Oktoberfest in Louisiana

Have some fun in 2019 at an Oktoberfest in Louisiana.  The state may only have 400,000 citizens with German heritage but if there is one thing we know about the people of New Orleans – they love a good party! So I wouldn’t be surprised if there is a substantial increase in the number of people claiming German ancestry during September and October. You can look for them at one of these Louisiana Oktoberfest festivals:

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2019 Events

Gretna Oktoberfest - Gretna, LA - Sep 28 to Sep 30, 2018

Deutsches Haus Oktoberfest - New Orleans, LA - Oct 5 to Oct 20, 2018
This New Orleans Oktoberfest is quite a party! It is open Friday and Saturdays in October. They are open from 8:00 am through 11:30 pm. They feature authentic German music, foods, and beverages. Lots of fun activities throughout the day.

Roberts Cove Germanfest - Roberts Cove, LA - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2018
Roberts Cove is a small community that celebrates its German heritage with this annual festival the first weekend of October. Authentic German food, German beer on tap, live entertainment and family friendly environment with children’s activities. In conjunction with the event, they run a home brew contest sanctioned by the American Homebrew Association. The event is sponsored by the Roberts Cove Germanfest Association. Past attractions and entertainment have included live music by German bands and folk singers, an antique farm equipment display, blacksmith demonstrations, folklore presentations and the German Heritage Museum. Location: 7212 Roberts Cove Road, Rayne, LA 70578

Shreveport Oktoberfest - Shreveport, LA - Oct 20, 2018

German-Acadian Coast Historical and Genealogical Society Oktoberfest - Destrehan, LA - Oct 20, 2018

Some of these Oktoberfest parties might be on the smaller side. You should check the lists of nearby states that also celebrate Oktoberfest: Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas.

 

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Past Events

Gordon Biersch - New Orleans, LA - Sep 14, 2016
Their Fest Bier Tapping Octoberfest party is happening Sept. 14th.

Gretna Oktoberfest - Gretna, LA - Sep 28 to Sep 30, 2018

Deutsches Haus Oktoberfest - New Orleans, LA - Oct 5 to Oct 20, 2018
This New Orleans Oktoberfest is quite a party! It is open Friday and Saturdays in October. They are open from 8:00 am through 11:30 pm. They feature authentic German music, foods, and beverages. Lots of fun activities throughout the day.

Roberts Cove Germanfest - Roberts Cove, LA - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2018
Roberts Cove is a small community that celebrates its German heritage with this annual festival the first weekend of October. Authentic German food, German beer on tap, live entertainment and family friendly environment with children’s activities. In conjunction with the event, they run a home brew contest sanctioned by the American Homebrew Association. The event is sponsored by the Roberts Cove Germanfest Association. Past attractions and entertainment have included live music by German bands and folk singers, an antique farm equipment display, blacksmith demonstrations, folklore presentations and the German Heritage Museum. Location: 7212 Roberts Cove Road, Rayne, LA 70578

Shreveport Oktoberfest - Shreveport, LA - Oct 20, 2018

German-Acadian Coast Historical and Genealogical Society Oktoberfest - Destrehan, LA - Oct 20, 2018

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 Louisiana in fall:

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

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