Oktoberfest Dates

Here are the dates for the next few Oktoberfests so that you can plan your trips to Munich.

Oktoberfest 2020 and 2021: Canceled due to COVID
Oktoberfest 2022 : September 17 – October 3, 2022
Oktoberfest 2023 : September 16 – October 3, 2023
Oktoberfest 2024 : September 21 – October 6, 2024
Oktoberfest 2025 : September 20 – October 5, 2025
Oktoberfest 2026 : September 19 – October 4, 2026

Enjoy Oktoberfest in Munich


Want to know a bit more about how the Oktoberfest dates are selected? Well, read on!

The original Oktoberfest in 1810 was celebrated five days after the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on October 12th. In 1835, on the 25th anniversary, Oktoberfest was extended to include a week of festivities. Originally held on October 17th, the celebrants decided at the end of the 19th century to move Oktoberfest a bit earlier in order to take advantage of more favorable weather in September. It now starts the third weekend in September (or 16 days prior to the first Sunday in October) and concludes on the first Sunday of October, unless the first Sunday is October 1st or 2nd, in which case the festival is extended until October 3rd.

Are you looking for the dates of an Oktoberfest in the United States? We compile an extensive list every year: find an Oktoberfest here.

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4 thoughts on “Oktoberfest Dates

    • Mr. Funtober says:

      I haven’t seen anything and their website still has the 2011 schedule. I just posted on the Steamworks Brewing Company Facebook page asking if anyone knows. Hopefully someone will get back to me.

      Update: It’s September 16th. Beer week runs until September 24th. It’s on the Durango calendar of events.

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