Oktoberfest in Kansas

Celebrate fall at a Kansas Oktoberfest in 2018 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.

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2018 Events

Blocktoberfest - Paola, KS - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2018
Named for the rural community of “Block” and held on the grounds at Trinity Lutheran Church, this year’s festival will feature lots of fun activities and delicious food.

Shawnee Oktoberfest - Shawnee, KS - Sep 28, 2018
The annual Oktoberfest runs from 5 PM on Friday. It will include entertainment and dancers. Family friendly with games for kids, Kinderhall and moonwalk. Cost: Admission is free.

Fort Hays State University Homecoming/Oktoberfest - Hays, KS - Sep 28, 2018
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.

St John’s Oktoberfest - Lawrence, KS - Sep 29, 2018
Live German band as well as kids games. 26 Kegs of Beer from 4 different Paulaner beers, Free State Oktoberfest, and Angry Orchard Crisp Hard Cider. Looks like beer starts at 3 PM and food starts at 4 PM.

Oktoberfest Wichita - Wichita, KS - Sep 29, 2018
It is a community event sponsored by The Church of the Blessed Sacrament Men’s Club. It is an outdoor event taking place on Quentin Street. Enjoy beer, bratwurst and music while in the beer garden. Children can enjoy the inflatables, rides and games. Musical lineup features multiple bands. Rosstoberfest 5K kicks off the event and there is also a one mile fun run. Bid in the silent auction or live auction to win fun prizes. $11 wrist band for all you can ride amusement rides. $5 cover charge after 7 PM. Complete dinner plate is $7.50, with ala carte brats available in the beer garden for $2.50.

Fairlawn Oktoberfest - Topeka, KS - Oct 6, 2018
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.

Oktoberfest Stafford - Staffod, KS - Oct 6, 2018
There will be a parade, horseshoe tournament, scavenger hunt and an antique tractor show. Pumpkin decorating contest and cow patty bingo as well. They hold the largest wiener dog races in Kansas. There will be a food court, beer garden, stage entertainment and kid’s activities. Tanganyika Wildlife also puts on a show with exotic animals on the stage.

Oktoberfest Arts and Crafts Festival - Atchison, KS - Oct 6, 2018
The Junior Guild’s annual Oktoberfest with German food and music as well as more than 100 arts & crafts vendors. Event takes place all day Saturday. Several thousand attend the annual event along the outdoor mall.

Atchison Oktoberfest - Atchison, KS - Oct 6, 2018
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 13, 2018

Baxter & Associates Oktoberfest - Wichita, KS - Oct 15, 2018
An annual event with delicious brats, bacon-wrapped doves, fine German Biers and wine hosted by a financial planning firm.

Past Events

Little Apple Brewing Company - Manhattan, KS - Oct 1, 2016

Party on the Plaza - Wichita, KS - Sep 23, 2017
An annual themed party to raise funds for student scholarships at Newman University.

Blocktoberfest - Paola, KS - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2018
Named for the rural community of “Block” and held on the grounds at Trinity Lutheran Church, this year’s festival will feature lots of fun activities and delicious food.

Shawnee Oktoberfest - Shawnee, KS - Sep 28, 2018
The annual Oktoberfest runs from 5 PM on Friday. It will include entertainment and dancers. Family friendly with games for kids, Kinderhall and moonwalk. Cost: Admission is free.

Fort Hays State University Homecoming/Oktoberfest - Hays, KS - Sep 28, 2018
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.

St John’s Oktoberfest - Lawrence, KS - Sep 29, 2018
Live German band as well as kids games. 26 Kegs of Beer from 4 different Paulaner beers, Free State Oktoberfest, and Angry Orchard Crisp Hard Cider. Looks like beer starts at 3 PM and food starts at 4 PM.

Oktoberfest Wichita - Wichita, KS - Sep 29, 2018
It is a community event sponsored by The Church of the Blessed Sacrament Men’s Club. It is an outdoor event taking place on Quentin Street. Enjoy beer, bratwurst and music while in the beer garden. Children can enjoy the inflatables, rides and games. Musical lineup features multiple bands. Rosstoberfest 5K kicks off the event and there is also a one mile fun run. Bid in the silent auction or live auction to win fun prizes. $11 wrist band for all you can ride amusement rides. $5 cover charge after 7 PM. Complete dinner plate is $7.50, with ala carte brats available in the beer garden for $2.50.

Fairlawn Oktoberfest - Topeka, KS - Oct 6, 2018
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.

Oktoberfest Stafford - Staffod, KS - Oct 6, 2018
There will be a parade, horseshoe tournament, scavenger hunt and an antique tractor show. Pumpkin decorating contest and cow patty bingo as well. They hold the largest wiener dog races in Kansas. There will be a food court, beer garden, stage entertainment and kid’s activities. Tanganyika Wildlife also puts on a show with exotic animals on the stage.

Oktoberfest Arts and Crafts Festival - Atchison, KS - Oct 6, 2018
The Junior Guild’s annual Oktoberfest with German food and music as well as more than 100 arts & crafts vendors. Event takes place all day Saturday. Several thousand attend the annual event along the outdoor mall.

Atchison Oktoberfest - Atchison, KS - Oct 6, 2018
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 13, 2018

Baxter & Associates Oktoberfest - Wichita, KS - Oct 15, 2018
An annual event with delicious brats, bacon-wrapped doves, fine German Biers and wine hosted by a financial planning firm.

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.

There are Oktoberfest celebrations in these surrounding states: Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. I thought you would enjoy the larger festivals for Oktoberfest in the United States.

Whether you have found a festival to enjoy or you will be celebrating from home, Funtober has some other resources that will help you prepare for Oktoberfest. 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 Kansas in October:

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

6 thoughts on “Oktoberfest in Kansas

  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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