Just like the Munich original, St. Paul Oktoberfest is held mid-September. Our kegs of Paulaner beer are imported directly from Munich and include Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn (brewed once a year for Oktoberfest), Paulaner Oktoberfest Märzen, Paulaner Hefe-Weizen, and Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Dunkel (dark).
Saturday activities include Dachshund races and musical entertainment, from traditional polka music to Minnesota Opera singing German arias. Strong men and women can compete in Steinheben (stone lifting), the only competition of its kind in the U.S.
Admission is free. ID and $5 wristband is required for alcohol purchases. Produced by the Germanic-American Institute (GAI), proceeds support the GAI’s mission to connect people to a broader world through German language and culture.