Oktoberfest in Texas

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 2019.

Last Major Update: July

2019 Events

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You probably don’t need to leave the state of Texas to find another Oktoberfest, but you might decide to head to a nearby state celebrating Oktoberfest: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma.

 

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Past Events

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.

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.

Alamo Beer Company Oktoberfest - San Antonio, TX - Sep 27 to Sep 30, 2018

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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!

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

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

Please don't drink and drive. We want everyone to get home safe. Use a designated driver or take public transportation. Uber and Lyft often offer ride credits for new users.

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.

Do you run one of the Oktoberfests listed? Feel free to send us additional information and we will add it. We apologize for any errors: send us corrections or updates if you find them! We also love to list new Oktoberfests, and have advertising solutions if you'd like to reach a wider audience.

Find other fun things to do in Texas in fall:

Texas Festivals
Texas Corn Mazes
Texas Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in Texas
Texas Pumpkin Patches

13 thoughts on “Oktoberfest in Texas

  1. Gilbert & Anna Flores says:

    Is there an Octoberfest this coming Saturday, October 27, 2012 in Waxahachie Texas ? and what is the Website for us to look at for times and events?

  2. Gulf Coast Festivals says:

    Notice!
    The 1st annunal Kemah Octoberfest 2013 will be held Oct. 4,5,6, in the heart of the city parking lot!
    Please check out the web site and let us know what we need to do to get listed on your Great Web Site!!
    Thanks for having a web site for Octoberfest!!
    Doug Davenport
    CEO/President
    Gulf Coast Festivals

  3. Megan says:

    Huge Oktoberfest party in Pearland this weekend! Oct. 26th, 27th. and 28th 2014! King’s Biergarten and Restaurant, 1329 East Broadway, Pearland, TX 77581 Food, Fun. Bier plus live music!

  4. jay says:

    Two weekends of Bavarian Bier, Food, Live Music and Fun starts September 30th at the Bier Garten Riverwalk, San Antonio, TX! Prost Y’all!!!!

  5. JoseL says:

    Does somebody knows if this year, is going to be an Oktoberfest at the Bier Garten Riverwalk, San Antonio like last year?? Somebody??

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