Addison Oktoberfest September 20-23

It’s more than just sausages and beer—Addison Oktoberfest is a 30-hour celebration of German culture, one of the most authentic recreations of the famed festival in Munich, and an entertaining experience for the entire family! This year, Addison Oktoberfest will take place from September 20-23 at Addison Circle Park.

Addison Oktoberfest features a variety of unique and exciting activities throughout the weekend. This includes a keg tapping ceremony, German Spelling Bee, Oktoberfest 5k benefitting Wipe Out Kids Cancer, a Dachshund parade and more. Come dressed in your dirndls and lederhosen and enjoy live music from German bands, dancing and more! The kids will also love riding the carnival rides, playing the midway games, and shopping in the marketplace with the family.

Just like everything in Addison, a huge part of Addison Oktoberfest is focused on serving delicious food! Many food vendors will be onsite, including Mr. Bill’s Kettle Corn, Pretzel Haus, Siegi’s Sausage Factory, Helmut’s Strudel, Jake’s Cakes and more. The Kaffee und Kuchen Haus will serve German-style fritters, waffles on a stick, Sweden apple cakes, cream cheese tarts, German brownie cheesecakes, apricot cake and more. And the Draught House serves turkey legs, sausage on a stick, jalepeño cheese bratwurst and funnel cake fries among other things.

Of course, Oktoberfest wouldn’t be complete without plenty of beer! Choices include Paulaner Wiesn, Paulaner Oktoberfest Märzen, Paulaner Hefe-Weizen and Paulaner Salvator Doppelbock—all of which will taste even better when served inside a commemorative stein that features a boot and the Addison Oktoberfest logo.

Another delightful Oktoberfest experience is dining at Chamberlain’s Brau Haus, which will be an upscale Bavarian dining experience with a three-course tasting menu paired with Paulaner bier, prepared by Richard Chamberlain of Chamberlain’s Restaurants. The meal will include a locally made pretzel bread, a black forest mushroom soup for a starter, a Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn Brined Pork Loin or a German Bratwurst, Grobe and Weisswurst Sausages for an entrée, and a warm Bavarian apple strudel for dessert. Reservations must be made in advance online.

The entertainment schedule varies each day, so be sure to check for your favorite event before buying tickets or commit to all of them!

On Thursday night, you can see:

  • 6 p.m. Off the Grid Band, Main Stage; Napper Sisters, Bowl Stage
  • 7 p.m. Alpine Village Band, Main Stage; Das 1stLustig, Bowl Stage
  • 8 p.m. Official Keg Tapping, Main Stage; Alpenmusikanten, Bowl Stage
  • 9 p.m. Walburg Boys, Main Stage; Auf Geht’s, Bowl Stage
  • 10 p.m. Alpenmusikanten, Main Stage; Das 1stLustig, Bowl Stage

On Friday night, you can see:

  • 6 p.m. Frohsinn Kapelle, Main Stage; Bohemian Blitz, Bowl Stage
  • 7 p.m. STV Almrausch, Main Stage; Off the Grid Band, Bowl Stage
  • 8 p.m. Keg Tapping, Main Stage; German Spelling Bee, Bowl Stage
  • 8:30 p.m. Alpenmusikanten, Bowl Stage
  • 9 p.m. Texanischer Schuhplattler Verein, Main Stage; German Idol, Bowl Stage
  • 10 p.m. Bohemian Blitz, Main Stage; STV Almrausch, Bowl Stage
  • 11 p.m. Walburg Boys, Main Stage; Das 1stLustig, Bowl Stage

On Saturday, you can see:

  • Noon Frohsinn Kapelle, Main Stage; Alpenmusikanten, Bowl Stage
  • 1 p.m. STV Almrausch, Bowl Stage
  • 1:30 p.m. Texanischer Schuhplattler Verein, Main Stage
  • 2 p.m. Ennis Czech Boys, Bowl Stage
  • 2:30 p.m. Alpine Village Band, Main Stage
  • 3 p.m. Bier Barrel Rolling, Main Stage
  • 3:30 p.m. STV Almrausch, Main Stage; Bohemian Blitz, Bowl Stage
  • 4:30 p.m. Walburg Boys, Main Stage; Bier Barrel Rolling, Bowl Stage
  • 5 p.m. Texanischer Schuhplattler Verein, Bowl Stage
  • 5:30 p.m. Alpenmusikanten, Main Stage; Bier Barrel Bowling, Bowl Stage
  • 6 p.m. Auf Geht’s, Bowl Stage
  • 6:30 p.m. Texanischer Schuhplattler Verein, Main Stage
  • 7 p.m. Alpine Village Band, Main Stage; Bier Barrel Bowling, Bowl Stage
  • 7:30 p.m. Ennis Czech Boys, Bowl Stage
  • 8 p.m. Keg Tapping, Main Stage
  • 8:30 p.m. Maskrug Competition, Bowl Stage
  • 9 p.m. Bohemian Blitz, Main Stage; Auf Geht’s, Bowl Stage
  • 10 p.m. Walburg Boys, Main Stage; Alpine Village Band, Bowl Stage
  • 11 p.m. Alpenmusikanten, Main Stage; Das 1stLustig, Bowl Stage

Finally, on Sunday, you can see:

  • Noon Walburg Boys, Main Stage; Auf Geht’s, Bowl Stage
  • 12:30 p.m. Napper Sisters, Bowl Stage
  • 1 p.m. Dachshund Parade, Main Stage
  • 1:30 p.m. Auf Geht’s, Bowl Stage
  • 2 p.m. Frohsinn Kapelle, Main Stage; Dachshund Races, Bowl Stage
  • 3 p.m. Das 1stLustig, Bowl Stage
  • 3:30 p.m. Alpenmusikanten, Main Stage
  • 4 p.m. Napper Sisters, Bowl Stage
  • 5 p.m. Walburg Boys, Main Stage; Auf Geht’s, Bowl Stage

The event kicks off on Thursday, from 6-11 p.m. This night is Corporate Night, where companies can reserve a table in the Schloss Addison Tent for up to 10 people per table to receive souvenir steins, Tasty Bucks and more for just $150 per table.

On Friday night, Oktoberfest will go from 6 p.m.-midnight, followed by noon-midnight on Saturday and noon-6 p.m. on Sunday (alcohol sales will end one hour prior to event closing each night). Admission is free on Thursday and Sunday, and just $10 for each adult over age 12 on Friday and Saturday. More information and ticket packages can be found here. 

Addison Oktoberfest brings people together from all over the country to celebrate the uniqueness that is German culture—and the amazingness of the Town of Addison to host this phenomenal event. If you want to be silly, have fun, drink a lot of beer and enjoy the beautiful fall weather, then buy your tickets to Addison Oktoberfest today!

Sydni Ellis grew up in the great state of Texas, where she learned to love chips and salsa and hot weather. She has a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of North Texas, and she currently works in the College Communications, Marketing and Outreach office at Richland College. Some of her passions include writing, traveling and re-reading the Harry Potter Series every chance she gets. In the spirit of spontaneity, Sydni lives her life with a pen in one hand and her video camera in the other; ready to capture the next great story.

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