Save yourself some time and money by celebrating Oktoberfest in Austin instead of Munich! There are plenty of options to celebrate, most are kid-friendly, and all are sure to offer an abundance of fun.
Easy Tiger’s Oktoberfest
When: Saturday, September 19, 2015, from Noon to 6 p.m.
Where: Easy Tiger Bake Shop & Beer Garden, 709 E. 6th Street, AustinEasy Tiger’s
Easy Tiger’s Oktoberfest celebration will feature the release of Montecore, their Austin Beerworks collaboration German-style Märzen bier. There will be other tasty Oktoberfest brews, food specials and live screenprinting from Fine Southern Gentlemen.
Walburg German Restaurant Oktoberfest
When: Friday, September 25th (opening night) through November 7 (Fridays and Saturdays)
Where: Walburg Gernam Restaurant
Enjoy live music in the biergarten and traditional German food and beer. There’s a large dance floor, an arcade for the kids to enjoy. Reservations recommended for dining inside, outside biergarten tables are available on a first come, first served basis.
When: October 2, from 6 p.m. to midnight; October 3, from 10 a.m. to midnight; Sunday, October 4, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Marktplatz in downtown, 100 West Main Street, Fredericksburg
Admission:1-day adult, $7; 1-day child (7-12), $1. Children 6 and under are free. Multi-day pricing available.
Oompah at its best. German music, food and drink, arts and crafts, children’s area and family fun. Oktoberfest is a colorful, festive celebration of Fredericksburg, Texas’ German heritage. Oktoberfest has become an annual tradition around the world. Oktoberfest is a community event of family entertainment featuring three stages of continuous oompah music, art & crafts, Children’s fun area ~ Kinder Park, a German Bier Tent, and Oktoberfest Vineyard area, OkTUBAfest, Chicken Dance Around the Square, Domino Tournament, delicious food and lots of cold drinks … all weekend long!
Bluebonnet Beer Company
When: Sunday, October 4, 2015, from noon to 4 p.m.
Where: Bluebonnet Beer, 1700 Bryant Drive, Round Rock (behind the US Post Office on Double Creek Drive)
Admission: General, $15; VIP $30, Designated drive, $10. Admission includes a Commemorative Half Liter Oktoberfest Mug , 3 Drink tickets, 1 Soft Pretzel ticket, 1 meal ticket, Live Music and access to the Oktoberfest Grounds.
During the festival, you will find a variety of entertainment, food and fun on the Oktoberfest Grounds. Entertainment includes: Live Polka music, beer and food tent, Kinder Park area for kids, face painting, and much more. All ages are welcome to attend but minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden
When: Thursday, October 15th through Sunday, October 18th
Where: Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden, 79 & 81 Rainey Street, Austin
Celebrate Oktoberfest with special food, beer and live music. Nodding homage to the home country host of Oktoberfest, German beers – some local and some national draughts – will be featured to celebrate beer and sausage. The featured brewery of Oktoberfest is Live Oak Brewery. Traditional stein hoists, a smoke out, gun salutes and chicken shit bingo will also mark the occasion.
Schedule of events:
Thursday, October 15, 2015: Gun salute Oktoberfest Kick-Off at 5:00 p.m.; Live music plays from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Friday, October 16, 2015: Live music plays from 5:00 p.m. to midnight.
Saturday, October 17, 2015: Live Oak (featured brewery) Smoke Out and Smoked Beer pairing; live music plays from 5:00 p.m. to midnight (30 minute breaks in between sets); stein hoist at approximately 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 15, 2015: Live music, including Urban Achievers, plays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00; chicken shit bingo starts at 4:00 p.m. (tickets on sale at 3:00 p.m.), immediately followed by closing gun salute.
North by Northwest Oktoberfest
When: October 17th and 18th Saturday: 11:30am-midnight and Sunday 11:30am – dark
Where: North by Northwest, 10010 Capital Texas Highway Austin, TX 78759 (North location only!)
NXNW’s two day Oktoberfest celebration is more than just a party. It is also a chance for revellers to learn about and raise funds for non profit organizations. During the weekend festival, Chef George Powell will prepare German bratwurst, homemade sauerkraut, fresh red cabbage, pretzels, and Bavarian cobblers. NXNW also will brew onsite a special Oktoberfest beer to complement the feast.
There will be fun activities for the whole family. Festivities include: bounce houses, face painting, Nate the Great Balloon Artist and a bratwurst eating contest Saturday evening. There will also be an all-breed dog costume contest and a wiener dog costume contests held on Sunday afternoon.
German-Texas Heritage Society
When: October 17th, 2015, from 11am to 7 p.m.
Where: German Free School, 507 East 10th Street
Admission: $10, 12 and under are free
Take a stroll through our beautiful historic gardens. Bring your whole family: Oma and Opa, Mama and Papa and all your children, friends and neighbors -enjoy the day with us! Dance to live music from Lorelei & Schatzi, Joe Klaus Band and the Sieker’s Band. Many Vendors with arts and crafts and our German Souvenir Shop are open for shopping. Great food from Frank’s and Pfeifers’s Bakery and outstanding German Beer are also at your fingertips during this fun filled event. The kids will have a great time in our Chidlren’s Area with Face Painting, Chess Play, arts and crafts – and did I mention our photo booth?
AustOberfest (Austin + Oktoberfest)
When: Saturday, October 17 from 3-11 pm
Where: Austin Saengerrunde, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd.
Admission: $45 (plus fees) per person. Children under 13 years of age are free.
Celebrating Central Texas German heritage with all your can eat sausage tasting, bier tasting contest stage, bowling & live music with proceeds benefiting Foodways Texas. Price of ticket includes unlimited German-style sausage and sides from some of Central Texas’ best meat purveyors: Salt & Time, Miller’s, Freedmen’s, Stiles Switch, Louie Mueller, Black’s BBQ, Southside Market, Meyers Elgin Sausage, Hoovers, School House Pub, Smokey Denmark and Micklethwait Craft Meats. German bier tastings are also included along with live music entertainment with full access to the 17th street biergarten and bowling alley. BANDS INCLUDE: Minor Mishap Marching Band, Brave Combo, White Ghost Shivers.
When: November 6-15, 2015
Where: 120 Landa Street, New Braunfels
Admission: $8 in advance, $12 at gate. Children under 12 are free.
A unique celebration rich in German culture and full of Texas fun located in beautiful New Braunfels, Texas! Enjoy good fun, food, special events and the finest in Alpine and Bavarian Style Entertainment