Check out these festivals Oktoberfest 2020 in Arizona, including options in Phoenix and Tucson. With almost one million residents of German descent in Arizona, you can celebrate your German heritage in style at one of the many German festivals Arizona Oktoberfests listed below:
At this point we have checked for 2020 dates on all events. Some websites were still holding off on releasing a date, whereas other websites had not been updated at all for this year.
All events showing 2020 dates need to be verified to confirm that changes to the schedule were not made by the organizers after publication here, due to COVID-19. We do not run these events, and would hate for anyone to go out of their way only to find the event had been canceled after releasing a date. Please click through to the event website to confirm! Be safe and have a great fall!
Ales on the Rails - Clarkdale, AZ - Sep 15 to Oct 31, 2020
The Oktoberfest-style brews are produced in Arizona breweries. Beers may then be purchased during the railroad’s Fall Colors Tour, along with Verde Canyon Railroad’s own private-label beers from Sedona’s Oak Creek Brewing Company. $10 logo beer glass comes with five beer tastings. An optional lunch for $11 of grilled sausages, special-recipe potato salad and hot pretzels served with a variety of gourmet cheeses perfect for dipping.
Heber/Overgaard Oktoberfest - Heber-Overgaard, AZ - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2020
Annual Oktoberfest in the Pines held at Tall Timbers County Park. Classic car show, beer garden, anvil shoots, hay rides, and kids inflatables. There will also be over 60 arts and crafts vendors.
Flagstaff Oktoberfest - Flagstaff, AZ - Oct 3, 2020
Flagstaff will see its 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.
Four Peaks Oktoberfest @ Tempe Town Lake - Tempe, AZ - Oct 9 to Oct 11, 2020
ASH Oktoberfest - Chandler, AZ - Oct 10, 2020
The Arizona Society of Homebrewer’s annual Oktoberfest.
Once you have exhausted this list of Oktoberfest festivals, why don’t you try some of the celebrations in nearby states of California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and href=”http://www.funtober.com/oktoberfest/utah/”>Utah.
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Desert Rose Octoberfest - Glendale, AZ - Oct 20, 2018
Sierra Vista Oktoberfest - Sierra Vista, AZ - Sep 13 to Sep 14, 2019
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.
Brat Haus Oktoberfest - Scottsdale, AZ - Sep 21, 2019
Brat Haus is your full Oktoberfest headquarters! They offer a variety of different Bratwursts and European inspired food, including Haus-made pretzels. They always kick off Oktoberfest with a huge party, complete with stein holding contests, live polka bands, dancing and lots of other games and activities! All throughout Oktoberfest there will be food and drink specials including traditional German Festival Foods and all the great German Beers you can handle!
Lumberyard Brewery Oktoberfest - Flagstaff, AZ - Sep 21, 2019
Beer, music, food and contests with 100% of proceeds going to charity!
German Fest at Westside Lilo’s Cafe - Seligman, AZ - Sep 21, 2019
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.
Fountain Hills Oktoberfest - Fountain Hills, AZ - Sep 27 to Sep 28, 2019
Fountain Hills Oktoberfest celebrates adjacent to the Nations 4th tallest fountain with a band flown in from Germany, German food including footlong Brats, Sauerkraut and potato salad and of course German Beer. Kids can enjoy a play area with bounce houses FREE of charge. $5, 12 and under are FREE. Wear your Dirndl and Lederhosen for FREE entrance.
SanTan Oktoberfest - Chandler, AZ - Sep 27 to Sep 28, 2019
Runs from 3 PM to 11 PM. Typically includes beer, brats, live music/polka, stein races, keg rolling, tricycle races, keg contest, bratwurst eating contests and a beer pong tournament. $12 admission (kids 12 and under are free). Attendance is approximately 10,000 according to their sponsorship packet. Held at Dr AJ Chandler Park.
Haus Murphy’s Oktoberfest - Glendale, AZ - Sep 28 to Oct 26, 2019
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.
A Very Arizona Oktoberfest - Tucson, AZ - Sep 28, 2019
Enjoy Arizona brewed German-stule craft beers, German cuisine from Haus of Brats, food trucks and desserts, bounce castle, live music, stein hoisting contest, face painting, and more. Free admission.
Scottsdale Beer Fest – Oktoberfest Edition - Scottsdale, AZ - Sep 28, 2019
24 beer tastings from multiple breweries & more.
Brew and Brats Oktoberfest - Kingman, AZ - Oct 4 to Oct 5, 2019
Two day Oktoberfest hosted by the Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club. Local craft beer, German food, kids games and live bands. Held at Metcalfe Park (315 W. Beale St.) in Downtown Kingman. Admission is free.
Pedal Haus Oktoberfest - Tempe, AZ - Oct 4, 2019
The Oktoberfest hoopla begins with a stein holding competition and fan-favorite sausage eating contest, all accompanied by a live German polka band from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and festive Oktoberfest decor. Oktoberfest attire is encouraged for the party
Litchfield Park Oktoberfest - Litchfield Park, AZ - Oct 5, 2019
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. Admission: $10 for 12 and over. Food and drink are extra.
Scottstoberfest - Scottsdale, AZ - Oct 5, 2019
Local food trucks and vendors serving classic German food will be on-site serving up delicious dishes including bratwurst, sauerkraut and spatetzle. The event will feature Samuel Adams Oktoberfest beer plus giant interactive games, a cornhole tournament and stein hoisting contests will take place throughout the day. Winner of the stein hoisting contest will win a trip to Boston for a two night stay and tour of the Sam Adams brewery. 21+ event
Red Rocks Oktoberfest - Sedona, AZ - Oct 26, 2019
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!
We hope you enjoy these celebrations of Oktoberfest. Let us know below which one you've headed to and which one you like the best!
We have added maps with the locations of each Oktoberfest. We may not have had the exact location for each Oktoberfest so in some instances we have placed the marker in the general vicinity of the Oktoberfest. Be sure to get specific directions from another source and do not solely rely on our map at the moment. We have also noticed that the markers may not show up on some mobile browsers. We will work to sort out this bug in the future.
Please confirm dates, locations and activities available at the Oktoberfest before going. That's one reason that we provide a website address when we find one. We attempt to ensure that the information for each Oktoberfest is accurate but there are bound to be a few errors. If you let us know when you find one, we will fix it. In some cases, we may link to last year's event when information for this year is not yet available. Do not be fooled.
The festivals listed range in size. Some events may have hundreds of thousands of attendees. Others may have only a handful. We're sorry that we don't have more information about attendance numbers at the moment. We will do our best to add this information as time goes on.
Professionalism varies as well. Some Oktoberfests are professional operations with large budgets. Others are local operations run by volunteers. Do your due diligence before making plans to attend so that you know what to expect. We will happily publish information about your experience with any Oktoberfest so that our visitors will be better informed in the future.
Some Oktoberfests are more family friendly than others. If you have small children, look for an Oktoberfest that has activities for kids. Other events start out with family friendly activities and become more adult oriented as it becomes later in the evening.
Not all Oktoberfest celebrations will be authentic German festival experiences. Some may simply be an excuse to drink rather than celebrate German heritage. Some may call themselves Oktoberfest but provide local or seasonal beer rather than authentic German Oktoberfest beer. Be sure to consider the type of celebration that you are looking to attend when you pick your Oktoberfest.
Activities offered at each Oktoberfest varies. Some activities that you may find are parades, keg tapping ceremony, beer gardens, Miss Oktoberfest or costume contests, stein holding contests, bratwurst eating contest, chicken dance, wiener races, keg toss, live German bands and local entertainment, polka dancing and fairground games. Some Oktoberfest events will just have beer and brats.
We've got some other resources that would help you prepare for Oktoberfest as well. 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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