Oktoberfest in North Dakota 2021

Here’s your North Dakota Oktoberfest parties for 2021:

Last Major Update:

At this point we have checked for 2020 dates on all events. Some websites were still holding off on releasing a date, whereas other websites had not been updated at all for this year.
All events showing 2020 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. 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

Ashley Chamber Oktoberfest - Ashley, ND - Sep 25, 2021
8:00 – 10:00 Free Will Donation Pancake Feed Ashley Legion   10:30 Opening Ceremony Ashley Legion   Followed by Kids 3/4 Mile Root Beer Run Starts at Legion ends at Heritage Park $10 Registration – Provides cup, 5 tokens, and root beer chug at halfway mark Pre-Register @ Pop A Top or HCU   11:00 – 2:00 Food Vendors @ Legion Musical entertainment inside Legion -Hunter Heinrich -Damien Bender   11:00 – 4:00 Craft Vendors Ashley Public School Gym   Kids Activities…. Ashley School Gym Face Painting, German Learning Station, Root Beer Garden, Pumpkin Painting, Pretzel Necklaces, word searches, Coloring Contest   11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Biergarten Opens Outside the Ashley Legion $20 pre-order (Cup and 10 tokens) $25 day of $1 each additional token Pre-Register @ Pop A Top or HCU 1:00-3:00 Adult Games and Activities Location TBD Team – $5/member (4-6 members/team) Individual – $15 Pre-Register @ Pop A Top or HCU Oktoberfest 2021 Games – Wurst Toss, Stein Hoist, Horse Race, Beer Stein Race, Beer Chugging Contest, Kuchen Eating Contest Corn hole Tournament – Location TBD   3:00 – 4:00 Kids Games –   $5 Entry Scavenger Hunt, Horse Races, Musical Chairs Competition, Bean Bag Toss Competition Pre-Register @ Pop A Top or HCU   4:30 – 6:00 Ashley Sizzling Summer Days Bingo Ashley Legion   6:00 – 7:30 German Meal Ashley Legion – $15 Pre-Register @ Pop A Top or HCU   7:30 – 11:00 Dakota Rangers Ashley Legion

You should also check the lists of nearby states that also celebrate Oktoberfest: Minnesota, Montana, and South Dakota.


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Past Events

Jamestown Arts Center Oktoberfest - Jamestown, ND - Sep 14, 2019
The Arts Center in Jamestown holds an annual Oktoberfest bash, this year at Hansen Arts Park. It’s a full traditional cultural experience featuring German style food, beers and music. Costumes are encouraged. Tickets are available at local stores (see event website for more details).

New Leipzig Oktoberfest - New Leipzig, ND - Sep 27 to Sep 29, 2019

Hankinson Oktoberfest - Hankinson, ND - Sep 28, 2019
Hankinson breaks out the German food, beer and live music in late September for the annual North Dakota Oktoberfest. Events kick off with a walk/run and archery tournament. Oktoberfest starts at 10:45 AM with ceremony, beer tent and gaming. German food and live music. Little Miss Oktoberfest Pageant at 1 PM. Yodeling contest at 4:30 PM and fireworks at 8:30 PM. There’s also a kid’s playground area, marching band and tractor rides if the photos from the 2012 event are to be believed.

Napoleon Oktoberfest - Napoleon, ND - Oct 4, 2019

Muddy River Mashers Oktoberfest - Bismarck, ND - Oct 5, 2019
The Bismarck area homebrew club has an annual Oktoberfest event in early October where they share their brews with guests and compete for the best brew. 21+ to enter.

Pioneer Square Oktoberfest - Brocket, ND - Oct 25, 2019
Come for a meal and dance to Matt Hodek and the Dakota Dutchmen.

Oktober Fest Un Mandan - Mandan, ND - Sep 26, 2020
German food, beer tasting, live music, fall crafts, games/contests and scarecrow auction.

Oktoberfest Fargo - Fargo, ND - Sep 26, 2020
Downtown Fargo’s annual Oktoberfest includes a pub crawl, Running of the Wieners, costume contest, hot dog eating contest, bean bag tournament, beer sampling and live music. Location: Broadway between Main and NP Ave, Fargo ND


Find other fun things to do in North Dakota in fall:

North Dakota Festivals
North Dakota Corn Mazes
Haunted Houses in North Dakota
North Dakota Pumpkin Patches

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