Find your Gemütlichkeit at all the 2019 Oktoberfest events across Minnesota

Schwandtoberfest 2018 at Bauhaus Brew Labs // Photo Courtesy of Bauhaus Brew Labs

While Minnesotans are probably best known for our Scandinavian heritage, the German people and their descendants have been inextricably tied to our state’s cultural history since the first settlers put down roots in our state. These settlers spread the Volksfest traditions of their homeland all around the state, so we have them to thank for an incredible slate of Oktoberfest parties stretching from early September through the end of October.

Whether you’re a dirndl-clad diehard or just a person with an affinity for brats, pretzels, and great beer, there’s an Oktoberfest celebration somewhere in this state that’s right for you.

Don’t forget, The Growler’s own blind tasting beer festival Unlabeled No. 2: Oktoberfest is a perfect place to sample a wide variety of local Oktoberfest beers (48 to be exact) and determine which ones are your favorite for the rest of the season.

Note: Events are listed in chronological order by start date. Don’t see your favorite event? Please email [email protected]

Bavarian Boat Bash: An Oktoberfest Cruise on the Mississippi

October 11 | 5:30pm–8:30pm | $69

One of the best places to see fall colors in the Twin Cities is from the river, and GetKnit Events’ Oktoberfest riverboat cruise will be a perfect place to spot them. Featuring a catered German dinner, beer from Indeed Brewing Company, plus live music and polka dancing lessons, this Boat Bash should be one for the ages. Learn more…

Perktoberfest at Bad Weather Brewing

October 11 | 12pm–6pm | Free

Former Twins left-hander Glen Perkins has become something of a local beer celebrity in the years since his retirement, and the pitcher has partnered up with our neighbors at Bad Weather Brewing for an Oktoberfest brew they’re appropriately calling “Perktoberfest.” Their debut party for the beer will feature an appearance from Perkins himself, food trucks, and a speed pitch game to see how your fastball measures up. A limited number of souvenir beer mugs will also be available. Learn more…

Horses lead a parade in New Ulm for Schell’s Oktoberfest. // Photo Courtesy of Schell’s

Schell’s Oktoberfest

October 12 | 10:30am–5pm | $10, free for kids 12 and under

One of the state’s most beloved Oktoberfest celebrations occurs every year at its oldest German brewery. Schell’s have been in business for nearly as long as the modern Oktoberfest beer, so they know a thing or two about how to throw a German-themed party. In addition to music from the brewery’s own Schell’s Hobo Band, there will be stein-holding contests, traditional foodstuffs, and more. Learn more…

SurlyFest

October 12 | 12pm–8pm | Free until brewery hits full capacity, $65 guaranteed entry + ceramic stein + four fills + food ticket + T-Shirt

This year, Surly Brewing’s annual Oktoberfest celebration will take over the entire brewery (literally, everywhere but the roof) with live music from local standouts like The Bad Man and Dem Atlas, plus German-inspired food from Surly’s ace culinary team and a whole assortment of Oktoberfest games and feats of strength. PROST! Learn more… 

Lupulin Oktoberfest 2019

October 12 | 12pm–11pm | Free

Lupulin’s Oktoberfest bash is returning for another year of live music, food trucks, and bierfest fun at their taproom in Big Lake. As in previous years, a limited number of collectible salt glaze steins and boot-shaped glasses will be available for purchase. Lupulin will even fill them with their delicious Oktoberfest beer for you with the cost of purchase. Plus, you can earn a few calories back with Lupulin’s Brewery Running Series 5k that kicks off at 11am! Learn more… 

Axetoberfest

October 19 | 11am–9pm | Free

Big Axe Brewing is throwing an Oktoberfest party to celebrate the release of their Oktoberfest beer, Nisswa-style. Show up for live polka, German-inspired food specials, lots of Oktoberfest games, and more fun yet to be announced. Learn more… 

Dogtoberfest at Lift Bridge Brewery

October 20 | 1pm–4pm | Free

All dogs and dog supporters are invited to Lift Bridge on October 20 for their annual Dogtoberfest, an afternoon of games, costume contests (both human and canine), food, and music, all in support of Minnesota Boxer Rescue. Learn more…

 

Save the date for next year (Oktoberfest events that have already occurred):

Saint Paul Oktoberfest

September 13–14 | Friday 4pm–10pm, Saturday 10am–10pm | $5

Billing itself as Minnesota’s “Most Authentic” Oktoberfest celebration, the Germanic-American Institute’s two-day festival kicks off the festivities at the old Schmidt Brewery on West 7th again this year. Beginning with Der Anstich (The ceremonial keg tapping ceremony) on Friday, St. Paul Oktoberfest will feature a variety of festival games (stone lifting, beer-chugging, etc.) plus Dachsund races and a family-friendly kinder carnival. Learn more… 

Oktoberfest Beer Garden at Keg and Case

September 13–14 | Friday 5pm–10pm, Saturday 10am–10pm | Free

Our West End neighbors at Keg and Case Market are hosting their own Oktoberfest Olympics, featuring eight consecutive stages of Oktoberfest games like stein-hoisting and barrel-rolling, with a prize for the winning team. Not into being competitive at parties? Just enjoy a beer, and stop by The Beer Dabbler store in the market to bring home some merchandise while you’re at it. Learn more… 

Photo via Gasthaus

Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter Oktoberfest

September 13–15 & 20–22 | Fridays–Saturdays, 5pm–11pm, $5 | Sundays 12pm–6pm, $5

Stillwater’s German restaurant standby is still going strong and will be partying Oktoberfest-style for two weekends straight. Stop by for German music, brats and chops, giant pretzels, and Hammerschlagen. Sundays are family-friendly as well, so don’t worry about bringing the kinder. Learn more…

Duluth Oktoberfestival

September 13–15 | Friday 4pm–11pm | Saturday 11am–11pm | Sunday 11am–4pm | $10 in advance, $20 day-of, VIP $30-$69

The inaugural Duluth Oktoberfestival is coming out swinging with a sprawling three-day bierfest in Duluth’s lovely Bayfront Park. German imports will sidle up next to local Oktoberfest brews and traditional foodstuffs in Das Zelt (the festival’s main tent), and activities include a Daschund Derby and parade, a barrel-rolling race, brat and pretzel tosses, and so much more. Did we mention that you can even purchase a helicopter ride to get a bird’s-eye view of the festival? Learn more… 

FINNtoberfest

September 14 | Saturday 11am–10pm | Free

Do-gooder brewery FINNEGANS will be celebrating the annual release of their barrel-aged Oakedtoberfest brew with a free festival at their Downtown Minneapolis brewery. In addition to revealing a few new beers, the brewery will also be hosting Stien-holding competitions, serving German food, and bobbing along to some polka. Learn more…

Freehouse Oktoberfest

September 14 | 12pm–7pm | Free

Freehouse will be breaking in their new North Loop patio with an Oktoberfest celebration this year, complete with their Freehouse No.15 Oktoberfest plus three other German-style lagers. Plenty of fun activities will also be available including a photo booth, live music, and special menu items from Freehouse’s reliably tasty kitchen. Learn more…

Oktoberfest at Hollywood Roadhouse

September 14 | 6pm–9pm | Free

If New Germany, MN didn’t host an Oktoberfest party, we’d know something was seriously wrong. Luckily, popular watering hole and restaurant Hollywood Roadhouse is stepping up to fill that void with a party featuring polka-rockers Alpensterne. Learn more…

U4ic Brewing’s 4th Annual Oktoberfest

September 14 | 12pm–11pm | Free

Belle Plaine’s u4ic Brewing, inc will be hosting a Oktoberfest shinding with music from Alpensterne and The Concord Singers, plus German grub from the MN WingKing food truck. Pick up a u4ic Oktoberfest mug while you’re there! Learn more…

Rock Bottom Rocktoberfest

September 17 | 6pm–10pm | Free

Venerable downtown brewpub Rock Bottom will be kicking off their Oktoberfest season with a Tuesday night beer keg tapping of their annual Rocktoberfest Marzen and hosting a Chef and Brewer’s Dinner with Oktoberfest-themed beer and food pairings. Learn more…

Roundhouse Oktoberfest

September 19–22 | Hours vary | Free

Brainerd’s premier Oktoberfest event is headquartered annually at Roundhouse Brewery, and this year’s event promises more German-themed fun. Hoist a stein while listening to music from The Polka Train, but make sure to don your finest lederhosen, because there will be a contest for the best outfit. Learn more…

Unlabeled No.2: Oktoberfest

September 20| 5:30pm–9pm | $40 GA or $20 designated driver

Unlabeled No.2: Oktoberfest is The Growler’s unique twist on the classic beer fest format. Attendees will participate in a blind tasting of 48 local Oktoberfest beers and rate each sample in our Unlabeled app. At the end of the evening, we’ll reveal the brewery with the highest score and award them the prize of “Best of Show.” Plus, we’ll have all of the usual Oktoberfest activities including live accordion music, pretzels from Aki’s Breadhaus and brats from Gerhard’s, a stein-holding competition, and more. Learn more…

Copper Trail Oletoberfest

September 20 & 21 | Friday & Saturday 12pm–11pm | Free

Copper Trail Brewing’s third annual Oletoberfest will be the first held at their brand new taproom in downtown Alexandria, right in the shadow of the town’s landmark Viking statue (and the beer’s namesake) Big Ole. Live music, food trucks, and games will be happening all both days. Learn more…

Pointoberfest

September 21 | 4pm–8pm | $25 in advance, $30 day-of

Returning for the 8th consecutive year, Wisconsin’s Stevens Point Brewing’s Pointoberfest celebration will feature a photo booth, 5k fun run, and 20+ Point brews, Whole Hog craft beers, and Ciderboys hard ciders. This year’s 10z sample glass is a playful boot shape. Learn more…

Utepils Oktoberfest

September 21 & 22 | Saturday & Sunday, 12pm–10pm | Free

One of MN’s most authentic European-style breweries, Utepils will be celebrating the annual release of their Receptional Festbier with a traditional (but non-denominational) mass vow renewal for all the married volks in attendance on Saturday. Live music, games, and German vittles will also be available. Learn more…

A stein of Fair State’s Co-Optoberfest // Photo Courtesy of Fair State Brewing Cooperative’s Facebook

Fair State Co-Optoberfest and 5th Anniversary

September 21 | 2pm–midnight | Free

Fair State is combining their annual Co-Optoberfest celebration with their 5th Anniversary party and releasing a whole host of fun new beers, including a fresh hop ale, a double dry-hopped hazy IPA, and a pair of intriguing fruited sours. Plus, they’ll be turning their recently renovated beer garden into a mini-Munich with loads of Oktoberfest activities. Learn more…

Oktoberfest at 612BREW

September 21 | 3pm–10pm | Free

612BREW tapping a traditional wooden keg of their Oktoberfest Märzen lager to kick off this year’s celebration, which will also feature a full slate of live music, Bavarian-style pretzels from MSP Pretzel, a Mr. & Mrs. Oktobefest contest, plus more fun and games. Learn more…

Delano Oktoberfest

September 21 | 12pm–11pm | $5 for adults over 21

Delano’s Oktoberfest block party will once again feature beer from the nearby Lupine Brewery, plus plenty of traditional German fun, including a craft market with goods from local makers. The Deutschland Meats Food Truck will be slinging brats and more, and the first 500 paid attendees will receive a commemorative 15oz mug.  Learn more…

Beaver Island Brewing Oktoberfest // Photo via Beaver Island Brewing's Facebook

Beaver Island Brewing Oktoberfest // Photo via Beaver Island Brewing’s Facebook

Beaver Island Oktoberfest

September 21 | 12pm–10pm | $10 GA in advance, $15 day-of, $45 VIP

Ziggy zaggy, ziggy zaggy, oi, oi, oi! Beaver Island will be releasing their award-winning Oktoberfest Märzen lager again with a blowout party at their St. Cloud taproom. In addition to all the usual Oktoberfest festivities, including stein-hoisting and Hammerschlagen, VIP tickets will entitle you to all-you-can-drink brews, a food ticket, and a commemorative mug. Learn more…

Bank Brewing Oktoberfest

September 21 | 5pm–11pm | Free

Hendricks, Minnesota’s own Bank Brewing Company will be celebrating their 5th anniversary this year with the release of their Oktoberfest beer. There’s also another milestone to celebrate: 10 years of Bank’s ecologically-focused benefit-beer, the Rooster Lager. Learn more…

2019 Oktoberfest and SleepWalker Block Party

September 21 | 2pm–10pm | Free, $6 for commemorative stein

LTD Brewing will be shutting down a whole street in Hopkins to make space for the joint debuts of their 2019 Oktoberfest beer and SleepWalker IIIPA. In addition to the new brews, the New Bohemia food truck will be slinging brats, and LTD will be hosting German-themed trivia for prizes. Learn more…

Spiral Brewing Oktoberfest

September 21 | 12pm–6pm | Free

Spiral Brewing will be teaming up with their Hastings Neighbors The Onion Grill and Hastings Public House for an Oktoberfest blowout, featuring live music, German food, and Spiral’s new Oktoberfest brew. Learn more…

3rd Annual Oktoberfest Celebration at Alloy Brewing

September 21 | 12pm–11pm | Free

“Nummer Eins” means “Number One” in German, and it also happens to be the name of Alloy Brewing’s Marzen-style lager, which will return to taps at their 3rd Annual Oktoberfest celebration. Lots of fun activities and German food will be available, but we’re personally excited to compete in Alloy’s inflatable axe toss. Learn more…

Oktoberfest Celebration at Cuyuna Brewing

September 21 | 12pm–11pm | Free

Crosby, Minnesota’s Cuyuna Brewing will be hosting their inaugural Oktoberfest Celebration this year with the debut of their Devil’s Washboard Marzen lager. Snag a commemorative dimpled mug, plus German grub while listening to live music from Joey Johnson. Learn more…

Voyageur Oktoberfest Celebration

September 25–29 | Wednesday–Sunday, Various times | Free

One of Minnesota’s northernmost Oktoberfests, Voyageur Brewing’s annual celebration will have you dancing to live polka music and chowing down on traditional German fare. The event also serves as a fundraiser for the Cook County Community Fund. Learn more…

New Glarus Oktoberfest

September 26–29 | Thursday–Sunday, Various times | Free

While New Glarus is more known for its Swiss heritage than its German roots, the town still knows how to throw one heck of an Oktoberfest party. New Glarus Brewing’s Staghorn Oktoberfest will be the featured beer, plus a weekend full of games, food, and family-friendly fun. Learn more…

Oktoberfest – La Crosse, WI

September 26–29 | Various times | $10 in advance for four-day pass, $10 day-of for single-day passes. Special event tickets also available for varying prices

The La Crosse Oktoberfest is the region’s largest and longest-running ‘fest, boasting massive crowd of revelers every year. A cornucopia of activities abounds, including multiple parades, dachshund races, driving tours, a craft beer night, oodles of food vendors and so much more. Learn more…

Waldmann Brewery's 2018 Oktoberfest // Photo via Waldmann Brewery's Facebook

Waldmann Brewery’s 2018 Oktoberfest // Photo via Waldmann Brewery’s Facebook

Waldmann Oktoberfest

September 27–29 | Friday, 5pm–10pm; Saturday, 12pm–10pm; Sunday, 12pm–7pm | $5 for adults over 21, $2 for children (free on Sunday for children)

Waldmann’s traditional German-style Biergarten and brews will once again be a perfect match for the Oktoberfest spirit. Partiers can expect live music, an outdoor grill, fresh pretzels, and Oktoberfest games. Learn more…

Bobbing Bobber Oktoberfest 2019

September 27–28 | Friday, 2pm–11pm; Saturday, 12pm–11pm| Free

Bobbing Bobber Brewing will be bringing the Oktoberfest spirit to Hutchinson, MN with a two-day party featuring 4 live bands, 3 food trucks, and one big tent for drinkin’ beers in! Take home a commemorative stein for $15 and you can fill it once for free during the festivities. Learn more...

Bad Habit Brewing Oktoberfest 

September 27 | 5pm–11pm | Free, $10 for a commemorative mug and beer

St. Joseph, Minnesota’s Bad Habit Brewing will be shouting O’zapft is! when they pour their first Oktoberfest brews of 2019 at their upcoming celebration. Food from St. Joseph Meat Market and giant pretzels from Backwards Bread Co. will be available, plus live music. Learn more…

Uptoberfest

September 27 | 4pm-2am | Free

Want to get in on the Oktoberfestivities without losing your parking space in Uptown? Uptown Tavern is hosting their own ‘fest with beers from Surly, Schell’s, Indeed, Summit, Utepils, Bauhaus, and Fair State, plus German food and drinking games. Learn more...

Black Forest Oktoberfest 2019

September 27 – October 6 | Various Times | Free

Black Forest Inn has been an Eat Street Oasis for lovers of German food for years, and they’re celebrating Oktoberfest this year with 10 straight theme nights celebrating different aspects of Deutsche-culture. With everything from the fairly standard “Toast Night” and “Schnaps Night” to the slightly spicier “Eurotrash Night,” there’s sure to be a party for you. Learn more...

MORCtoberfest

September 28 | 5pm–10pm | Free

Formerly known as “Bucktoberfest,” this fundraiser at Buck Hill combines the Oktoberfest beers and activities that you love with a good cause: Promoting local mountain bike advocacy group MORC. Spring for the $75 and receive a special gift bag from MORC and their partners. Learn more…

2019 Tilion Oktoberfest

September 28 |12pm–10pm | Free

Tilion Brewing will be bringing the Oktoberfest spirit to Cannon Falls with a little help from the Rochester Area Polka Band. Enjoy a costume contest, plus all the brats and potato salad that you can stomach. Learn more…

2019 Jacktoberfest

September 28 |12pm–11pm | Free

Jack Pine Brewing’s Oktoberfest celebration will once again benefit neighboring nonprofit CLC Food Pantry, with a raffle, bierfest games, a pretzel-making station, food from Green Canteen food truck, and much more. Learn more…

Spilled Grain Oktoberfest

September 28 | 2pm–11pm | Free

Once again, Annandale’s Spilled Grain will be serving sud, food, and fun for a good cause, as the brewhouse will be donating all its tips to its Spill It Forward campaign. Drafts of their Märzen lager will be available, along with commemorative mugs for $15. Learn more…

Family-friendly fun at Schwandtoberfest 2018 // Photo Courtesy of Bauhaus Brewlabs

6th Annual Schwandtoberfest

September 28 | 12pm–11pm | $10 Admission, $30 for stein + 2 fills + admission

Building upon their reputation for great live music programing, Bauhaus Brew Labs’ Schwandtober fest will feature lovable local rockers Viva Kenvial, Graveyard Club, and Static Panic, plus traditional German tunes. Make sure to purchase your stein in advance, because this event almost always sells out.

Rocktoberfest Saint Joseph

September 28 | 3:30pm–11pm | $15 GA, $50 for admission + 11 drink tickets + commemorative boot glass

Just because it’s hosted by a Catholic school doesn’t mean that Rocktoberfest Saint Joseph will be anything less than a rollicking Oktoberfest party. Authentic Bavarian food and dancing will abound, plus music from the 31 piece Bavarian Musikmeisters band. Learn more…

Third Street Oktoberfest Party

September 28 | 12pm–7pm | Free

Third Street’s German-inspired get-together in Cold Spring comes complete with the release of their award-winning Oktoberfest Märzen beer, food, and live music. All food proceeds will go to the Rocori Area Food Shelf. Learn more…

Boat Club Oktoberfest 2019

September 28 | 11am–7pm | Free

Hosting their annual party in the courtyard of the historic Fitger’s complex, Duluth’s Boat Club Restaurant and Bar is celebrating its fourth annual Oktoberfest celebration with an 8-hour party. The event promises German games, food, drinks, music, and lots of fun. Learn more…

Anokafest at 10K Brewing

September 28 | 12pm–11pm | Free

On Saturday, September 28th from 12 pm to 11 pm, 10K Brewing will be hosting their 4th annual Oktoberfest celebrating the release of their award-winning Märzen Anokafest! There will be beer, there will be music, and there might even be Lederhosen! Learn more…

Third Annual Oktoberfest at The Chart House

September 28 | 5pm–10pm | $10

Lakeville’s Chart House is teaming up with Schell’s Brewing to celebrate Oktoberfest this year, featuring multiple brews from the MN masters of German beer, plus music from the Schell’s Hobo Band. Learn more…

ENKI Oktoberfest 2019

September 28 | 4pm–10pm | Free

ENKI Brewing, pride of Victoria, MN, will be hosting their annual Oktoberfest this year with promises of German-style beer and food and live music from Bernie King and the Guilty Pleasures. Don’t forget to pick-up your commemorative stein! Learn more…

Stackedtoberfest: The Release of The Hasselhoff

September 28 | 4pm–10pm | Free

One of Downtown St. Paul’s newest breweries, Stacked Deck will be celebrating the release of their Oktoberfest beer, fittingly dubbed “The Hasselhoff,” with Hammerschlagen, food trucks, and more. Learn more…

A dirndl-wearing performer at the MN Renaissance Festival. // Photo courtesy of MN Renaissance Festival.

Minnesota Renaissance Festival—Oktoberfest

September 28–29 | 9am–7pm | Adult $21.95, child $13.50 in advance; Adult $24.95, senior $22.95, and child $15.95 at the festival gates

Party like a Teutonic knight at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival’s Oktoberfest celebration, held over the last two days of Shakopee’s Medieval-themed festival. There’s plenty of chances to test your mettle against your foes, including contests for the best beard, dirndl, and lederhosen, plus a sauerkraut-eating contest and craft beer tastings. Learn more…

Bald Man Rocktoberfest

September 29 | 4pm–midnight | $10 or $20 for ticket and a commemorative stein, $30 at the door

Billed as “A Night of Queen” this time around, Eagan’s Bald Man Brewing will be hosting their annual Rocktoberfest with a little help from Queen tribute band Crown Jewels. Bald Man will also be debuting another year of their Rocktobefest brew. Learn more…

New Ulm’s Oktoberfest

October 4–5 & 11–12 | Fridays, 5pm–11:30pm; Saturdays,11am–11:30pm | Free in downtown New Ulm; $10 for admission to Schell’s accompanying fest

It should be no surprise that a town overseen by a statue of Hermann the German would be known for one of the best Oktoberfest celebrations in the nation. New Ulm’s annual festival will feature games, horse-drawn trolley rides, a stein-holding contest, and more take place both Fridays and Saturdays, adjoining the fests at Schell’s Brewery. Learn more…

A toast at Twin Cities Oktoberfest. // Photo courtesy of Twin Cities Oktoberfest’s Facebook

Twin Cities Oktoberfest

October 4–5 | Friday, 5pm–11pm; Saturday, 12pm–11pm |$10 GA or $30 for GA + commemorative glass

Held annual at Minnesota State Fairgrounds, this two-day Oktoberfest celebration prominently features Summit Brewing’s Oktoberfest and Keller Pils, as well as a selection of other Summit beers, wine, cider, German food, games, and live entertainment. Learn more…

Excelsior Brewing Docktoberfest – Rock the Dock 2019

October 4–5 | Friday, 4pm–midnight; Saturday, 12pm–midnight | Free

Hosted on the shores of lovely Lake Minnetonka, Excelsior Brewing’s Docktoberfest will feature a whole host of traditional and not-so-traditional Oktoberfest music with bands like Dr. Kielbasa, The White Iron Band, Danny Tanner, and the Full House Band, and many others. Learn more…

Oktoberfest at Wicked Wort Brewing

October 5 | 12pm–midnight | Free

Wicked Wort Brewing is set to bring the Oktoberfest experience to Robbinsdale for another year, this time featuring live music from Big Five Combo and The Cobras. The Wicked Grill will also be cranking out brats faster than you can say “Ich bin satt.Learn more…

Goat Ridge Brewing Co. Oktoberfest

October 5 | 3pm–10pm | Free

New London’s Goat Ridge Brewing will be celebrating the annual release of their Mad Goat Märzen Beer with a family-friendly Oktoberfest blowout featuring music from The Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League. Plus, the incredible farm-to-table restaurant Model Citizen will be serving food, which is worth the drive by itself!  Learn more…

Photo via Waconia Brewing Company Facebook

Photo via Waconia Brewing Company Facebook

Waconia Oktoberfest

October 5 | 11am–2am | Free

Once again, Waconia’s Oktoberfestivities will transform the Carver County Fairgrounds into party central. There’s a 5k fun run, dachshund races, a classic car show, live performances from polka and German bands, food, and beer. Learn more…

Ribtoberfest at Lupulin Brewing Company

October 5 | 3pm–6pm | Free

Call us sacrilegious if you like, but we always thought that Oktoberfest might be just a little better with the addition of barbecue. Lupulin’s festivities will feature a smoked ribs competition, with all proceeds going to the Big Lake Community Foodshelf.  Learn more…

Oktoberfest at Hoops Brewing

October 5 | 11am–12am | Free

Hoops Brewing will be celebrating Oktoberfest Duluth-style, with polka dancing lessons from the Polkarobics and all manner of traditional activities, plus the release of their new No. 704 apple ale, and No. 67 Wiesn Bier.  Learn more…

Giesenbräu Oktoberfest 2019

October 5 | 12pm–10pm | $5, Free for children under 12

New Prague, MN’s Giesenbräu Brewing know a thing or two about German beer (just look at their name!), so their Oktoberfest celebration promises to be a good one. $20 gets you a commemorative liter stein and one free fill-up of Giesenbräu’s Festbier or Helles Lager, and the usual games and fun abound. Learn more…

Oktoberfest at Minneapolis Club

October 5 | 3pm–8pm | $50 Minneapolis Club members, $70 non-members, $80 at the door

Perhaps the city’s swankiest Oktoberfest party, the Minneapolis Club’s annual bash is the perfect spot to bust out your black patent leather lederhosen. Featuring an all-you-can-eat-buffet, polka dancing lessons, and an outfit contest, this is sure to be a memorable Kostümball. Learn more…

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