Category Archives: Oktoberfest

Columbus Day Weekend Festivals are Here!

This weekend is definitely going to be a busy one for fall festivals. Many communities have their fall festival scheduled for the first Saturday in October, and that’s tomorrow because of how the calendar fell this year. It is also Columbus Day weekend, so organizations which normally try to take advantage of the long weekend […]

Our Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Trip!

September always seems to fly by here at Funtober. In September, we’re usually putting the last minute touches on our fall festival information and racing against the clock to get the haunted houses, pumpkin patches and costumes updated for another Halloween. We would love to attend more Oktoberfests every year, but there simply isn’t enough […]

25 Funny Oktoberfest Event Names in U.S.

girls in drindls enjoying Mount Angel Oktoberfest

I am sure Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese never imagined the many unique and funny names that US cities choose as Oktoberfest names.  The Royal marriage occurred on October 12, 1810.  Now 200 years later the October celebration begins in Munich in September.  So ok a September festival named Oktoberfest seems a little funny.  Well […]

Don’t Miss The Top 10 Up-and-Coming Oktoberfests in 2014!

Monterey Bay Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest has a long and interesting history, dating back more than 200 years to the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen in Munich. Once confined to the Weisn, it has now spread around the country with celebrations from China to Brazil. In the United States, there are several that […]

Cleveland Oktoberfest Celebrates 10th Labor Day Weekend

Image of performers at Cleveland Oktoberfest.

Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds plays host to the 10th Annual Cleveland Oktoberfest this Labor Day weekend.  It runs August 29th through September 1st, 2014.  Admission is $10 above the age of 12.  Parking is free.  Location: Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, 164 Eastland Rd Berea, OH 44017 This Oktoberfest is meant to be a family event.  Children 12 […]

Oktoberfest Munich Throws Out Iconic Beer Tent

Image of front of Hippodrom beer tent in Munich.

The tradition laden Oktoberfest in Munich has banned the celebrity favorite Hippodrom Beer Tent from the 2014 festival.  After 111 years the Hippodrom is out and their spot on the Teresienwiese (fairgrounds) has been taken by proprietor Siegfried Able’s “Marstall” tent.  New Marstall beer tent takes Hippodrom’s spot at Oktoberfest. Hippodrom was famous for its celebrity […]

11 Oktoberfests You Will Miss If You Wait Until September

Image of performers at Cleveland Oktoberfest.

Imagine my surprise to wake up and find that Maysville, Kentucky has already had their Oktoberfest event.  I checked Funtober and found 11 Oktoberfest in August events.  Seems while this German harvest festival and wedding celebration started in October in 1810 it keeps creeping closer to summer each year.  Even Munich moved their event to […]

Sam Adams Oktoberfest Merges With Boston Calling

Image of Boston Calling Music Festival stage at night.

The Boston Calling Music Festival is a three day city wide celebration held at City Hall Plaza in downtown Boston.  This years event combines with the annual Sam Adams Oktoberfest to give us a huge event on September 5-7, 2014.  Boston Calling has always been one of the best music festivals in the country.  This […]

Funtober Welcomes 5 New Oktoberfest Events This Fall

Image of girls dancing at Oktoberfest.

We have been updating information on local Oktoberfest events around the USA.  Our list now includes these five inaugural Oktoberfest celebrations in Kent, El Paso, Madison, Crystal Lake, and Springfield.  All sound like lots of fun.  Check out our state by state listing of Oktoberfest events in the US. Sertoma Hosts Springfield Missouri Oktoberfest event […]

Alternative Rock Group Flobots Headlines Loveland Oktoberfest

Flobots music group play at Loveland Oktoberfest.

Now back for year four is the Loveland Oktoberfest 2014 held at Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson on Saturday, September 20th, 2014.  Northern Colorado sponsors keep making this Oktoberfest bigger and better every year.  The festivities begin at 11:00 am in the parking lot with Oktoberfest beers, foods and fun.   The music for the evening starts at 4:00 pm […]