Apparently, Las Vegas is the only place in Nevada that knows how to party German style. With more than 300,000 residents with German heritage, Nevada citizens should be ashamed that I have discovered just two more Nevada Oktoberfest than I have in North Dakota. I expect that these Oktoberfests will be a little bit more of a party than the ones in North Dakota, though. So shorten your dirndl and party it up!
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Las Vegas Oktoberfests
Hofbrauhaus Oktoberfest - Las Vegas, NV - Sep 16 to Oct 29, 2016
The Las Vegas location of the classic German beer hall celebrates Oktoberfest with celebrity keg tappings on Friday and Saturdays in September and October. Past celebrities have included Siegfried & Roy, Holly Madison, Taylor Hicks and the Chippendales, among many others. Nightly food specials on traditional German dishes including bratwurst, schweinshaxe and schnitzel. Stein Holding contests on Friday and Saturday nights. There will also be live music from a traditional Bavarian band.
Beerhaus at the Park - Las Vegas, NV - Sep 30 to Oct 2, 2016
Topgolf Las Vegas Oktoberfest - Las Vegas, NV - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Las Vegas Oktoberfest - Las Vegas, NV - Oct 1 to Oct 16, 2016
The German-American Social Club of Nevada and the City of Las Vegas. October 1st and then October 15-16th.
Oktoberfest Pool Party - Las Vegas, NV - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2016
The Golden Nugget will hold its Oktoberfest pool party on Friday as part of its annual two day Fall Beer Festival. Admission to the Oktoberfest is free. Location: 129 E. Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89101
Oktoberfest Harvest Jamboree - Reno, NV - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016
A cultural and educational fair with live music, crafts and family activities. Held the same day but next door is the Bier Spielen (Beer Games), which is a bit more of a party. Teams of 2 or 4 compete in 9 games for prizes. Free craft beer to all entrants.
Oktoberfest Las Vegas October 17-18, 2015.
Location: Town Square location on the Las Vegas Strip.
Henderson Oktoberfest – Henderson, NV – October 24, 2015
Gordon Biersch Oktoberfest – Las Vegas, Nevada
Golden Biersch has, in past years at its brewpub, run a special menu in September and October inspired by traditional German Oktoberfest and Fall foods to coincide with the tapping of its seasonal Festbier.
If you are looking for a celebration that may be less hip and more German, take a look at the largest Oktoberfests in the United States for the most popular celebrations of German heritage. You should also check the list of nearby states that celebrate Oktoberfest: Arizona, California, Idaho, Oregon and Utah.
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.
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