Oktoberfest in Kansas 2021

Celebrate fall at a Kansas Oktoberfest in 2021 and enjoy the music, cuisine and beer of Germany with your friends and family. If you live near Kansas City, Topeka or Wichita, be sure to mark your calendar so that you don’t miss the fun at your local German beer festival.

Last Major Update:

At this point we have checked for 2021 dates on all Oktoberfest events. Some websites had not been updated at all for this year, but where a date was available or a cancellation confirmed, we've updated our listing. We hope you find a fantastic event near you, and Prost!
All events showing 2021 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, weather/natural disasters, or other reasons. 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!

2021 Events

Party on the Plaza - Wichita, KS - Sep 18, 2021
An annual themed party to raise funds for student scholarships at Newman University.

Blocktoberfest - Paola, KS - Sep 18, 2021
Named for the rural community of Block, and held on the grounds at Trinity Lutheran Church

St John’s Oktoberfest - Lawrence, KS - Sep 25, 2021
Live German band as well as kids games. 26 kegs of beer from 4 different Paulaner beers, and Angry Orchard Crisp Hard Cider. Looks like beer starts at 3 PM and food starts at 4 PM. Since 1997.

Fort Hays State University Homecoming/Oktoberfest - Hays, KS - Sep 27 to Oct 2, 2021
The annual Hays Oktoberfest from the Volga German Society. It will have german food, keg tapping and family friendly component. Held on Fort Hays State University Homecoming weekend. Oktoberfest is on Friday with the heritage celebration continuing on Saturday and Sunday (based on past history). Honor our Heritage events take place in a Beer Free Zone.

Oktoberfest Wichita - Wichita, KS - Oct 2, 2021
Celebrate the annual Oktoberfest held at Blessed Sacrament by running this traditional and festive 5K race. Run through the scenic and historic College Hill neighborhood and finish smack dab in the middle of the Oktoberfest celebration. Featuring live music, kids play area and of course, German Beer and Food. All runners receive choice of brat or hot dog and beer (21 and older). Race swag includes a dri-fit tech shirt and some more goodies new this year!

Oktoberfest Stafford - Staffod, KS - Oct 2, 2021
There will be a parade, horseshoe tournament, scavenger hunt, antique tractor show, pumpkin decorating contest and cow patty bingo. They hold the largest wiener dog races in Kansas. There will be a food court, beer garden, stage entertainment and kid’s activities.

Baxter & Associates Oktoberfest - Wichita, KS - Oct 4, 2021
An annual event with delicious brats, bacon-wrapped doves, fine German Biers and wine hosted by a financial planning firm. You can RSVP via the “Register” button on their website.

There are Oktoberfest celebrations in these surrounding states: Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma.

 

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Past Events

Fairlawn Oktoberfest - Topeka, KS - Sep 28, 2019
Fairlawn Plaza holds an annual Oktoberfest event from 10:00 am until 8:00 pm under their huge 8000 square foot tent in the parking lot. Event is host by the German-American Club of Topeka.

Shawnee Oktoberfest - Shawnee, KS - Oct 4, 2019
The annual Oktoberfest runs from 5:30 PM on Friday. It will include entertainment and dancers. Family friendly with games for kids, Kinderhall and moonwalk. Cost: Admission is free.

Atchison Oktoberfest - Atchison, KS - Oct 5, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: The annual festival is sponsored by Atchison’s Junior Guild with over 100 booths of handmade arts & crafts. Aroma of German food from the United Methodist Church booth filling the fall air, plus other food booths. Volunteer musicians and other entertainers will perform throughout the day.

Oktoberfest Lawrence - Lawrence, KS - Oct 20, 2019

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.

Please don't drink and drive. We want everyone to get home safe. Use a designated driver or take public transportation. Uber and Lyft often offer ride credits for new users.

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.

Do you run one of the Oktoberfests listed? Feel free to send us additional information and we will add it. We apologize for any errors: send us corrections or updates if you find them! We also love to list new Oktoberfests, and have advertising solutions if you'd like to reach a wider audience.

Find other fun things to do in Kansas in fall:

Kansas Festivals
Kansas Corn Mazes
Kansas Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in Kansas
Kansas Pumpkin Patches

6 thoughts on “Oktoberfest in Kansas 2021

  1. Susan Pennington says:

    Horton KS October Fest is October 18th. There will be a car, truck and bike show on 8th and Central, Craft Show in the Blue Building at 7th and 1st Ave West. Kountry Kids Kettle Korn, a 5K walk run sponsored by the Horton High School Theatre Department, Book sale at the Horton Library, Pumpkin Decorating sponsored by Rainbow Communications. For more information you can contact Susan Pennigton at [email protected]

  2. Karon Cook says:

    Need a polka band to play Oct 24 in Topeka Kansas at the American Legion Post 400. from 1pm to 4pm.

  3. Matt says:

    They used to do two Oktoberfests in Hays. They both had beer. I know the FHSU one is still happening not sure about the other. It was called the Deutche Oktoberfest, but their site is mesed up

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