Celebrating Oktoberfest Around Austin
Oktoberfest celebrations to enjoy beer, brats, pretzels, polka bands and more
Grab your stein! It’s time for German celebrations in Central Texas! Go ahead and put on your lederhosen, and get ready to dive into a place of bratwurst and schnitzel while you listen to live polka music. Enjoy one of these unforgettable Oktoberfest happenings.
Easy Tiger Oktoberfest
September 28 – October 1
Leave it to Easy Tiger to get the party going for two weekends. Thanks to their many locations, Austinites in every corner can easily enjoy exciting festivities such as a pretzel eating contest (winner gets free pretzels for one year!), stein hoisting contest, polka bands, face painting, trivia, screen printing and much more! View the full schedule here.
Banger’s Sausage Garden Oktoberfest
Austin’s ultimate sausage house, Banger’s, annually celebrates with traditional music and tasty treats, including Schnitzel Sausage, German Potato Cake, Pretzels and a host of German-style beers. Keep an eye out here for the he full schedule of activities to come at this Rainey Street venue.
Meanwhile Brewing Co.‘s Oktoberfest
September 29 – October 1
Located in Southeast Austin, this spot is a staple for beer and music lovers alike. Enjoy Oktoberfest lager, food specials, themed music, limited merchandise, and fest activities. Prost! The event welcomes all ages to enjoy the free festivities. RSVP here.
42nd Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg Marktplatz
October 6 – 8
Fredericksburg was originally founded by some of Texas’ earliest German immigrants in 1846, so you know they’ll be putting on a bash to remember this year. Get ready for an all-out celebration of German heritage, featuring five stages of music, a massive menu of German goods — plus a slate of competitions from stein-hoisting to high-striking. Check out their website for more info on what’s in store.
This tradition doubles as a fundraiser for the German Texan Heritage Society. Don your dirndl and groove to live performances, enjoy delicious food and a wide variety of beer. This event also offers kids activities, including pumpkin painting, bouncy house, and more.
November 3 – 12
There’s no better time for a trip to New Braunfels than during Wurstfest, an unforgettable 10-day-long festival packed with revelry. After all, the city is one of the epicenters of German culture in Texas. Guests will feast on an array of Bavarian food and drinks while bouncing between five stages of live entertainment, carnivals, and fun vendors.