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Sep
19
Wed
2018
Helen Oktoberfest GA @ Helen Festhalle
Sep 19 all-day
Helen Oktoberfest GA @ Helen Festhalle | Helen | Georgia | United States

Join us for the 48th Annual Oktoberfest in Helen, Ga. It’s Helen’s biggest celebration! Enjoy German music, food, drinks and dancing, including waltzes, polkas and the chicken dance! Oktoberfest will run from Sept. 6-9, 13-16, 20-23, 2018, and then reopens daily beginning Sept. 27 and continues through Oct. 28, 2018.

Food and drinks cost extra. For more information about the event, call 706-878-1908 or visit www.helenchamber.com.

Oktoberfest Redwood City CA @ Courthouse Square
Sep 19 all-day
Oktoberfest Redwood City CA @ Courthouse Square | Redwood City | California | United States

Wednesday-Sunday, September 19-23, 2018
Courthouse Square 
(map)

FEATURING

  • Happy Hour Seatings Wednesday & Thursday 9/19 & 9/20- Live Music Only
  • Live Music with Deutscher Musikverein (9/19 only)
  • Live Music with The Internationals (9/20 only)
    Live Music with AlpinersUSA – 5 piece Band (9/21-9/23)
  • Dancing with the Bayerischer Heimat und Trachtenverein   (9/21-9/23)
  • Brimming Steins of Delicious Brews on Tap
  • Traditional German Oktoberfest Décor
  • Tasty German Delights featuring pretzels & brats
  • Games, and Singing/Dancing Competitions (Festival seating only 9/21-9/23)

For the fifth year, Redwood City celebrates Oktoberfest Downtown Redwood City, featuring a fabulous traditional German Oktoberfest setting with over 1,100 feet of “family style” bench seating;  lots of fun and merriment; music; dancing; contests; cold beer and other beverages; food and more! Now featuring two “Happy Hour Seatings” on September 19th and 20th, followed by Festival Seatings through Sunday, Sept. 23rd, the huge decked-out Oktoberfest tent transforms Courthouse Square for revelers of all ages to enjoy.  

ABOUT OKTOBERFEST

The true tradition of Munich’s famous annual festival comes to Redwood City for Oktoberfest, with a huge decked-out Oktoberfest tent on Courthouse Square – complete with over 1,100 feet of “family style” bench seating, lots of fun and merriment, music, dancing, contests, cold beer and other beverages, food, and more!

The entrance fee includes a commemorative stein & 1 drink ticket (beer or soda depending on ticket type), along with great German-style entertainment featuring AlpinersUSA and The Golden Gate Bavarian Club. Delicious German food and extra drink tickets will be sold separately.

Downtown Redwood City’s Oktoberfest extravaganza offers authentically delicious German food, featuring pretzels and brats, along with enticingly cold beer. Dancing, singing, and tons of audience participation will include dance contests, stein holding, yodeling contest, skits with hand gestures to select songs, etc., not to mention many variations of the “international” chicken dance.

Old World Oktoberfest 2018 CA @ Old World Huntington Beach
Sep 19 all-day
Old World Oktoberfest 2018 CA @ Old World Huntington Beach | Huntington Beach | California | United States

Willkommen to the Old World Oktoberfest in Huntington Beach, California. The lederhosen-clad German celebration off the Pacific coast features steins overflowing with beer, bratwurst bursting out of the bun and accordion and horn-laden German music. Weiner dog races, beer contests and chicken dances are among the featured attractions.

Sep
20
Thu
2018
Addison Oktoberfest 2018 TX @ Addison Circle Park
Sep 20 all-day
Addison Oktoberfest 2018 TX @ Addison Circle Park | Addison | Texas | United States

If you can’t afford a plane ticket to Germany, then journey to the Addison Oktoberfest, named one of the most authentic Oktoberfest experiences in the United States. You will get the full package on American soil with German entertainers performing Bavarian folk dances, yodeling, oompah music and other unique experiences. Then you’ll treat your taste buds to German sausage, sauerkraut, giant pretzels and many more authentic delicacies. The meaning of fun takes on a foreign twist for three straight days; that’s long enough to get over the fact that you’re too poor to travel.

Frankenmuth Oktoberfest @ Heritage Park
Sep 20 all-day
Frankenmuth Oktoberfest @ Heritage Park | Frankenmuth | Michigan | United States

Welcome to the Frankenmuth Oktoberfest September 20-23, 2018

 September 20th-23rd, 2018 Come and join us for our 29th traditional Oktoberfest
Mark your calendars for the 2018 Frankenmuth Oktoberfest in Heritage Park, Frankenmuth, MI.
Frankenmuth Oktoberfest will be Thursday September 20, starting at 3:00pm and closing at 10:00pm
Friday, Saturday and Sunday we will be open at Noon, closing Friday and Saturday at Midnight, Sunday
we will close the festival at 6:00pm.  Tickets for the Frankenmuth Oktoberfest Can be purchased at the gate.

Lord Mayor Christian Ude and the German Parliament from Munich gave an official proclamation in 1996.
Frankenmuth’s Oktoberfest was declared the first Oktoberfest to operate with the blessing of the original Oktoberfest in
Munich.  With this proclamation, the event was moved into September to coincide with the opening of the Munich event.
Also, for the first time in history, the world-famous Hofbrauhaus brewery of Munich exported their beer to the
United States.  The Hofbrauhaus became the official beer sponsor of the Frankenmuth Oktoberfest in 1997.

With Frankenmuth’s unique German heritage and culture, the Frankenmuth Oktoberfest strives to preserve
the sights and sounds of the Munich Oktoberfest.  The event features authentic entertainment, dancing, Oktoberfest
souvenirs, various food selections, and authentic Hofbrauhaus Oktoberfest beer.

Shuttle Service ~ Transportation from the Frankenmuth Oktoberfest .
​Frankenmuth Hotels Friday 9/21 3pm til Close Saturday 9/22 12:00 – Close 3:00 per person per ride Shuttles will make continuous loops to all Frankenmuth Hotels.
​Pick up at  America’s Best Value Inn, Birch Run 9/21 3pm til Close Saturday 9/22 12:00 – Close  Cost 5.00 per person per ride. Shuttles will make continuous loops.

Hours of Operation: Thursday September 20, 3:00-10:00pm ~ Friday September 21, Noon-Midnight ~ Saturday September 22, Noon-Midnight ~ Sunday 23, Noon-6:00pm

Helen Oktoberfest GA @ Helen Festhalle
Sep 20 all-day
Helen Oktoberfest GA @ Helen Festhalle | Helen | Georgia | United States

Join us for the 48th Annual Oktoberfest in Helen, Ga. It’s Helen’s biggest celebration! Enjoy German music, food, drinks and dancing, including waltzes, polkas and the chicken dance! Oktoberfest will run from Sept. 6-9, 13-16, 20-23, 2018, and then reopens daily beginning Sept. 27 and continues through Oct. 28, 2018.

Food and drinks cost extra. For more information about the event, call 706-878-1908 or visit www.helenchamber.com.

Oktoberfest Redwood City CA @ Courthouse Square
Sep 20 all-day
Oktoberfest Redwood City CA @ Courthouse Square | Redwood City | California | United States

Wednesday-Sunday, September 19-23, 2018
Courthouse Square 
(map)

FEATURING

  • Happy Hour Seatings Wednesday & Thursday 9/19 & 9/20- Live Music Only
  • Live Music with Deutscher Musikverein (9/19 only)
  • Live Music with The Internationals (9/20 only)
    Live Music with AlpinersUSA – 5 piece Band (9/21-9/23)
  • Dancing with the Bayerischer Heimat und Trachtenverein   (9/21-9/23)
  • Brimming Steins of Delicious Brews on Tap
  • Traditional German Oktoberfest Décor
  • Tasty German Delights featuring pretzels & brats
  • Games, and Singing/Dancing Competitions (Festival seating only 9/21-9/23)

For the fifth year, Redwood City celebrates Oktoberfest Downtown Redwood City, featuring a fabulous traditional German Oktoberfest setting with over 1,100 feet of “family style” bench seating;  lots of fun and merriment; music; dancing; contests; cold beer and other beverages; food and more! Now featuring two “Happy Hour Seatings” on September 19th and 20th, followed by Festival Seatings through Sunday, Sept. 23rd, the huge decked-out Oktoberfest tent transforms Courthouse Square for revelers of all ages to enjoy.  

ABOUT OKTOBERFEST

The true tradition of Munich’s famous annual festival comes to Redwood City for Oktoberfest, with a huge decked-out Oktoberfest tent on Courthouse Square – complete with over 1,100 feet of “family style” bench seating, lots of fun and merriment, music, dancing, contests, cold beer and other beverages, food, and more!

The entrance fee includes a commemorative stein & 1 drink ticket (beer or soda depending on ticket type), along with great German-style entertainment featuring AlpinersUSA and The Golden Gate Bavarian Club. Delicious German food and extra drink tickets will be sold separately.

Downtown Redwood City’s Oktoberfest extravaganza offers authentically delicious German food, featuring pretzels and brats, along with enticingly cold beer. Dancing, singing, and tons of audience participation will include dance contests, stein holding, yodeling contest, skits with hand gestures to select songs, etc., not to mention many variations of the “international” chicken dance.

Old World Oktoberfest 2018 CA @ Old World Huntington Beach
Sep 20 all-day
Old World Oktoberfest 2018 CA @ Old World Huntington Beach | Huntington Beach | California | United States

Willkommen to the Old World Oktoberfest in Huntington Beach, California. The lederhosen-clad German celebration off the Pacific coast features steins overflowing with beer, bratwurst bursting out of the bun and accordion and horn-laden German music. Weiner dog races, beer contests and chicken dances are among the featured attractions.

Sep
21
Fri
2018
Addison Oktoberfest 2018 TX @ Addison Circle Park
Sep 21 all-day
Addison Oktoberfest 2018 TX @ Addison Circle Park | Addison | Texas | United States

If you can’t afford a plane ticket to Germany, then journey to the Addison Oktoberfest, named one of the most authentic Oktoberfest experiences in the United States. You will get the full package on American soil with German entertainers performing Bavarian folk dances, yodeling, oompah music and other unique experiences. Then you’ll treat your taste buds to German sausage, sauerkraut, giant pretzels and many more authentic delicacies. The meaning of fun takes on a foreign twist for three straight days; that’s long enough to get over the fact that you’re too poor to travel.

Denver Oktoberfest @ Ballpark Neighborhood of downtown Denver.
Sep 21 all-day
Denver Oktoberfest @ Ballpark Neighborhood of downtown Denver. | Denver | Colorado | United States

Fred and Hertha Thomas owned two shops in Larimer Square (Cafe Promenade and Boutique Int’l). In 1969, they decided to honor their favorite tradition in front of the Cafe, and quietly tapped a keg and served some pretzels and white radishes. Until 2007, the event was held on the 14th block of Larimer St. and since it has been hosted at 20th and Larimer in historic Denver, Colorado. The Denver Oktoberfest attracts over 350,000 people during the six-day festival and it was quoted in Maxim Magazine and USA Today as “The Best Oktoberfest” in the United States and “One of the country’s biggest and longest running traditions”.  It’s also one of the largest beer festivals in the United States based on consumption because Denver drinks beer really well.

Frankenmuth Oktoberfest @ Heritage Park
Sep 21 all-day
Frankenmuth Oktoberfest @ Heritage Park | Frankenmuth | Michigan | United States

Welcome to the Frankenmuth Oktoberfest September 20-23, 2018

 September 20th-23rd, 2018 Come and join us for our 29th traditional Oktoberfest
Mark your calendars for the 2018 Frankenmuth Oktoberfest in Heritage Park, Frankenmuth, MI.
Frankenmuth Oktoberfest will be Thursday September 20, starting at 3:00pm and closing at 10:00pm
Friday, Saturday and Sunday we will be open at Noon, closing Friday and Saturday at Midnight, Sunday
we will close the festival at 6:00pm.  Tickets for the Frankenmuth Oktoberfest Can be purchased at the gate.

Lord Mayor Christian Ude and the German Parliament from Munich gave an official proclamation in 1996.
Frankenmuth’s Oktoberfest was declared the first Oktoberfest to operate with the blessing of the original Oktoberfest in
Munich.  With this proclamation, the event was moved into September to coincide with the opening of the Munich event.
Also, for the first time in history, the world-famous Hofbrauhaus brewery of Munich exported their beer to the
United States.  The Hofbrauhaus became the official beer sponsor of the Frankenmuth Oktoberfest in 1997.

With Frankenmuth’s unique German heritage and culture, the Frankenmuth Oktoberfest strives to preserve
the sights and sounds of the Munich Oktoberfest.  The event features authentic entertainment, dancing, Oktoberfest
souvenirs, various food selections, and authentic Hofbrauhaus Oktoberfest beer.

Shuttle Service ~ Transportation from the Frankenmuth Oktoberfest .
​Frankenmuth Hotels Friday 9/21 3pm til Close Saturday 9/22 12:00 – Close 3:00 per person per ride Shuttles will make continuous loops to all Frankenmuth Hotels.
​Pick up at  America’s Best Value Inn, Birch Run 9/21 3pm til Close Saturday 9/22 12:00 – Close  Cost 5.00 per person per ride. Shuttles will make continuous loops.

Hours of Operation: Thursday September 20, 3:00-10:00pm ~ Friday September 21, Noon-Midnight ~ Saturday September 22, Noon-Midnight ~ Sunday 23, Noon-6:00pm

German Heritage Days Ft.Loramie Ohio @ Canal Park
Sep 21 all-day
German Heritage Days Ft.Loramie Ohio @ Canal Park | Fort Loramie | Ohio | United States

Join the Village of Ft. Loramie in their annual celebration of German Heritage Days! Great food, music, and fun!!

Helen Oktoberfest GA @ Helen Festhalle
Sep 21 all-day
Helen Oktoberfest GA @ Helen Festhalle | Helen | Georgia | United States

Join us for the 48th Annual Oktoberfest in Helen, Ga. It’s Helen’s biggest celebration! Enjoy German music, food, drinks and dancing, including waltzes, polkas and the chicken dance! Oktoberfest will run from Sept. 6-9, 13-16, 20-23, 2018, and then reopens daily beginning Sept. 27 and continues through Oct. 28, 2018.

Food and drinks cost extra. For more information about the event, call 706-878-1908 or visit www.helenchamber.com.

Oktoberfest Milwaukee, Bavarian Bierhaus, WI @ Bavarian Bierhaus
Sep 21 all-day
Oktoberfest Milwaukee, Bavarian Bierhaus, WI @ Bavarian Bierhaus | Glendale | Wisconsin | United States

Join us as we celebrate the oldest and most authentic Bavarian Oktoberfest in the Midwest right here in Glendale, Wisconsin, located just minutes from downtown Milwaukee and a short distance from beautiful Lake Michigan. Oktoberfest, modeled just like the one held in Munich, Germany, is held every September on the four weekends following Labor Day. Continuous entertainment from 5 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday includes traditional German brass bands, Schuhplatter folk dancing, singing, yodeling, sing-alongs and dancing for everyone.

 

Delicious and authentic German food is available at Oktoberfest. Dinners of broiled chicken, Oktoberfest bratwurst or spanferkel (young pig spit roasted over an open pit), include potato salad, coleslaw and bread. Rollbraten (sliced pork roast on a Kaiser roll), hot dogs, pretzels and sweet roasted almonds are available. Come and see how we roast our pigs and chickens right out on an open pit, freshly seasoned and ready for you to eat right off the spit. Desserts include fruit strudel, tortes and assorted homemade cakes. Get in line early for your Bienenstich or “Bee sting cake”, which is a German dessert made of a sweet yeast dough with a baked-on topping of caramelized almonds and filled with a vanilla custard, Butter cream or cream. Of course there’s plenty of beer on tap imported and domestic – as well as wine, soft drinks and coffee. There are traditional German imported gifts and souvenirs sold at the park as well.  The main festivities take place in our Bavarian Fest Garten – an Alpine style pavilion equipped with weather curtains on the open sides. Picnic tables and benches seat up to 2000 under the trees in the Park which is situated right along the Milwaukee River. There is open green space and an area for children to play. There is something for everyone!

 

Willkommen und Ein Prosit!

Oktoberfest Redwood City CA @ Courthouse Square
Sep 21 all-day
Oktoberfest Redwood City CA @ Courthouse Square | Redwood City | California | United States

Wednesday-Sunday, September 19-23, 2018
Courthouse Square 
(map)

FEATURING

  • Happy Hour Seatings Wednesday & Thursday 9/19 & 9/20- Live Music Only
  • Live Music with Deutscher Musikverein (9/19 only)
  • Live Music with The Internationals (9/20 only)
    Live Music with AlpinersUSA – 5 piece Band (9/21-9/23)
  • Dancing with the Bayerischer Heimat und Trachtenverein   (9/21-9/23)
  • Brimming Steins of Delicious Brews on Tap
  • Traditional German Oktoberfest Décor
  • Tasty German Delights featuring pretzels & brats
  • Games, and Singing/Dancing Competitions (Festival seating only 9/21-9/23)

For the fifth year, Redwood City celebrates Oktoberfest Downtown Redwood City, featuring a fabulous traditional German Oktoberfest setting with over 1,100 feet of “family style” bench seating;  lots of fun and merriment; music; dancing; contests; cold beer and other beverages; food and more! Now featuring two “Happy Hour Seatings” on September 19th and 20th, followed by Festival Seatings through Sunday, Sept. 23rd, the huge decked-out Oktoberfest tent transforms Courthouse Square for revelers of all ages to enjoy.  

ABOUT OKTOBERFEST

The true tradition of Munich’s famous annual festival comes to Redwood City for Oktoberfest, with a huge decked-out Oktoberfest tent on Courthouse Square – complete with over 1,100 feet of “family style” bench seating, lots of fun and merriment, music, dancing, contests, cold beer and other beverages, food, and more!

The entrance fee includes a commemorative stein & 1 drink ticket (beer or soda depending on ticket type), along with great German-style entertainment featuring AlpinersUSA and The Golden Gate Bavarian Club. Delicious German food and extra drink tickets will be sold separately.

Downtown Redwood City’s Oktoberfest extravaganza offers authentically delicious German food, featuring pretzels and brats, along with enticingly cold beer. Dancing, singing, and tons of audience participation will include dance contests, stein holding, yodeling contest, skits with hand gestures to select songs, etc., not to mention many variations of the “international” chicken dance.

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati 2018 OH @ W 3rd St & Second St W between Walnut St & Elm St
Sep 21 all-day
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati 2018 OH @ W 3rd St & Second St W between Walnut St & Elm St

Hike up your lederhosen and fill your stein at the annual Oktoberfest Zinzinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. Hailed as the largest Oktoberfest gathering in the country, the three-day event features German style beers, tuba-laden live music and all the sauerkraut-covered bratwurst you can handle. The fest also has the distinction of being recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the home of the largest chicken dance recorded.

Old World Oktoberfest 2018 CA @ Old World Huntington Beach
Sep 21 all-day
Old World Oktoberfest 2018 CA @ Old World Huntington Beach | Huntington Beach | California | United States

Willkommen to the Old World Oktoberfest in Huntington Beach, California. The lederhosen-clad German celebration off the Pacific coast features steins overflowing with beer, bratwurst bursting out of the bun and accordion and horn-laden German music. Weiner dog races, beer contests and chicken dances are among the featured attractions.

St. Benedict Oktoberfest 2018 VA @ St. Benedict Catholic Church
Sep 21 all-day
St. Benedict Oktoberfest 2018 VA @ St. Benedict Catholic Church

Need an excuse to eat, drink and pretend to be German? The St. Benedict Oktoberfest will cover you on all fronts and more. There’s three days loaded with German cuisine, beer and entertainment to ensure you get the full experience without traveling far from home. Even the kiddies can get in on the action with games and activities as long as their pursuits are fueled by non-alcoholic liquids.

Waukesha Oktoberfest, WI @ Frame Park
Sep 21 all-day
Waukesha Oktoberfest, WI @ Frame Park  | Waukesha | Wisconsin | United States

Nonstop music, food, Sprecher beer and root beer, old world games and activities. Have your picture taken with our Bronze Alive statues that will amaze you. Try your hand (or should we say hammer) at Nagelschlagen. Play Sheepshead. Toss a few in our Das Bag Tourney. “Who’s the Best Dressed for Octoberfest” – show us your style and win. And oom-pah under the Big Tent with classic sounds and dance of old world Germany.

The setting couldn’t be more perfect and unique under the stars in Waukesha’s Frame Park along  the picturesque Fox River.

Friday, September 21, 2018

  • 5:00 pm :               Opening Ceremony and tapping of the Firkin
  • 5:00 -11:00 pm :    Austrian Express
  • 5:00 pm :               D’Oberlandler Dance Troupe will perform during band breaks
  • 5:00 – 7:00 pm :     Family Area open with crafts, games, and more!
  • 5:00 – 8:00 pm :     Check out the live “Bronze Statues… camera’s ready!

Saturday, September 22, 2018

  • 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm : The Squeezettes
  • 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm : Das Bags Tourney (REGISTER HERE!)
  • 1:15 pm :                  Unveiling of the Oktoberfest Cake
  • 3:30 – 7:30 pm :       Check out the live “Bronze Statues”… camera’s ready!
  • 4:30pm :                  Children’s Parade – wear your Oktoberfest best
  • 5:00 pm :                 Muller Fasching Verein Nordamerika
  • 5:00 -11:00 pm :      Blaskapelle Milwauke
  • 6:30 pm :                  Wurst Bier Biathlon (walk/run eat a brat/have a bier = Biathlong
  • 8:00 pm :                 Masskrugstemmen Contest

 

Sep
22
Sat
2018
Addison Oktoberfest 2018 TX @ Addison Circle Park
Sep 22 all-day
Addison Oktoberfest 2018 TX @ Addison Circle Park | Addison | Texas | United States

If you can’t afford a plane ticket to Germany, then journey to the Addison Oktoberfest, named one of the most authentic Oktoberfest experiences in the United States. You will get the full package on American soil with German entertainers performing Bavarian folk dances, yodeling, oompah music and other unique experiences. Then you’ll treat your taste buds to German sausage, sauerkraut, giant pretzels and many more authentic delicacies. The meaning of fun takes on a foreign twist for three straight days; that’s long enough to get over the fact that you’re too poor to travel.

Bear Mountain NY Oktoberfest @ Anthony Wayne Recreation Area
Sep 22 all-day
Bear Mountain NY Oktoberfest @ Anthony Wayne Recreation Area | New York | United States

BAND SCHEDULE

September 22 | Die Spizbuam
September 23 | Heimatklange
September 29 | Joe Weber Orchestra
September 30 | DSB (Die Schlauberger) with the Alpenlandtanzer Schuhplatters
October 6 | Fritz Poka Band
October 7 | DSB (Die Schlauberger) with the Alpenlandtanzer Schuhplatters
October 8 | Jonny Konig Band
October 13 | Alex Meixner Band (Grammy Winner)
October 14 | The Adlers
October 20 | Jimmy Sutrr Band (18-time Grammy Winner)
October 21 | The Bratwurst Boys
October 27 |Mountain Express
October 28 |Alpine Squeeze

ACTIVITIES

We’re proud to present a host of improvements for this year’s festival!
Cash and credit accepted at all food and beverage stations
4 party wagons with 16 taps each
More bartenders at each wagon
Additional mobile food carts
Expanded buffet lines

Brat Haus Oktoberfest Scottsdale @ Brat Haus
Sep 22 all-day
Brat Haus Oktoberfest Scottsdale @ Brat Haus | Scottsdale | Arizona | United States

Nestled in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, Brat Haus features Arizona’s most welcoming beer garden with 28 craft beers on tap. The menu features made from scratch cuisine inspired by European food craftsmen, offering a wide variety of brats, burgers, salads and sides.

The open air patio paired with delicious grub and genuine hospitality from friendly servers, makes Brat Haus the perfect Scottsdale spot for a casual lunch or dinner. Elevate your merriment by enjoying one of the patio games including bag toss, ping pong, darts and life-sized Jenga. The patio is also a dog friendly zone – so be sure to bring Fido along for the fun.

Brat Haus is located at 3622 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 and is open on Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

 

Denver Oktoberfest @ Ballpark Neighborhood of downtown Denver.
Sep 22 all-day
Denver Oktoberfest @ Ballpark Neighborhood of downtown Denver. | Denver | Colorado | United States

Fred and Hertha Thomas owned two shops in Larimer Square (Cafe Promenade and Boutique Int’l). In 1969, they decided to honor their favorite tradition in front of the Cafe, and quietly tapped a keg and served some pretzels and white radishes. Until 2007, the event was held on the 14th block of Larimer St. and since it has been hosted at 20th and Larimer in historic Denver, Colorado. The Denver Oktoberfest attracts over 350,000 people during the six-day festival and it was quoted in Maxim Magazine and USA Today as “The Best Oktoberfest” in the United States and “One of the country’s biggest and longest running traditions”.  It’s also one of the largest beer festivals in the United States based on consumption because Denver drinks beer really well.

Frankenmuth Oktoberfest @ Heritage Park
Sep 22 all-day
Frankenmuth Oktoberfest @ Heritage Park | Frankenmuth | Michigan | United States

Welcome to the Frankenmuth Oktoberfest September 20-23, 2018

 September 20th-23rd, 2018 Come and join us for our 29th traditional Oktoberfest
Mark your calendars for the 2018 Frankenmuth Oktoberfest in Heritage Park, Frankenmuth, MI.
Frankenmuth Oktoberfest will be Thursday September 20, starting at 3:00pm and closing at 10:00pm
Friday, Saturday and Sunday we will be open at Noon, closing Friday and Saturday at Midnight, Sunday
we will close the festival at 6:00pm.  Tickets for the Frankenmuth Oktoberfest Can be purchased at the gate.

Lord Mayor Christian Ude and the German Parliament from Munich gave an official proclamation in 1996.
Frankenmuth’s Oktoberfest was declared the first Oktoberfest to operate with the blessing of the original Oktoberfest in
Munich.  With this proclamation, the event was moved into September to coincide with the opening of the Munich event.
Also, for the first time in history, the world-famous Hofbrauhaus brewery of Munich exported their beer to the
United States.  The Hofbrauhaus became the official beer sponsor of the Frankenmuth Oktoberfest in 1997.

With Frankenmuth’s unique German heritage and culture, the Frankenmuth Oktoberfest strives to preserve
the sights and sounds of the Munich Oktoberfest.  The event features authentic entertainment, dancing, Oktoberfest
souvenirs, various food selections, and authentic Hofbrauhaus Oktoberfest beer.

Shuttle Service ~ Transportation from the Frankenmuth Oktoberfest .
​Frankenmuth Hotels Friday 9/21 3pm til Close Saturday 9/22 12:00 – Close 3:00 per person per ride Shuttles will make continuous loops to all Frankenmuth Hotels.
​Pick up at  America’s Best Value Inn, Birch Run 9/21 3pm til Close Saturday 9/22 12:00 – Close  Cost 5.00 per person per ride. Shuttles will make continuous loops.

Hours of Operation: Thursday September 20, 3:00-10:00pm ~ Friday September 21, Noon-Midnight ~ Saturday September 22, Noon-Midnight ~ Sunday 23, Noon-6:00pm

German American Society of Trenton Oktoberfest @ German-American Society
Sep 22 all-day
German American Society of Trenton Oktoberfest @ German-American Society | Hamilton Township | New Jersey | United States

A weekend of food, beer, and music in celebration of a 208 year old Bavarian tradition, the marriage of Prince Ludwig and Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen.

Entertainment Lineup:

Saturday
Mädel Jäger
The Tumbleweeds
80’s Undercover

Sunday 
Austrian Boys Band
GTV Almrausch
The Williamsboy

German Heritage Days Ft.Loramie Ohio @ Canal Park
Sep 22 all-day
German Heritage Days Ft.Loramie Ohio @ Canal Park | Fort Loramie | Ohio | United States

Join the Village of Ft. Loramie in their annual celebration of German Heritage Days! Great food, music, and fun!!

Helen Oktoberfest GA @ Helen Festhalle
Sep 22 all-day
Helen Oktoberfest GA @ Helen Festhalle | Helen | Georgia | United States

Join us for the 48th Annual Oktoberfest in Helen, Ga. It’s Helen’s biggest celebration! Enjoy German music, food, drinks and dancing, including waltzes, polkas and the chicken dance! Oktoberfest will run from Sept. 6-9, 13-16, 20-23, 2018, and then reopens daily beginning Sept. 27 and continues through Oct. 28, 2018.

Food and drinks cost extra. For more information about the event, call 706-878-1908 or visit www.helenchamber.com.

Lake Arrowhead Oktoberfest 2018 CA @ Lake Arrowhead Village
Sep 22 all-day

As the glasses fill with fermented wheat and laughter fills the crowd, music will be played and dances will ensue at Lake Arrowhead’s Oktoberfest. Celebrate the wild German culture and get drunk with your lederhosen on. Leave with great memories and big beer bellies.

Oktoberfest Milwaukee, Bavarian Bierhaus, WI @ Bavarian Bierhaus
Sep 22 all-day
Oktoberfest Milwaukee, Bavarian Bierhaus, WI @ Bavarian Bierhaus | Glendale | Wisconsin | United States

Join us as we celebrate the oldest and most authentic Bavarian Oktoberfest in the Midwest right here in Glendale, Wisconsin, located just minutes from downtown Milwaukee and a short distance from beautiful Lake Michigan. Oktoberfest, modeled just like the one held in Munich, Germany, is held every September on the four weekends following Labor Day. Continuous entertainment from 5 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday includes traditional German brass bands, Schuhplatter folk dancing, singing, yodeling, sing-alongs and dancing for everyone.

 

Delicious and authentic German food is available at Oktoberfest. Dinners of broiled chicken, Oktoberfest bratwurst or spanferkel (young pig spit roasted over an open pit), include potato salad, coleslaw and bread. Rollbraten (sliced pork roast on a Kaiser roll), hot dogs, pretzels and sweet roasted almonds are available. Come and see how we roast our pigs and chickens right out on an open pit, freshly seasoned and ready for you to eat right off the spit. Desserts include fruit strudel, tortes and assorted homemade cakes. Get in line early for your Bienenstich or “Bee sting cake”, which is a German dessert made of a sweet yeast dough with a baked-on topping of caramelized almonds and filled with a vanilla custard, Butter cream or cream. Of course there’s plenty of beer on tap imported and domestic – as well as wine, soft drinks and coffee. There are traditional German imported gifts and souvenirs sold at the park as well.  The main festivities take place in our Bavarian Fest Garten – an Alpine style pavilion equipped with weather curtains on the open sides. Picnic tables and benches seat up to 2000 under the trees in the Park which is situated right along the Milwaukee River. There is open green space and an area for children to play. There is something for everyone!

 

Willkommen und Ein Prosit!

Oktoberfest Redwood City CA @ Courthouse Square
Sep 22 all-day
Oktoberfest Redwood City CA @ Courthouse Square | Redwood City | California | United States

Wednesday-Sunday, September 19-23, 2018
Courthouse Square 
(map)

FEATURING

  • Happy Hour Seatings Wednesday & Thursday 9/19 & 9/20- Live Music Only
  • Live Music with Deutscher Musikverein (9/19 only)
  • Live Music with The Internationals (9/20 only)
    Live Music with AlpinersUSA – 5 piece Band (9/21-9/23)
  • Dancing with the Bayerischer Heimat und Trachtenverein   (9/21-9/23)
  • Brimming Steins of Delicious Brews on Tap
  • Traditional German Oktoberfest Décor
  • Tasty German Delights featuring pretzels & brats
  • Games, and Singing/Dancing Competitions (Festival seating only 9/21-9/23)

For the fifth year, Redwood City celebrates Oktoberfest Downtown Redwood City, featuring a fabulous traditional German Oktoberfest setting with over 1,100 feet of “family style” bench seating;  lots of fun and merriment; music; dancing; contests; cold beer and other beverages; food and more! Now featuring two “Happy Hour Seatings” on September 19th and 20th, followed by Festival Seatings through Sunday, Sept. 23rd, the huge decked-out Oktoberfest tent transforms Courthouse Square for revelers of all ages to enjoy.  

ABOUT OKTOBERFEST

The true tradition of Munich’s famous annual festival comes to Redwood City for Oktoberfest, with a huge decked-out Oktoberfest tent on Courthouse Square – complete with over 1,100 feet of “family style” bench seating, lots of fun and merriment, music, dancing, contests, cold beer and other beverages, food, and more!

The entrance fee includes a commemorative stein & 1 drink ticket (beer or soda depending on ticket type), along with great German-style entertainment featuring AlpinersUSA and The Golden Gate Bavarian Club. Delicious German food and extra drink tickets will be sold separately.

Downtown Redwood City’s Oktoberfest extravaganza offers authentically delicious German food, featuring pretzels and brats, along with enticingly cold beer. Dancing, singing, and tons of audience participation will include dance contests, stein holding, yodeling contest, skits with hand gestures to select songs, etc., not to mention many variations of the “international” chicken dance.

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati 2018 OH @ W 3rd St & Second St W between Walnut St & Elm St
Sep 22 all-day
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati 2018 OH @ W 3rd St & Second St W between Walnut St & Elm St

Hike up your lederhosen and fill your stein at the annual Oktoberfest Zinzinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. Hailed as the largest Oktoberfest gathering in the country, the three-day event features German style beers, tuba-laden live music and all the sauerkraut-covered bratwurst you can handle. The fest also has the distinction of being recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the home of the largest chicken dance recorded.

Old World Oktoberfest 2018 CA @ Old World Huntington Beach
Sep 22 all-day
Old World Oktoberfest 2018 CA @ Old World Huntington Beach | Huntington Beach | California | United States

Willkommen to the Old World Oktoberfest in Huntington Beach, California. The lederhosen-clad German celebration off the Pacific coast features steins overflowing with beer, bratwurst bursting out of the bun and accordion and horn-laden German music. Weiner dog races, beer contests and chicken dances are among the featured attractions.

Schulz Bräu Brewing Company Oktoberfest @ Schulz Bräu Brewing Co
Sep 22 – Sep 23 all-day
Schulz Bräu Brewing Company Oktoberfest @ Schulz Bräu Brewing Co | Knoxville | Tennessee | United States

Can’t make it to Munich this year for Oktoberfest? That’s okay! We are bringing an authentic German Oktoberfest to Knoxville! In true fashion, we will have our Oktoberfest September 22nd thru October 7th. We will serve our Oktoberfest Märzen in real 1 Liter mugs (34oz), serve authentic German pretzels, Schnitzel, and of course the iconic Lebkuchenherzen (gingerbread hearts)

Saturday September 22

6:00am Barrel Tapping Opening Ceremony (doors open at 5:00am)

  • Live Feed from Munich
  • Live Music by Knoxville Polka Kings
  • Tickets will go on sale 8/1 at 7am
St. Benedict Oktoberfest 2018 VA @ St. Benedict Catholic Church
Sep 22 all-day
St. Benedict Oktoberfest 2018 VA @ St. Benedict Catholic Church

Need an excuse to eat, drink and pretend to be German? The St. Benedict Oktoberfest will cover you on all fronts and more. There’s three days loaded with German cuisine, beer and entertainment to ensure you get the full experience without traveling far from home. Even the kiddies can get in on the action with games and activities as long as their pursuits are fueled by non-alcoholic liquids.

Waukesha Oktoberfest, WI @ Frame Park
Sep 22 all-day
Waukesha Oktoberfest, WI @ Frame Park  | Waukesha | Wisconsin | United States

Nonstop music, food, Sprecher beer and root beer, old world games and activities. Have your picture taken with our Bronze Alive statues that will amaze you. Try your hand (or should we say hammer) at Nagelschlagen. Play Sheepshead. Toss a few in our Das Bag Tourney. “Who’s the Best Dressed for Octoberfest” – show us your style and win. And oom-pah under the Big Tent with classic sounds and dance of old world Germany.

The setting couldn’t be more perfect and unique under the stars in Waukesha’s Frame Park along  the picturesque Fox River.

Friday, September 21, 2018

  • 5:00 pm :               Opening Ceremony and tapping of the Firkin
  • 5:00 -11:00 pm :    Austrian Express
  • 5:00 pm :               D’Oberlandler Dance Troupe will perform during band breaks
  • 5:00 – 7:00 pm :     Family Area open with crafts, games, and more!
  • 5:00 – 8:00 pm :     Check out the live “Bronze Statues… camera’s ready!

Saturday, September 22, 2018

  • 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm : The Squeezettes
  • 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm : Das Bags Tourney (REGISTER HERE!)
  • 1:15 pm :                  Unveiling of the Oktoberfest Cake
  • 3:30 – 7:30 pm :       Check out the live “Bronze Statues”… camera’s ready!
  • 4:30pm :                  Children’s Parade – wear your Oktoberfest best
  • 5:00 pm :                 Muller Fasching Verein Nordamerika
  • 5:00 -11:00 pm :      Blaskapelle Milwauke
  • 6:30 pm :                  Wurst Bier Biathlon (walk/run eat a brat/have a bier = Biathlong
  • 8:00 pm :                 Masskrugstemmen Contest

 

Avila Beach Oktoberfest, CA @ Avila Beach Golf Resort
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Avila Beach Oktoberfest, CA @ Avila Beach Golf Resort | Avila Beach | California | United States

Hoist your steins and dust off your Lederhosen’s, it’s almost time to celebrate The Great German Tradition with the 2nd Annual Avila Beach Oktoberfest!

In partnership with Beda’s Biergarten and Hofbräuhaus, the Avila Beach Resort is very excited to bring a traditional and authentic Oktoberfest to the Central Coast, on September 22nd, 2018! Traditional Oktoberfest faire music by Express! Authentic German food from Beda’s Beigarten! Delicious German beer! Costume contest! All set in the beautiful backdrop of Avila Beach! Purchase your tickets today!

Gates open at 12pm
Event ends at 6pm
21+ to attend

Squaw Valley Oktoberfest @ VIllage at Squaw Valley
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Squaw Valley Oktoberfest @ VIllage at Squaw Valley | Olympic Valley | California | United States

This annual event will transform the Village at Squaw Valley into a miniature Bavaria complete with authentic German beer and food, Bavarian music, the ever-popular Oktoberfest Games and plenty of family fun.

Details
  • Entry is $20 and includes a mug and 2 beer tickets. Additional beer tickets are $5
  • All proceeds from beer sales benefit the High Sierra Lacrosse Foundation
  • Festival goers must be 21 years or older with a valid ID to purchase beer
  • Brats, Bavarian Pretzels and Rootbeer floats available for purchase
  • All Oktoberfest Games are FREE to enter. First come, first to participate
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Addison Oktoberfest 2018 TX @ Addison Circle Park
Sep 23 all-day
Addison Oktoberfest 2018 TX @ Addison Circle Park | Addison | Texas | United States

If you can’t afford a plane ticket to Germany, then journey to the Addison Oktoberfest, named one of the most authentic Oktoberfest experiences in the United States. You will get the full package on American soil with German entertainers performing Bavarian folk dances, yodeling, oompah music and other unique experiences. Then you’ll treat your taste buds to German sausage, sauerkraut, giant pretzels and many more authentic delicacies. The meaning of fun takes on a foreign twist for three straight days; that’s long enough to get over the fact that you’re too poor to travel.

Bear Mountain NY Oktoberfest @ Anthony Wayne Recreation Area
Sep 23 all-day
Bear Mountain NY Oktoberfest @ Anthony Wayne Recreation Area | New York | United States

BAND SCHEDULE

September 22 | Die Spizbuam
September 23 | Heimatklange
September 29 | Joe Weber Orchestra
September 30 | DSB (Die Schlauberger) with the Alpenlandtanzer Schuhplatters
October 6 | Fritz Poka Band
October 7 | DSB (Die Schlauberger) with the Alpenlandtanzer Schuhplatters
October 8 | Jonny Konig Band
October 13 | Alex Meixner Band (Grammy Winner)
October 14 | The Adlers
October 20 | Jimmy Sutrr Band (18-time Grammy Winner)
October 21 | The Bratwurst Boys
October 27 |Mountain Express
October 28 |Alpine Squeeze

ACTIVITIES

We’re proud to present a host of improvements for this year’s festival!
Cash and credit accepted at all food and beverage stations
4 party wagons with 16 taps each
More bartenders at each wagon
Additional mobile food carts
Expanded buffet lines

Denver Oktoberfest @ Ballpark Neighborhood of downtown Denver.
Sep 23 all-day
Denver Oktoberfest @ Ballpark Neighborhood of downtown Denver. | Denver | Colorado | United States

Fred and Hertha Thomas owned two shops in Larimer Square (Cafe Promenade and Boutique Int’l). In 1969, they decided to honor their favorite tradition in front of the Cafe, and quietly tapped a keg and served some pretzels and white radishes. Until 2007, the event was held on the 14th block of Larimer St. and since it has been hosted at 20th and Larimer in historic Denver, Colorado. The Denver Oktoberfest attracts over 350,000 people during the six-day festival and it was quoted in Maxim Magazine and USA Today as “The Best Oktoberfest” in the United States and “One of the country’s biggest and longest running traditions”.  It’s also one of the largest beer festivals in the United States based on consumption because Denver drinks beer really well.