Oktoberfest in Arkansas

Our list of 2017 celebrations of Oktoberfest in Arkansas.

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2017 Events

Little Rocktoberfest - Little Rock, AR - Sep 23, 2017
Location: Dickey-Stephens Park, 400 West Broadway, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114

Oktoberfest/Storyfest - Fairfield Bay, AR - Oct 7, 2017
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.

Rogers Oktoberfest - Rogers, AR - Oct 7, 2017
A whole day of food, music and fun for the family. Enjoy the sounds of the Oom-pah-pah bands and Hammerschlagen, the scents of bratwurst and pretzels!

2016 Events

Dickson Street Oktoberfest - Fayetteville, AR - Sep 18, 2016
Held at Walton Arts Center

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.

American Legion Post 341 Oktoberfest - Bella Vista, AR - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2016

Hot Springs Oktoberfest - Hot Springs, AR - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2016

Eureka Springs Oktoberfest - Eureka Springs, AR - Oct 15, 2016

Little Rock Oktoberfest - Little Rock, AR - Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2016
Hosted by the St. Edward Catholic Church & School.

Arktoberfest - Arkadelphia, AR - Oct 22, 2016
Arkansas craft beers, homebrew competition, catfish cook-off and family-friendly fall festival.

We hope you enjoy these celebrations of Oktoberfest. Arkansas residents: Let us know which one you like the best!

Given the limited number of festivals celebrating Oktoberfest in Arkansas, I’m recommending that you also look at the list of large Oktoberfest celebrations in the United States as well as the surrounding states which also have Oktoberfest parties: Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.

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.

Find other fun things to do in Arkansas in October:

Arkansas Festivals
Arkansas Corn Mazes
Arkansas Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in Arkansas
Arkansas pumpkin patches

7 thoughts on “Oktoberfest in Arkansas

  1. Dunkelbrau says:

    Hot Springs used to have a great Oktoberfest – started in 1972 ( as I recall) and hosted in the old Civic Center, which was perfect – big, round, two Oompah Bands, lots of beer and people – and nice and loud – perfect for the Chicken Dance. It was moved into one of the rooms of the expanded Civic Center in the 90’s and always had a great turnout – but it seemed that the Powers that Be began to sabotage the festival – first, not even hiring a Oktoberfest band one year, just some local rock and roll group, and playing Polka on a recording during the band intermission – it was terrible , finally moving it to an outdoor facility, under an inappropriate picnic shelter at an amusement park just outside Hot Springs, and finally to a cramped tent that couldn’t accommodate the participants in the parking lot of the post office off Grand Ave. I guess it’s gone, but it was really entertaining back in the 70’s and 80’s.

    • Dunkelbrau says:

      I invited an acquaintance to Oktoberfest once – he refused since his church didn’t allow drinking alcohol – I told him he and his didn’t have to touch a drop of that delicious brew – but he refused anyway – guess you gotta be on the German/Irish side of things to enjoy life !!

  2. Ernie says:

    Oktoberfest is coming back to Hot Springs, — it is scheduled as a two day event. Should be hearing more about it the next few months.

  3. Susan Thomas says:

    The Friends of Cherokee (Village) Animals , a non-profit organization that strives to improve the lives of homeless animals, will once again have a booth at HarvestFest 2016. Please join us on Saturday, October 1st, from 1:00 ’til 10:00 p.m., to learn more about our efforts and the adoptable cats and dogs at the Cherokee Village Shelter.

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