at noon at the Leinenkugel Brewery followed by the Golden Keg Procession to the grounds. 4 stages with over 30 entertainers including plenty of live music, dancing, magic tricks and a family fun stage. Live music includes both authentic German and polka style bands. Contests include Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off, beer stein holding, sauerkraut eating, euchre card tournament and a German fashion show. Also learn about the German heritage, shop vendors and eat delicious German foods. For kids and families, there are games, art activities, inflatables, fashion show and other entertainment. Daily admission is $8 at the gate but three day admission wristbands are available pre-event only for $15 each. Free parking on Sunday. Sunday is all about the kids – with free admission for all age children. If you are looking to book a room the Country Inn is the official sponsor. All proceeds go to local charities.
Bierhaus Oktoberfest - New York, NY - Sep 16 to Oct 2, 2016
Bierhaus NYC celebrates Oktoberfest with Steuben Parade parties and celebrity keg tapping / dirndl contests. Sept 16-17 and Sept 30 – Oct 1.
Loveland Oktoberfest - Loveland, CO - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2016
The event will feature beer from several Loveland craft breweries and food from vendors. Beer will be sold in several locations and allowed anywhere inside the fenced area. Live local music. Wear your dirndl and lederhosen for the best dresses contest at 2:00 on Saturday and hold those steins high for the stein hoisting contest at 4:30. Other games will be run by the Loveland, Big Thompson Kiwanis Club and include hammerschlagen, Loveland Mobile Mini Golf, corn hole, carpet ball, ladder ball, washer toss, and more. All money raised from playing games will go directly to Kiwanis Club. Loveland Oktoberfest will be celebrated on Friday from 3:00 – 9:00 PM and Saturday from 12:00 – 9:00 PM at 623 Denver Ave. Loveland, CO 80537. The event is free to attend and all ages are welcome.
Steamboat OktoberWest - Steamboat Springs, CO - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2016
The 7th Annual Oktoberfest with a western twist. Rocky Mountain beer and local food and festivities instead of German beer. Cruiser bike parade Suds & Grub on Friday. OktoberWest is Saturday with live music, beer garden with over 20 Colorado brewers and the I Love Beef Cook Off. Yampa Street Live on Sunday has more beer, western music and line dancing. Festival admission is free but there is a cost to enter the cook off tasting and beer garden. Location: 2305 Mt Werner Cir, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Parker Oktoberfest - Parker, CO - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2016
11th annual family friendly German-themed festival in the O’Brien Park parking lot from 11 AM to 9 PM on Saturday and 9 AM to 4 PM on Sunday.
Pueblo Oktoberfest - Pueblo, CO - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2016
German food, music and beer. Keg tapping at 6 PM on Friday night. Saturday is family day with the Denver Kickers German Dancers at 1 PM and German costume contest at 5 PM. Stein hosting contest at 8 PM both evenings. Admission is $5 at the door but free if wearing costume. Seniors and kids 12 and under are free.
Hague Oktoberfest - Hague, NY - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2016
Friday Night Family Tent Dance offers live music, beer tent and festival food. $2 admission or $5 for the whole family. Saturday is Oktoberfest with seasonal beer from Adirondack Brewery, live music, kids activities, German food, keg toss & Miss Oktoberfest relay. Location: Hague Town Park
Authentic El Paso - El Paso, TX - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2016
German beer and food hosted by the El Paso Sports Commission. Gates open at 6 PM on Friday and Sunday, with activities running until midnight. Live Music. Tickets are $25-27, which includes a souvenir beer stein. VIP tickets available. Sunday is family day with games, music and acitvities from 11 AM to 5 PM.
St. Benedict Oktoberfest - Richmond, VA - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2016
This Richmond Oktoberfest was started in 2005 by Saint Benedict Parish. Free admission to the event which German music, dancing, food and beverages. Double arm stein holding contest. Shop in the Christkindlmarkt. Activities available for all ages. Kid’s area has many activities including a moon bounce. They will have commemorative steins for purchase on site at the festival for $20 and includes a free drink ticket, larger pour and $1 off each beer for the entire weekend. Beer sample glasses with logo for $5. Beer samples are 2 tickets ($2). On street parking is permitted with limited parking available at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts parking deck for $5. Please leave your pets at home. Location: 300 N. Sheppard St., Richmond, VA 23221
Oktoberfest Happy Hour - Raleigh, NC - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2016
Dakota Inn - Detroit, MI - Sep 16 to Oct 30, 2016
The Dakota Inn Rathskeller kicks off this Detroit Oktoberfest on Friday, September 16th with live music and imported German beer. They have German bands and polka dancing on Friday and Saturday nights throughout October. Bring your chicken hat or buy one at the door! Dakota Inn is an authentic German bar created by a Highland Park Ford factory worker in the 1930s in an old Chinese hand laundry. It is operated by the founder’s grandson and listed on the State Register of Historic Sites.
St. Paul Oktoberfest - St. Paul, MN - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2016
The 16th Annual Saint Paul Oktoberfest will have German and American beer, live music, polish dancers, dachshund races, bed races, Paulaner Girls and children’s games.
Gasthaus Oktoberfest - Stillwater, MN - Sep 16 to Sep 25, 2016
This German restaurant will throw up a huge festival tent with German food, beer and live music. Friday and Saturday admission is $5.00 from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Sundays are family days with all ages welcome from noon-6 PM. Activities include free face painting, balloon twister, music, dancing. Be sure to taste the giant pretzels, cinnamon roasted almonds, Hammerschlagen, brats and chops, and of course lots of imported beers.
Gasthof - Minneapolis, MN - Sep 16 to Oct 8, 2016
Weekends. A Bavarian bar and eatery in Northeast Minneapolis that pitches a massive tent and brings in the picnic tables for a celebration of Germany. They’ll have traditional German beer like Hacker Pschorr, Paulaner, Spaten and Warsteiner. Food options include brats, smoked pork chops, BBQ ribs, german potato salad, sauerkraut, soft pretzels and apfelstrudel. There will be live polka music and dancing, too. No cover charge. Bring your own beer mug or buy one of their 1/2 liter mugs. Tokens are $6. Location: 2300 University Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55418
Monument Circle Oktoberfest - Indianapolis, IN - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2016
6th Annual Indianapolis Oktoberfest hosted by the Columbia Club with German & American food, live music and biergarten. Portion of proceeds goes to local organizations. Admission is free and open to the public.
Palatine Oktoberfest - Palatine, IL - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2016
Attendance is free at this Oktoberfest event under the big heated tent in downtown Palatine. Expect good food, good beer, good music, and lots of family friendly festival type things to do. Saturday is family day with special activities for the kids. Event is put on by the Rotary Club of Palatine as their principal fund raising event. Their support raises thousands of dollars for local charities. Opening ceremonies are at 5:00 pm on Friday. Saturday features their music and dance performances by youth groups and area choirs. Kids love the face painting, crafts and arts tables. Don’t miss Scarecrows on Parade.
Belleville Oktoberfest - Belleville, IL - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2016
Location: Belleville Town Square. Il 159, Belleville, IL, 62220
Peoria Oktoberfest - Peoria, IL - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2016
The German American Central Society and the Peoria Park District are sponsoring once again the Peoria Oktoberfest to promote German culture and heritage of Central Illinois! Additional Activities: A German Heritage Tent display with a genealogy search will be available. Also, a Puppet Theatre, the Peoria Volkstaenzers, Log Sawing, and various contests such as the Masskrugstemmen (arm strength contest with filled steins) will be featured. Vendors with authentic German clothing and merchandise as well as other items will be available for purchase. Children’s activities are also scheduled. Several carnival rides will be available, including a merry- go-round. Both German and American foods will be available. Complete German dinners will be available in the main tent. German beers will be featured including Spaten Oktoberfest, along with German Wines from our Weinstube and German spirits in the Knappe. Domestic beers also.
Schroeder’s Oktoberfest - San Francisco, CA, CA - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2016
Food and polka dancing at this San Francisco German restaurant. Bands include the Joe Smiell Jr. Band, the Blowmusk, and the Schwabenland German Band on select night at their Front Street Biergarten.
Oktoberfest at the Phoenix Club - Anaheim, CA - Sep 16 to Oct 30, 2016
Friday-Sunday starting September 16. The Phoenix Club will host seven weekends of Oktoberfest fun starting Friday, September 16th and concluding Sunday, October 30th. Live music, imported German beer on tap, beer drinking and sausage eating contests, costume contest, polka lessons and kids activities including a bounce house. Admission for adults is $5. 18 and under are free.
HooDoo Oktoberfest - Fairbanks, AK - Sep 17 to Oct 1, 2016
Brat Haus Oktoberfest - Scottsdale, AZ - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
Brat Haus is your full Oktoberfest headquarters! As Arizona’s premiere artisan sausage makers we offer a variety of different Bratwursts and European inspired food. Our Haus made pretzels are definitely the best in town! Whether you want to celebrate in our Beer Garden located in Old Town Scottsdale or have our catering team bring the Oktoberfest party to you, Your guaranteed to have one of the best Oktoberfest parties ever! We always kick off Oktoberfest at our place with a huge party, complete with stein holding contests, live polka bands, dancing and lots of other games and activities! All throughout Oktoberfest we will offer food and drink specials including traditional German Festival Foods and all the great German Beers you can handle!
Lumberyard Brewery Oktoberfest - Flagstaff, AZ - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
Litchfield Park Oktoberfest - Litchfield Park, AZ - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
The Wigwam Resort hosts an annual Arizona Oktoberfest on its front lawn with a costume contest, dance demonstrations, live music by Denny and the Polka Dots, and more. Gates open at 5:30 PM. Admission: $10 for 12 and over. Food and drink are extra.
Heber/Overgaard Oktoberfest - Heber-Overgaard, AZ - Sep 17 to Sep 18, 2016
2016 will be the 29th annual Oktoberfest in the Pines held at Tall Timbers County Park. Last year’s description: Sixth year for the classic car show. Beer garden, hay rides, kids inflatables and anvil shoots (probably not for kids). There will also be over 60 arts and crafts vendors.
Two Road Ok2berfest - Stratford, CT - Sep 17 to Sep 18, 2016
Fourth annual Oktoberfest hosted by Two Roads Brewing Company. 2 Days, 2 Bands, 2 Beers. Food trucks. $15 for one day ticket and commemorative beer stein. Noon to 6:30 PM. Location: 1700 Stratford Ave., Stratford, CT.
Dubuque Oktoberfest - Dubuque, IA - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
Oktoberfest Old Boise - Boise, ID - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
Live music, dancing, Bavarian foods, seasonal and Oktoberfest beers plus a Sam Adams stein hoisting contest. 3-10 PM. Location: 6th and Maine, Boise, ID
Snake River Search Oktoberfest - Idaho Falls, ID - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
Jamestown Arts Center Oktoberfest - Jamestown, ND - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
The Arts Center in Jamestown holds an annual Oktoberfest bash at the Stutsman County Fair Grounds – Beer Garden. This will be their sixth annual Oktoberfest. It’s a full traditional cultural experience featuring German style food, beers and music. Costumes are encouraged. There is also a home brew contest. Those interested in participating should contact the Arts Center at 701-251-2496.
Wurst Bier Hall Oktoberfest - Fargo, ND - Sep 17 to Oct 1, 2016
The Wurst Bier Hall in Fargo celebrates Oktoberfest with German music, Hammerschlagen, Snuff girls, a stein holding contest, schnapps girls, and great German beers and German foods. Event starts at 4:00 pm on Fridays and 12:00 pm on Saturdays and lasts until 10:00 pm. The location is Wurst Bier Hall, 630 1st Avenue N, Fargo, ND.
Dover Oktoberfest - Dover, NH - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
A Dover Oktoberfest pub crawl sponsored by Sam Adams.
Oktoberfest at Anheuser-Busch - Merrimack, NH - Sep 17 to Oct 15, 2016
Boese Brothers Oktoberfest - Albuquerque, NM - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
Taos Ski Valley Oktoberfest - Taos, NM - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
Main Street Kent Oktoberfest - Kent, OH - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
3rd annual event in downtown Kent with food, beer, games, live entertainment and fun from noon to 10 PM.
Frankford Hall Oktoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
This Northern Liberties Beer Garden will shut down Frankford Avenue for the day with a block party as the bar simply isn’t big enough to contain all of the people seeking fun, German beer and sausages. Drink imported and local beers and try sausages under the tents as you enjoy live music and family friendly fun at its Philadelphia Oktoberfest.
Brauhaus Schmitz Oktoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
This German bierhall and restaurant celebrates all week long. On Saturday it sponsors the annual Philadelphia Oktoberfest Block Party from noon to 8 PM. A 200 foot long tent will be erected on the 700 block of South Street. Live oompah music, ceremonial keg tapping and liter lift competition will accompany the German beer and sausage.
Pennies from Heaven Oktoberfest - Wexford, PA - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
Nearly 300 are expected from 6 to 10 PM for open beer vodka & wine bars, food, silent & live auctions and the hEARd Matthews Band. Tickets are $105. All proceeds go to families in need.
Green Tree Oktoberfest - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 17 to Sep 18, 2016
This annual Pittsburgh Oktoberfest will have a chili cookoff, car cruise and dog parade in addition to the opening ceremony, live music and Sunday night fireworks.
Schulz Brau Brewing Oktoberfest - Knoxville, TN - Sep 17 to Oct 3, 2016
BHR Rocktoberfest - Brian Head, UT - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
Brian Head is a resort town located in Southern Utah. At 9800 feet above sea level, it is the highest resort town in America. It’s annual Oktoberfest celebration has great German food, beer and entertainment here. Oomph band and dancing, kid’s play area, bounce house and face painting.
Grace Lutheran Oktoberfest - Sandy, UT - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
Beer garden tent and authentic German food. Local vendors sell products in the marketplace. Children’s carnival with midway rides for family friendly fun. All day ride pass is available for the obstacle course, inflatable slide, bounce house and select other activities. Helicopter rides available in the afternoon and professional fireworks show in the evening.
Trapp Family Lodge Oktoberfest - Stowe, VT - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
Ballard Oktoberfest - Seattle, WA - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
Stoup Brewing, Reuben’s Brews, Lucky Envelope & Populuxe are hosting a progressive Oktoberfest on September 17th. Each brewery will offer commemorative steins, German-style brews and an oompah band will lead revelers to each location.
Kitsap Oktoberfest - Bremerton, WA - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
The Cloverleaf Sports Bar & Grill will host the Kitsap Oktoberfest to benefit the Kitsap Firefighters Benevolent Fund. German food, live music, games and beer from Silver City Brewery.
Oktoberfest of the Austria Club of Washington - Seattle, WA - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
Enjoy the real beer tent atmosphere at this authentic Western Washington Oktoberfest! Wear your Dirndl or Lederhosen and dance the night away with Happy Hans and the Enzian Schuhplattler. This year’s feast will be Bratwurst and Leberkäse, together with potato salad, sauerkraut, and other items.
The Bottle Room Oktoberfest - Green Bay, WI - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
Oktoberfest in Crivitz - Crivitz, WI - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
Kurts’z Oktoberfest - Two Rivers, WI - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
Travel Wisconsin has this date. We have also seen a band list themselves as playing there Sept. 16th. Will follow up if we receive more information.
Grand Targhee Oktoberfest - Alta, WY - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
Oktoberfest and Tour de Lure - Buffalo, WY - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
Oktoberfest in Woodland Park - Woodland Park, CO - Sep 17 to Sep 18, 2016
German beer, food, live music. For children, there is an obstacle course, climbing wall, kids games and face painting. Ceremonial keg tapping at 11 AM on Saturday. 18th annual event. Admission is $6 for adults. Under 21 are free. Free parking and shuttle bus from Woodland Park High School. Location: Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E Midland Ave Woodland Park, CO 80863
Oktoberfest New York - New York, NY - Sep 17 to Oct 2, 2016
Watermark NY (Pier 15), located in Lower Manhattan on the last two weekends of September and the first weekend of October.Sept. 17-18, 24-26 & Oct. 1-2, 2016 Admission is free with two hour beer tasting for $60.
German American Parade Afterparty - New York, NY - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
Schuhplattlers Denver Kickers Oktoberfest - Golden, CO - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
Location: 16676 W. 50th, Golden, CO 80403
Steuben Parade - New York, NY - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
The German-American Steuben Parade of New York marches with German-American groups from around the country. Greeting ceremony on Friday. Parade starts at noon and goes from 68th street to 86th Street. The Oktoberfest in Central Park follows the parade. Location: Central Park, New York, NY
St. Joseph’s Oktoberfest - Waxahachie, TX - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
St Joseph Catholic School hosts this one day annual festival thirty minutes south of Dallas. German food and BBQ, biergarten, 40+ vendor booths. Kinderfest with children’s games such as basketball shoot, skeeball, Star Wars laser tag, plinko, fish pond and horserace. Raffle with prizes. Free admission and free parking. Location: Waxahachie Civic Center
FORToberfest - Fort Collins, CO - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
A celebration of Fort Collins with live music, seasonal beer from 6+ Fort Collins breweries and bicycle booths. Music lineup ranges from funk to bluegrass to rock and indie. Costumes are encouraged. Free admission. Thousands are expected to participate. Location: Downtown Fort Collins (Walnut St. and Old Town Square.
Highlands Ranch Oktoberfest and 5K - Highlands Ranch, CO - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
Authentic German food, Paulaner beer, live entertainment, kids games, Dachshund races and a 5K/100 Yard Dash. Fireworks at 9:30 PM. There is lots of German food, music, and great beers. Event runs from 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Whitestone Brewery Oktoberfest Kick Off Weekend - Cedar Park, TX - Sep 17 to Sep 18, 2016
Autumn Gold Brats and Beer - Estes Park, CO - Sep 17 to Sep 18, 2016
24th Annual festival with bratwurst, beer and live music. It is a family friendly event with face painting, corn bag toss, bouncing room, soap bubbles and rides in antique cars and a fire engine. Raffle tickets are $25 each with a grand prize of $5000. Festival happens in Bond Park. Sunrise Rotary has been organizing this event since 1995.
Jorg’s Café Vienna Oktoberfest - Plano, TX - Sep 17 to Oct 8, 2016
Medford Oktoberfest - Medford, NJ - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
Germania Park Oktoberfest - Dover, NJ - Sep 17 to Sep 18, 2016
Oktoberfest and Steuben Parade with live music.
Milltown Oktoberfest - Carrboro, NC - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
Lafayette Village Oktoberfest - Raleigh, NC - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
Enjoy German food, local craft beer, live music and wiener dog races at this village located on six acres in North Raleigh. There are also kids’ games, crafts and door prizes. Lafayette Village is designed to resemble a European village with quaint shops, gourmet restaurants and paved walkways.
Marion Oktoberfest - Marion, MA - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
Organized by Marion’s Pythagorean Lodge Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. German food including bratwurst, kanckwurst, sauerkraut and pastries served from noon to 8 PM. German music by Alpenblumen Musikanten from 12-4 pm. German dancers from 2 to 6 PM. The Bavarian Brothers play from 4-8 PM. Cost is $10. Kids under 12 are free.
Detroit Oktoberfest - Detroit, MI - Sep 17 to Sep 18, 2016
Longville Oktoberfest - Longville, MN - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
Downtown Longville will have a German beer garden with music, arts and crafts on Saturday from 11 AM to 2 PM. The Longville Fire Hall will follow from 5-11 PM with its Oktoberfest Dinner Dance. Enjoy Friday nights karaoke entertainment and dinner specials at the Anchorage Inn.
Atlanta Oktoberfest - Atlanta, GA - Sep 17 to Oct 22, 2016
Location: Der Biergarten, 300 Marietta St, Atlanta, GA 30313
German Schnitzel Haus - Jacksonville, FL - Sep 17 to Oct 22, 2016
Only German restaurant in Jacksonville. Live band 9/17&9/23&24, 9/30&10/1. Saturday celebrations on 10/8, 15 and 22. We have a 40×50 foot tent in our parking lot with a live band Friday and Saturday and Munich style tables. We also have 160 seats between our indoor seating and outdoor GSH BierGarten overlooking the tent. Also band Saturday the rest of October on the outdoor BierGarten.
German American Heritage Center Oktoberfest - Frankfort, IL - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
The German American Heritage Center invites you & your family to their Haus to celebrate Oktoberfest! Entertainment, including German music, split-the-pot raffles, vendors, German food & beer for purchase and this year a NEW Kinder Area. $10 adult admission/FREE children under 18. Gates open at 2pm.
St. Joseph School Oktoberfest - Wilmette, IL - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
Location: 1740 Lake Street, Wilmette, Illinois
American Aid Society of German Descendants Oktoberfest - Lake Villa, IL - Sep 17 to Oct 1, 2016
September 17 & 24 & October 1, 2016. Three separate Saturdays of Oktoberfest and live music starting at 6:30 pm.
Village Tavern Oktoberfest - Long Grove, IL - Sep 17 to Oct 9, 2016
Village Tavern and City of Long Grove host beer trucks, German food, free hay rides, music and lots more.
Placerville Oktoberfest - Placerville, CA - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
6th annual Oktoberfest features German music including polkas and the chicken dance.. Keg is tapped at 3 PM. Weiner dog races and other Oktoberfest contests. Food choices include sausages, sauerkraut, strudel, and of course lots of beer choices.
Wirsthaus - Los Angeles, CA - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
Oktoberfest starts on Sept. 17 and continues on Fridays and Saturdays.
Hotel del Coronado - Coronado, CA - Sep 17 to Sep 25, 2016
September 17-21 & 24-25, 2016. This fabulous resort located on the beach in Southern California hosts their annual Oktoberfest up on the sun deck just steps from the ocean. The event features great foods, bratwurst, sauerkraut, Paulaner and Karl Strauss beers. Enjoy the sun or enter the huge beer tent. Come as you are for this fun beach party. A different twist on Oktoberfest.
Lake Arrowhead Oktoberfest - Lake Arrowhead, CA - Sep 17 to Oct 23, 2016
Celebrate Oktoberfest on weekends in their genuine Alpine village with authentic food and free entertainment. Games include stein holding, sausage toss, beer chug and more. Imported German and European beers on tap. German sausage, pretzels and more. Chicken dance too!
Jeannette Edelweiss Oktoberfest - Newbury Park, CA - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
Starts September 17, 2016
Tyrolean Inn Oktoberfest - Ben Lomond, CA - Sep 17 to Sep 18, 2016
German food, beer and live music.
Harugari Singing Society Oktoberfest - West Haven, CT - Sep 18 to Sep 18, 2016
This German American family society holds an annual Oktoberfest with dinner, live music and entertainment. German bier and food is available for purchase. Harugari Schuhplatters will be performing and Bernie’s Orchestra will be playing. Admission is $3 for adults. 18 and under is free. Location: 66 Highland St, West Haven CT 06516
Bavarian Inn Oktoberfest - Shepherdstown, WV - Sep 18 to Sep 18, 2016
From noon to 6 PM, there will be German food, beer and more at this 30 year old festival. Kids activities, arts and crafts as well.
Devils Backbone O’fest - Roseland, VA - Sep 18 to Sep 18, 2016
Celebrate Lovettsville’s rich German heritage with authentic German cuisine, live music performances, street performers, beer, wine and more. The Lovettsville Oktoberfest will kick off it’s 23rd year with a hearty pancake breakfast, followed by the tapping of the beer kegs. Enjoy traditional Bavarian music and dance performances under the Main Tent with the Alte Kameraden and the Alpine Dancers. Head over to the Weiner Dog Races to cheer on your favorite pup. The kids will enjoy an expanded Kinderfest with FREE games and activities. Savor the authentic German food of the Washington Saengerbund. Shop your way through over 120 art, crafts, and service vendors lining the streets. Admission is FREE, parking is FREE, trolleys are FREE, and the all day entertainment is FREE. Location: E Broad Way and S Loudoun St, Lovettsville, VA 20180
Two Brothers Oktoberfest - Aurora, IL - Sep 18 to Sep 18, 2016
Celebrate Oktoberfest with Two Brothers Brewing Company! The official Oktoberfest celebration will be held at the Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora, IL. Enjoy a beer stein full of Atom Smasher: Oak Aged Oktoberfest Style Lager, while eating authentic German food and playing classic Oktoberfest games! It’s the next best thing to being at the actual Oktoberfest and this way you don’t have to buy a plane ticket. Oh, it’s also free admission! Location: The Two Brothers Roundhouse Aurora, IL Time: Noon – 9 p.m.
Mason’s Brewing Oktoberfest - Brewer, ME - Sep 19 to Sep 30, 2016
Six Flags The Great Escape - Lake George, NY - Sep 19 to Sep 25, 2016
Celebrate Oktoberfest at The Great Escape from 1-4 PM each day with German music, dancing, fall beers and festive foods. There will be acoustic performances at the Alpine Fest Haus and two headlining bands at the main stage by SkyCoaster. Admission is $21.50 or free with season pass.
Oktoberfest at Ho-Ho-Kus Inn and Tavern - Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ - Sep 21 to Sep 25, 2016
The proprietors of the historic Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern are ready to tap the kegs, raise their steins and shout “Prost” at the 1790-landmark’s first-ever Oktoberfest. Celebrate in the Beer Garden on the heated outdoor patio from Wednesday, Sept. 21 through Sunday, Sept. 25. Daily Oktoberfest brew specials, full menu of traditional German fare, music, giveaways and more. No reservations required. Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern, 1 East Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ, 201-445-4115.
Oktoberfest Vermont - Burlington, VT - Sep 22 to Sep 25, 2016
Waterfront Park on Lake Champlain will put a “Made in Vermont” spin on Oktoberfest during the last weekend in September. 5K run/walk is open to all ages. Sessions are 21+ with tickets going on sale June 1st. 40 brewers, oompah music, games and contests while Vermont’s fall foliage is in full swing!
Oktoberfest Fort Worth at Panther Island Pavilion - Fort Worth, TX - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2016
Last year’s description: Oktoberfest, zie fest with zie best, is back in Fort Worth! Join us Thursday, September 24th through Saturday, September 26th at Panther Island Pavilion for an authentic German celebration with just the right amount of Texas thrown in to make it our own. You’ll find authentic German food, music, dancing, games, biergartens, dachshund races, as well as Spaten and other Fall and Oktoberfest craft beers from around the country.
Oktoberfest at NUBO - Santa Cruz, CA - Sep 22 to Sep 22, 2016
New Bohemia Brewing Co in Santa Cruz, CA is holding an Oktoberfest on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 from 5-10pm. Wondering if you can list. Join them for the 2nd Annual Oktoberfest at NUBO! They’ll be tapping our Festbier, serving up pours in special NUBO liter steins, chowing down on traditional German-style beer garden grub by Chef Rachel of Tanglewood and listening to live music! Prost!
Rochester Mills Beer Oktoberfest - Rochester, MI - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2016
The event traditionally runs Thursday through Sunday and celebrates the unveiling of their seasonal Oktoberfest lager brewed in-house. Ceremonial keg tapping on Thursday evening. Friday and Saturday has brat & kraut eating contests and a stein hoisting competition. Live, traditional German music throughout the celebration as well as scheduled bavarian dancing. A one litre beer stein has historically been available for collectors to purchase. For the first year in 2013, a carnival was hosted by the Rochester Hills Lions Club in conjunction with the event. Carnival games, moonwalks, pony rides, a petting zoo, a climbing wall, clowns, and temporary-tattoo artists were available for families to enjoy. In 2011, they served up 72 kegs of beer, more than 100 bottles of wine, 2000 bratwurst and 200 pounds of sauerkraut.
Manteno Oktoberfest - Manteno, IL - Sep 22 to Sep 25, 2016
A four day festival attended by approximately 10,000. 19th annual Oktoberfest hosted by the Manteno Chamber of Commerce. Beer garden with stage offering live music. Carnival including ferris wheel and amusement rides on Main Street. Bike Night, Lighted Parade (Saturday), pet parade, grass volleyball tournament, bean bag tournament and scarecrow contest for residents of Manteno. Also a lawnmower poker run, car show and performances by Dance Alive! Dance Studio. There are also garage sales in conjunction with the event, map available two weeks prior.
Porktoberque - Dothan, AL - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2016
Last Year’s Description: Enjoy barbecue, beer and live music at this Oktoberfest celebration in Dothan. Free samples of craft beer from Folklore Brewery and Meadery on Friday from 6-8 in the Man Cave. The People’s Choice Tasting competition is on Saturday from 11-1. The New South Cruisers Car Show will be on Saturday as well. Two stages of musical acts will see performances by Random-Ax, Los Locos, Thrice Pierced, Polka Dots, and Big Jimmy. Cornhole tournament on Saturday with free practice rounds on Friday. Inflatables for kids both days.
Des Moines Oktoberfest - Des Moines, IA - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2016
There’s a ceremonial keg tapping, beer maiden contest, stein holding contest, and polka dancing in Des Moines, in addition to the beer gardens and German food. Prizes for those who dress up! The golden keg is tapped on Friday at 3 PM. The Stein Holding competition and Polka Lessons take place on Saturday. Advance tickets are $7 for a single day or $13 for two-day admission. Entry includes a commemorative mug, access to the Craft Beer Village, Hofbrau Rooftop Bier Garden, entry into Silent Disco DSM and entertainment from 16+ bands and DJs. Price is $10 at the door. Location: 101 4th St, Des Moines, IA
Waverly Oktoberfest - Waverly, IA - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2016
Inaugural event. City approved the permit in March 2016.
Coeur d’Alene Oktoberfest - Coeur d'Alene, ID - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2016
Admission to three musical performances, a glass beer mug and six sampling tickets. $20 is the early bird rate. It runs from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday and from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Saturday. Also experience the Gran Fondo biking event at Oktoberfest.
Tres Bonne Cuisine Oktoberfest - Boise, ID - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2016
Tres Bonne Cuisine will host its 89th annual Idaho Oktoberfest with a two day evening celebration of German food and beer. Weisswurst and bratwurst are on the menu as well as other German food. Stadl Bier from Bavaria Innstadt Brewery. One complimentary beer.
Oktoberfest Brewfest Weekend - Casco, ME - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2016
This adults only weekend allows you to enjoy Maine made beers and wines, browse the Maine artisan craft show, listen to the Oktoberfest entertainment and take a cruise on the Point Sebago Princess. It is held at Point Sebago, a 775 acre resort on Sebago Lake.Location: Point Sebago 261 Point Sebago Road, Casco, ME 04015
New Leipzig Oktoberfest - New Leipzig, ND - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2016
Norfolk Oktoberfest - Norfolk, NE - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2016
The Lions Club parade and the Riverpoint Arts Festival have been joined with the Oktoberfest Family Festival to make a weekend of fun. The parade travels through downtown Norfolk, and the arts festival is in Johnson Park. The Oktoberfest celebration will have live music, traditional German food and even a specially brewed Oktoberfest beer just for the event. The music will be setup in the parking lot behind the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce building at Seventh Street and Norfolk Avenue. On Friday evening, they will have the keg tapping at 5:30 PM. The beer pong tournament, Ms. Oktoberfest and Mr. Oktoberfest are also on Friday evening. Saturday brings the Lions Club parade at 10 AM, home brewers presentation, beer pong tournament, 13.5 mile fun bike ride at 3 PM and brat eating contest at 6 PM. Kids zone Saturday afternoon from 3-7 PM will have games, inflatables and root beer floats.
Huber-Haus Oktoberfest - Omaha, NE - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2016
This is an authentic German beer bar with Bavarian pub food that throws an Omaha Oktoberfest. It hosts a two day family friendly Oktoberfest celebration with ceremonial keg tapping, live German music, German beers on tap and German food. Beer on tap from Hofbrau, Spaten, Warsteiner, Paulaner, Hacker-Pschorr and Weihenstephaner. Food will include brats, chicken schnitzel, pretzels, desserts and more. 2016 will be their 15th annual festival. Admission is free. Location: 36th & Farnam Street, Omaha, NE
Wilmington Oktoberfest - Wilmington, OH - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2016
The 17th annual Oktoberfest will be held in the St. Columbkille Church parking lot. German food, pig roast, bier garden, live music, chicken dance and Texas Hold’em tournament. There will also be children’s games and activities. The event is held on Friday evening from 7 PM to 11 PM and Saturday from noon to 11 PM.
Columbus Oktoberfest - Columbus, OH - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2016
The Columbus Oktoberfest celebrates its 51st year. It will be hosted under the historic pavilions of the Ohio Expo Center. Friday night Brat Trot and keg tapping. Contests include stein hoisting and Bavarian yodeling. Food, beer, live music and dancers. Kids Kinderplatz features family friendly activities for your children. Location: 717 E 17th Ave Columbus, OH 43211
Dayton Oktoberfest - Dayton, OH - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2016
The Dayton Art Institute has hosted this German festival in Dayton for over 40 years. Craft beer, home brew contest, live music on two stages and family friendly kids activities. Preview party takes place on Friday from 7 to 11 PM for those who are 21+ with complimentary beer, wine and live entertainment. Ticket purchase to Preview Party is recommended as space is limited. Location: Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park N Dayton, OH 45405
Jacksonville Oktoberfest - Jacksonville, OR - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2016
The 7.5 acre Bigham Knoll Campus with the School House Brewhaus German Restaurant always hosts its annual Oktoberfest on the last weekend in September. Two stages of live music, traditional German food and Oktoberfest beer on tap, stein carrying contests, brat eating contests, fun run and cow train for kids. Ceremonial keg tapping Friday evening at 5 PM.
Pacific Northwest Brew Cup - Astoria, OR - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2016
An Oktoberfest-style beer festival the last full weekend in September. Admission is free but you’ll need to buy a souvenir mug and tokens to try the beer. Local beer, live music, food and kids activities. More than 15 breweries from the Pacific Northwest. Location: 1792 Marine Drive, Astoria, Oregon 97103
Oktoberfest at Oaks Park - Portland, OR - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2016
This Portland Oktoberfest has authentic food, live oompah music, Paulaner beer, wiener dog races, Kinderplatz for children, Oktoberfest fun run and the chicken dance. Event gets underway on Friday at 3:00 pm. Admission is $5.
Marienville Oktoberfest - Marienville, PA - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2016
This annual fall festival in Forest County on the last full weekend of the month of September has live music, crafts and food vendors. Home decorating and costume contests on Friday. Parade, bike race and pumpkin raising contest on Saturday. Pet parade on Sunday. Diverse music including country, oldies and rock music Open Friday 6 – 10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Town Square Rt 66 Marienville, PA 16239
Cassville Oktoberfest - Cassville, PA - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2016
Oktoberfest and 5K Run/Walk in Cassville. Friday events include horse & carriage rides and basket bingo. Saturday events include talent show, sky diving, teen dance and musical entertainment by Chris Woodward Band, Sharp Tones and Cannon Express D.J.. On Sunday, there will be the custom & classic car and motorcycle show as well as the performance by The Fabulous Flashbacks. Location: Cherry Street, Cassville, Pennsylvania 16623
Sturgis Oktoberfest - Sturgis, SD - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2016
Ober at Gatlinburg Oktoberfest - Gatlinburg, TN - Sep 23 to Oct 30, 2016
Ober Gatlinburg hosts this festival with Bavarian-style food, Oktoberfest biers and live music. Entertainment includes Bavarian folk dances, schuhplattling, oompah music, sing-a-longs, and yodels. Location: Ober at Gatlinburg Resort
Castle Country Oktoberfest - Price, UT - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2016
Celebrate October. Silent auction, kids games and entertainment.
Fremont Oktoberfest - Seattle, WA - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2016
20th annual event in 2016! The popular Seattle Oktoberfest with seasonal microbrews and German steins in the beer garden, live music, Texas Chainsaw pumpkin carving contest, 5K, Buxom Royalty costume contest. Kids area on Saturday and Sunday with zucchini racing and pumpkin carving. Dogtoberfest on Sunday. Location: Fremont neighborhood, Seattle
Kirkland Oktoberfest - Kirkland, WA - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2016
Both local craft beers and German imports in the biergarden, brats, multiple entertainment stages with live music, wiener dog races (typically Sunday), and costume contest on the Kirkland waterfront. Games include foosball, stein hoisting, keg rolling, beer pong and corn hole. Homebrew competition takes place before event with award ceremony at the festival. Located just over the bridge from Seattle near Redmund. Must be 21+ to enter. This event benefits several nonprofits, including Kirkland Off-Leash Group, Imagine Housing, Sibling House and Eastside Timebank. Location: Marine Park Pavilion, 25 Lakeshore Plaza Drive, Kirkland, WA 98033
Beloit Oktoberfest - Beloit, WI - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2016
Lorelei Inn Oktoberfest - Green Bay, WI - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2016
New Glarus Oktoberfest - New Glarus, WI - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2016
America’s Little Switzerland holds an annual German festival at the end of September. Keg tapping ceremony on Friday night at 9 PM. Antique tractor pull on Sunday. Fondue tasting and demonstration on Sunday afternoon. 5K run/walk on Saturday morning. Chainsaw carving, wagon rides and plenty of family fun. Sponsored by the New Glarus Brewery. Free admission to the festival tent all weekend long.
Oktoberfest 2016 - Milwaukee, WI - Sep 23 to Oct 1, 2016
Biergarten at the Schwab and the United Donauschwaben Of Milwaukee.
Munich on the East River - New York, NY - Sep 23 to Oct 2, 2016
Oktobeerfest 2016 @ LCHope - Broomfield, CO - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2016
Craft Beer, German Food, Kids’ Games, 50/50 Raffle and Polka Dancing to The Rocky Mountain Dutch Hop Boys! Fundraiser to support community outreach ministries. Dates: September 23 5:00-10:00 pm, September 24 3:00-9:00 pm
Denver Oktoberfest - Denver, CO - Sep 23 to Oct 2, 2016
September 23-25 and September 30 – Oct 2, 2016. Larimer Street in Denver’s Historic Ballpark Neighborhood is transformed for two weekends in September for this celebration of German culture. Over 250,000 people attend Oktoberfest Denver annually. Entertainment includes stein hoisting, long dog derby, keg bowling, Dashustlehoff 5K, bratwurst eating contest, costume contest and live music. Location: 20th and Larimer, Denver CO
Oktoberfest with the NY Mets - New York, NY - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2016
OktoBREWfest - Greeley, CO - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2016
The Greeley Oktoberfest has changed its name for 2013 to reflect the focus on specialty brews, VIP tasting tent and expanded musical entertainment. But the same German traditions will still take place. Event kicks off Friday evening with brats, beer, games and a free concert. Huge children’s area on Saturday along with more music, food and specialty beer. Stein lifting, pie eating, volleyball and life size beer pong contests.
Brush Oktoberfest and Car/Motorcycle Show - Brush, CO - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2016
34th annual event with Friday night Cruise In, car show, beer garden, live polka band and dog show/contest. Location: Main Street (Clayton) in Brush
Fort Bliss MWR Oktoberfest - Fort Bliss, TX - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2016
Fort Bliss Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation is organizing this event that has traditionally been run by the German air force. About 1500 are expected to attend on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $35 each. Price gets you a traditional German meal and beer stein. Must purchase beer separately. Sunday is a free family day and open to all ages.
McKinney Oktoberfest - McKinney, TX - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2016
Family friendly event with German food, music, drinks and children’s activities. The “beer garden” is 14 blocks in the Historic Downtown square. The event will go on Friday night from 4 to 11 PM, on Saturday from 10 AM to 11 PM, and Sunday from noon to 5 PM.
Colorado Springs Oktoberfest - Colorado Springs, CO - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2016
Keg tapping ceremony on Friday evening at 6:30 PM. 5K, Dachshund Dash, brat eating contest, German costume and stein hoisting contests. Sunday is family day and there is also a tuba competition. Live music, authentic German food and Paulaner beer.
Saint Peter and Paul Parish Oktoberfest - Hoboken, NJ - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2016
Plan on celebrating with family and friends as Ss Peter and Paul teams up with Hoboken Catholic Academy for Hoboken Family Oktoberfest. Enjoy traditional Oktoberfest fare from bratwurst to strudel, along with some other great festival favorites. It wouldn’t be Oktoberfest without some seasonal ice-cold brews, so raise a glass in toasting some delicious Oktoberfest drafts in our Biergarten located inside the Ss Peter and Paul parking lot. The fun does not stop there! Enjoy live music performed by “Nobody’s Sheriff” and take the gang on a trip through our kid’s village across the street at Stevens Park. From bouncy castles to basketball, there is surely something for everyone. Location: 404 Hudson St., Hoboken, NJ.
Oktoberfest at the Pilsner Haus - Hoboken, NJ - Sep 23 to Oct 22, 2016
(Fridays and Saturdays only)
Asbury Festhalle Oktoberfest - Asbury Park, NJ - Sep 23 to Oct 23, 2016
Asbury Festhalle and Biergarten
Triangle Oktoberfest - Cary, NC - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2016
Presented by the Rotary Clubs of Apex Sunrise and Cary MacGregor. Hours: Friday from 6 to 10 PM and Saturday from noon to 10 PM and Sunday from noon to 6 PM. German beer vendors will include Paulaner, Spaten, and Warsteiner, among others and lots of other great beer. Live entertainment includes the Little German Band and Dancers. Contests include Hammerschlagen, Beer Obstacle, Stein Hoist and Best Dressed for the Day Contest. This event is family friendly with kid-friendly activities including Kids Zone and sweet treats. There will be wiener dog races, obstacle course, arcade, inflatable slide and more! Beer Judge tickets cost $45 and provide commemorative 5 oz. glass cup with lanyard, unlimited sampling on day of ticket, and vote (for Saturday visitors) in People’s Choice Award. Only 3,000 available. Discounts for seniors and veterans/active duty. The cost of parking is $5. Proceeds support charitable contributions of the Rotary Clubs. They have contributed to more than 12 local causes and 12 international causes as a result of this event.
Waldhorn Restaurant Oktoberfest - Pineville, NC - Sep 23 to Oct 15, 2016
This German restaurant opens up for their 16th Annual Oktoberfest with German food and live music under the tent. Dance the night away. Music bands include Continentals, Prost, Jay Fox and the Bavarian Showtime Band and The Alpen Echos.
John Harvard’s Brwery Oktoberfest - Framingham, MA - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2016
Duxbury Oktoberfest - Duxbury, MA - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2016
Saline Harvest of the Arts Oktoberfest - Saline, MI - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2016
Location: 400 Water St, Rochester MI 48307
Oktoberfest West Michigan - Grand Rapids, MI - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2016
The Edelweiss Club hosts this Grand Rapids Oktoberfest featuring Erdinger Beer, German food (and root beer for kids), German Bands and Alphorn players. Saturday children’s activities include a number of different inflatables for them to enjoy. Adult games include two person barrel roll, keg tossing or stein holding. Admission and parking are free. Location: John Ball Park, 1300 West Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Bloomingdale Oktoberfest - Bloomingdale, MI - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2016
Canterbury Village Oktoberfest - Lake Orion, MI - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2016
The popular attraction in Lake Orion holds their annual Oktoberfest over a Friday and Saturday. Live music, Great German food, activities, bounce house, face painting, and kids petting zoo. Held at the Kings Court Castle beginning Friday at 7:00 pm.
Black Forest Inn Oktoberfest - Minneapolis, MN - Sep 23 to Oct 2, 2016
Location: Downtown Longville and the Longville Fire Hall.
Carmel Octoberfest - Carmel, IN - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2016
An annual event celebrating fall. Festival is free to the public and open to all age ranges. There will also be food, drink and biergarten of course.
Fishers Oktoberfest - Fishers, IN - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2016
Live music, arts and crafts, kids games and German food. Beer garden is open from noon to 10 PM for ages 21+ with Warsteiner and Leinenkugel on tap. Domestic and import beers are $4-5. Live music begins at noon and includes Polkamotion, Big Daddy Caddy and My Yellow Rickshaw. Food menu includes a variety of German and American items including bratwurst, knautwurst, sauerkraut, pretzels, funnel cake and elephant ears. Free admission. Location: Witten Park, 131st and Olio Road, Fishers IN
Effingham Oktoberfest - Rincon, GA - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2016
There will be arts and crafts vendors, children’s activities and entertainment. Plus the chicken dance and Best Facial Whiskers contest. They have German food as well as traditional festival fare such as kettle corn, funnel cakes and barbecue. Parking is free. Admission is free but wristband purchase (~$2) is required for those 21+ to drink. American and German beer are then sold for $5-6, and there is a beer garden. Over 3,500 people and 65 vendors attended this Georgia Oktoberfest in 2012. Location: 6755 Prosperity Drive, Rincon, GA 31326
Miami Beach Botanical Garden Oktoberfest - Miami, FL - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2016
Bluewater Bay Oktoberfest - Nicebille, FL - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2016
22nd annual event. German food, music, beer and other activities. Admission is free. Features include a German Band, and the High Steppers. There are also children’s rides and clowns at this family oriented event. Hosted by the Mid-Bay Bridge Rotary Club.
German American Society of Pinellas Oktoberfest - Pinellas Park, FL - Sep 23 to Oct 8, 2016
Sept 23-24, 30 & Oct 1, 7-8, 2016
Oktoberfest Chicago - Chicago, IL - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2016
Handmade bratwurst, cold beer and authentic German music. They promise a bigger and better than ever event in 2016 with more beer, more brats and more bands! The popular Chicago Oktoberfest hosted by St. Alphonsus Church. Received a 10Best Reader’s Choice Award from USA Today in 2015. Adult admission is $5. Free for active military and veterans with ID.
Plano Oktoberfest - Plano, IL - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2016
12th annual Illinois Oktoberfest with live German music under a huge circus tent on Main Street. Authentic German bands, beer wagon, and traditional German food. Food includes bratwurst, schnitzel, roast pork, spaetzle, sauerkraut, red cabbage and more. Beer from Hacker-Pschorr and DAB. Chicken Dance contests on Friday and Saturday with Miss Oktoberfest contest on Saturday night.
German Society of Rockford Oktoberfest - Rockford, IL - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2016
52nd annual festival with German food and beer. Chicken Dance. Miss Oktoberfest contest on Friday. Bier barrel race, running of the wieners, yodeling contest and barmaid stein race. Menu options include potato pancakes, bratwurst, schnitzel, sauerkraut and more. Advance two-day entry tickets are $14. Gate tickets are $10 per day. VIP party tickets available. It will be located at Loves Park City Hall in Loves Park, IL.
Oktoberfest by the Bay! - San Francisco, CA - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2016
Named one of the ten best places to celebrate Oktoberfest in the USA in 2010 by AOL. This San Francisco Oktoberfest has live music headlined by the 21 piece Chico Bavarian Band. There are four sessions (one each Friday / Sunday and two on Saturday). Children are not allowed on Friday and Saturday nights but are encouraged on Sunday. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $75 for VIP per session. VIP includes German buffet, commemorative mug, first beer, private bathrooms and guaranteed seating in private area. Children 12 and under are free and 13-18 are $5. Be sure to click on the special offers section of their website for potential discounts.
Beaumont Oktoberfest - Beaumont, CA - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2016
27th annual Oktoberfest with live entertainment, authentic food, contests, arts & crafts vendors, weiner dog races, horse show and kids zone.
Mammoth Village Oktoberfest - Mammoth Village, CA - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2016
An annual event with plenty of music, dancing, kids activities, beer tastings, and authentic German cuisine.
Harriott II: Oktoberfest Cruise - Montgomery, AL - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Little Rocktoberfest - Little Rock, AR - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Location: Dickey-Stephens Park, 400 West Broadway, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114
Oktoberfest St. Peter Church - New Britain, CT - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
6th annual Oktoberfest event will be held 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm come rain or shine. The church green will have a 6000 square foot tent set up. Feature are German music, great authentic German food, and of course polka and other dancers for your entertainment.
Quassy Amusement Park Oktoberfest - Middlebury, CT - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2016
25th annual celebration of Oktoberfest at this amusement park with food, music and dancing in the Fieldside Pavilion. Two bands perform with dance groups during band intermissions. Traditional German food such as bratwurst, roasted pork and sauerkraut will be available. Admission to the pavilion is free but there is a cost for rides, park attractions, food and beverages. Parking is $6 per car. Quassy is an amusement park with 22 rides and a splash water park on the south shore of Lake Quassapaug that was founded in 1908. Location: Quassy Amusement Park, Lake Quassapaug, Rt. 64 (2132 Middlebury Road), Middlebury, CT 06762
OktDoverfest - Dover, DE - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Northside Oktoberfest - Iowa City, IA - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
10 AM to 6 PM. Includes brewfest with over 500 beers, Sodafest, 14 local food venders, live music, beaked chicked dance, adult contests, a stage with children’s entertainment and a harvest market. Admission to the Brewfest is $20 which gets you a .2L Kolsch glass and 8 drink tickets. Additional tickets are $.50 with .1L samples costing from 1 to 4 drink tickets. There is also a $40 ticket option. They indicate tickets for the Brewfest will sell out in advance. Proceeds go to the American Heart Association and the Iowa Children’s Museum. Location: 200 N Linn Street, Iowa City, IA
Fort Dodge Oktoberfest - Fort Dodge, IA - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Music from Sayer Brown as headliner with special guest Farm Rock. Custom wooden dance floor, German food and German and domestic beers.
St John’s Oktoberfest - Lawrence, KS - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Live German band as well as kids games. 26 Kegs of Beer from 4 different Paulaner beers, Free State Oktoberfest, and Angry Orchard Crisp Hard Cider. Looks like beer starts at 3 PM and food starts at 4 PM.
Party on the Plaza Oktoberfest - Wichita, KS - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Butte toberfest - Butte, MT - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
8th Annual Oktoberfest featuring 15 Montana Breweries, food, stein races, and kids fall festival. This event has been taking place since 2009. Tickets are $15 and proceeds benefit the Silver Bow Developmental Disabilities Council. Their hope to build a teaching kitchen to help individuals with disabilities pursue health and wellness called the Nutrition Education Station. Location: Park and Dakota, Butte, MT
Hankinson Oktoberfest - Hankinson, ND - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Hankinson breaks out the German food, beer and live music in late September for the 14th annual North Dakota Oktoberfest. Events kick off with a walk/run and archery tournament. Oktoberfest starts at 10:45 AM with ceremony, beer tent and gaming. German food and live music. Little Miss Oktoberfest Pageant at 1 PM. Yodeling contest at 4:30 PM and fireworks at 8:30 PM. There’s also a kid’s playground area, marching band and tractor rides if the photos from the 2012 event are to be believed.
Oktober Fest Un Mandan - Mandan, ND - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
German food, beer tasting, live music, fall crafts, games/contests and scarecrow auction.
Schilling Beer Oktoberfest - Littleton, NH - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Schnitzelfest - Hillsborough, NH - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
The Greater Hillsborough Chamber of Commerce presents their annual Schnitzelfest at Butler Park in the heart of the downtown in Hillsborough, New Hampshire. They say it is the best German food outside of Germany, right in downtown Hillsborough, NH! Authentically prepared schnitzel, sauerkraut, potato salad, breads and incredible cakes and pastries served under the tent. Beer and wine bar, souvenirs, and craft vendors. Entertainment. Enjoy tasty German cuisine, oom-pah music, and shopping in beautiful historic Hillsborough. Buy your tickets early and avoid the lines.
Oktoberfest Party - Moriarty, NM - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Sierra Blanca Brewing Company.
North Coast Oktoberfest - Sandusky, OH - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
The event is hosted by Sandusky State Theatre, North Coast Young Professionals and the Sandusky Main Street Association. Attractions include a 5K run, 2 stages of live German music and dancing, German food from local restaurants, brat eating contest and other games, as well as commemorative beer stein and other merchandise.
Wolf Creek/Pine River Grist Mill Oktoberfest - Loudonville, OH - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Occidental Brewing Oktoberfest - Portland, OR - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
German American Society of Portland - Portland, OR - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2016
Location: Deutsches Haus, 5626 NE Alameda St. Portland
Sacred Heart School Oktoberfest - Oxford, PA - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Renaissance Festival Pittsburgh – Oktoberfest Weekend - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2016
GACSRI Oktoberfest - Pawtucket, RI - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2016
International Oktoberfest - Newport, RI - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2016
Sendoff summer with a Rhode Island Oktoberfest on the Newport waterfront. Expect seasonal brews with savory German cuisine and music emanating from the beer gardens. Saturday has an active, college/beerfest vibe. Seniors and families with small children are encouraged to attend on Sunday, which is typically less congested.
Oktoberfest Sumter on Main - Sumter, SC - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Aiken Oktoberfest - Aiken, SC - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Summerville Rotary Oktoberfest - Charleston, SC - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
A family friendly Oktoberfest with games, food, beer and music hosted by the Summerville Oakbrook Rotary Club and the Summerville Evening Rotary Club. Contests include the chicken dance, stein hoisting, brat eating, best beer belly and best German costume. Admission: $5. Children under 3 are free. Proceeds benefit various organizations and scholarship funds.
Hill City 1880 Train Oktoberfest - Hill City, SD - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Seventh annual Oktoberfest Express with live music by Easy Sounds of Rapid City prior to departure. On board, there’s seasonal beer, traditional German foods, and costume contest. Tickets are $52 per adult and it’s 21+ only on the train. $5 discount for designated drivers. Tickets sell out weeks in advance so purchase early. Entertainment for approximately one hour prior to departure and roundtrip ride lasts approximately two hours.
Eagle’s Oktoberfest - Eatonville, WA - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Wurst OktoBEERfest - Madison, WI - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Location: Breese Stevens Field
Essen Haus Oktoberfest - Madison, WI - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
This is a German restaurant and trinken halle with 16 German biers on tap throughout the year. They’ve been holding an event for more than 30 years. Live music, brat and pie eating contests, beer races, outdoor dance floor, Hammer Schlagen and kids tent for their annual one day event in mid-September. Location: 514 East Wilson Street, Madison, WI 53703
Oddtoberfest - Columbus, WI - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Oktoberfest - Appleton, WI - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2016
A mile of fun on College Avenue in Appleton, in what is described as Appleton’s largest block party. Live music, over 100 food vendors, Friday night classic cars at the License to Cruise, arts & crafts and family fun area with kid-friendly activities and entertainment. Location: College Avenue, Appleton WI
Oktobrewfest - Thermopolis, WY - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Arc of Laramie County Oktoberfest - Cheyenne, WY - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Hunter Mountain Oktoberfest - Hunter, NY - Sep 24 to Oct 16, 2016
Free admission. Four weekends of Oktoberfest fun with German-American music and local bands. First weekend: Gestalt BMW Car Rally. Second weekend: Colors in the Catskills Motorcycle Rally. Third Weekend: Das Laufwerk Eurocar Rally. Fourth weekend: Wine Tasting and Farmer’s Market.
Oktoberfest Houston - Houston, TX - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Oktoberfest - Mineola, NY - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Knights of Columbus Hall 186 Jericho Turnpike Mineola, NY. 7 PM to 11 PM. Live Band Open Bar German Food German Beer Coffee Dessert. $50 Per Person. Reservations Only No Walk Ins Please. Contact Tom Kelly 516-414-2229
Glenville Oktoberfest - Glenville, NY - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Mountain Brauhaus Oktoberfest - Round Top, NY - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Want to go to Oktoberfest without the expense of a flight to Europe? Well you’re in luck, The Mountain Brauhaus in Round Top, NY offers a one of a kind authentic German/Austrian experience right here in the United States. Oktoberfest at The Mountain Brauhaus includes music by one of the finest German bands, authentic Schuhplatter dancing by The Mountain Brauhaus Schuhplatter Verein, German food, free flowing German beer and wines. Celebrate while fun among friends; and don’t forget the great Oktoberfest atmosphere and promotional items for our lucky patrons. This authentic Bavarian Beer Hall will have a German band, the Mountain Brauhaus Schuhplatter Verein, German food, beer and wine for the Crystal Brook Resort Oktoberfest. Location: 430 Winter Clove Rd, Round Top, NY 12473
Springville Oktoberfest - Springville, NY - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
The 11th Annual Oktoberfest will run from 2-11 PM with live music, German food, European car show, hot dog eating contest, best apfel dessert contest and Best German Dress contest.
Lamar Oktoberfest - Lamar, CO - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
This festival is hosted by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce. There is usually a beer garden, inflatable games for kids, Car & Motorcycle Show, charity 5K Relay Race, horse shoe tournament and local musical acts.
Oktoberfest Milford - Milford, CT - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2016
A one day Oktoberfest in late September with beer garden, German and American food, live music and a bratwurst eating contest. Admission is $10 per person but kids under 16 are free.
Lovettsville Oktoberfest - Lovettsville, VA - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Rotary Club of Blackstone Oktoberfest - Blackstone, VA - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Capital Ale House Oktoberfest - Richmond, VA - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Hoppy Oktoberfest - Falls Church, VA - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Garden State Brewfest - Whippany, NJ - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Held at Anchor Golf Center. Hours are 1p – 5p with VIP starting at noon.
Chester Lions Club Oktoberfest - Chester, NJ - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2016
The Chester Lions Club will host its 18th annual Oktoberfest charity fundraiser from noon to 8 PM. Enjoy authentic German food, beer, dancing, live entertainment and a 50/50 raffle at Chubb Park on Route 24 in Chester, NJ. The Oktoberfest is a family friendly event with entertainment, pony rides, games and live music for kids. Children under 12 are free. Admission is $6 for adults. All proceeds from the event will be donated to various charities. Location: Chubb Park, Route 24 West in Chester, NJ, 07930
Roebling Museum’s Oktoberfest - Roebling, NJ - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
2 p.m. – 7 p.m. Beer Garden featuring craft beer, South Jersey Pops Ocktoberfest Band, Dave Burr on Accordion, Food Trucks and Bacon Bread. Admission is $8 in advance and $10 at the gate. Cup reservations will also be made available on line for additional fee. VALID I.D. REQUIRED!
Morey’s Pier Oktoberfest - Wildwood, NJ - Sep 24 to Oct 9, 2016
Sept 24-25, Oct 1-2 and 8-9 only.
Mountain Creek Oktoberfest - Vernon, NJ - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2016
NJ Oktoberfest at Crystal Springs Resort - Sussex County, NJ - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2016
This annual New Jersey Oktoberfest is held at The Red Tail Lodge. It will have German beer, German and American food, live music and Bavarian Dancers, beer wrestling, pie eating, Miss Oktoberfest contest and a bunch more games and contests.
Cape Cod Beer - Hyannis, MA - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
German food, Cape Cod Beer and Oktoberfest Challenges at this family friendly event. Competitions include the CornHole Toss, Growler holding, hop counting and others. Free admission.
Night Shift Oktoberfest - Everett, MA - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Downtown Soo Oktoberfest - Sault Ste Marie, MI - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
This Upper Peninsula Oktoberfest will have live music, dancing, arts & crafts, pub crawl and kids activities. Games include the tug-o-war competition, keg toss competition and keg rolling race. The 6th Annual Sault Area Chamber Chase concludes only a short jaunt away from the 17th annual Oktoberfest here if you would like to conclude your run with some beer. They feature a marathon run in the morning. See the Fire Truck Pull at noon. Experience the Keg tossing tournament at 2:00 pm and the pub crawl all day. Of course they have live polka music.
Curtis Oktoberfest - Curtis, MI - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
10th annual event. Hours: Noon to 7 PM. Includes live music, best dressed Bavarian contest, soup cook off and beer tent with German inspired food. Do not miss the Apple Desert Bake-Off. Chicken dinners by 3 Lakes Fireworks Committee.
St Joseph Oktoberfest - Detroit, MI - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2016
New Bohemia Oktoberfest - Golden Valley, MN - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Padelford Riverboats - Harriet Island, MN - Sep 24 to Oct 29, 2016
They hold a four hour cruise up the Mississippi River into Minneapolis and back with authentic German lunch, Polka and Hammerschlagen. Lunch includes various sausages, spinach apple salad, roasted potato wedges, pretzel bites, German chocolate cake and more. Advance reservations are required. The cost is $51.20 per person.
Rensselaer Oktoberfest - Rensselaer, IN - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Come enjoy a festive night of German and American cuisine from local eateries, try wines from our local winery and sample seasonal beer at our beer garden. Enjoy live entertainment on the Historic Downtown Rensselaer square. $5 donation requested. Kids 10 and under are free. Hours are 5-10pm. Location is Jasper County Courthouse Square, 115 W Washington Street
Herron Morton Place Oktoberfest - Indianapolis, IN - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Sixth annual event from 2-9 PM. Will have food trucks, restaurant vendors, live music and beer. Located at historic Herron-Morton Place Park in downtown Indianapolis. Kids are welcome until 7 PM and dogs are allowed! Event proceeds benefit the park.
Richmond Oktoberfest - Richmond, IN - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
7th Annual Oktoberfest includes locally made beer, brats, games, live music, trike race and crafts. This is a huge street fair with lots of local crafts and artisans. The beer garden features brews by the New Boswell Brewing Company. Do not miss Ullery’s Ice Cream.
Upland Oktoberfest - Bloomington, IN - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Stone Mountain Village Oktoberfest - Stone Mountain, GA - Sep 24 to Oct 8, 2016
This festival has been going on for more than 5 years. Authentic German food and beer. Original art in the arts festival. Historic hayrides and other activities for kids and families. Live German music and folk dancers. Free admission and parking. Stone Mountain Village is a quaint village next to a granite outcropping that has shops, restaurants and other entertainment. It dates back to 1822 and features turn of the century architecture. It is located 12 miles from downtown Atlanta. Location: 6655 James B. Rivers Drive, Stone Mountain
German American Society Oktoberfest - Hollywood, FL - Sep 24 to Oct 22, 2016
September 24, October 8 & 22, 2016. 3 great Oktoberfests with the Bavarian Schuhplattlers, live music, authentic German food and beer. Door donation of $7. Kids under 12 are free.
Vernon Hills Oktoberfest - Vernon Hills, IL - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
11th annual Oktoberfest at the Metra Station. Kids crafts and pumpkin painting. Food and domestic beer with live music. Beers include Blue Moon, Tighthead, Old Style, and Miller. Pick up a free tree from the park district.
Oak Brook Park District Oktoberfest - Oak Brook, IL - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
The 6th annual Oktoberfest with live music, food, Two Brothers beer, futbol and softball tournament and kids activities. They have teamed up with the Ronald McDonald House and the Village of Oak Brook to bring you a family friendly fun event. Music provided by the Rock Academy and 7th Heaven.
Vacaville Oktoberfest - Vacaville, CA - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
10th annual Oktoberfest from 11 AM to 6 PM. German Food options include brats, sauerkraut, pretzels, potato salad and more. Live music most of the afternoon. Free admission.
Tioga Sequoia Oktoberfest - Fresno, CA - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Tam Valley Oktoberfest - Mill Valley, CA - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Newark OktoberFest - Newark, CA - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Their 4th annual event aims to become one of the area’s favorite annual events. It will be held once again in the outdoor picnic grove at Swiss Park in Newark. Be “German for a Day!” Live music, dancing, fun and games, and only excellent “German” beers. Wine drinkers are not left out either! Enjoy authentic fare including bratwurst, schnitzel, sauerkraut, apple strudel, pretzels and more; plus, of course a selection of other foods, sweets and beverages. And here’s an additional attraction sure to put smiles on the faces of car enthusiasts – this year’s event includes a European make Car Show. So, put on those dirndls and lederhosen and get into the swing…and practice your chicken dance and polka before you come. Are you a yodeler? Perhaps you can be a star! Buy tickets online through Eventbrite, with a great early bird special.
Oktoberfest Brunch - Portland, CT - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2016
An oktoberfest brunch with traditional german entertainment provided by Ludwig and Auntie Hilda. 11 am seating Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Saint Clements Castle & Marina. 1931 portland-cobalt rd, portland, ct 06480
Shreveport Oktoberfest - Shreveport, LA - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2016
Sausage Fest - Portsmouth, NH - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2016
Oktoberfest at McMenains - Troutdale, OR - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2016
Stoudts Oktoberfest - Adamstown, PA - Sep 25 to Oct 9, 2016
Sundays only. Location: 2800 N Reading Rd Adamstown, PA 19501
Capital Ale House Oktoberfest - Harrisonburg, VA - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2016
German American Society of Trenton Oktoberfest - Trenton, NJ - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2016
The German-American Society is proud to present Mercer County’s Largest German Event. 7th Annual Oktoberfest – Traditional Beer Festival from 12 noon – 7:00 pm. Featuring beers by Samuel Adams as well as many German Beers! With music by the Austrian Boys and German Dance performances by the GTV Almrausch. The event will also feature a pig roast, traditional German food, vendors and crafts, bounce castles, kid activities and family fun! Join 94.5 PST live at the event from 2 pm – 4pm hosting a Stein holding competition. $5 admission, children 12 & under free and individuals in full traditional German attire get in free! Part of the proceeds benefit the Jeremy Fund.
Pig and Prince Oktoberfest - Montclair, NJ - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2016
The Pig and Prince Restaurant and Gastrolounge is holding its 4th annual Oktoberfest which will feature authentic German food and seven local craft breweries. Tickets are $20 per person which includes admission, authentic Oktoberfest beer mug, raffle ticket, and one token good for one beer or food station.
Oktoerfest at the Inn - Rancho Santa Fe, CA - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2016
The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, a Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award-top rated resort offering world-class exclusive luxury, will host a Bavarian-style Oktoberfest celebration on Sunday, Sept. 25 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. This will be a family event. The event will feature a Biergarten, live music, German faire and a kids zone.
Ottumwa Oktoberfest - Ottumwa, IA - Sep 27 to Oct 1, 2016
Brats and beer, chicken barbecue, parade, and carnival. The annual Rotary Chicken Barbecue kicks off activities with a barbeque. Advance tickets $8. Features a Kiddie Parade, Oktoberfest Parade, and a marching band competition.
German American Business Council of Boston - Boston, MA - Sep 27 to Sep 27, 2016
Held at Jacob Wirth Restaurant.
Hale Koa Oktoberfest - Honolulu, HI - Sep 28 to Oct 1, 2016
The Hale Koa Hotel hosts this Honolulu Oktoberfest with authentic German food and beverages, beer hoisting contest and live Oktoberfest band. Fun starts at 5:00 pm.
Great Northwest Oktoberfest - Whitefish, MT - Sep 29 to Oct 8, 2016
Two weekends of German fun under the Oktoberfest Bigtop in downtown Whitefish. German beer from Warsteiner and local beer from Great Northern Brewing Co, German food, music and the chicken dance, along with contests for keg throwing, stein holding, brat eating, log sawing and more. Food options include brats, potato salad, sauerkraut, pretzels and sweet & sour red cabbage. They have had German sausage corndogs for kids in the past. Apple strudel and German chocolate cookie available for dessert. Admission is $4 per day. Kids under 12 are free when accompanied by a parent. Location: 510 Railway St Whitefish, Montana 59937
Oktoberfest at Redlefsen’s - Bristol, RI - Sep 29 to Oct 28, 2016
Starts with a kickoff parade. They will celebrate with German food music and dancing every Wednesday and Thursday through October.
La Crosse Oktoberfest - La Crosse, WI - Sep 29 to Oct 2, 2016
The first Oktoberfest in La Crosse was held in 1961. Over fifty years later, it is still going strong. Activities include live music, Miss La Crosse/Oktoberfest, Festmaster’s Ball, parades, contests, and even a mud run. Location: South Side Festival Grounds – La Crosse St & 2nd St N, La Crosse, WI, 54602
Alamo Beer Company - San Antonio, TX - Sep 29 to Oct 2, 2016
GACC South Oktoberfest - Houston, TX - Sep 29 to Sep 29, 2016
Traditional German food and Saint Arnold’s beer. Open bar, food buffet and live music. Limited to 300 guests. Hours are 7 PM to 10 PM.
Oktoberfest at NOMA Square - Greenville, SC - Sep 29 to Oct 2, 2016
Fort Belvoir Oktoberfest - Fort Belvoir, VA - Sep 29 to Oct 2, 2016
This 20th annual Oktoberfest is a four day festival of German food, beer, music and dancing. Includes 10K walk and 5K challenge, carnival, kinder korner kids activity area, 21+ beer tent, Mr. & Mrs. Oktoberfest contest and more.
Seymour Oktoberfest - Seymour, IN - Sep 29 to Oct 1, 2016
This festival has been happening for more than 40 years. Bier Garten, carnival and flea market at First Methodist Church. There are a number of contests over the weekend, including the 5K walk/run, baking contest, horseshoe tournament, cornhole tournament, prince & princess, window & booth decorating, baby contest, polka & chicken dance, talent contest, brat eating and coloring contest. When the weather cooperates, there is also a hot air balloon race. Three stages of free entertainment nightly, including bluegrass festival, dancers, cloggers and German band. There are also carnival rides, arts & crafts, pumpkin painting, dumpster decorating, sand art booth and cake walk for kids in the One Kids Square. Admission is free. Pets are not allowed. Location: 2nd and Walnut, Seymour
St. Peter Catholic Church Oktoberfest - Deland, FL - Sep 29 to Oct 2, 2016
A four day carnival that acts as a fundraiser for St. Peter Catholic Church. They have food, drinks, rides, bingo and products for sale.
Coral Gables Oktoberfest - Coral Gables, FL - Sep 29 to Oct 9, 2016
An 11 day German festival with beer, food, live music, yodel contest, nailing contest, brat eating contest and cycle party. Admission is free. Event starts at 11:00 am every day. Do not miss the fraternity style drinking activities like beer pong, flip cup, and more. Foods include giant bier pretzl, German potato salad, Apfelstrudel, Wurstteller sausage, and German chocolate cake.
Oktoberfest and Home Brew Competition - Valdez, AK - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2016
Fort Rucker Oktoberfest - Fort Rucker, AL - Sep 30 to Sep 30, 2016
Fort Rucker will be celebrating its 14th Oktoberfest on the Festival Fields from 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Bratwurst, schnitzel, German beer and other traditional food will be served. Sonnenschein Express will play live German music. Kid-friendly activities will include crafts, inflatables and a pumpkin patch. Admission is free.
Sertoma Oktoberfest - Springfield, AR - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2016
Annual event. $5 entry and $5 parking. Must be 21 to enter. Alpine Goodwill Games (including Stein Hoisting, Barrel Roll, Brat Toss, Carry the Wench, Tricycle Race, Log Rolling, Barrel Toss, Striking Hammer and Pulling the Keg) and 5K run/walk on Saturday. Beer, brats and more.
Fountain Hills Oktoberfest - Fountain Hills, AZ - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2016
This Oktoberfest at Fountain Park is hosted by the Southwest German Society, AMVETS Post 7, Fountain Hills Elks Lodge #2846 and the Town of Fountain Hills. German music, food and beer.
Amana Oktoberfest - Amana, IA - Sep 30 to Oct 2, 2016
Amana, a national historic landmark built by radical Pietists primarily from Germany, celebrates Oktoberfest with a beer keg tapping (Friday at 2 PM), parade (Saturday), live entertainment, games and activities for both adults (like the keg toss!) and kids (pumpkin toss!). Other contests such as log sawing, brat eating and the timber trek. Sample fudge and caramel at the Chocolatehaus. Free demonstrations at the Woolen Mill. Edelstein Treasures for kids. Festhalle admission is $10 for one day and $15 for two days.
Shawnee Oktoberfest - Shawnee, KS - Sep 30 to Sep 30, 2016
The 14th annual Oktoberfest runs from 5 PM on Friday. It will include entertainment and dancers. Family friendly with games for kids, Kinderhall and moonwalk. Cost: Admission is free.
Fort Hays State University Homecoming/Oktoberfest - Hays, KS - Sep 30 to Oct 2, 2016
The annual Hays Oktoberfest from the Volga German Society. It will have german food, keg tapping and family friendly component. Held on Fort Hays State University Homecoming weekend. Oktoberfest is on Friday with the heritage celebration continuing on Saturday and Sunday (based on past history). Honor our Heritage events take place in a Beer Free Zone.
Sidney’s Oktoberfest - Sidney, NE - Sep 30 to Oct 2, 2016
A three day festival with beer, food, live bands and entertainment, parade, craft show, and Running of the Wiener’s Dog Races. It is held annually on the first full weekend in October and is one of the most popular festivals in Western Nebraska. There’s even a custom auto show with Friday as cruising night. The Rod and Roll show is held on Saturday in Legion Park at the baseball field. Typically starts with keg tapping Friday at noon. Dances are held on both Friday and Saturday nights. Saturday starts with a parade at 10 AM featuring antique cars, community floats, clowns and marching bands. A high school band competition is held Saturday afternoon at the Sidney High School football field. Horseshoe tournament and dachshund races are held on Sunday.
Blue Bell Country Club Oktoberfest - Blue Bell, PA - Sep 30 to Sep 30, 2016
Sewickley Oktoberfest - Sewickley, PA - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2016
The annual Sewickley Oktoberfest with Spaten beer and live music. German food includes bratwurst, kielbasa, and pulled pork sandwiches, potato pancakes, pretzel knots and more! Cash only event. Chicken dancing and contests at the Saturday (day) session. Adults are $10. Ages 13-20 are $5 to the Saturday day session (kids 12 and under free). Friday and Saturday night sessions are ages 21 and up only. All access pass to all three sessions is $20. VIP Package to one session is $30. Sewickley is located west of Pittsburgh.
Mifflinburg Oktoberfest - Mifflinburg, PA - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2016
This annual Oktoberfest will be held at the VFW Fair Grounds just west of Mifflinburg on Route 45. German and American seasonal beer, German food, German bands and dancers, polka band, hayride. After the 11 AM Volksmarch, the ceremonial keg tapping will happen at 1 PM on Friday. There’s a keg toss contest on Saturday at 1 PM. Beer selection includes Paulaner, Spaten, Hacker Pshorr, Beck’s and Sam Adams. German style wines form Shade Mountain Winery. Free parking and admission. Location: 10770 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg, PA 17844
Oktoberfest Bethlehem - Bethlehem, PA - Sep 30 to Oct 9, 2016
This Bethlehem Oktoberfest on the first two weekends in October is a traditional German Oktoberfest with Pennsylvania influence. There will be a giant festhalle tent with German food, beer and bands playing polka, rock and party music. More than 2,000 participate in the 5K. Dancers, dachshund races, bar skills challenge, decorative beer barrel competition, Miss Oktoberfest contest, rides and games too! Admission is free this year!
Deadwood Oktoberfest - Deadwood, SD - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2016
Celebrate Oktoberfest in the Wild West in early October. Enjoy food, beer, dancing, live German music, as well as the Tour de Oktoberfest, famous Wiener Dog Races and beer barrel games. They feature a number of events such as the STRONGMAN competition, German cook off, and giveaways.
Leavenworth Oktoberfest - Leavenworth, WA - Sep 30 to Oct 15, 2016
Leavenworth, located two hours east of Seattle, celebrates Oktoberfest for three weekends in October. Started in 1998, it is now attended by more than 10,000 people annually. Four venues of activities for families to enjoy. Keg tapping ceremony every Saturday at 1 PM. The Leavenworth Marathon is held on one of the Oktoberfest weekends. Live music, beer and German food, of course. There are free shuttles within Leavenworth and shuttles outside the city available for a fee. Location: Front and Tenth St, Leavenworth WA
Sheboygan Oktoberfest - Sheboygan, WI - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2016
9th annual key tapping ceremony. The event starts Friday night. Saturday at 10:00 am is their 4th annual wiener dog race and costume contest.
Great Rotary Oktoberfest - Middleton, WI - Sep 30 to Oct 2, 2016
The 3rd Annual Great Rotary Oktoberfest at Fireman’s Park (near Middleton High School) from Noon to 10:00 pm. Good Music, Good Beer, GREAT Cause. Over 10 beers on tap, and live music. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Rotary Club of Madison West Towne-Middleton’s charitable efforts. $10 admission for ages 18+. $5 admission for ages 14-18. Children 13 and under are free.
Most Holy Rosary Oktoberfest - Maine, NY - Sep 30 to Oct 2, 2016
Food, live music, casino tent and children’s games.
Oktoberfest Fredericksburg - Fredericksburg, TX - Sep 30 to Oct 2, 2016
If you are looking for an Austin Oktoberfest, we encourage you to check out the Fredericksburg Oktoberfest, located 90 minutes east of Austin. It will celebrate its 36th annual event in 2016 with three stages of oompah music, German bier tent, Kinder Park area for kids, arts & crafts, domino tournament and the chicken dance. Location: 100 West Main, Fredericksburg, TX
Beerhaus at the Park - Las Vegas, NV - Sep 30 to Oct 2, 2016
Harpoon Oktoberfest - Boston, MA - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2016
Oktoberfest has been going strong in fall at Harpoon in Boston for more than two decades. 2015 was Harpoon’s 25th annual Boston Oktoberfest of beer, music, and Fall in New England. On Friday, the event goes from 5:30 PM to 11 PM. On Saturday, the party goes from 1 PM to 7 PM. It includes Harpoon beer, German food, Oompah bands, chicken dancing, keg bowling game, and German chocolate cake-eating contest. Location: 306 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210
Oktoberfest Lowell - Lowell, MA - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2016
Old Town Oktoberfest - Lansing, MI - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2016
This Lansing Oktoberfest is the 11th annual Mid-Michigan German Oktoberfest. It’s a two day event with German food, live music, dancing and beer. Tickets are $15 in advance and include souvenir beer mug and three food & drink tickets. Tickets are $20 at the door. Saturday admission is free if you show up with an intact wristband and your souvenir mug from Friday. Strictly 21+. This festival is a fundraiser for the Old Town Community Association. Location: Old Town, Lansing, MI 48906
Oktoberfest Muskegon - Muskegon, MI - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2016
The Rathskeller Oktoberfest - Indianapolis, IN - Sep 30 to Sep 30, 2016
Live music by Polkaboy as part of their Oktoberfest celebration. Location: 401 E. Michigan St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
The Holy Name Oktoberfest - Beech Grove, IN - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2016
A two day community event hosted by Holy Name Parish of Beech Grove that is attended by more than 1,000 people. Authentic German food, biergarten, live music and kids zone with games. The festival raises funds to support the Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church.
St. John Oktoberfest - St. John, IN - Sep 30 to Oct 2, 2016
10th annual Indiana Oktoberfest from St. John the Evangelist Parish. Music, bier garden with HB and Miller, wine, German food, and kids activities such as pumpkin decorating and moon bounce. They have featured live music running all three days.
Fort Gordon Oktoberfest - Fort Gordon, GA - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2016
Tallahassee Oktoberfest - Tallahassee, FL - Sep 30 to Sep 30, 2016
18th annual Oktoberfest at Mission San Luis on Friday evening at 6 PM. General admission for $75 includes German buffet and live entertainment. VIP tickets with early access, souvenir stein and unlimited refills are $125. Over 1000 people joined them in 2013. Location: 2518 W. Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, Florida
Oakland Park Oktoberfest - Oakland Park, FL - Sep 30 to Oct 2, 2016
The City of Oakland Park invites you to celebrate its 12th Annual Oktoberfest! Enjoy authentic German food and beer, traditional entertainment including music, dancing, amusement rides and games. Two days of Oompha Fun!!! Featuring Oktoberfest bands. And the unforgettable Dachshund races, along with beer barrel races, carnival rides, stein races and the Schuhplattler dancers! Jaco Pastorius Park 4000 North Dixie Highway in downtown Oakland Park. Oktoberfest! Free parking is available. To learn more, visit oaklandparkfl.gov or call 954-630-4502.
Sam Adams Octoberfest - Miami, FL - Sep 30 to Oct 2, 2016
Naperville Oktoberfest - Naperville, IL - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2016
Live music (from German Oompa to classic rock), German beer and food. Family friendly activities on Saturday from noon to 4 PM. Adult admission is $15. Advance tickets are $12 for adults (13+) and $8 for kids (4-12). Saturday admission also includes tour of Naper Settlement. Advance ticket purchases end September 29th. Free for Naper Settlement Members. Enter through the Pre-Emption House Visitor Center. Proceeds benefit the Naperville Heritage Society. Location: 523 S. Webster St., Naperville, IL 60540
La Mesa Oktoberfest - , CA - Sep 30 to Oct 2, 2016
It now attracts 200,000 to the 3 day festival. German food, beer, entertainment and children’s activities. Hosted by the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce and the La Mesa Village Merchants Association.
Oktoberfest in El Cajon - El Cajon, CA - Sep 30 to Oct 9, 2016
Sept 30 – October 2 & October 7-9, 2016. Hosted by The German American Societies of San Diego, the Oktoberfest usually runs the last weekend in September and the first weekend in October. Authentic German food, beers, folk dancing, kids zone, craft booths and live music by the Guggenbach-Baum band from Germany.
Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest - Chico, CA - Sep 30 to Oct 8, 2016
Sept 30 – Oct 1 & Oct 7-8 only. 7th annual Oktoberfest with live music, cold beer and hot glass blowing demonstrations. Musical lineup of three bands. Oktoberfest feast for dinner included with ticket price. Don’t forget to practice up on your chicken dance before attending.
Moody Oktoberfest - Moody, AL - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
St. Florian Oktoberfest - St. Florian, AL - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2016
Flagstaff Oktoberfest - Flagstaff, AZ - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Flagstaff will see its 8th annual Arizona Oktoberfest on Saturday at Wheeler Park from 11 AM to 8 PM. The event supports the Flagstaff Sunrise Lions Club. Live polka music, German beer, and free root beer floats for kids in the root beer garden. Contests for yodeling, costume, brat eating and beer hoisting.
SanTan Oktoberfest - Chandler, AZ - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
2016 will be the ninth annual Oktoberfest for San Tan Brewing and Downtown Chandler. 3 PM to 11 PM. The event typically includes stein races, keg rolling, tricycle races, keg contest, bratwurst eating contests and a beer pong tournament. $12 admission (kids 12 and under are free). Presale tickets go on sale for $10 on September 1. Attendance is approximately 10,000 according to their sponsorship packet.
German Fest at Westside Lilo’s Cafe - Seligman, AZ - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
They’ll be serving brats, leberkase and pretzels, as well as Oktoberfest Bier from Hofbrau Munchen! They are along Scenic Route 66 (I-40) so make a day of it.
Desert Rose Octoberfest - Glendale, AZ - Oct 1 to Oct 15, 2016
October 1, 8 and 15 only.
Oktoberfest Pub Crawl - Norwich, CT - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
An annual Oktoberfest planned by the Norwich Community Development Corporation.
Burlington Lions Club Oktoberfest - Burlington, IA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Adventureland Oktoberfest - Altoona, IA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
MCPAWS Oktoberfest - McCall, ID - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
This 8th annual fundraiser for MCPAWS, a regional animal shelter, will include beer garden, food & craft vendors, kids activities, adoptable dogs and live music. Costume contest for adults and kids as well as raffles. It is held at Alpine Village, a resort style condominium development in the downtown area. Held annually on the first Saturday in October. Location: 600 N 3rd St, McCall, ID 83638
Harrison Oktoberfest - Harrison, ID - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Microbreweries will be in attendance offering beer to fill your souvenir glass. There will also be food and live music. Activities for kids include face painting, bounce house and more. This event has been going on for more than five years.
Oktoberfest Wichita - Wichita, KS - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
It is a community event sponsored by The Church of the Blessed Sacrament Men’s Club. It is an outdoor event taking place on Quentin Street. Enjoy beer, bratwurst and music while in the beer garden. Children can enjoy the inflatables, rides and games. Musical lineup features multiple bands. Rosstoberfest 5K kicks off the event and there is also a one mile fun run. Bid in the silent auction or live auction to win fun prizes. $11 wrist band for all you can ride amusement rides. $5 cover charge after 7 PM. Complete dinner plate is $7.50, with ala carte brats available in the beer garden for $2.50.
Fairlawn Oktoberfest - Topeka, KS - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Fairlawn Plaza holds an annual Oktoberfest event from 10:00 am until 8:00 pm under their huge 8000 square foot tent in the parking lot. Event is host by the German-American Club of Topeka.
Oktoberfest Stafford - Staffod, KS - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
There will be a parade, horseshoe tournament, scavenger hunt and an antique tractor show. Pumpkin decorating contest and cow patty bingo as well. They hold the largest wiener dog races in Kansas. There will be a food court, beer garden, stage entertainment and kid’s activities. Tanganyika Wildlife also puts on a show with exotic animals on the stage.
Oktoberfest Arts and Crafts Festival - Atchison, KS - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
The Junior Guild’s 34th annual Oktoberfest with German food and music as well as more than 100 arts & crafts vendors. Event takes place all day Saturday. Several thousand attend the annual event along the outdoor mall.
Little Apple Brewing Company - Manhattan, KS - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Roberts Cove Germanfest - Roberts Cove, LA - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2016
Roberts Cove is a small community that celebrates its German heritage with this annual festival the first weekend of October. Authentic German food, German beer on tap, live entertainment and family friendly environment with children’s activities. In conjunction with the event, they run a home brew contest sanctioned by the American Homebrew Association. The event is sponsored by the Roberts Cove Germanfest Association. Past attractions and entertainment have included live music by German bands and folk singers, an antique farm equipment display, blacksmith demonstrations, folklore presentations and the German Heritage Museum. Location: 7212 Roberts Cove Road, Rayne, LA 70578
Oktoberfest by the Bay - Belfast, ME - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
4th annual event.
Saint John Oktoberfest - Hattiesburg, MS - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
St. John Lutheran Church, with many of its church members descendants of German immigrants, has hosted this annual event for more than 30 years. 2016 will mark the 39th Annual St. John Oktoberfest. It shares German food and culture with visitors to raise money for the church’s mission work. They offer German brats, sauerkraut, potato salad and other food for sale while guests listen to folk songs. There is also a silent auction, quilt raffle and deli featuring German meats and desserts.
Olive Branch Octoberfest - Olive Branch, MS - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
An annual, all day festival sponsored by the Olive Branch Beautification Commission. Admission is free. The longest running event in the city’s history. From what I have seen, it appears to have more of a “October festival” vibe than a German festival celebration atmosphere. Crafts, games and food are available. Children’s activities in the past have included face-painting, sand art and mini golf. They also host a number of arts and crafts vendors who display their products. The winners of the Olive Branch Arts Council Annual Photography Contest will have their pictures on display as well. The attendance figures that I have seen were from 2010 indicated they had approximately 4000 visitors.
Townsend Fall Fest Oktoberfest - Townsend, MT - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2016
Saturday of the Townsend Fall Fest is Oktoberfest (though they reportedly have beer and brats along with live music on Friday evening as well). Military Parade starts downtown at 11 AM. Art & Craft Fair has approximately 80 craft vendors. Enjoy Rotary’s Famous Brats & Beer as well as live music and kids games. Approximately 15,000 people attended the Fall Fest in 2013. On Sunday as part of the fall fest, there is an antique and classic car show. More than 200 cars were displayed last year. Townsend is located in southwest Montana between Helena and Bozeman. Location: 200 South Pine Street, Townsend, MT 59644
Muddy River Mashers Oktoberfest - Bismarck, ND - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
The Bismarck area homebrew club has an annual Oktoberfest event in early October where they share their brews with guests and compete for the best brew. 21+ to enter.
Kearney Oktoberfest - Kearney, NE - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
3rd annual event. Keg tapping, live music, games and food. Sponsored by the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce.
Socorro Oktoberfest - Socorro, NM - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Topgolf Las Vegas Oktoberfest - Las Vegas, NV - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Las Vegas Oktoberfest - Las Vegas, NV - Oct 1 to Oct 16, 2016
The German-American Social Club of Nevada and the City of Las Vegas. October 1st and then October 15-16th.
Prost! Oktoberfest - Portland, OR - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2016
Oktoberfest at Grumblethorpe - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
The Revolutionary Germantown Festival celebrates October 4, 1777 when the Continental attempted to kick the British out of Germantown. The day includes battle re-enactment, beer garden and traditional Oktoberfest at Grumblethorpe from 4:30-7:30 PM after the festival concludes.
Roxtoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Collier Township Oktoberfest - Oakdale, PA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Fun for the whole family on Saturday from 2:00 – 10:00pm. They will live entertainment. FROGGY Radio will be broadcasting live on-site. And of course there will be German food, beer, and crafts.
Bloktoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Four blocks of South Street from Broad to 18th Street in Philly will be closed to traffic for this non profit event with live music, craft beer and food. Now celebrating its 8th year it runs from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Admission to enter is free.
Ambler Oktoberfest - Ambler, PA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Saturday from 11 AM to 6 PM. The 25th annual Oktoberfest north of Philadelphia in Montgomery County will have a beer garden, food vendors, arts and crafts, live music and kids rides.
Blue Mountain Resort Oktoberfest - , PA - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2016
Triumph Oktoberest - New Hope, PA - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2016
Carbon County Oktoberfest - Lehighton, PA - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2016
Music (DJ during the day and live music both evenings), authentic food, and beer provided by local Red Castle Brewery. Rides and games of children of all ages. Location: Franklin TWP Fire Dept (near Beltzville State Park) in Lehighton.
Strasburg Rail Road - Strasburg, PA - Oct 1 to Oct 22, 2016
Oct 1, 8 and 22 only. Board the train for local craft beers and German food, including a menu of bratwurst, pork, sauerkraut, soft pretzels, German chocolate cake or apple dumplings.
Greer Station Oktoberfest - Greer, SC - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Two stages of German oompah bands, German food and beer from Warsteiner. Local artists work will also be on display in downtown Greer. Menu items include knackwurst, bratwursts, fresh pretzels, kettle korn and lots more. Sample a large selection of German beers and wines.
Newberry Oktoberfest - Newberry, SC - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Celebrate Newberry’s German Heritage with a festival featuring lots of authentic German cuisine, German and domestic biergartens, classic cars, and plenty of art & craft vendors. The Rocktoberfest stage will feature polka music, variety hits, our Best German Outfit contest, and SC’s own Swingin’ Medallions! As always we’ll host the Chamber of Commerce liver nips contest, Grow Newberry Farmers Market, and Kindertown: our kids ride, craft, and fun zone! Be sure to visit our new Artist Walk on Boyce Street, featuring local artists demonstrating their craft. Over 20,000 people attended the 2014 festival making it Newberry’s largest city event! Come on down and bring your family to see what’s new at Newberry’s Oktoberfest! For more information contact Newberry Parks, Recreation and Tourism at 803.321.1015
Kingsport Oktoberfest - Kingsport, TN - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
6th annual Oktoberfest with craft bier garden with 45 breweries offering over one hundred craft beers, live music, German food, wiener dog race, craft market, cornhole tournament, Tennessee Idiotarod shopping cart race and kid zone. It has been named twice by Blue Ridge Outdoor Magazine as a Top 50 festival. Admission is free.
Oktoberfest Party and Potluck - Duck Creek Village, UT - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Bring a dish and dress up to celebrate German heritage.
Stowe Oktoberfest - Stowe, VT - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2016
The Rotary Club of Stowe will host their 20th annual Oktoberfest. Jackson Ice Arena is converted into a Bavarian village for one of the top 10 events in Vermont. A Grand Parade opens Oktoberfest on Saturday with marching bands, floats and classic cars. Hear live music. Join them for the kick off rock’n roll concert and lots of beer, wine, and wurst.
Rhein Haus OktoberFEAST - Seattle, WA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Salmon Bay Eagles Oktoberfest - Old Ballard, WA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Trout Lake Community Foundation Oktoberfest - Trout Lake, WA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Fourth annual event in downtown Trout Lake. Enjoy local microbrews, apple cider and other treats.
Northwood Oktoberfest - Battle Ground, WA - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2016
Oktoberfest at Kemper Center - Kenosha, WI - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Mannington Oktoberfest - Mannington, WV - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Snow Mountain Brewery Beerfest - Saratoga, WY - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Includes German themed food!
Rahr Oktoberfest 5K - Fort Worth, TX - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
5k run/walk, live German polka and beer garden to benefit Fort Worth Police Officers’ Foundation. Location: 701 Galveston, Fort Worth, Texas
Whiteface Oktoberfest - Wilmington, NY - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2016
Head into the Adirondacks for a weekend of celebrating all things German at Whiteface Mountain. Authentic German music, dancing, beer and food along with crafts and complimentary rides for kids and adults. Discounted gondola trips to the summit of Little Whiteface for a view of the fall foliage in the Adirondacks. Enjoy live music. Admission is $10-16 without gondola ride and $24 to $30 with trip. Location: 2634 Main St. Lake Placid, NY 12946
Montrose Oktoberfest - Montrose, CO - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Live music, Oktoberfest fare from local restaurants and beer tasting from 20
North Albany Oktoberfest - Albany, NY - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Old Falls Street Oktoberfest - Niagara Falls, NY - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Celebrate at the 7th annual Niagara Falls Oktoberfest on Old Falls Street. Authentic German food, beer and wine along with beer tent, street vendors, live music, German dancers and keg tapping. Family fun zone offers arts & crafts, petting zoo and bounce house for kids. Free admission. Hours are from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Oktoberfest Midnight Yacht Cruise - New York, NY - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Dallas Oktoberfest - Dallas, WI - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Surftoberfest - Corpus Christi, TX - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Lake Highlands Oktoberfest - Lake Highlands, TX - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
6th annual event brought to you by the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands. Live music, biergarten, food and kids activity area. Be there for tapping the keg.
Trinity Lutheran Church Oktoberfest - Corpus Christi, TX - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
De Kalb Texas Oktoberfest - De Kalb, TX - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Held annually on the first Saturday in October. Kickoff the event with the Firemen’s pancake breakfast. There’s a parade, talent show, beauty pageant, street dance, classic car exhibit, gymnastics demonstration, carnival, Kids Korner, Lollie Moser Memorial Art Show, Quilts Expo and face painting.
Oktoberfest Niwot - Niwot, CO - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
The 8th Annual Oktoberfest hosted by The Rotary Club of Niwot serves as a fundraiser for local and international projects. They will have bratwurst, pretzels, schnitzels and cold beer. Live entertainment featuring The Prime Time Band and the Chalet Dancers . For kids, there will be pumpkin painting, face painting and inflatable bouncy castle. Free admission. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday,Location: Cottonwood Square, 7980 N. 79th Street, Niwot, CO
Berthoud Oktoberfest - Berthoud, CO - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Colorado breweries! It raises money for All Points Transit. Location: Centennial Plaza in Downtown Montrose.
La Veta Oktoberfest - La Veta, CO - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Oktoberfest held the first Saturday in October. Twin Peak Rodder’s Car show, dancing, bier garden, and arts & crafts.
Castle Rock Oktoberfest - Castle Rock, CO - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Beer, food, and live music to welcome fall. Kids will enjoy the bounce house, face painting, petting zoo, pony rides and fun zone rides. Location: Festival Park, Castle Rock, CO 80104
Vienna Oktoberfest - Vienna, VA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
An annual event on the first Saturday in October from 11 AM to 7 PM. Celebrating its 9th year in 2016. Oktoberfest drinks, food. Live entertainment on two stages including a main stage for music and a children’s stages. Family friendly games and children’s activities will also be available. Hosted by the Vienna Business Association. Free admission and entertainment. Pay as you go. Location: Church Street, Vienna VA
Capital Ale House Oktoberfest - Fredericksburg, VA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Capital Ale House will celebrate Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg with Virginia beers, German food, live music, German dancers and Kinderplatz with kids activities. $2 cover charge benefits a local charity. Families are welcome but parent/guardian must accompany those under 21.
Strasburg Oktoberfest - Strasburg, VA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Capitol City Oktoberfest - Arlington, VA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
This 17th annual Northern Virginia Oktoberfest will take place at The Village at Shirlington with 65+ breweries, authentic German band and food. Free to attend but $30 to sample beer (includes wristband, tasting glass and 10 tickets).
Martinsville Oktoberfest Arts and Crafts Festival - Martinsville, VA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
The 37th anniversary of this family friendly street festival will be held on Saturday from 11 AM to 4 PM. Beer garden with craft beer and German food. There will also be entertainment and on site food vendors. Children’s activities include petting zoo, carnival rides and inflatable bounce houses. Two streets of vendors selling arts and crafts, fine art, jewelry, home accents, holiday items and more. Free admission. Location: Church Street and Main Street in Uptown Martinsville
Clarksville Harvest Festival - Clarksville, VA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Harvest festival has Oktoberfest Beer garden with live music, food and fall craft beer. It will be Saturday in 2016 rather than Friday.
Intellectual Disabilities Agency Oktoberfest - Blacksburg, VA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Bier Garden Oktoberfest - Portsmouth, VA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Smith Mountain Lake Oktoberfest - Smith Mountain Lake, VA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
An Oktoberfest and 5K Trail Race/Walk. Starts at Westlake Town Center at 10:30 AM with trail race ending at the Oktoberfest. Beer festival runs from noon to 5 PM. Live entertainment by The Mountain Top Polka Band. Special beer by Sunken City Brewery. Family friendly with children’s play area. Admission for adults is $5. Race registration is $25.
Martin’s Oktoberfest Block Party - Roanoke, VA - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2016
Leonia Oktoberfest - Leonia, NJ - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
17th annual Oktoberfest sponsored by the Rotary Club of The Palisades to support the Weekend Snack Pack Program at local schools. This is a family friendly event with food and drink, kids activities, and German competitions.
Ales ‘N Tails Oktoberfest - West Orange, NJ - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Quakertown Fire Company Oktoberfest - Pittstown, NJ - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
6th annual Oktoberfest with food, beverages and activities for kids and adults.
Deutscher Club of Clark, NJ Oktoberfest - Clark, NJ - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Open to the public.
Highlands Oktoberfest - Highlands, NJ - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Oktoberfest - Hamilton, NJ - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2016
Smithville Oktoberfest - Smithville, NJ - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2016
Music, kids activities, international food court and over 100 Juried Crafters in addition to the year round Village activities.
Kernersville Oktoberfest - Kernersville, NC - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Charlotte Oktoberfest - Charlotte, NC - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
This 18th annual North Carolina Oktoberfest will have live music, beer from local, national and German breweries, games in the Creative Loafing Beerlympic Village, and food vendors with brats and other foods. It benefits three charities: Kids Rein, Classroom Central and Camp CARE. Location: NC Music Factory, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28206
Oktoberfest Under the Bridge - Wilmington, NC - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Waterline Brewing Company
Southport Moose Oktoberfest - Southport, NC - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Oktoberfest Marshfield - Marshfield, MA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Event features New England’s largest and most thrilling midway. This is an authentic styled Oktoberfest featuring great beers and both domestic and international beer gardens. Lots of good German styled foods, games, tastings, fiesta shows, and demonstrations. Even contest of skill such as the Beer Mug obstacle course.
Bogie’s Oktoberfest - Beverly, MA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Douglas Octoberfest - Douglas, MA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Douglas’ most popular local event is its Octoberfest street fair. There’s lots of entertainment, rides and games. Proceeds from many food booths, games, and childrens’ activities go to support local community groups. Location: Main St, Douglas, Massachusetts
Heritage Weekend Oktoberfest - Marlborough, MA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
NB Oktoberfest - New Bedford, MA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
It’s a local fundraiser sponsored by the South Coast Business Alliance. It features local, seasonal craft brews and live music at the 10th annual event. It runs from 3:00 pm to 12:00 am. Almost 50 total brews including 35 regional beers, sangria, cider & gluten free beer as well. Location: State Pier Ferry Terminal of New Bedford
Mashpee Oktoberfest - Mashpee, MA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
28th annual Oktoberfest held at Mashpee Commons and hosted by the city’s recreation department.
Skitoberfest - Boyne Falls, MI - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Held at Boyne Mountain.
Clarkston Union Oktoberfest - Clarkston, MI - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Minnesota Renaissance Fest Oktoberfest - Shakopee, MN - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2016
Apharetta Brew Moon Octoberfest - Alpharetta, GA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Trinity Lutheran Church Oktoberfest - Lilburn, GA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
13th annual Oktoberfest held rain or shine. Live music and dancing, arts and crafts fair, and kid’s carnival. Authentic German and American food and beverages.
Sebring Oktoberfest - Sebring, FL - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Come check out the Sebring Oktoberfest! October 1, 2016 10am-10 pm, free admission ! Downtown Sebring, Beer gardens, wiener dog races, live music, brewfest, firefighter challenges…check us out!
Octoberfest Miami - Miami, FL - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Location: Marlins Park
German American Society of Central Florida Oktoberfest - Casselberry, FL - Oct 1 to Oct 22, 2016
October 1 & 22, 2016. German American Society of Central Florida hosts this Oktoberfest open to the public at the beginning and end of October. Doors open at 2 PM and bands start at 3 PM. Biergarten with German beer, authentic German food, live music, folk dancing, flag parade and kid’s fun zone. Tickets are $10 advanced sales and $15 at the door. Location: 381 Orange Ln, Casselberry, FL 32707
Jacksonville Rotary Oktoberfest - Jacksonville, IL - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
The 6th Annual Jacksonville Rotary Club Oktoberfest, October 3, Morgan County Fairgrounds, German music all day long, German food, wiener dog race, German pet parade, beer and wine tasting, bags and washers tournaments, games all day and of course Beer.
Galena Oktoberfest - Galena, IL - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
9th Annual Oktoberfest from noon to 10 PM with ceremonial keg tapping, live music, polka lessons and dancing, bean bag tournament, beer stein endurance contest, wiener dog races. Kids entertainment includes bounce house and pumpkin decorating. Admission is $5 for 13+. Kids 12 and under accompanied by an adult are free. 4000 people attended in 2013. Location: Depot Park (Highway 20 and Park Avenue), Galena, Illinois
C-U Oktoberfest - Champaign, IL - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Oktoberfest lakeport - Lakeport, CA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Annual German festival from the Lake County Chamber of Commerce. Craft beer, German and American music, authentic German food and vendors. Dachshund derby, costume contests for adults, kids and dogs, beer pong and a beer stein contest. live music from two bands.
Santa Anita Oktoberfest - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest - Carlsbad, CA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Family event with German dinner, beer, dancing, live music, pumpkin patch and pumpkin decorating contest for kids. Dinner tickets are $10 (advance) or $12 (gate). Net proceeds are donated to the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation and the Carlsbad Police and Fire Explorer Post.
Tahoe City Oktoberfest - Tahoe City, CA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Redlands Oktoberfest - Redlands, CA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 11am-5pm. $5 Entrance fee. Live Music, Games, Beer, Food Vendors.
Oaktoberfest - Oakland, CA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Family friendly craft beer festival in Oakland.
Madona Inn Oktoberfest - San Luis Obispo, CA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Madonna Inn Expo Center hosts a German meal and Firestone Walker brews in two sessions of German fun. Get two 16 oz beers, meal plus dessert, commemorative stein and live entertainment by Trio Internationale and What Just Happened. General admission is $60 per person. VIP tables are available.
Montrose Oktoberfest - Montrose, CA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
30,000 are expected at the 37th annual Oktoberfest by the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce. It is the largest outdoor event of the City of Glendale and the Foothills. Contests include stein holding, sausage eating, Master & Little Miss OKtoberfest, best dressed dog and a coloring contest. Games, rides and bingo as well. German bands and dancing, too.
Stallion Springs Oktoberfest - Tehachapi, CA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Fun for the whole family with food, beer and kids activities from noon until 6 PM. Location: Stallion Springs Community Center, 27800 Stallion Springs Dr, Tehachapi.
Oktoberfest Educate! - San Diego, CA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
8th annual Oktoberfest from 2 to 6 PM to raise money for five U.C. public schools. Bratwurst, beer garden, live music from three bands, home brew contest and kids games.
Autumn Faire Oktoberfest - Upland, CA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Historic Downtown Upland is having their 2nd Annual Autumn Faire Oktoberfest Satirday October 1st from 10am-10pm. Free Admisssin – 7 Live bands on stage, craft beer, German food, vendors, contests, and fun!!! Also, The Claremont All Star Polka band will be there in the Gazebo from 1:30p-3:30p and on stage from 8p-10p Comic Cons’ beloved Flux Capacitor’s doing their tribute to the 80″s!
Pints in the Pines Oktoberfest - Twain Harte, CA - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2016
Beer, music concert, car show and vendors on Saturday. More beer, another concert and vendors on Sunday! Cost for beer garden is $20 for ages 21+ and includes mug for the noon to 3 PM tasting event. Bounce house for kids. Other than the beer garden, event is free and open to all.
Monterey Bay Oktoberfest - Carmel, CA - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2016
Noon – 6 PM. Tickets are $20 on Saturday or $15 on Sunday and $30 for the combined weekend ticket. Children under 12 are free. Day of admission tickets $5-10 more.
Clayton Oktoberfest - Clayton, CA - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2016
12th annual Munich-style celebration set under Mt. Diablo in this picturesque town. Two days of fun with parade, keg tapping, live music, biergarten, German food, California wines, arts and crafts show and carnival / street performers. The band will be The Internationals. Opens at 11 AM and ends on Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday at 6 PM.
Camp Richardson Oktoberfest - Lake tahoe, CA - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2016
Lake Tahoe Oktoberfest with German food, beer and wine garden, pumpkin patch, costume contest for people and dogs, music and family activities.
Gaelic-American Club Oktoberfest - Fairfield, CT - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2016
Location: 74 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT. 06824
Oktoberfest at Ste. Chapelle Winery - Caldwell, ID - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2016
East Hill Farm Oktoberfest - Troy, NH - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2016
Minster Oktoberfest - Minster, OH - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2016
Over 80,000 attend this Oktoberfest on the first Sunday in October. Live German music, German food, parade, Miss Oktoberfest Pageant, arts & crafts, jug hoist, beer tray relay, 10k run and other fun.
Boardman Rotary Oktoberfestival - Boardman, OH - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2016
The 40th annual Oktoberfest will arise money for the Rotary Club of Boardman. Food, arts & crafts and kid’s entertainment. Admission is $3. Free parking on the west side of the park through the Southern Blvd. Entrance. Shuttle service available from the Heart Center parking lot, south of the park, which has limited offsite parking. Location: Boardman Township Park ‑ Boardman, Ohio 44512
Oktoberfest at Music Farm Columbia - Columbia, SC - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2016
Hester Street Fair - New York, NY - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2016
Fry Street 5K and Oktoberfest - Denton, TX - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2016
10th annual event.
Alpenhaus Oktoberfest - New Milford, CT - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2016
The Okoberfest is on October 2nd, from 12 noon until 7pm.
Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh Oktoberfest - Pittsburgh, PA - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2016
St. Patrick Oktoberfest - Fayetteville, NC - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2016
Cambridge 5k Oktoberfest - Cambridge, MA - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2016
German themed 5K road race that starts at 9:30 AM followed by an Oktoberfest sponsored by Cambridge Brewing. Registration includes race shirt plus food and beverages at the after-party. The event benefits the Cambridge Family & Children’s Services. Location:1 Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA
Frazee Community Center Oktoberfest - Frazee, MN - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2016
Live music, cash bar and German food hosted by the Frazee Area Community Club with proceeds used for community events. 2016 will be the 20th annual event. $12 per person. It happens annually on the first Sunday in October and is held at the Frazee Event Center.
Encinitas Oktoberfest - Encinitas, CA - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2016
21st annual German festival hosted by Encinitas Chamber of Commerce from 10 AM to 5 PM on Mountain Vista Drive and El Camino Real. Street craft fair with 200 vendors, German-American band The Bluebirds and Gemutlichkeit Apine Dancers. Ceremonial parade kicks it off at noon. Craft Corner is 21+ only and will highlight craft breweries. There will also be a family fun zone for kids. Free parking is available at Flora Vista Elementary School with free shuttle service.
Oakland Nature Friends Oktoberfest - Oakland, CA - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2016
Cullman Oktoberfest - Cullman, AL - Oct 5 to Oct 9, 2016
The annual week long celebration of Oktoberfest in Cullman was cut down to an action packed 5 days in 2015. It is an annual event starting on the first Saturday of October since 1982, became famous initially for its absence of alcohol sales. In October 2011, after voters passed a referendum allowing alcohol sales in Cullman, this Alabama Oktoberfest opened its first biergarten. In 2013, the Alabama Craft Biergarten at the Cullman Oktoberfest will have German style craft beers made by Alabama brewers such as Straight to Ale Brewing and Blue Pants Brewery. There’s a car show at Depot Park. The crowning of Miss Oktoberfest happens on the first weekend as well. The last day of the event brings the wiener dog races, bratwurst eating contest, 2nd annual charity bedrace, third annual BBQ Challenge with world class barbeque chicken, pork ribs, pork and beef brisket, and the Oktoberfest 10K, 5K and 1 Mile fun run. The event concludes with the Burgermeister Ball. Music includes selections from Wolfgang Mortz and Terry Cavangh and the Alpine Express, among TBA acts. Cost: Events at the Festhalle and the Cullman County Museum are usually free. Events sponsored by other organizations may have an admission fee.
Pelican Rapids Oktoberfest - Pelican Rapids, MN - Oct 5 to Oct 9, 2016
Four days of Oktoberfest fun starting on Thursday and ending on Sunday. This will be the 19th annual event. Be sure not to miss the lead up events, including the search for the Oktoberfest medallions and hunt for Mr & Ms Oktoberfest If you can solve the clues, you win a prize of $50 in Pelican Bucks. In the past, Thursday events have included the crowning of Mr. & Ms. Oktoberfest, open house at the fire department with light supper served, bingo at the VFW, and a wine & beer tasting with live music. Friday has held the largest pumpkin contest, chainsaw sculpting, more bingo and a salute to the troops with live music at the VFW. Saturday included the Lions pancake breakfast, 5K and 10K run, farmer’s market and food court at the Pelican Rapids Fire Hall, pinochle tournament, live auction and more. Kids events included hay rides, pumpkin decorating and games at the PR Fire Hall. Or participate in the VolksMarch Walk for 11K. On Sunday, enjoy the “best of the wurst” sausage & beer sampling as well as the old-fashioned polka party. Proceeds go toward community beautification projects. Pelican Rapids is located in western Otter Tail County.
Shoals Oktoberfest - Florence, AL - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2016
Singin’ River Brewing Company is stepping up their Oktoberfest a few notches. Artoberfest on Thursday October 6th, BrewMaster Dinner on October 7th, and full on SHoals Oktoberfest October 8th which is family friendly.
Ales on the Rails - Clarkdale, AZ - Oct 6 to Oct 30, 2016
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October
Seehund Oktoberfest - New London, CT - Oct 6 to Oct 10, 2016
Known for great German food, The Seehund offers a wide variety of German foods, a bier garden, featured BBQ, face painting, balloon animals for the kids, Artisan vendors and lots of live music.
Beaver Oktoberfest - Beaver, OH - Oct 6 to Oct 9, 2016
Among the many activities at this southern Ohio Oktoberfest are live music, games, amusement rides, cloggers, car and tractor show, baby contest, pie contest and parade. 5K Run / Fun Walk on Saturday. Wood carving demonstrations with sculptures available for bid by auction on Sunday. Location: Main Street (State Route 335), Beaver, Ohio
Carlisle Barracks Oktoberfest - Carlisle, PA - Oct 6 to Oct 9, 2016
Carnival, food and arts & crafts fair. Carnival tickets are $1 or 40 tickets for $35. There is also an unlimited rides band that lets you go till you drop. An assortment of festival food is available for purchase.The event is organized by Army, Morale, Welfare & Recreation, which has been hosting the festival at Carlisle Barracks since 2008.
Oktoberfest Celebration - Berkeley, CA - Oct 6 to Oct 6, 2016
Dinner in the Dining Commons at the International House.
Anchorage Oktoberfest - Anchorage, AK - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2016
Fri & Sat, October 7 and 8, 2016; 7 pm to 1 am – Egan Center – Celebrate German culture! The German Club of Anchorage will hold Alaska’s largest, most traditional Oktoberfest for the 50th year! $15 nightly admission. Family friendly but under 21 with parent/guardian only. Much more than a beer fest – a celebration of German culture: • Alternating hourly, the Alaska Blaskapelle and Marge Ford and the Polka Chips bands play Polka, Waltz and more • Wonderful floor for dancing • German cultural entertainment • German style food and beverages for sale by the Egan Center • Dirndl and Lederhosen welcome! Location: Egan Center, 555 W 5th Ave.
American Legion Post 341 Oktoberfest - Bella Vista, AR - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2016
Brew and Brats Oktoberfest - Kingman, AZ - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2016
Ninth annual two day Oktoberfest hosted at Locomotive Park by the Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club. In addition to the beer German food, kids games and live bands, there will also be a triathlon. Admission is free.
Oktoberfest @ Tempe Town Lake - Tempe, AZ - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2016
Tempe Sister City holds the 43rd annual Tempe Oktoberfest as a fundraiser for its student and teacher exchange program. At the three day Oktoberfest, you will find a carnival, dachshund runs (Sunday) and a 5 Mile / 5K / 1 mile race (Saturday) in addition to German food, beer & wine gardens and live music. 15 german beers and three stages of live music! Kinderfest with craft zone and carnival amusements for kids. Six hours of polka music on Sunday. Eight 4 oz. smaples of German beer will also be served from noon – 6 for just $20. Admission is free. All day pass for kids amusements is $30. Tempe Beach Splash Park will also reopen for the weekend. Cash is needed to purchase tickets for food and beverages. Family pricing during the day on Saturday and Sunday is 25 food/activity tickets for $20.
Lava Hot Springs Oktoberfest - Lava Hot Springs, ID - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2016
Celebrate the start of fall and the harvest with fun next to the Portneuf River. Last year’s schedule started with the kick-off party on Friday. Saturday brought Oktoberfest, a fun run/walk of 5k/10k and pumpkin chuckin contest. Sunday was the duck race (no oktoberfest sunday). Food, beer and music at the Lava Community Building. The event is raising money for a bike path. Location: 150 N Center, Lava Hot Springs, ID
Deutsches Haus Oktoberfest - New Orleans, LA - Oct 7 to Oct 23, 2016
This New Orleans Oktoberfest is quite a party! It is open Friday and Saturdays in October. They are open from 8:00 am through 11:30 pm. They feature authentic German music, foods, and beverages. Lots of fun activities throughout the day.
Acadia Oktoberfest - Southwest Harbor, ME - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2016
The first day of this celebration, Friday from 4-6 PM, is the 7th Annual Wine & Cheese Festival. Tickets are $15 per person or $27 per couple and includes program and wine tasting glass. The weekend is Acadia’s 21st Annual Oktoberfest. Location: Smuggler’s Den Campground 20 Main St, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679
Cleveland Oktoberfest - Cleveland, MS - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2016
More than 15,000 gather here every year for the event that has been called one of the best outdoor festivals in the Delta. It has been held annually for more than 25 years and is organized by more than 100 community volunteers. While you are here, you will also be able to enjoy the Mississippi Delta State Barbecue Championship. The event kicks off on Friday afternoon, when the BBQ contest (featuring chefs from around the South) starts and they begin announcing some of the division winners. Live entertainment and dancing continue well into the evening. The antique car show and craft booths are on Saturday. Children’s activities include inflatables, face painting, rock climbing wall, train rides and more. So prepare for a weekend of pork barbecue, German brats, live music and fun. Location: Commerce St Greenstrip, Cleveland MS
Mondak Heritage Center Oktoberfest - Sidney, MT - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2016
Oktoberfest Fargo - Fargo, ND - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2016
Downtown Fargo’s annual Oktoberfest includes a pub crawl, Running of the Wieners, costume contest, hot dog eating contest, bean bag tournament, beer sampling and live music. Location: Broadway between Main and NP Ave, Fargo ND
Red River Oktoberfest - Red River, NM - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2016
Authentic German food, craft beers & New Mexico wines. A themed “Mega Mustache” pub crawl takes you to participating bars with beer and food specials. Brewery contest awards Best Amber, Best Lager and People’s Choice to attending brewers. Miss and Mr Oktoberfest competitions feature stein holding and obstacle course. There is also a keg karry contest for men, where they carry full kegs from Brandenburg Park to the Bull o’ the Woods Saloon. Ladies carry pony kegs. Bratwurst buffet upon completion of keg karry is free for participants and $5 for spectators. You will also find the chicken dance, yodeling and brat eating. There’s live music, arts & crafts vendors, and family friendly activities, too. Music will feature Eurofest Polka Band and Red River Schnitzels. Admission is free. Commemorative taster mug is available for $10 or stein glass for $20. Event t-shirts are $25. Location: 101 West Main Street, Red River, NM
Oktoberfest Pool Party - Las Vegas, NV - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2016
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
Enid Oktoberfest - Enid, OK - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2016
A celebration of local Czech, Austrian, and German roots with Polka bands in downtown Enid on the first friday in October.
Grove Oktoberfest - Grove, OK - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2016
It looks like the Oktoberfest has combined with the Pelican festival. Need additional details, sorry!
Armory Oktoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2016
Hosted by Brauhaus Schmitz.
Crossville Oktoberfest - Crossville, TN - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2016
26th annual festival hosted by the Crossville Knights of Columbus Council 8152 with live music, and both domestic and imported beverages. German food includes pork schnitzel, kasseler rippchen, bratwursts, knackwursts, weisswursts. Admission is $6 in advance and $7.50 at the door. Children under 14 get in free. Held the second weekend in October every year at the Crossville Knights of Columbus property on Highway 70. Attendance is approximately 2000. Location: 2892 Hwy 70 East, Crossville, TN 38555
Nashville Oktoberfest - Nashville, TN - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2016
37th Annual Tennessee Oktoberfest in Nashville’s Historic Germantown. Autumn festival with free admission. German music and live entertainment. German food, beverages, polka dancing and stein hoisting contest. Children’s activity area featuring pony rides, clowns and inflatables. Arts, crafts, antiques and tours of Germantown’s historic churches. Location: 7th Avenue & Monroe St, Nashville, TN
Oktober Heritage Festival - Hohenwald, TN - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2016
Annual festival and 23rd Annual Fall Classics Car and Truck Show host live entertainment, food, arts & crafts, BBQ cook-off and kids activities.
Bier on the Pier - Anacortes, WA - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2016
Beer from 30 Breweries served as well as food and live music. Costume contest on both Friday and Saturday. 21+ only.
Oktoberfest Northwest - Puyallup, WA - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2016
The 12th Annual Washington Oktoberfest will have beer, brats and authentic entertainment. There’s entertainment planned from noon to almost midnight. Manuela Horn, the Queen of Oktoberfest and participant in the 2009 season of America’s Got Talent, will headline the event. It’s also the home of the Hammerschlagen Tournament of Champions in the northwest. The Hammerschlagen is one of the most addictive bar games ever and has been happening at this German festival since 2005. Contestants try to drive a nail into wood faster than their opponents. Brett Roberts has won for the past three years! Entry to the Hammerschlagen is free but first come, first served. Great prizes to the top three contestants. Other events include the 5K, wiener dog races, stein holding, corn hole toss, beer pong, chicken dance and Kinderhaus/Family Fest Zone. Kids are welcome to try their own version of the Hammerschlagen with supervision. Shop for souvenirs at the German Corner. This is an all ages event until 7 PM and 21+ only after 7 PM every evening. As an indoor event, it happens rain or shine. The opening ceremony takes place at 8 PM on Friday night in the Festhalle Main Stage with the tapping of the Firkin. Cost: Admission is free from noon to 3 PM on Friday. The cost is $12 for Friday after 3 PM and Saturday. Sunday is half price ($6) thanks to the sponsorship of the News Tribune. Free parking in the blue lot (enter through the blue and gold gates).
Everett Sausage Festival - Everett, WA - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2016
40th annual family oriented weekend fair with a Bavarian theme. Bavarian dinner, children’s games, family entertainment, carnival and beer garden. Location: Perpetual Help Grounds, 2619 Cedar St., Everett, WA, 98201
Oktoberfest 2016 - Fond du Lac, WI - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2016
German Dinner and Musical Celebration Friday , Oct.7. Knights of Columbus Hall, 795 Fond Du Lac Ave, Fond du Lac, WI 54935. 5:00 pre-dinner entertainment- Paul Rosenfeldt, Sinatra Favorites, Silent Auction. 6:00 authentic German dinner. 7:00 musical program- featuring Hope Lutheran’s Deutsche Kapelle. (German Band) performing polkas and German waltzes menu: sauerbraten, bratwurst, kasseler-rippchen (smoked pork loin), späetzel dumplings German potato salad, sweet/sour red cabbage, Bohemian sauerkraut. Tickets ($29- adult; $15- 10 years of age and under) may be purchased with cash or check: – by calling Ken at 920-539-3977 or – at Wegners Office Supply, 17 Court St., 923-8200; or – going to http://www.lifeathope.org
Oglebayfest - Wheeling, WV - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2016
Annual fall festival with parade, fireworks and the Ohio County Country Fair.
Oktoberfest at Beethoven Maennerchor - San Antonio, TX - Oct 7 to Oct 15, 2016
October 7-8 & 14-15, 2016
King’s Oktoberfest - Pearland, TX - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2016
Huge Oktoberfest party in Pearland! Food, Fun. Bier plus live music! Ceremonial keg tapping, jousting and strong man competitions. Oktoberfest photo booth too!
Celtic Oktoberfest - Carbondale, CO - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2016
Celtic Fest on Friday night including Best Legs in a Kilt Contest. Full day of German bands, food, beer, brat eating contest, liter holding contest and the chicken dance on Saturday. Location: 4th Street Plaza.
Lake George Oktoberfest and Fall Festival - Lake George, NY - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2016
6th annual Oktoberfest features German biers, food & music, arts & crafts, kids fun activities, and fireworks. Enjoy the fun on Canada Street beginning Friday at 5:00 pm.
Oktoberfest Granbury - Granbury, TX - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2016
3 day event this year, October 7, 8, & 9, to be held on Houston Street just off the courthouse square, free to the public, continuous live music,german food and beverages, arts and craft vendors, family fun, contests and prizes.
Oktoberfest Southlake - Southlake, TX - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2016
100,000 were expected at the 14th annual Texas Oktoberfest in 2015 with food, beverages, arts & crafts, live music, children’s area and wiener dog race.
Hickory Oktoberfest - Hickory, NC - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2016
A three day outdoor festival on the second weekend in October generally attended by more than 100,000 people. Get your exercise in with a 5K run/walk OR 10K run. Consume a beverage in one of the two beer gardens. Multiple stages offer live music from polka to rock & roll. Juried arts and crafts show of handmade products offers prizes to the top three artisans. First prize is $300, second prize is $200 and third prize is $100. Amusement rides, carnival games and KidFest area for children. Hundreds of food and commercial vendors will be there offering delicious food from barbecue to Bavarian pastries, as well as unique products and art. Location: Union Square, Main Ave NW, Hickory, NC 28601
Oktoberfest Music and Craft Beer Festival - Ludington, MI - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2016
2016 will be their fourth annual event sponsored by Bell’s Brewing. Live music and craft beer on Saturday. Pub crawl on Friday night. Sample free chili at the Saturday chili walk. German attire encouraged! Art activities and free pumpkin decorating for kids on Saturday. Tickets usually go on sale online around August 1st. There is free on-street parking and several free public parking lots near the festival. General admission (two drink tickets) is $20 before October 1st and $25 after. VIP Admission (online only) is $40 and includes beer stein, Friday evening beer school and two drink tickets. Location: The Parking Lot to the South of the Community Garden. Walk-in Entrance is the West Alley near the intersection of Rath Ave and Ludington Ave.
Ann Arbor Oktoberfest - Ann Arbor, MI - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2016
Pentwater Oktoberfest - Pentwater, MI - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2016
An annual fall event since 1997. The tentative schedule for 2014 has been posted. Friday night will have bingo at the VFW Hall and Comedy Night at Village Cafe & Pub. Saturday will have a number of events including classic car & hot rod show, chili cook-off, and Italian wine tasting. Pumpkin and face painting in the morning for kids. Games in the early afternoon include barrel race, Sprint for the Stein and egg toss. The entertainment tent will show both Michigan State and Michigan football. Polka dance contest, chicken dance contest and live music on Saturday evening. Events are located around Village Green, a park in downtown Pentwater located on the west side of Hancock (Main) Street.
Twin Cities Oktoberfest - Saint Paul, MN - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2016
This Minneapolis-St. Paul Oktoberfest provides two days of live music, dancers, brats and Summit Oktoberfest beer.
New Ulm Oktoberfest - New Ulm, MN - Oct 7 to Oct 15, 2016
The 35th Annual Minnesota Oktoberfest will take place at four locations in New Ulm on the first two weekends in October. The four locations are the Best Western Plus, Downtown New Ulm, Morgan Creek Vineyards and Schell’s Brewery. This has been ranked one of the top 25 events in Minnesota for many years. The Best Western Plus has two indoor band stage areas with German-style polka and bands playing party favorites for dancing. Downtown activities include horse-drawn trolley rides, hometown bands and tours of various buildings including the John Lind House, Hermann Monument, Schell’s Brewery and the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame. Don’t miss the 45 foot Musical Glockenspiel which is setup in the downtown area. Morgan Creek Vineyards generally has a Grape Stomp on the first Saturday of the festival.
River Street Oktoberfest - Savannah, GA - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2016
A three day festival on historic River Street overlooking the Savannah River that has been called Savannah’s party of the fall season. 33rd annual Savannah Oktoberfest. Beer, wine and German food including bratwurst, sauerkraut and giant pretzels. Take part in the fun with a sausage eating contest, wiener dog races, and chicken dances. There will be live entertainment all weekend long on the Arbor Stage and regional arts and crafts vendors will exhibit. On Friday evening, you can also enjoy the monthly first Friday fireworks when the sky turns dark. Location: River Street, Savannah Georgia
Avalon Park Oktoberfest - Orlando, FL - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2016
Free family event from 5-10 pm on Friday and Saturday night. Beer garden for adults and root beer garden for kids. Games, contests, German music and alpine dancing.
Tarpon Springs Oktoberfest - Tarpon Springs, FL - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2016
Oktoberfest Tampa - Tampa, FL - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2016
Keg tapping on Friday. Over 20 games including Oktoberfest Olympiad, keg toss, stein holding, carry the wench and corn hole. German beer, food and live music (including lots of polka). Admission is $10 for one day or $25 for the weekend with a VIP pass available and free general admission to Armed Forces members with ID.
Lantana Oktoberfest - Lake Worth, FL - Oct 7 to Oct 16, 2016
October 7-9 and October 14-16, 2016. 42nd Oktoberfest with two weekends of family fun. More than 35,000 visitors are expected over the course of the two weekends. Live music, dancers, food, beer and entertainment. Authentic German food includes Pork Schnitzel, rotisserie chicken, sauerkraut, potato pancakes, apple strudel, black forest cake and more. Original Hofbrau beer is served along with domestic beer and soft drinks. Schnapps and Jager also have samples and specials. This Florida Oktoberfest is held by the American German Club of the Palm Beaches on the second and third weekend of October. Adult admission is $8. Kids under 12 admitted free with paying adult. Location: 5111 Lantana Road, Lake Worth, FL 33463
Mount Prospect Oktoberfest - Mount Prospect, IL - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2016
St. Mary’s Oktoberfest - Alton, IL - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2016
Live music, games and silent auction. Keg tapping ceremony at 1 PM on Saturday. Beer from Warsteiner, Spaten, Paulaner and more. German and American food, too!
Batavia Oktoberfest - Batavia, IL - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2016
Sacramento Turn Verein Oktoberfest - Sacramento, CA - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2016
Eat, drink and dance like a German. Outdoor biergarten. Kid friendly activities.
Ocean Beach Oktoberfest - San Diego, CA - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2016
The 12th annual Ocean Beach Oktoberfest. This two-day eclectic, beachside festival will include a variety of exciting activities, contests and entertainment with proceeds benefiting local non-profit organizations. The event will kick off at 3:30 Friday afternoon with live music in the 21 and older beer garden. There will be a 2 for 1 happy hour Friday from 4:30 to 6:01. The Saturday morning festivities will kick off early with a Drill instructor workout on the beach, followed at 9 a.m. with the fifth annual OB Brat Trot, a fundraiser sponsored by the Ocean Beach Community Foundation with proceeds going towards local youth sports. All ages are invited to participate; registration is $25 per family (up to 6 participants) for the 2K Family Fun Run at 9 a.m. and $30 per person for the 5K Beach Run to follow at 10 a.m. Registration for the 5K Beach Run includes free entrance into the beer garden and two complimentary beers for runners 21 and older. New to the event this year, there will be a German microbrew tasting benefiting the Warrior Foundation Freedom Station. The special tastings dubbed “Poured with Courage” will be served by active and retired wounded service members on behalf of the Warrior Foundation Freedom Station, which will share in the proceeds. Tasting tickets are $30 and will be sold online at www.OBOktoberfest.com prior to the event and at the gate as long as they last. Saturday will also include a free beachside all-ages stage with performances by an OB Oktoberfest band, along with a food and craft vendor area on the Veterans Plaza lawn. Beer garden entertainment will include live music; the annual Sausage Toss Competition for a $1,000 cash prize; and bratwurst-eating, stein-holding and other competitions.
Oktoberfest at Fairplex - Pomona, CA - Oct 7 to Oct 29, 2016
The home of the L.A. County Fair brings you their Los Angeles Oktoberfest starting October 7th with beer, German food, Bavarian music, Games and the chicken dance. Admission for adults is $5. It’s 21+ only on Friday-Saturday.
Great Alaska Beer Train - Anchorage, AK - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Auburn University Oktoberfest - Auburn, AL - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Alexander City Oktoberfest - Alexander City, AL - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Oktoberfest for Parkinson’s - Phoenix, AZ - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Old World Oktoberfest - Peoria, AZ - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Meriden Turner Society Oktoberfest - Meriden, CT - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
A smoked pork chop dinner with live music and bavarian dancers performing. Music of the Joe Unger Band. Event starts at 5:00 pm. $25 per person.
Manning Oktoberfest - Manning, IA - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
German food, polka music, dance lessons and Hausbarn tours. 5 PM keg tapping with Home Brew contest followed by German music and dancing from 7-10:30 PM.
Swine and Stein Oktoberfest - Gardiner, ME - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
A street party on Water Street in Gardiner to celebrate Maine craft beer, Maine musicians, and Maine pork products. If Oktoberfest had its history rooted in Maine, this is how the worldwide party would go. Location: Water St, Gardiner, ME 04345
Oktoberfest Lisbon - Lisbon, ND - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Fourth annual event.
Piedmont Oktoberfest - Lincoln, NE - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Attitash Oktoberfest - Bartlett, NH - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2016
Annual Attitash Oktoberfest to Bear Peak at Attitash Mountain Resort on Columbus Day Weekend. It features German music, food, and a biergarten with local breweries. They are having a stein hoist competition on both days and a keg toss contest once again. Children’s activities will include bouncy house, climbing wall, inflatable adventure course, slackline, kinderplatz and cornhole deck. In the past, there has been an annual Hills & Hops 5K Trail Run on Saturday to benefit the Attitash Alpine Education Foundation. Location: 775 U.S. 302, Bartlett, NH 03812
White Mountain Oktoberfest - Lincoln, NH - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2016
Loon Mountain Resort hosts this Oktoberfest with beer, bratwurst, and Alpiner Oom-pah Band. Contests have included children’s games, cornhole tournament, water balloon tossing, stein holding and keg toss. In the past, they have had a climbing wall, bike rentals and bungee trampoline. It’s the final weekend of their summer attractions, and timed to coincide with peak foliage season. Location: 60 Loon Mountain Rd, Lincoln, NH 03251
Vinita Oktoberfest - Vinita, OK - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
The Holy Ghost Catholic Church hosts the Vinita Oktoberfest on the second Saturday in October. Enjoy German brats, local entertainment, crafts, children’s games, pony rides, and a silent auction. Location: 120 West Sequoyah, Vinita, OK 74301
Widmer Brothers Oktoberfest - Portland, OR - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Oktoberfest - Pacific City, OR - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Oktoberfest celebration and fund raiser at the Kiawanda Community Center, October the 8th in Pacific City Oregon. Proceeds will go towards the Community Center and to local arts/athletics. Kids arts and craft table, Alpine dancers, petting zoo from 11-1. Bavarian music, local beer and authentic German cuisine until 8 Saturday night.
Xfinity Live Xtoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
For those not familiar with the venue, XFINITY Live! is the sports entertainment venue located next to the Wells Fargo Center and across the street from Citizens Bank Park.
Lansdale Oktoberfest - Lansdale, PA - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Children’s apple bobbing, potato sack races, the pie eating contest, and the Masskrugstemmen (for adults) in addition to live music and German dancers.
Florence Oktoberfest - Florence, SC - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Aberdeen Oktoberfest - Aberdeen, SD - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Oktoberfest Memphis - Memphis, TN - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Bennington Oktoberfest - Bennington, VT - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
The North Bennington Oktoberfest hosted by the Norshaft Lions and Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce at Colgate Park. It will have live music as well as Bavarian food, Oktoberfest beer, family activities and arts & craft vendors. Admission is $5.
Harpoon Oktoberfest Vermont - Windsor, VT - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2016
The Windsor brewery of Harpoon hosts its Vermont Oktoberfest a week after the festivities end at their Boston brewery. There will be lots of Harpoon beer, live oompah music, chicken dancing, keg bowling, fall foliage and the Harpoon Oktoberfest race. No RSVP required. $15 cover charge includes 1 Harpoon beer ticket or non-alcoholic beverage tickets. $5 discount on admission for Friends of Harpoon. Children under 12 admitted free with adult. Plenty of free parking in fields surrounding event.
Mount Snow Oktoberfest & Harvest Art & Craft Festival - West Dover, VT - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2016
Vermont Chamber of Commerce called this a Top 10 Fall Event in 2014. The 19th Annual Mount Snow Oktoberfest will feature German beer, cuisine, and games for kids and adults. It’s the 43rd Annual Arts & Crafts Fair too. Children’s games in the kids zone include bean bag toss, bouncy house and pumpkin painting. An apple sling shot and the schnitzel toss mean there are plenty of activities for kids at this family friendly event. Selection of beer from at least twenty-five different German and domestic breweries.
West Seattle Rotary Oktoberfest - Seattle, WA - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
German & local beer, authentic German food, and Oompah band. Net proceeds support the Rotary Club of West Seattle charitable projects.
Lake Geneva Oktoberfest - Lake Geneva, WI - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
The 25th annual Oktoberfest. It is a family fall festival with live music, food, craft booths, wagon hayrides, pony rides, bouncy castle and other kids activities. Don’t miss the great pumpkin giveaway! Free shuttle pickup and drop off from select parking locations. This street festival is located in Southeast Wisconsin ninety minutes from downtown Chicago. Location: Downtown Lake Geneva
Oktoberfest Fundraiser - Evansville, WI - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Antigo Oktoberfest - Antigo, WI - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Cedarburg Oktoberfest - Cedarburg, WI - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2016
9th annual event. Celebrate the ethnic heritage of the area with oompah music from authentic German bands, dancing, food and specialty beers. A huge tent is erected for the festival and a wooden dance floor allows you to polka. Specialty beers from Hofbrau, Hacker Pschorr, Leinenkugel and Bluemoon. Authentic German dinners include wiener schnitzel, bratwurst, currywurst and other dishes. Live entertainment includes the Pommersche Tanzdeel Dancers, Tuba Dan, the Alte Kameraden Band, D’ Lustig’n Wendlstoana Dancers and the Cedarburg Civic Band. Live Glockenspiel show every two hours. Contests and games available for all ages including a sheepshead tournament (Sunday), best Lederhosen/Dirndl contest, sauerkraut eating contest and German Spelling Bee. Cars owned by members of the Milwaukee Region Porsche Club of America will also be displayed from Noon to 3 PM on Sunday. There are also many art exhibits within walking distance of the festival. Free admission and parking. It runs from 11 AM to 8 PM on Saturday and 10 AM to 5 PM on Sunday. Note: pets are not allowed on the festival grounds. Location: Community Center Parking Lot (W63 N641 Washington Avenue)
Oktoberfest Pipestem - Pipestem, WV - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Bramwell Oktoberfest - Bramwell, WV - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
West Virginia Public Theatre’s Oktoberfest - Morgantown, WV - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Durango Oktoberfest - Durango, CO - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2016
Beer, food and music hosted by the San Juan Citizens Alliance. Pub crawl of local breweries and kids can enter the Children’s Museum air castle, get their face painted and enjoy kids crafts.
Oktoberfest By the Bay - Texas City, TX - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Memorial Lutheran Church will hold its 16th annual event from 11am to 6pm. There will be German food, cold beer, silent auction and raffles. For kids, there will be games, face ainting, train rides, moonwalk and slides.Free admission and parking.
Ouray Oktoberfest - Ouray, CO - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Beer, brats, polka fun, evening fireworks, and the Annual Jeep Raffle all make for a great day of fun.
Founder’s Day Oktoberfest - Jeffersonville, NY - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2016
Texas Renaissance Festival Oktoberfest Weekend - Todd Mission, TX - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2016
German music, dancing, bratwurst and steins of beer take over the Texas Renaissance Festival for the second weekend in October. Keg tapping, parade, and three contests for stein holding, bratwurst eating and the Bavarian costume contest. Location: 21778 FM 1774, Todd Mission, TX 77363
Hartford Saengerbund Oktoberfest - Newington, CT - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
The Hartford Saengerbund will host an Oktoberfest party from 2 p.m. “until it’s over” on Saturday, Oct. 8, inside and outside of its clubhouse at 719 North Mountain Road, Newington, CT. Come dine on a variety of wursts, sauerkraut, potato salad and more. A variety of Oktoberfest beers and other beverages will be available. Live music will be performed by Scha-Musi and Tommy on the Tuba. Admission is $5 and children under 12 get in free. This event will be held rain or shine.
Oktoberfest Charleston - Charleston, SC - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2016
The Community Outreach center at St. Matthew’s Lutheran church is having an Oktoberfest fundraiser to support community ministry programs. Oct. 8 & 9,2016 from 3:00-8:00pm Admission is $20 including entertainment, full German dinner and kinder activities! Holy City brewery will be onsite. Purchase tickets online at oktoberfestcharleston.com or visit them on Facebook, OktoberfestCHS. St. Matthew’s is located at 405 King St. Charleston,SC 29403.
Upper Main Line Oktoberfest - Paoli, PA - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Rotary Club of the Upper Main Line’s Annual Oktoberfest is a family-friendly event. We have games, pumpkin decorating, face painting, and bouncy-houses for the kids, plus live music, dancing, bratwurst, and a great beer selection (including Victory Oktoberfest) for kids-at-heart. 100% of the proceeds go directly to charity projects and donations. Locally, we support organizations like ACLAMO, ARC of Chester County, Community Volunteers In Medicine, Philabundance, and T&E Cares. We also support Rotary International initiatives such as disaster relief, food and medical services, and the fight to end polio. Admission: $8 advance, $10 at the door – Kids under 21 free with paying adult.
AmRhein’s Oktoberfest - Bent Mountain, VA - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Wine tasting, dancing, barrel rolling and riding competitions.
Frontier Culture Museum Oktoberfest - Staunton, VA - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
German food, beer garden, games and music at the Cochran Pavilion. Location: Frontier Culture Museum, 1290 Richmond Ave Staunton, VA 24401
Alliance Annual Oktoberfest - Williamsburg, VA - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Oktoberfest Reston - Reston, VA - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2016
The Reston Oktoberfest ran by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce includes live music, chili cookoff, food from local restaurants and seasonal beers on tap. Sunday is the Pumpkin 5K and Kid’s Pumpkin Dash.
FCW Oktoberfest - Somerdale, NJ - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Freedom Center for Wildlife’s biggest event this year… Oktoberfest is here! Join them and the Educational Ambassadors at Flying Fish in Somerdale, NJ. Best of the Wurst from Riverside will be providing delicious authentic German cuisine as you enjoy the best craft beer from Flying Fish. Free brewery tours. Tricky Tray Auction. Tickets are $35 through October 1. After 10/1 price pp is $40. Includes one generous platter and two specialty beers
Our Lady of the Lake Oktoberfest - Verona, NJ - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Seventh annual Oktoberfest under the grand tent in the OLL parking lot. Authentic German food, beer, wine, and live music. Festivities begin with ceremonial beer keg tapping. Advance tickets are $65 per person. Fourth annual Kinderfest under the tents in the Montrose Avenue parking lot is free but tickets are required for certain rides, games and crafts.
Morris Plains VFW - Morris Plains, NJ - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
We are holding a benefit Oktoberfest at the Morris Plains VFW on Saturday, October 8th from Noon til 6pm. Authentic German Music by Breitenbach, the Band, food, beer and games. Tickets are $25 prior to October 1st and $30 after the 1st. Tickets available for purchase online. Additional information or cash tickets by calling 201-704-9452. Event to benefit the Morris Township PBA and Community Hope, the leading non-profit saving veterans and veterans families from homelessness.
New Jersey’s Best Oktoberfest and Vendor Fair - Warren, NJ - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Duck Pond Oktoberfest - Demarest, NJ - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
35th annual craft show and Oktoberfest with German music, German food, inflatable games and canoe rides. Event is hosted by the Demarest Nature Center.
Asheville Oktoberfest - Asheville, NC - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
This Oktoberfest mixes Bavaria with Asheville. Local breweries, oompah band, Oktoberfest games and food. Only 3000 tickets will be sold. Ticket prices escalate as the event approaches (starting at $25 per person) and they expect them to sell out. Oktoberfest contests like the stein race and keg-rolling contest will be back, as well as new competitions to keep everyone on their toes. The Stratton Mountain Boys will be yodeling and playing Polka music on the stage. Location: Coxe Avenue, Asheville, NC
Dtown Oktoberfest - Durham, NC - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
The Little German Band and dancers will entertain with oompah music and dancing. Beer inside the Motorco decorated as a beer hall. Bratwurst and pretzels will also be available.
Sugar Mountain Resort Oktoberfest - Village of Sugar Mountain, NC - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2016
26th annual Oktoberfest with fall foliage and a weekend of festival activities. The Harbour Town Fest Band will be filling the area with live music and Bavarian atmosphere from the Oom Pah Band every afternoon. The Avery Smooth Dancers and the Mountain Laurel Cloggers will get you out of your seat and moving with them. Bavarian food will include bratwurst, knockwurst sauerkraut, pretzels, strudel and Spaten Oktoberfest beer. This is a family friendly event with arts & crafts and children’s fun center (including inflatable bounce houses and hay rides). Admission is free. Free parking with shuttle service. Pets are welcome if they are on a leash, but they will not be allowed inside or on the deck. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking views and fall colors with a ski chairlift ride. Round trip ride takes 45 minutes and costs $12 for a one-time ride or $25 for an all-day ticket.
Oktoberfest Massachusetts - Boston, MA - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
First Parish Canton’s Oktoberfest - Canton, MA - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Unitarian Universalist congregation in Canton MA will be holding an Oktoberfest event on Saturday, 8-October.
Oktoberfest Royal Oak Beer Fest - Royal Oak, MI - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Ciders and seasonals.
Old Dog Tavern Oktoberfest - Kalamazoo, MI - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Pink Pumpkin Oktoberfest - Ham Lake, MN - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Gull Lake Oktoberfest Pub Crawl - Gull Lake, MN - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Germanfest - Indianapolis, IN - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
8th annual celebration of German-American Day. German food, beer, strong man competition, 5k Lederhosen Run/Walk, Wiener Dog Races. ZwergenLand for Kids ($2) has play area, arts & crafts, bounce house, fishing pond, face painting and other activities. Two stages of entertainment from noon to 7 PM. Beer Games for teams of five members 21+ includes contests such as beer stein holding, cow toss, stein relay and grape stompede. Proceeds benefit Historic Athenaeum. Cost is still to be determined but last year it was $8-10. Location: 401 E. Michigan Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Traders Point Creamery Oktoberfest - Zionsville, IN - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
GAC Foundation Oktoberfest Run - Atlanta, GA - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Oktoberfest on the Beach - Indian Rocks Beach, FL - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
15th annual Oktoberfest with live music and dancing, art exhibit, and contests for stein carrying and keg throwing. Kinder fest has bounce house, face painting, clown, balloon artist and arts & crafts booths. Free admission. Location: Kolb Park, Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
Flora-Bama Oktoberfest - Pensacola, FL - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Avon Park Oktoberfest - Avon Park, FL - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
GIPA Oktoberfest - Miami, FL - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
GIPA’s 25th Annual Oktoberfest is family-friendly Oktoberfest and features carnival rides, game booths with prizes, German food and drink, delicious baked goods, entertainment, activities for kids, and more. Admission and parking are free. Tickets for rides/games/food are $1.00 per ticket.
Space Coast Oktoberfest - Palm Bay, FL - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2016
Palm Bay Regional Park 1951 Malabar Road just 6 miles west of I-95 & Exit 173! The Out West Party Zone! Sat 11am to 11pm, Sun 11am to 6pm. It’s an Oktoberfest & a Music Festival Combined! BIG kids zone, BEER, FOOD, Live on stage music, vendors, fireworks, camping and more!
Rotary Club of Quincy Oktoberfest - Quincy, IL - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Free admission and celebration of Quincy own German breweries. Visit Dick Brother brewery, enjoy live entertainment, dance in the streets, and lots of brats and food to eat.
Cotati Oktoberfest - Cotati, CA - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
10th annual event. Authentic German meal of bratwurst, potato salad, sauerkraut for $15 with Oktoberfest microbrews from Lagunitas Brewing Company available. Lots of contests including wiener dog races, tankard hold and beer stein race. Admission is free. Polka the night away on the dance floor.
Oktoberfest in Nevada City - Nevada City, CA - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Arbor Day Farm’s Oktoberfest - Nebraska City, NE - Oct 9 to Oct 9, 2016
Sugarbush Resort Oktoberfest - Warren, VT - Oct 9 to Oct 9, 2016
Family friendly event with live music, beer garden, German games and kid-friendly Bavarian buffet and activities.
Oktoberfest in Harvard Square - Cambridge, MA - Oct 9 to Oct 9, 2016
The 38th annual Oktoberfest attended by 200,000 includes legendary HONK parade, Sam Adams Beer Garden, 50+ international food vendors, multiple stages of live entertainment and sidewalk vendors along with family friendly
Maeystown Oktoberfest - Maeystown, IL - Oct 9 to Oct 9, 2016
Second Sunday in October. Arts, crafts and antique fair with german food.
Edelweiss German American Club of Redding Oktoberfest - Redding, CA - Oct 9 to Oct 9, 2016
San Pedro Square Market Oktoberfest - San Jose, CA - Oct 9 to Oct 9, 2016
Outdoor beer gardens with German beer and food, German Inspired Cocktails, San Jose’s largest chicken dance, Oktoberfest games, wiener dog races, and Mr. & Mrs. Oktoberfest contest. Kids are free!
Tupelo Oktoberfest - Tupelo, MS - Oct 13 to Oct 13, 2016
Banger’s Oktoberfest - Austin, TX - Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2016
Hot Springs Oktoberfest - Hot Springs, AR - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2016
Oktoberfest/Storyfest - Fairfield Bay, AR - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2016
Enjoy music, dancing, a Bier Garten, German food, and of course an Oompah-pah band. All the fun, food, and beer available. Admission is free.
St. Rose Oktoberfest - Anthem, AZ - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2016
The Saint Rose Phillipine Duchesne Catholic Church organizes this event. Bratwurst and soft pretzels. Friday night fireworks show. Huge children’s play area with bouncy houses and a rock wall. Saturday brings the car and motorcycle show as well as the singing competition.
Haus Murphy’s Oktoberfest - Glendale, AZ - Oct 14 to Oct 22, 2016
Saturday and Sunday only. German restaurant Haus Murphy’s in Glendale hosts an Oktoberfest celebration for two weekends in October. Last year: $40 for two 16 oz German draft beers, a food ticket for one German meal (choice of braised pork shank, German sausage, grillfleish or half chicken) and one German dessert (apple strudel or chocolate sauerkraut cake). Die Guggenbach Buam flies in from Germany for entertainment. Bierstein holding and alpenhorn blowing contest.
Crosstoberfest - Sun Valley, ID - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2016
This annual event in October combines a cyclocross race with a beerfest. The beerfest features around 100 beers from over 20 breweries. Beer festival garden is for 21+ only, but there are plenty of other acitivities for kids and families. An all access pass for Friday evening and Saturday is $25. Riders get discounted tickets to the festival with race registration. 2016 will be the 13th annual event.
Gretna Oktoberfest - Gretna, LA - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2016
Okto Beerfest - Lincoln, NE - Oct 14 to Oct 14, 2016
Celebrate their 23rd year with over 200 different beers from around the world, food from 20 to 30 top area restaurants and caterers, live auction and music featuring bag pipers.
Ruidoso Oktoberfest - Ruidoso, NM - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2016
The 35th Anniversary of the Ruidoso Oktoberfest, brought to you by the Special Events Resource Group and Admiral Beverage Corporation. There will be German food, beer, live German music, and dancing.
Cincinnati Craft Breweries’ Oktoberfest - Cincinnati, OH - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2016
Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest - Myrtle Beach, SC - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2016
The 9th Annual Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest at the Market Common. German food, Oktoberfest beer, live German music on Saturday and Sunday, kids games and activities. Pumpkin patch for kids, face painting, inflatables, and Oktoberfest steins. Over 20 vendors plus large selection of Oktoberfest beers.
Oktoberfest Columbia - Columbia, SC - Oct 14 to Oct 16, 2016
This Columbia Oktoberfest will have authentic German food, live oompah bands and lots of beer. Hosted by Incarnation Lutheran Church. Admission is free. Entertainment includes the German Friendship Folk Dancers, the Walhalla Bavarian Dancers, The German Connection Band and Die Lustigen Musikanten. Lunch and Dinner menu includes wiener schnitzel, jaegerschnitzel, weisswurst and bratwurst with sauerkraut, spaetzle, kartoffelsalat (potato salad) and more. Beers on Tap from Conquest Brewery, Carolina Brewery, Becks, Widmer and more. Location: 3005 Devine Street, Columbia, SC 29205
Our Lady of Lourdes Oktoberfest Artisan Fair - Milwaukee, WI - Oct 14 to Oct 16, 2016
Primarily an arts and crafts fair with handcrafted products and quality art, but it does offer a beer garden, entertainment, and food.
Okoberfest Dance - Rock Springs, WY - Oct 14 to Oct 14, 2016
Oasis Oktoberfest - Franklin Lakes, NJ - Oct 14 to Oct 14, 2016
Proceeds from this 13th annual Oktoberfest benefit OASIS – a haven for women and children.
Port St. Lucie Oktoberfest - Port St. Lucie, FL - Oct 14 to Oct 16, 2016
The German American Club of the Treasure Coast hosts this outdoor event with craft show, food vendors, entertainment and kids activities. Admission is Free. Opening ceremony and parade of flags on both Friday evening and Saturday.
Beaches Oktoberfest - Jacksonville Beach, FL - Oct 14 to Oct 16, 2016
Oktoberfest Miami - Miami, FL - Oct 14 to Oct 23, 2016
October 14-16 & 21-23, 2016. Hosted by the German American Social Club of Miami. It was started in 1958. German food and beer, dancing, free carnival rides and entertainment. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for ages 6-20 years old. Miami Dade employees receive free admission on Fridays with Miami Dade identification. Active military in uniform are free.
Sullivan Oktoberfest - Sullivan, IL - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2016
Includes beer tent, chili cook-off, 5K, Artoberfest & Wine Tasting, and free entertainment.
Eureka Springs Oktoberfest - Eureka Springs, AR - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016
Little Rock Oktoberfest - Little Rock, AR - Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2016
Hosted by the St. Edward Catholic Church & School.
Trackside Oktoberfest - Wilton, CT - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016
Enjoy live music featuring Dylan Connor and the Epic Poets, German food and beer, open bar, silent auction, raffles, free gifts and more! Event is 21 and over. Tickets are $55. Food and drinks are covered by admission price. Proceeds go to support Trackside Teen Center.
Oktoberfest Lawrence - Lawrence, KS - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016
Oktoberfiesta Fundraiser Charity Bash - Santa Fe, NM - Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2016
Oktoberfest Harvest Jamboree - Reno, NV - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016
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.
Union Station Brewery Oktoberfest - Providence, RI - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016
Oktoberfest in Old Town - Rock Hill, SC - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016
Oktoberfest in Old Town is a family friendly Bavarian styled street festival. It will be held on E. Main Street in Rock Hill, S.C. on Sat., October 15th from 4-9 P.M. There will be music from a strolling accordionist & the Foothills Oompah Band. The festival features the very popular “Wiener Dog Run” that benefits the York County Humane Society. Check website ( www.onlyinoldtown.com) for details. You will find German food & pastry, German beer and more. There’s a Kids Zone area along with assorted vendors. There’s no admission fee.
Chattanooga Oktoberfest - Chattanooga, TN - Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2016
The 15th annual event will have German food, bier garten with four dozen local and seasonal beers, oompah band, 5K run and car show.
Oktoberfest - Bellingham, WA - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016
6pm-10pm. A celebration of brews and bratwurst for a good cause! Local breweries and food vendors will be serving up their Oktoberfest specials,- you don’t want to miss out!
Elkhorn Oktoberfest - Elkhorn, WI - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016
The 11th annual festival is held on the third Saturday in October at Veterans and Pocket Parks in the downtown square. It runs from 9 AM to 5 PM. A block of Wisconsin Street will be closed down this year for a large stage and more food vendors. The wine and beer tasting starts at 11 AM and offers a commemorative mug and six tastings for $12. Over 100 crafters offer handmade items and antiques for sale. Free entry for classic car show from 11 AM to 2 PM but five non-perishable food items or a donation of $5 for the Elkhorn Food Pantry is encouraged. Have a fantastic ride? Be one of the first 100 cars to put yours on display on a first come, first served basis. Put your recipe against the best in the chili cook-off or taste all of the options for just $5. There’s also a 5K Bier Run/Walk, Beer Olympics and Cornhole Challenge.
Terra Cafe Oktoberfest - Morgantown, WV - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016
Niagara County Historical Society Oktoberfest - Niagara Falls, NY - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016
Knights of Columbus Schuhplatter Oktoberfest - Cheektowaga, NY - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016
Live Music by The Auslanders. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door.
Adirondack Brewery Oktoberfest - Lake George, NY - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016
Annual Oktoberfest with Authentic German food, live German music, games, and micro-brew tasting samples from 12 regional breweries from 1-5 PM. Oktoberfest costumes welcome! All inclusive tickets are $35 in advance. 100% of proceeds are donated to local North Country Ministry
German-Texan Heritage Society Oktoberfest - , TX - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016
Humpy’s Oktoberfest - Anchorage, AK - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016
Humpy’s Great American Alehouse hosts an annual Alaska Oktoberfest food and beer pairing with authentic German menu.
Middleburg Oktoberfest - Middleburg, VA - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016
Triad German Club Oktoberfest - Winston-Salem, NC - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016
This Winston-Salem Oktoberfest is hosted by the Triad German Club and includes live music, traditional German food and beer. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Food and beverage tickets are sold separate. Food includes items such as bratwurst, wieners, rippchen, sauerkraut, potato salad, homemade pastries and pretzel rolls. A portion of the proceeds benefit schools with German language and culture programs. Location: Millennium Center, 101 W. Fifth Street, Winston-Salem, NC
Mills River Oktoberfest - Arden, NC - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016
Oktoberfest House Party - Cashiers, NC - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016
The High Hampton Inn will host its seventh annual Oktoberfest House Party with a special menu of German food and German beer. Live music and costumed dancers complete the afternoon of German fun. Location: High Hampton Inn, 1525 Highway 107 South, Cashiers, N.C. 28717
Oktoberfest Amherst - Hadley, MA - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016
The second Octoberfest is scheduled to take place on Saturday October 15, 2016 & Sunday October 16th in case of rain. The event will take place 12 – 6 PM at the nonprofit Young Men’s Club in Hadley, MA. Proceeds will create two college funds for low income families in the area. We have upped our capacity to 2,000 people and we are also upgrading our marketing, media coverage, staging, and sound ten fold.
Applefest at Wachusett Mountain - Princeton, MA - Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2016
This event also has an Oktoberfest celebration with German cuisine, beer garden and live music.
Schell’s Oktoberfest - New Ulm, MN - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016
Between 11 am and 4:30 pm, enjoy German food, dancing, music and plenty of Schell’s Oktoberfest beer inside the beer tent. Lots of fun activities for kids. Tickets are $5, kids free. Tour the brewery for $3 on a first come, first served basis. Schell’s is America’s second oldest family owned brewery, started in 1860 by August Schell. It survived Prohibition and has been passed down through six generations of the family. They make German craft beer. In 2013, their Oktoberfest beer took home a bronze medal in the American-Style Lager category at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver.
Oktoberfest Boat Blast - Augusta, GA - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016
Villa Europa Oktoberfest Cruise.
Oktoberfest Atlanta - Atlanta, GA - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016
Las Olas Octoberfest - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016
Location: Huizenga Park, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Tierra Verde Oktoberfest - Saint Petersburg, FL - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016
Oktoberfest community party with market and beer garden.
Maine South Hawks Oktoberfest - Chicago, IL - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016
McHenry Sunrise Rotary Oktoberfest - McHenry, IL - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016
If you like beer, the place to be is Oktoberfest on Friday at the McHenry VFW Post from 6 – 11 p.m. Lots of craft brewers will be there to talk beer and offer tastings of their brews. Every admission includes a commemorative event mug, one free sausage with fresh chips and unlimited beer samplings. Raffles and tickets proceeds will benefit charity.
Vegan Oktoberfest - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016
LA’s 3rd annual unique, most festive and authentic Oktoberfest celebration. Our beer hall at LA Center Studios is in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. It features traditional Bavarian food, live Oompah bands, beer maidens, and of course, refreshing and delicious beer poured to perfection by dozens of great breweries. Come enjoy a taste of Germany while you make new friends and indulge to your heart’s desire. Since all the food and beer is vegan, you can experience a traditional Oktoberfest celebration with a clear conscience. Win prizes chicken dancing, stein holding, and wearing costumes. Tickets sell out so get yours early. Prost! Location: 450 South Bixel Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017.
Dana Point Oktoberfest - Dana Point, CA - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016
Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens Oktoberfest - Dunsmuir, CA - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016
Nipomo’s Best Oktoberfest - Nipomo, CA - Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2016
33rd annual Oktoberfest with Miss Nipomo Pageant, Battle of the Bands, live entertainment, bbq tasting and competition, beer and wine garden and kids activities. Event is outdoors and open to the general public. 11 AM to 5 PM on Saturday hours with live music from Steppin Out, Mean Gene Band and The Spaces Between. 11 AM to 4 PM on Sunday with the second annual Battle of the Bands and a BBQ competition with tasting. Kids area on Saturday and Sunday has pony rides, face painting, bounce house, petting zoo and mechanical rides. There’s also arts and crafts booths and the Dave Dana Memorial car show.
Oktoberfest in Campbell - Campbell, CA - Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2016
German foods, a variety of beers and ales, over 100 artisans and live entertainment. Attendance is generally 30,000.
Baxter & Associates Oktoberfest - Wichita, KS - Oct 17 to Oct 17, 2016
Tulsa Oktoberfest - Tulsa, OK - Oct 20 to Oct 23, 2016
This Oklahoma Oktoberfest has been running for more than 30 years. It’s been ranked one of the top Oktoberfest celebrations in the United States by several different media outlets. The Dachshund Dash, bier barrel races, a 5K and stein carrying and holding contests. Two bands from Germany bringing the party live music. Location: 2100 S Jackson Ave, Tulsa, OK
Onslow Oktoberfest - Jacksonville, NC - Oct 20 to Oct 22, 2016
The community fundraiser for Onslow Community Outreach includes live music and 5K run. Children’s area offers entertainment, amusement rides, games, micro racing, animal park and home improvement workbench/clinics. The festival was started in 2008. Location: Riverwalk Crossing Park, 421 Court Street, Jacksonville, NC
Walhalla Oktoberfest - Walhalla, SC - Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2016
The 36th Annual South Carolina Oktoberfest in Walhalla will have live music, food, Oktoberfest dancers, 5K road race, carnival rides, arts and crafts, and family friendly activities. Kids ride the carnival rides all day on Sunday for only $12! Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 3-10. Location: Sertoma Field Walhalla, SC 29691
Island Oktoberfest - Galveston, TX - Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2016
Authentic German food, live music, beer, games and more at this 35th annual Galveston Oktoberfest hosted by First Lutheran Church. It will run from 5 to 11 PM on Friday night and 11 AM to 11 PM on Satuday. Admission is free.
Oktoberfest at Marion Square - Charleston, SC - Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2016
Charleston’s German Heritage Societies will sponsor an authentic Oktoberfest on Friday, October 21st from 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM and on Saturday, October 22nd from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM in downtown Charleston on Marion Square. The two day Oktoberfest will feature “The Stratton Mountain Boys”, a traditional Bavarian entertainment group that performs authentic German music and dancing. German fare and beer will be available.
Richmond Oktoberfest - Richmond, VA - Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2016
48th annual family friendly event held indoors in the Old Dominion building, which is decorated with German flare. It claims to be the largest German-American festival in the state of Virginia, welcoming 5,000 over the two days. There is a large dance floor and stage for musical entertainment. Food options include Bratwurst, Knockwurst, Broiled Chicken, Pork Roast, Sauerkraut, pretzels and more.
Macon Octoberfest - Macon, GA - Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2016
The 2016 event was rescheduled for 2017.
Celebration Oktoberfest - Celebration, FL - Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2016
Hayrides, pumpkin painting, or stroll along the lakeside promenade. Leaves fall each day at 7, 8 and 9 p.m. Entertainment starts at 5:30. Parking and admission are free.
Top of the Bay Oktoberfest - Tampa, FL - Oct 21 to Oct 23, 2016
The Upper Tampa Bay Chamber Oktoberfest located at Tampa Bay Downs. German food, beer, arts and crafts, carnival, and contests including keg toss, stein holding and barrel rolling. Live music and dancing. Join 20,000 visitors to this long running tradition. Admission is $5. Kids and Military ID get in for free.
Oktoberfest Cape Coral - Cape Coral, FL - Oct 21 to Oct 30, 2016
October 21-23 and 28-30, 2016. 31st year for this Florida Oktoberfest hosted by the German-American Social Club of Cape Coral. Huge tent and outdoor biergarten with 3 stages and 2 dance floors enjoyment of non-stop live bands. German food and beer including sausage platters, bratwurst, schweinhaxen, potato pancakes and other items. Carnival area for kids has rides and games. There are also hand made crafts for purchase from the vendors and exhibitors. 5K run. Miss Oktoberfest pageant is held in July for ages 21 to 45. Tickets are priced at $5-6 with free parking. Children under 12 receive free admission.
LA Oktoberfest - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 21 to Oct 23, 2016
German food, beer and live music at this Los Angeles Oktoberfest. Tickets are $35 for regular admission and $100 for VIP admission. They feature Bavarian Dancers, a Silent Auction, a Stein Holding Contest, and a Magician show. They have an extensive list of some 35 beers and lagers to choose from. Location: 6021 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Arktoberfest - Arkadelphia, AR - Oct 22 to Oct 22, 2016
Arkansas craft beers, homebrew competition, catfish cook-off and family-friendly fall festival.
Red Rocks Oktoberfest - Sedona, AZ - Oct 22 to Oct 22, 2016
This Sedona Oktoberfest happens 4-9 PM on Saturday night. Local Arizona craft brewers will bring Oktoberfest beers. German style bratwurst, potato salad, and big pretzels! Music by Big Willie and the Polka Meisters. Entry is $25 and a portion of the proceeds benefits the Rotary Club of Sedona Rocks and the STEM program at Sedona Oak Creek School District.
German-Acadian Coast Historical and Genealogical Society Oktoberfest - Destrehan, LA - Oct 22 to Oct 22, 2016
Sodak Stamm Oktoberfest - Menno, SD - Oct 22 to Oct 22, 2016
A german buffett with entertainment at the Menno City-School Auditorium. Tickets are $20. Date is accoding to the South Dakota Magazine.
Buffalo Oktoberfest - Buffalo, WV - Oct 22 to Oct 22, 2016
Swain Oktoberfest - Swain, NY - Oct 22 to Oct 22, 2016
AustOberfest - Austin, TX - Oct 22 to Oct 22, 2016
All you can eat sausage and bier tasting event. Celebrate your German heritage in Central Texas with German beer, sausages, live music and bowling!
Muenster Oktoberfest - Muenster, TX - Oct 22 to Oct 23, 2016
Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival - Virginia Beach, VA - Oct 22 to Oct 23, 2016
50 breweries will offer samples of craft beer. Live music also.
Sea Isle City Oktoberfest - Sea Isle City, NJ - Oct 22 to Oct 22, 2016
Location: Excursion Park – JFK Blvd. & Pleasure Avenue
Wilmington Oktoberfest - Wilmington, NC - Oct 22 to Oct 23, 2016
This 13th Annual Oktoberfest will include authentic German food and beer, wiener dog races, live music and kids zone. Admission is $5.
Chatham Oktoberfest - Chatham, MA - Oct 22 to Oct 22, 2016
Held at Kate Gould Park is this Oktoberfest with great beers, bratwurst, cupcake contests, kid’s games, and Pumpkin People in the Park. Event takes place between 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The huge pumpkin people will remain on display through Halloween.
Ruttgers Oktoberfest - Deerwood, MN - Oct 22 to Oct 22, 2016
The Oktoberfest will have dinner shows, arts & crafts fair, kids activities and polka dancing. The tentative schedule has a harvest buffet dinner show with live music by the Concord Singers and Alpensterne. Saturday and Sunday both start off with a breakfast buffet. On Saturday, over 150 vendors will take part in the Arts & Crafts Fair. Live music and entertainment will happen in two tents and there will be children’s activities in the Kids’ Kamp building. Eat dinner at the buffet featuring German music and end the evening with a free admission polka dance. Held at Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge, which has been inviting guests to the lake and their resort for five generations of the Ruttger family since it opened in 1898.
Yucca Valley Oktoberfest - Yucca Valley, CA - Oct 22 to Oct 22, 2016
This annual event will have music by the Kalifornia Krauts, games and contests for all ages. Food and beer of course. Runs from 3:00 to 9:00 PM Presale tickets available online as the event approaches or contact Wanda at the chamber office (760)365-6323.
Aliso Viejo Oktoberfest - Corpus Christi, CA - Oct 22 to Oct 22, 2016
Oktoberfest at Nature Friends - Sierra Madre, CA - Oct 23 to Oct 23, 2016
A German themed potluck (bring your favorite dish!), dance demonstrations and other fun. $5 suggested donation.
Marshwood Education Foundation Oktoberfest - Eliot, ME - Oct 28 to Oct 28, 2016
Back again is the annual Oktoberfest fundraiser for the Marshwood Education Foundation. Appetizers and desserts from local chefs, live music, DJ, dancing and live auction with games and prizes. Activities kick off at 7:00 pm.
Mountain Lake Oktoberfest - Pembroke, VA - Oct 28 to Oct 28, 2016
A Bavarian Bash and Harvest Festival with German food and beer, live music and family friendly entertainment. Reservations required. $10 cover charge.
Oktoberfest Goodyear - Goodyear, AZ - Oct 29 to Oct 29, 2016
Remsen Oktoberfest - Remsen, IA - Oct 29 to Oct 29, 2016
It’s their 43rd annual celebration of the community’s Luxembourg & German heritage. The event historically includes beer keg tapping, all you can eat German feast, and children’s Bavarian costume and dance contest. Always held on the last Saturday in October.
Plattdeutsche Vereen Oktoberfest - Seattle, WA - Oct 29 to Oct 29, 2016
Los Osos Oktoberfest - Los Osos, CA - Oct 30 to Oct 30, 2016
38th annual Oktoberfest and 11th Annual Car Show by the Bay. Starts with a 4-Mile run and pancake breakfast. There’s a beer garden, arts & crafts, children’s activities, music and live entertainment. Music includes Natural Incense, Soul Sauce, Stereo Steve, and Tony Harmon. Admission is free to this event.
Wurstfest - New Braunfels, TX - Nov 4 to Nov 13, 2016
A celebration of German culture with food, German, Texan and domestic beer, live music and Bavarian entertainment, dancing, carnival rides and games.
GTV Almrausch Oktoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Nov 5 to Nov 5, 2016
Authentic German dance club music and dancing beginning at 7 pm. The bar and wonderful food open at 6 pm. Have a beer and have a bratwurst, HAVE A BALL ! Another chance for lederhosen, laughter, and libations. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Tables of ten are available. Free parking. Will update with exact date when posted online.
ASH Oktoberfest - Chandler, AZ - Nov 6 to Nov 6, 2016
The Arizona Society of Homebrewers annual Oktoberfest.
Clarksville Oktoberfest – Clarksville, TN – October 2-3, 2015
Live music, German dancers, chicken dance as well as food and drink at this 35th annual Bavarian style Oktoberfest. Location: Clarksville Speedway, 1600 Needmore Rd Clarksville, TN 37040
Oktoberfest – Knoxville, TN – Oct 15-17, 2015
South Main Oktoberfest – Memphis, TN – Sept 27, 2015
If you find that these Oktoberfests aren’t up to par, try the largest Oktoberfest festivals in the United States for the most popular and attended celebrations of German heritage. You should also look at the surrounding states that also celebrate Oktoberfest: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.
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.
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