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 2018.Last Major Update:
Authentic El Paso - El Paso, TX - Sep 14 to Sep 16, 2018
$25 VIP early bird ticket gets you a stein, 1 liter of beer, and a meal. Enjoy live music, German food and beer!
Addison Oktoberfest - Addison, TX - Sep 20 to Sep 23, 2018
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 21 to Sep 23, 2018
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.
Whitestone Brewery Oktoberfest - Cedar Park, TX - Sep 22 to Oct 6, 2018
Beer tastings, bingo, pretzel making class, live music, beer olympics and more over two weeks.
Oktoberfest Fort Worth at Panther Island Pavilion - Fort Worth, TX - Sep 27 to Sep 29, 2018
Last year’s description: Oktoberfest, zie fest with zie best, is back in Fort Worth! Join us Thursday, September 24th through Saturday, September 26th at Panther Island Pavilion for an authentic German celebration with just the right amount of Texas thrown in to make it our own. 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.
Alamo Beer Company Oktoberfest - San Antonio, TX - Sep 27 to Sep 30, 2018
McKinney Oktoberfest - McKinney, TX - Sep 28 to Sep 30, 2018
Family friendly event with German food, music, drinks and childrens activities. The “beer garden” is 14 blocks in the Historic Downtown square. The event will go on Friday night from 4 to 11 PM, on Saturday from 10 AM to 11 PM, and Sunday from noon to 5 PM.
Oktoberfest Houston - Houston, TX - Sep 29, 2018
Rahr Oktoberfest 5K - Fort Worth, TX - Sep 29, 2018
5k run/walk, live German polka and beer garden to benefit Fort Worth Police Officers’ Foundation. Location: 701 Galveston, Fort Worth, Texas
Lake Highlands Oktoberfest - Lake Highlands, TX - Sep 29, 2018
Annual event brought to you by the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands. Live music, biergarten, food and kids activity area. Be there for tapping the keg.
Texas Renaissance Festival Oktoberfest Weekend - Todd Mission, TX - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2018
German music, dancing, bratwurst and steins of beer take over the Texas Renaissance Festival for September 30th and October 1st. Keg tapping, parade, and three contests for stein holding, bratwurst eating and the Bavarian costume contest. Location: 21778 FM 1774, Todd Mission, TX 77363
AustOberfest - Austin, TX - Sep 29, 2018
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 - Sep 29, 2018
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.
Oktoberfest at Beethoven Maennerchor - San Antonio, TX - Oct 5 to Oct 13, 2018
Friday and Saturday for 2 weekends!
King’s Oktoberfest - Pearland, TX - Oct 5 to Oct 21, 2018
Two weekends with a weekend off in the middle. Huge Oktoberfest party in Pearland! Food, Fun. Bier plus live music! Ceremonial keg tapping, jousting and strong man competitions. Oktoberfest photo booth too!
Oktoberfest Fredericksburg - Fredericksburg, TX - Oct 5 to Oct 7, 2018
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 its 36th annual event in 2016 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, TX
Oktoberfest Southlake - Southlake, TX - Oct 5 to Oct 7, 2018
100,000 were expected at the annual Texas Oktoberfest with food, beverages, arts & crafts, live music, childrens area and wiener dog race.
De Kalb Texas Oktoberfest - De Kalb, TX - Oct 6, 2018
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.
Muenster Oktoberfest - Muenster, TX - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2018
St. Joseph’s Oktoberfest - Waxahachie, TX - Oct 6, 2018
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.
Surftoberfest - Corpus Christi, TX - Oct 6, 2018
Outdoor fall festival with food, live music, and beer, plus a stein holding compeition, lederhosen contest, arts & crafts, and more!
East Oak Oaktoberfest - Denton, TX - Oct 7, 2018
Oktoberfest Granbury - Granbury, TX - Oct 12 to Oct 14, 2018
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.
German-Texan Heritage Society Oktoberfest - , TX - Oct 13, 2018
Banger’s Oktoberfest - Austin, TX - Oct 18 to Oct 20, 2018
The Kingwood Oktoberfest - Kingwood, TX - Oct 20, 2018
German food and music while celebrating the 50th anniversary of Holy Comforter Lutheran Church and remembering Hurricane Harvey and those who continue to recover, one year later.
NXNW Oktoberfest - Austin, TX - Oct 20, 2018
Bouncy house and other kids activities, artisan booths, bratwurst and hot dog eating contests, beer stein holding contest, and German food and beer!
Walburg German Restaurant Oktoberfest - Walburg, TX - Oct 21, 2018
Live entertainment, family friendly, and beer garden
Island Oktoberfest - Galveston, TX - Oct 26 to Oct 27, 2018
Authentic German food, live music, beer, games and more at this 35th annual Galveston Oktoberfest hosted by First Lutheran Church. It will run from 5 to 11 PM on Friday night and 11 AM to 11 PM on Satuday. Admission is free.
Wurstfest - New Braunfels, TX - Nov 2 to Nov 11, 2018
A celebration of German culture with food, German, Texan and domestic beer, live music and Bavarian entertainment, dancing, carnival rides and games.
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Jorg’s Café Vienna Oktoberfest - Plano, TX - Sep 17 to Oct 8, 2016
Trinity Lutheran Church Oktoberfest - Corpus Christi, TX - Oct 1, 2016
Oktoberfest By the Bay - Texas City, TX - Oct 8, 2016
Memorial Lutheran Church will hold its 16th annual event from 11am to 6pm. There will be German food, cold beer, silent auction and raffles. For kids, there will be games, face ainting, train rides, moonwalk and slides.Free admission and parking.
GACC South Oktoberfest - Houston, TX - Sep 21, 2017
Traditional German food and Saint Arnold’s beer. Open bar, food buffet and live music. Limited to 300 guests. Hours are 7 PM to 10 PM.
You probably don’t need to leave the state of Texas to find another Oktoberfest, but you might decide to amuse yourself by looking at the largest Oktoberfests in the United States so I’ll include the link here. As well as nearby states celebrating Oktoberfest: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma.
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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