You don’t need to live in a state with a ton of festivals in order to celebrate Oktoberfest. The handful of Delaware Oktoberfest celebrations should be enough for you to get your fill of German beer, food and fun.
We're gearing up for another year of awesome events! Check back closer to fall to see what we've found so far.
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Lewes Oktoberfest - Lewes, DE - Oct 6, 2018
The Lewes Chamber of Commerceâ€™s Historic Lewes Business Committee will sponsor their annual Oktoberfest.
Cheesetoberfest - Dover, DE - Oct 19, 2019
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: The stuff dreams are made of, if you dream about cheese! A grilled cheese and mac and cheese competition at Fordham & Dominion Brewing, with local restaurants battling for the title of Grand Cheezmo! An oompah band will provide the entertainment, brewery staff will be pouring the brews, and your $30 ticket gets you 3 beers, food samples, and a commemorative stein.
Delaware Saengerbund Oktoberfest - Newark, DE - Sep 17 to Sep 19, 2021
The party kicks off Friday night at 5, with the opening parade at 7. German specialties such as Bratwurst, Weisswuurst, Frankfurters, BBQ chicken, potato pancakes, pretzels and more, will be served, and live German music and a Bavarian dance group. Amusement rides and midway games will also be available. Admission is $9 per person.
OktDoverfest - Dover, DE - Oct 9, 2021
OktDoverFest features the best of local music, beer, wine, spirits and food. The festival is a celebration in downtown Dover to promote the small business community, support beautification of the city, and celebrate a traditional German rite of passage in a new and interesting way.
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