Tapping of Zie Kegs​

Join us on Thursday in Der Spaten Halle for the opening ceremonies. Local community leaders will officially tap the first kegs of Spaten by hammering a bronze spout into the kegs with a wooden mallet. The trick is to do so without spilling any bier!​​


Live Entertainment From​

Oktoberfest Fort Worth Bands


Oktoberfest Run Und Ride​

Start your Oktoberfest with a 20 mile urban bike ride, a timed 5K, 10K, or fun run that begins and ends at the festival site. Paid Run und Ride participants will receive a FREE pass to enter the Oktoberfest festival, a race shirt and a custom stein to enjoy Fort Worth's Oktoberfest biers. Learn ​More >


Midway Rides

Featuring carnival games, amusement rides, entertainment and fast-food booths.


Bier Barrel Rolling Race

Contestants race while using one hand to roll a Spaten bier barrel down to the finish line. Sign up to participate on site the day of the event.​​


Dachshund Dash

Register your fleet four-legged friend to participate in the 4th Annual Dachshund Dash! The top tail-waggin' track star will fetch the grand prize! So, start practicing with your dashing doggie or just come out and watch the fur fly!​ Learn More >


Bier Wench Stein Carrying

​This contest is inspired by a tradition in the bier tents of Germany in which the bar waitresses deliver biers in one litre steins to the tables, often carrying up to five steins in each hand! In our version, contestant must pick up and carry their plastic steins a distance of 25 feet and set them back down without spilling more than three ounces out of any one stein. Whichever contestant can carry the most steins successfully is crowned the winner. Sign up to participate on site the day of the event.​​


Oktoberfest Olympics

Watch local young professional groups go for the gold and compete against each other in various Oktoberfest-themed events. The team with the most total points will win the challenge.​​ Email us for more information >​


Stein Hoisting Competition​

Masskrugstemmen translates as "bier-stein holding” and is a traditional Oktoberfest test of endurance. Registered contestants will purchase a full liter of bier in a glass mug. Contestants will hold their full mug (approx. 5 lbs) straight out with their arm fully extended and parallel to the floor. If an arm sags, or elbow bends or the bier sloshes, that person is done, out, kaput. The last arm up wins. Sign up to participate on site the day of the event.​​


View the full schedule of activities​ >
Thursday  “Donnerstag”  5:00 - 11:00pm
Day 1 Indoor & outdoor biergartens, food, bier, music,
dancing, German games, tapping of the kegs ceremony
and more!
 
5:00pm Gates Open

5:00pm AlpenMusikanten Der Spaten Halle

6:00pm Walburg Boys Der Spaten Halle

6:00pm Brave Combo Der Wiesn Tent

6:00pm Nick Ballarini Die Aktivitaet Tent

7:30pm Tapping of the Kegs Ceremony Der Spaten Halle
Join us on Thursday in Der Spaten Halle for the opening ceremonies. Local community leaders will officially tap the first kegs of Spaten by hammering a bronze spout into the kegs with a wooden mallet. The trick is to do so without spilling any bier!

8:00pm Are you as smart as a Kindergartner? Die Aktivitaet Tent
Join the World Language Institute students as they host friendly competitions like a German spelling bee, pretzel toss and a geography challenge. They will be looking for audience participants so stop by the Die Aktivitaet Tent and engage
in the fun!

8:00pm AlpenMusikanten Der Spaten Halle

8:00pm Alpine Village Band Der Wiesn Tent

8:45pm Stein Hoisting Competition Der Spaten Halle
Traditional Oktoberfest test of endurance. Contestants hold a full mug at arms length. Last arm up wins.
Sign up to participate on site the day of the event.Learn More

9:00pm Walburg Boys Der Spaten Halle

9:00pm Brave Combo Der Wiesn Tent

9:00pm Nick Ballarini Die Aktivitaet Tent

9:45pm Stein Hoisting Competition Der Wiesn Tent
Traditional Oktoberfest test of endurance. Contestants hold a full mug at arms length. Last arm up wins.
Sign up to participate on site the day of the event.Learn More

10:00pm AlpenMusikanten Der Spaten Halle

10:00pm Alpine Village Band Der Wiesn Tent






Friday  “Freitag”  5:00 - 11:00pm
Day 2 has indoor and outdoor biergartens, food, biers, music, dancing, German games and more!
 
5:00pm Gates Open

5:00pm Off the Grid Band Der Spaten Halle

6:00pm Das Ist Lustig Der Spaten Halle

6:00pm AlpenMusikanten Der Wiesn Tent

6:00pm Oktoberfest Olympics Die Aktivitaet Tent
Watch local young professional groups compete against each other in various Oktoberfest events. The team with the most points will win the challenge.

7:00pm Das Ist Lustig Der Spaten Halle

7:00pm Alpine Dancers Der Wiesn Tent

7:30pm Alpine Dancers Der Spaten Halle

7:30pm Stein Hoisting Competition Der Wiesn Tent
Traditional Oktoberfest test of endurance. Contestants
hold a full mug at arms length. Last arm up wins.
Sign up to participate on site the day of the event.Learn More

8:00pm Are you as smart as a Kindergartner? Die Aktivitaet Tent
Join the World Language Institute students as they host
friendly competitions like a German spelling bee, pretzel toss and a geography challenge. They will be looking for audience participants so stop by the Die Aktivitaet Tent and engage
in the fun!

8:00pm Walburg Boys Der Spaten Halle

8:00pm Off the Grid Band Der Wiesn Tent

8:45pm Stein Hoisting Competition Der Wiesn Tent
Traditional Oktoberfest test of endurance. Contestants
hold a full mug at arms length. Last arm up wins.
Sign up to participate on site the day of the event. Learn More

9:00pm AlpenMusikanten Der Spaten Halle

9:00pm Das Ist Lustig Der Wiesn Tent

9:00pm Nick Ballarini Die Aktivitaet Tent

9:45pm Stein Hoisting Competition Der Spaten Halle
Traditional Oktoberfest test of endurance. Contestants
hold a full mug at arms length. Last arm up wins.
Sign up to participate on site the day of the event. Learn More >

10:00pm AlpenMusikanten Der Spaten Halle

10:00pm Walburg Boys Der Wiesn Tent






Saturday  “Samstag”  11:00am - 12:00am
Day 3 boasts indoor and outdoor biergartens, food, biers, music, dancing, German games, the Oktoberfest Run Und Ride, Dachshund Dash and more!
 
9:45am 20M Urban Bike Ride Or 5K/10K/Fun Run Festival Grounds
Start your Oktoberfest with a 20 mile urban bike ride, a timed 5K, 10K, or fun run that begins and ends at the festival site. Paid Run und Ride participants will receive a FREE pass to enter the Oktoberfest festival, a race shirt and a custom stein to enjoy Fort Worth‘s Oktoberfest biers.Learn more

11:00am Gates Open

11:00am Nick Ballarini Der Wiesn Tent

11:45am Alpine Village Band Der Spaten Halle

12:00pm Dachshund Parade Der Spaten Halle &
Festival Grounds
Watch these teeny weenies strut their stuff in the 4th Annual Dachshund Parade and costume contest. Check out the fierce competitors before the big race.

12:00pm Nick Ballarini Der Wiesn Tent

1:00pm Keine Kunst Folk
Dance Troupe
Der Spaten Halle

1:00pm Alpine Village Band Der Wiesn Tent

1:00pm Dachshund Dash Die Aktivitaet Tent
Register your speedy little four leggers to participate in the 4th annual Dachshund Dash! A grand prize will be awarded to the top wiener! So, start practicing with your Dachshund and come out for the festivities! learn more

2:00pm Brave Combo Der Spaten Halle

2:00pm AlpenMusikaten Der Wiesn Tent

2:00pm Nick Ballarini Die Aktivitaet Tent

3:00pm Brave Combo Der Spaten Halle

3:00pm AlpenMusikaten Der Wiesn Tent

3:00pm Bier Barrel Rolling Race Die Aktivitaet Tent
Contestants race while using one hand to roll a Spaten bier barrel down to the finish line.
Sign up to participate on site the day of the event.

4:00pm Keine Kunst Folk
Dance Troupe
Der Spaten Halle

4:00pm Off the Grid Band Der Wiesn Tent

4:00pm Bier Wench Stein Carrying Die Aktivitaet Tent
In the tradition of Oktoberfest bar maids, contestants compete to carry the most steins without spilling.
Sign up to participate on site the day of the event.Learn More

5:00pm Keine Kunst Folk
Dance Troupe
Der Wiesn Tent

5:00pm Terry Cavanagh
Alpine Express
Der Spaten Halle

5:00pm Bier Barrel Rolling Race Die Aktivitaet Tent
Contestants race while using one hand to roll a Spaten bier barrel down to the finish line.
Sign up to participate on site the day of the event.

6:00pm Das Ist Lustig Der Wiesn Tent

6:00pm Bier Wench Stein Carrying Die Aktivitaet Tent
In the tradition of Oktoberfest bar maids, contestants compete to carry the most steins without spilling.
Sign up to participate on site the day of the event.Learn More

6:45pm Off the Grid Band Der Spaten Halle

6:45pm Stein Hoisting Competition Der Spaten Halle
Traditional Oktoberfest test of endurance. Contestants hold a full mug at arms length. Last arm up wins.
Sign up to participate on site the day of the event.Learn More

7:00pm Terry Cavanagh & Alpine Express Der Spaten Halle

7:00pm Bier Barrel Rolling Race Die Aktivitaet Tent
Contestants race while using one hand to roll a Spaten bier barrel down to the finish line.
Sign up to participate on site the day of the event.

7:45pm Stein Hoisting Competition Der Spaten Halle
Traditional Oktoberfest test of endurance. Contestants hold a full mug at arms length. Last arm up wins.
Sign up to participate on site the day of the event.Learn More

7:45pm Terry Cavanagh & Alpine Express Der Wiesn Tent

7:45pm Keine Kunst Folk
Dance Troupe
Der Spaten Halle

8:00pm Are you as smart as a Kindergartner? Die Aktivitaet Tent
Join the World Language Institute students as they host friendly competitions like a German spelling bee, pretzel toss and a geography challenge. They will be looking for audience participants so stop by the Die Aktivitaet Tent and engage
in the fun!

8:30pm Das Ist Lustig Der Spaten Halle

8:45pm Stein Hoisting Competition Der Wiesn Tent
Traditional Oktoberfest test of endurance. Contestants hold a full mug at arms length. Last arm up wins.
Sign up to participate on site the day of the event.Learn More

9:00pm Off the Grid Band Der Wiesn Tent

9:00pm Nick Ballarini Die Aktivitaet Tent

9:45pm Stein Hoisting Competition Der Spaten Halle
Traditional Oktoberfest test of endurance. Contestants hold a full mug at arms length. Last arm up wins.
Sign up to participate on site the day of the event.Learn More

10:00pm Off the Grid Band Der Spaten Halle

10:00pm Terry Cavanagh Alpine Express Der Wiesn Tent






3-day pass, $15

Festival Admission

  • Thurs. Only, Sept. 21, $5
  • Fri. Only, Sept. 22, $10
  • Sat. Only, Sept. 23, $10
  • Kids under 12 free with a paying adult

    Free 2017 steins will be given out to online ticket holders (as well as with tickets purchased at the festival gate) on a first-come, first-served basis as supplies are limited.

Join us on Thursday in Der Spaten Halle for the opening ceremonies. Local community leaders will officially tap the first kegs of Spaten by hammering a bronze spout into the kegs with a wooden mallet. The trick is to do so without spilling any bier!​​


Location

Oktoberfest Fort Worth will take place at The Shack at Panther Island Pavilion. The Shack includes a large bier hall and two biergartens, the event will also have additional tents with more seating, bars and stages.​

Click here for directions >

Parking

You can enter the parking lot at 395 Purcey Street and find a spot from there. The Shack is within walking distance from all parking. Parking will cost $10 per car. A Fort Worth Bike Sharing station is located at the bottom of Taylor Street so you can ride to the festival and check in and out when you arrive and leave.

A free bike corral generously sponsored by Bicycles Inc will be located near the main festival entrance for those that ride
their own bike.


Schedule

For the full Oktoberfest Fort Worth schedule: Click Here >


Allowed or Not?

ALLOWED
  • ​Your favorite stein from home
  • Small bags and backpacks bags smaller than
    17" (subject to search)
  • Wheelchairs and medical scooters
  • Strollers for children
  • Hand-held still cameras
NOT ALLOWED
  • Alcohol
  • Coolers and thermoses
  • Umbrellas and tents (or anything that can
    obstruct the view of others)
  • Chairs
  • Professional video and audio recording equipment
  • Weapons, illicit drugs and other contraband

Family Friendly?

Families with children who enjoy polka music and bratwursts will have a blast at Oktoberfest Fort Worth. Plus, admission for children 12 and under is FREE with paying adult.​


Dog-Friendly?​

Oktoberfest Fort Worth is NOT a dog-friendly event. The only exception are participants in the Dachshund Races.


Handicapped Accessible?

Festival grounds are accessible and the main hall is paved. Please note the two biergartens are made of crushed gravel. Ample seating is available for festival patrons; however, guests who require special accommodations may contact the event staff for assistance. Wheelchairs, electric carts and baby strollers are not available for rent.


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Where Can I Stay?

Hilton Garden Inn Fort Worth/Medical Center is the official hotel of Oktoberfest Fort Worth. Book now and receive a 15% discount!

Book A Room >

Contacts​

General Inquiries (817)698-0700
Media inquiries & press passes Contact Now >
Volunteer information Contact Now >
Sponsorship opportunities Contact Now >
Lost and found inquiries (817)698-0700

Rain or Shine

​Oktoberfest Fort Worth continues rain or shine and no rain dates are scheduled.