This authentic recreation of the Munich Oktoberfest has become an Addison tradition over the last 30 years. And to help make this milestone even more special, Addison Oktoberfest will kick things off with its first ever parade! Every entry will be sure to please all ages as it winds its way around the Addison Circle Park area making its way to the famous Brau Haus tent! All spectators will delight in a horse-drawn Paulaner Bier Wagon which will be delivering the first Oktoberfest beer keg to the main tent for the official tapping of the keg. Included in this special parade are also many German entertainers, a German car group and the University of Texas Drum line. The parade begins at 7pm on Thursday evening with the ceremonial keg tapping immediately following at 8pm in the main Brau Haus tent.
With so many things to do it’s hard to decide which activities to enjoy! On Friday there will be a German spelling bee and a yodeling competition. There will be a car show on Saturday featuring all German makes and models including top 25 trophies. Or perhaps you would prefer to enter the bier barrel rolling or beer barrel bowling competition. Sunday brings out all our 4 legged friends. For on this day visitors can see dogs of all breeds and sizes complete agility courses during the Pretzel Run. Or ooh and ahhh at the most adorable dachshunds as they participate in the cutest ever Dachshund Dash and Dachshund Parade.
The Marketplace offers an amazing shopping opportunity all weekend long for unique finds as well as authentic items from Germany. There is always something special about open-air shopping with a bratwurst or a strudel in your hand. And oh so much amazing food to try, German beers to sip and oompah bands to hear.
And don’t forget, ADMISSION IS FREE on Thursday and Sunday! This makes it hard to say no to making it a multiple day affair full of great fun with family and friends. So dust off your chicken hat and lederhosen, and head out to Addison Oktoberfest this weekend, Sept 14-17.
Addison Oktoberfest Highlights:
4 day festival from Sept 14-17
Free admission Thursday and Sunday
Don't miss the amazing entertainment line-up including our friends Alex Meixner and Das Ist Lustig
Coolest booth for awesome Oktoberfest swag, steins and heritage gifts is Oktoberfest Depot