There are 2.5 million residents of the Lone Star State claiming German heritage and many will head to a Texas Oktoberfest in September or October 2022.
All listed Oktoberfests have been checked for 2022 dates - some with old dates were marked as canceled for this year but many just had no updates available that we could find. Still plenty of Oktoberfest parties running all the way into November to enjoy, so Prost!
All events showing current 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, weather/natural disasters, or other reasons. 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!
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El Paso Oktoberfest - El Paso, TX - Sep 7, 2019
Enjoy live music, German food and beer!
Upland Oktoberfest – Fountain Square - Houston, TX - Sep 21, 2019
You can expect a German based food menu with plenty of Bavarian-inspired dishes, traditional live music, and plenty of beer to be flowing. And what’s Oktoberfest without an authentic Lager in a beer stein?
AustOberfest - Austin, TX - Sep 28, 2019
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: All you can eat sausage and bier tasting event. Celebrate your German heritage in Central Texas with German beer, sausages, live music and bowling!
West Hickory Street 5K and Oktoberfest - Denton, TX - Oct 5, 2019
The day kicks off with a 5K and costume contest, followed by live music, food, weiner dog races, stein hoists, beer and more! Formerly Fry Street Oktoberfest.
Muenster Oktoberfest - Muenster, TX - Oct 1 to Oct 3, 2021
Stein hoisting competition, .5k beer run, dirndl and lederhosen, weiner dog race, tapping of the keg, food and more
Walburg German Restaurant Oktoberfest - Walburg, TX - Sep 2 to Sep 4, 2022
Live entertainment, family friendly, and beer garden
Addison Oktoberfest - Addison, TX - Sep 15 to Sep 18, 2022
You can find a Dallas Oktoberfest in Addison, located just north of Dallas. They transform the Addison Conference Centre into an authentic Munich beer hall with a Texas twist. It is considered one of the most authentic Oktoberfest celebrations in the United States. More than 70,000 will enjoy German food, Paulaner beer, live music, polka, folk dancing, and children’s entertainment. Admission cost varies by day. There is also a three course tasting dinner served by Chamerlain’s Brau Haus for $49 per person.
Fort Bliss MWR Oktoberfest - Fort Bliss, TX - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2022
Fort Bliss Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation is organizing this event that has traditionally been run by the German air force. About 1500 are expected to attend on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $35 each. Price gets you a traditional German meal and beer stein. Must purchase beer separately. Sunday is a free family day and open to all ages.
Rahr Oktoberfest 5K - Fort Worth, TX - Sep 17, 2022
5k run/walk and 10k run, followed by live German polka and beer garden to benefit Fort Worth Police Officers’ Foundation. Location: 701 Galveston, Fort Worth, Texas
Oktoberfest Fort Worth at Panther Island Pavilion - Fort Worth, TX - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2022
Oktoberfest, zie fest with zie best, is back in Fort Worth! Hosted by Panther Island Pavilion, it’s an authentic German celebration with just the right amount of Texas thrown in to make it unique. You’ll find authentic German food, music, dancing, games, biergartens, dachshund races, as well as Spaten and other Fall and Oktoberfest craft beers from around the country.
McKinney Oktoberfest - McKinney, TX - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2022
Family friendly event with German food, music, drinks and childrens activities. The “beer garden” is 14 blocks in the Historic Downtown square. Since 2008.
Oktoberfest Houston - Houston, TX - Sep 24, 2022
Head to Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park for Houston’s only Beer Fest with a German twist. Put on your Lederhosen and Dirndls and enjoy a variety of German and Craft beer with some of the best polka music in Texas. Portion of proceeds to benefit local non-profit, Play for Life Houston.
Whitestone Brewery Oktoberfest - Cedar Park, TX - Sep 24, 2022
Live music, cask tapping, food specials, stein hoist, and beer releases
De Kalb Texas Oktoberfest - De Kalb, TX - Sep 24, 2022
Held annually on the first Saturday in October. Kickoff the event with the Firemen’s pancake breakfast. There’s a parade, talent show, beauty pageant, street dance, classic car exhibit, gymnastics demonstration, carnival, Kids Korner, Lollie Moser Memorial Art Show, Quilts Expo and face painting. Events on the previous Saturday (last Saturday of September) include chili cook off, softball tournament cornhole tournament and 5k. There is also a carnival over Oktoberfest weekend (F-Sun).
Oktoberfest Fredericksburg - Fredericksburg, TX - Sep 30 to Oct 2, 2022
If you are looking for an Austin Oktoberfest, we encourage you to check out the Fredericksburg Oktoberfest, located 90 minutes east of Austin. It will celebrate with three stages of oompah music, German bier tent, Kinder Park area for kids, arts & crafts, domino tournament and the chicken dance. Location: 100 West Main, Fredericksburg
Lake Highlands Oktoberfest - Dallas, TX - Oct 1, 2022
Annual event brought to you by the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands. Live music, biergarten, food and kids activity area. Be there for the tapping of the keg.
Celina Oktoberfest - Celina, TX - Oct 1, 2022
Amazing eats, shopping, live entertainment, and hourly kid and adult activities.
Banger’s Oktoberfest - Austin, TX - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2022
Katy Rice Harvest Festival - Katy, TX - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2022
Features two stages of continuous live entertainment, craft and food booths and family fun. Don’t miss the Oktoberfest on Friday night to kickoff the weekend! Held in historic Downtown Katy between Avenues A and C, 2nd and 3rd Streets.
Oktoberfest at Beethoven Maennerchor - San Antonio, TX - Oct 7 to Oct 15, 2022
Friday and Saturday for 2 weekends!
Oktoberfest Granbury - Granbury, TX - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2022
3 day event to be held just off the courthouse square, free to the public, continuous live music, German food and beverages, arts and craft vendors, family fun, contests and prizes.
Texas Renaissance Festival Oktoberfest Weekend - Todd Mission, TX - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2022
German music, dancing, bratwurst and steins of beer take over the Texas Renaissance Festival for the weekend. Keg tapping, parade, and three contests for stein holding, bratwurst eating and the Bavarian costume contest. Location: 21778 FM 1774, Todd Mission, TX 77363
German-Texan Heritage Society Oktoberfest - Austin, TX - Oct 8, 2022
Celebrate Oktoberfest at the German-Texan Heritage Society from 11am – 7pm. Come and enjoy some Gemuetlichkeit, German food and beer as well as live bands.
King’s Oktoberfest - Houston, TX - Oct 14 to Oct 16, 2022
Two weekends, one at Houston and one at League City.. Huge Oktoberfest party in Pearland! Food, Fun. Bier plus live music! Ceremonial keg tapping, jousting and strong man competitions. Oktoberfest photo booth too!
Oktoberfest Southlake - Southlake, TX - Oct 14 to Oct 16, 2022
100,000 are expected at this free annual Texas Oktoberfest with food, beverages, arts & crafts, live music, childrens area and wiener dog race.
St. Joseph’s Oktoberfest - Waxahachie, TX - Oct 15, 2022
St Joseph Catholic School hosts this one day annual festival thirty minutes south of Dallas. German food and BBQ, biergarten, 40+ vendor booths. Kinderfest with children’s games such as basketball shoot, skeeball, Star Wars laser tag, plinko, fish pond and horserace. Raffle with prizes. Free admission and free parking.
The Kingwood Oktoberfest - Kingwood, TX - Oct 15, 2022
German food and music
Alamo Beer Company Oktoberfest - San Antonio, TX - Oct 19 to Oct 23, 2022
In line with authentic Oktoberfest tradition, the festivities kick off Friday with a tapping of the keg by Mayor Ron Nirenberg. They’ll have live German music all 3 days, clogging performances, Bavarian food offerings, and a full selection of Alamo beers—including their Oktoberfest Marzenbier—on tap
Island Oktoberfest - Galveston, TX - Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2022
Authentic German food, live music, beer, games and more at this annual Galveston Oktoberfest hosted by First Lutheran Church. It will run from 5 to 10 PM on Friday night and 11 AM to 10 PM on Satuday. Admission is free.
Kaufman Oktoberfest - Kaufman, TX - Oct 22, 2022
The Kaufman Sports Complex will be filled with arts and crafts, retail, demonstrations, local businesses, antiques, games and amusement, and food vendors. Featured entertainment include live bands, kid zone, and beer tent.
Surftoberfest - Corpus Christi, TX - Oct 22, 2022
Outdoor fall festival with food, live music, and beer, plus a stein holding compeition, lederhosen contest, arts & crafts, and more!
Wurstfest - New Braunfels, TX - Nov 4 to Nov 13, 2022
A celebration of German culture with food, German, Texan and domestic beer, live music and Bavarian entertainment, dancing, carnival rides and games.
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.
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.
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