Celebrate at a local 2019 Oktoberfest in Pennsylvania. Here are the Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and other Pennsylvania Oktoberfest parties that we’ve found:Last Major Update: July
Alpine Oktoberfest - Honesdale, PA - Aug 16 to Aug 18, 2019
Held at the Alpine Wurst & Meat House, located in the Poconos region of Northeast Pennsylvania. It has been known for its delicious German sausages and other meats for more than thirty years. Kick off the Oktoberfest season under the Tent for a three day weekend in August that happens annually. Enjoy beer, food, dancing and live music under the Tent that seats more than 1,000 people. They also offer other events in fall for visitors to enjoy the German-American cuisine, including the Fall Schlachtfest Buffet at the end of October and the Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner in November. One-day and three-day passes are available for Oktoberfest.
Cannstatter Volksfest-Verein - Philadelphia, PA - Aug 31 to Sep 2, 2019
The popular Labor Day Oktoberfest in Philadelphia that kicks off the German celebrations here in the US returns for its 147th year. Three days of great food, fantastic entertainment, vendors, kids activities, singing & dancing, crafts, souvenirs & prizes, and more, running the Saturday-Monday of Labor Day weekend each year in the Northeast section of Philadelphia. One day ticket is $6, a two-day pass is $9, and a three-day pass is $11, and kids under 12 are free. The park opens at noon each day.
Bucks-Mont Oktoberfest - Warminster, PA - Sep 7, 2019
Saturday from 11 AM to 10 PM. German food, fun and beer! German music groups playing all day, soccer games, keg tapping ceremony plus fun for the kids including a moon bounce, clowns, face painting, kickball, hayrides, arts & crafts, obstacle course and playground. Rain date is Sunday.
Boyertown Oktoberfest - Boyertown, PA - Sep 20 to Sep 21, 2019
Highlights include German music, dancers, beer, food, crafts and artwork. Runs Friday from 5 to 9 PM and Saturday from 11 AM to 9 PM. The mayor’s keg tapping will occur at 11 AM. It takes place at the Town Center Parking Lot behind the first block of East Philadelphia Ave. Parking is available on several local streets and lots. Anticipated attendance is approximately 5,000 people. Rain date is Sunday. This annual event on the third weekend in September is a fundraiser for Building a Better Boyertown. BBB is a nonprofit organization formed in 2002 to promote the community, preserve its historical heritage and attract people.
Pennsylvania Bavarian Oktoberfest - Canonsburg, PA - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2019
Annual event in Downtown Canonsburg with free admission. Tens of thousands attend every year. It will have German food, beer, live music, Name the Brew contest and Carnival with games and amusement rides. Ride All Day amusement passes are available. Vendors setup along Pike Street, plus two stages for music and dancing performances. It runs Friday from 4 PM to 11 PM, Saturday from 12 PM to 11 PM, and Sunday from noon to 5 PM. Pets are not permitted in the festival area. In the past, there has been free parking and a free shuttle service from the Pennsylvania Transformer Technologies lot at 30 Curry Avenue because there is no designated parking from the event within the downtown area.
Blue Mountain Oktoberfest - Palmerton, PA - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2019
Celebrate Oktoberfest at Blue Mountain Resort in the scenic Pocono Mountains! Enjoy a Biergarden with a wide selection of traditional Oktoberfest beers, live Oom-Pah music from great polka bands with a dance floor, and a wide-spread of Bavarian-style food, plus compete in various competitions and support talented crafters & artisan vendors while taking in breathtaking views of the Pocono Mountains! Held at the base of Blue Mountain Resort, rain or shine! Saturday & Sunday, 12-5pm.
Roxtoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 5, 2019
Fall fun is brewing at the annual “Roxtoberfest”, the Roxborough neighborhood’s uniquely Philly spin on the world-renowned German Oktoberfest celebration. The popular, family-friendly event, presented this year by Roxborough Memorial Hospital, will take place from 12 noon until 6 p.m. Food trucks, live music, German folk dancing, competitions and children’s activities are just some of the fun things to see, eat and do at Roxtoberfest. This fall street festival takes place along Ridge Avenue between Lyceum Avenue and Leverington Avenue in Roxborough. This is our neighborhood Oktoberfest, so you’ll see us there!
23rd Street Armory Oktoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 11 to Oct 12, 2019
Brauhaus Schmitz will transform the 16,000 square-foot 23rd Street Armory into the likeness of a Munich festival tent once again. The Armory will be decked out from top to bottom in Bavarian blue and white, with authentic festival tables and benches imported from Germany plus a lofted stage area plus special themed Oktoberfest activities and contests. Live music and a dance floor will be available for each of the three sessions (one Friday night and two Saturday). Traditional Oktoberfest food will be provided by Valentin Bay, with beer provided by Hofbrau. Grab a group and enjoy the benefits of VIP and Uber VIP tickets, including souvenir glasses, liters of beer, private seating with table service, private bathrooms, and food included! We’ve attended the media premiere of this event in the past and found every morsel offered to be delicious and the music fun, so we would definitely put this in the don’t miss”” column!””
BMW Car Club of America Oktoberfest - Pittsburgh, PA - Oct 15 to Oct 19, 2019
50th Annual event to honor BMW’s anniversary. High performance driving and social activities. If you have attended this event before, please tell us whether it should be considered an oktoberfest and listed here. Thanks!
After our glowing recommendation of the Pennsylvania Oktoberfest scene, I also feel the need to provide the links for the nearby states that also celebrate Oktoberfest: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and West Virginia.
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Triumph Oktoberest - New Hope, PA - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2016
Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh Oktoberfest - Pittsburgh, PA - Oct 2, 2016
Lansdale Oktoberfest - Lansdale, PA - Oct 8, 2016
Children’s apple bobbing, potato sack races, the pie eating contest, and the Masskrugstemmen (for adults) in addition to live music and German dancers.
Oktoberfest at Grumblethorpe - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 7, 2017
The Revolutionary Germantown Festival celebrates October 4, 1777 when the Continental attempted to kick the British out of Germantown. The day includes battle re-enactment, beer garden and traditional Oktoberfest at Grumblethorpe from 4:30-7:30 PM after the festival concludes.
Oktoberfest Chambersburg - Chambersburg, PA - Oct 7, 2017
Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh Oktoberfest - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 14 to Sep 22, 2018
Two weekends of German fun at the Hofbrauhaus Oktoberfest at the Southside Works in Pittsburgh. Imported Munich Oktoberfest bier, entertainment and prizes. Hofbrauhaus was started in Germany at the request of Wilhelm V, the Duke of Bavaria. The brewery provided food and drink at the wedding celebration in 1810. The Pittsburgh location was the third opened in America – behind the Cincinnati/NKY region and Las Vegas. It opened in 2009 in the Southside Works, the $300 million entertainment, shopping, office and residential complex that opened across the Monongahela River.
Green Tree Octoberfest - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2018
This annual Pittsburgh Oktoberfest will have a chili cookoff, car cruise and dog parade in addition to the opening ceremony, live music and Sunday night fireworks.
St. Paul’s Oktoberfest - Glenside, PA - Sep 15, 2018
10th annual event. The event features great food, beer, silent auction with great deals, entertainment by Don Bitterlich on his amazing accordion and house oompah Band. Kids activities will be FREE of charge and include a pony ride, face painting, giant slide and much more. (Donations welcome.) All proceeds benefit Lutheran Disaster Response. Tickets include one beverage of choice, a souvenir mug, and a platter of food. The platter is filled with either Spaetzle or Dumplings, Red Cabbage or Sauerkraut, One sausage (Bier, Bavarian or Oktoberfest), Bread or Roll, Sliced Pork or Sliced Beef.
Lancaster Liederkranz - Lancaster, PA - Sep 21 to Sep 23, 2018
Open to the public. General admission is $5 for adults and $2 for kids ages 6-15.
Penn Brewery Oktoberfest - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 21 to Sep 30, 2018
This Pittsburgh Oktoberfest will happen the last two weekends in September at the Penn Brewery. German food, alpine entertainment and seven Penn Brewery beers on tap.
Frankford Hall Oktoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 22, 2018
This Northern Liberties Beer Garden will shut down Frankford Avenue for the day with a block party as the bar simply isn’t big enough to contain all of the people seeking fun, German beer and sausages. Drink imported and local beers and try sausages under the tents as you enjoy live music and family friendly fun at its Philadelphia Oktoberfest.
Brauhaus Schmitz Oktoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 22, 2018
This German bierhall and restaurant celebrates all week long. On Saturday it sponsors the annual Philadelphia Oktoberfest Block Party from noon to 8 PM. A 200 foot long tent will be erected on the 700 block of South Street. Live oompah music, ceremonial keg tapping and liter lift competition will accompany the German beer (10 kinds on tap!) and sausage. The VIP package gets you no wait bathrooms, Bavarian buffet, six tokens for beer, tshirt and stein.
Pennies from Heaven Oktoberfest - Wexford, PA - Sep 22, 2018
Nearly 300 are expected from 6 to 10 PM for open beer vodka & wine bars, food, silent & live auctions and the hEARd Matthews Band. Tickets are $105. All proceeds go to families in need.
Sacred Heart School Oktoberfest - Oxford, PA - Sep 22, 2018
Renaissance Festival Pittsburgh – Oktoberfest Weekend - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2018
Xfinity Live Oktoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 22, 2018
For those not familiar with the venue, XFINITY Live! is the sports entertainment venue located next to the Wells Fargo Center and across the street from Citizens Bank Park.
Millheim Oktoberfest - Spring Mills, PA - Sep 22, 2018
Live music, dancing, food and beer from Elk Creek, held at the Fire Company’s grounds. Proceeds go to the Millheim Fire Company.
Wurst.Oktoberfest.Ever - Middletown, PA - Sep 22, 2018
All the wursts on the grill, plus beer, pretzel flights, German music, and no cover charge!
Appalachian Brewing Company Oktoberfest - Harrisburg, PA - Sep 26 to Oct 7, 2018
A celebration of German-style food, beer, and music
Marienville Oktoberfest - Marienville, PA - Sep 28 to Sep 30, 2018
This annual fall festival in Forest County on the last full weekend of the month of September has live music, crafts and food vendors. Home decorating and costume contests on Friday. Parade, bike race and pumpkin raising contest on Saturday. Pet parade on Sunday. Diverse music including country, oldies and rock music Open Friday 6 – 10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Town Square Rt 66 Marienville, PA 16239
Cassville Oktoberfest - Cassville, PA - Sep 29, 2018
Oktoberfest and 5K Run/Walk in Cassville. Friday events include horse & carriage rides and basket bingo. Saturday events include talent show, sky diving, teen dance and musical entertainment by Chris Woodward Band, Sharp Tones and Cannon Express D.J.. On Sunday, there will be the custom & classic car and motorcycle show as well as the performance by The Fabulous Flashbacks. Location: Cherry Street, Cassville, Pennsylvania 16623
Carbon County Oktoberfest - Lehighton, PA - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2018
Music (DJ during the day and live music both evenings), authentic food, and beer provided by local Red Castle Brewery. Rides and games of children of all ages. Location: Blue Mountain Resort
Ardmore Oktoberfest - Ardmore, PA - Sep 29, 2018
An 8 day German festival with beer, food, live music, yodel contest, nailing contest, brat eating contest and cycle party. Admission is free. Do not miss the fraternity style drinking activities like beer pong, flip cup, and more. Foods include giant bier pretzl, German potato salad, Apfelstrudel, Wurstteller sausage, and German chocolate cake.
Teutonia Mannerchor Oktoberfest - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 29 to Oct 20, 2018
Three chances to enjoy a traditional Oktoberfest, as well as Rocktoberfest (a casual and relaxed, more Americanized version).
Neshaminy Creek Oktoberfest - Croydon, PA - Sep 29, 2018
From 12-7 PM for a day full of the finest NCBC beers (including some limited ones, tba), FOOD provided by the always amazing The Flying Deutschman Food Truck, and MUSIC from our returning friends in the Philadelphia German Brass Band! ALL AGES can attend. FREE entry. Lederhosen preferred, but not required.
Downtown Indiana Oktoberfest - Indiana, PA - Sep 29, 2018
UGH Oktoberfest - Oakford, PA - Sep 29, 2018
Hosted by the United German Hungarians.
Carlisle Barracks Oktoberfest - Carlisle, PA - Oct 4 to Oct 7, 2018
Carnival, food and arts & crafts fair. Carnival tickets are $1 or 40 tickets for $35. There is also an unlimited rides band that lets you go till you drop. An assortment of festival food is available for purchase.The event is organized by Army, Morale, Welfare & Recreation, which has been hosting the festival at Carlisle Barracks since 2008.
Mifflinburg Oktoberfest - Mifflinburg, PA - Oct 5 to Oct 14, 2018
Two weekends of fun. This annual Oktoberfest will be held at the VFW Fair Grounds just west of Mifflinburg on Route 45. German and American seasonal beer, German food, German bands and dancers, polka band, hayride. After the 11 AM Volksmarch, the ceremonial keg tapping will happen at 1 PM on Friday. There’s a keg toss contest on Saturday at 1 PM. Beer selection includes Paulaner, Spaten, Hacker Pshorr, Beck’s and Sam Adams. German style wines form Shade Mountain Winery. Free parking and admission. Location: 10770 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg, PA 17844
Oktoberfest Bethlehem - Bethlehem, PA - Oct 5 to Oct 14, 2018
This Bethlehem Oktoberfest on the first two weekends in October is a traditional German Oktoberfest with Pennsylvania influence. There will be a giant festhalle tent with German food, beer and bands playing polka, rock and party music. More than 2,000 participate in the 5K. Dancers, dachshund races, bar skills challenge, decorative beer barrel competition, Miss Oktoberfest contest, rides and games too! Admission is free this year!
Ambler Oktoberfest - Ambler, PA - Oct 6, 2018
Saturday from 11 AM to 6 PM. The 25th annual Oktoberfest north of Philadelphia in Montgomery County will have a beer garden, food vendors, arts and crafts, live music and kids rides.
Strasburg Rail Road - Strasburg, PA - Oct 6 to Oct 20, 2018
Oct 6, 13 and 20 only. Board the train for local craft beers and German food, including a menu of bratwurst, pork, sauerkraut, soft pretzels, German chocolate cake or apple dumplings.
Upper Main Line Oktoberfest - Paoli, PA - Oct 6, 2018
Rotary Club of the Upper Main Line’s Annual Oktoberfest is a family-friendly event. We have games, pumpkin decorating, face painting, and bouncy-houses for the kids, plus live music, dancing, bratwurst, and a great beer selection (including Victory Oktoberfest) for kids-at-heart. 100% of the proceeds go directly to charity projects and donations. Locally, we support organizations like ACLAMO, ARC of Chester County, Community Volunteers In Medicine, Philabundance, and T&E Cares. We also support Rotary International initiatives such as disaster relief, food and medical services, and the fight to end polio. Admission: $8 advance, $10 at the door – Kids under 21 free with paying adult.
Concordia Oktoberfest - Cabot, PA - Oct 6, 2018
Concordia Lutheran Ministries Cabot campus is transformed into a site for fun, food, friends and family the first Saturday in October each year to enjoy the traditional German Oktoberfest. The day features a special German menu, musical entertainment, a petting zoo/pony rides, and games and entertainment for all ages ending with Zambelli fireworks.
Spring Gate Oktoberfest - Harrisburg, PA - Oct 6, 2018
Hosted by Spring Gate Vineyard. Runs on Saturday-Sunday over two weekends.
Stoudts Oktoberfest - Adamstown, PA - Oct 13 to Oct 21, 2018
Two weekends of fun. Location: 2800 N Reading Rd Adamstown, PA 19501
Bloktoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 13, 2018
Four blocks of South Street from Broad to 18th Street in Philly will be closed to traffic for this non profit event with live music, craft beer and food. Admission is free.
Peddler’s Village OctoberFEAST - New Hope, PA - Oct 13 to Oct 14, 2018
Raise your beer and bratwurst to celebrate at the 4th Annual OctoberFEAST with German food & drink and family friendly fun on Sat & Sun, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pay-as-you-go in the Food, Beer, Wine & Spirits Garden. Free Parking and Admission. Live Entertainment.
GTV Almrausch Oktoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Nov 3, 2018
Authentic German dance club music and dancing beginning at 7 pm. The bar and wonderful food open at 6 pm. Have a beer and have a bratwurst, HAVE A BALL ! Another chance for lederhosen, laughter, and libations. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Tables of ten are available. Free parking. Will update with exact date when posted online.
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.
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