Celebrate at a local 2018 Oktoberfest in Pennsylvania. Here are the Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and other Pennsylvania Oktoberfest parties that I found:Last Major Update:
BMW Car Club of America Oktoberfest - Pittsburgh, PA - Jul 9 to Jul 15, 2018
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!
Honesdale Oktoberfest - Honesdale, PA - Aug 17 to Aug 19, 2018
The Alpine Wurst & Meat House is 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.
Alpine Oktoberfest - Honesdale, PA - Aug 17 to Aug 19, 2018
1 day and 3 day passes available. Entertainment: Friday night: Alex Meixner, Saturday morning: Joe Kroboth, Saturday night: Madeljaeger, Sunday: The Adlers. Throughout the weekend the Shuhplattlers and Alpenhorns
Cannstatter Volksfest-Verein - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2018
The popular Labor Day Oktoberfest in Philadelphia that kicks off the German celebrations here in the US returns for its 146th year. Three days of great food, fantastic entertainment, vendors, kids activities, singing & dancing, crafts, souvenirs & prizes, and more.
Bucks-Mont Oktoberfest - Warminster, PA - Sep 8, 2018
81st year. Saturday from 11 AM to 10 PM. German Food, Fun and Beer! German Music Groups playing all day, Soccer Games, Keg Tapping Ceremony. Fun for the Kids includes Moon Bounce, Clowns, Face Painting, Kick Ball Hayrides, Arts & Crafts, Thriller Obstacle Course and Ultra Modern Playground. Rain date is Sunday.
BucksMont Oktoberfest - Warminster, PA - Sep 8, 2018
German music groups playing all day long, plus food, beers, kids activities, and more
Boyertown Oktoberfest - Boyertown, PA - Sep 14 to Sep 15, 2018
9th annual event. 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.
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.
Pennsylvania Bavarian Oktoberfest - Canonsburg, PA - Sep 14 to Sep 16, 2018
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. On the two stages for music and dancing performances, youâ€™ll see SNPJ Button Box, Alpen Schuhplattler, Frank Paolombi Band, Augsburg Band, the Bill Ali Band, Ruff Creek, Kenny Blake Trio, Steeltown Band, Dancing Queen, Joel Lindsey and Sugarcane! It runs Friday from 4 PM to 11 PM, Saturday from 11 AM to 11 PM, and Sunday from noon to 6 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.
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.
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
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.
- 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.
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
Blue Mountain Resort Oktoberfest - , PA - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2018
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.
Blue Mountain Oktoberfest - Palmerton, PA - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2018
Celebrate Oktoberfest at Blue Mountain Resort in the scenic Pocono Mountains! For the second year Blue Mountain has partnered with Carbon County Chamber of Commerce to bring guests a bigger, and better event! A Biergarden, live Oom-Pah music with a dance floor, and a wide-spread of Bavarian-style food! At the base of Blue Mountain (Valley) Rain or Shine! Saturday & Sunday, 11am-5pm. Enjoy a wide selection of Traditional Oktoberfest Beer, great polka bands and delicious eats! Plus, support talented crafter’s & artisan vendors, and take-in the breathtaking view of the Pocono Mountains!
Downtown Indiana Oktoberfest - Indiana, PA - Sep 29, 2018
UGH Oktoberfest - Oakford, PA - Sep 29, 2018
Hosted by the United German Hungarians.
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
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. - Ardmore, PA - Sep 29, 2018
Xfinity Live Xtoberfest - 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
23rd Street Armory Oktoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2018
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. The Heimatklange Band will be performing Friday and Saturday night and Melina & the Oompahs will be playing Saturday afternoon. Traditional Oktoberfest food will be provided by Valentin Bay, with beer provided by Paulaner Brauerei Munchen. We’ve attended the media premiere of this event and found every morsel offered to be delicious and the music fun, so we would definitely put this in the “don’t miss” column!
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.
Roxtoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 6, 2018
Fall fun is brewing at the sixth 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 on Saturday, October 6th 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.
Stoudts Oktoberfest - Adamstown, PA - Oct 13 to Oct 21, 2018
Two weekends of fun. Location: 2800 N Reading Rd Adamstown, PA 19501
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.
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.
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.
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Blue Bell Country Club Oktoberfest - Blue Bell, PA - Sep 30, 2016
Sewickley Oktoberfest - Sewickley, PA - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2016
The annual Sewickley Oktoberfest with Spaten beer and live music. German food includes bratwurst, kielbasa, and pulled pork sandwiches, potato pancakes, pretzel knots and more! Cash only event. Chicken dancing and contests at the Saturday (day) session. Adults are $10. Ages 13-20 are $5 to the Saturday day session (kids 12 and under free). Friday and Saturday night sessions are ages 21 and up only. All access pass to all three sessions is $20. VIP Package to one session is $30. Sewickley is located west of Pittsburgh.
Collier Township Oktoberfest - Oakdale, PA - Oct 1, 2016
Fun for the whole family on Saturday from 2:00 – 10:00pm. They will live entertainment. FROGGY Radio will be broadcasting live on-site. And of course there will be German food, beer, and crafts.
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.
Teutonia Mannerchor Oktoberfest - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2017
PA Oktoberfest - Moosic, PA - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2017
Over 30,000 are expected to attend the PA Oktoberfest with authentic German-American food, beer, live music, strong arm contest and wiener dog race.
Spring Gate Oktoberfest - Harrisburg, PA - Sep 30 to Oct 8, 2017
Hosted by Spring Gate Vineyard. Runs on Saturday-Sunday over two weekends.
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
After my glowing recommendation of the Pennsylvania Oktoberfest scene, I also feel the need to provide the links for the largest festivals for Oktoberfest in the United States as well as nearby states that also celebrate Oktoberfest: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and West Virginia.
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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