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FAQs

Location

Oktoberfest Fort Worth will take place at The Shack at Panther Island Pavilion. The Shack includes a large indoor bier hall, multiple bier gardens, and additional large tents that will provide more seating, bars, and stages.​

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 (cash or card). Prepay by texting Panther to 25023 (day of!).

An unmanned bike corral will be available to park your bikes in at your own risk. Bring your own lock to secure your bike.

Allowed / Not Allowed

Allowed

  • Credit/debit card only
  • 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
  • Re-entries
Not Allowed

  • NO Alcohol
  • NO Outside Food or Beverages (Exceptions: Infant and child nourishment and one unopened bottle of water per a person)
  • NO Coolers and thermoses
  • NO Umbrellas and tents (or anything that can obstruct the view of others)
  • NO Chairs
  • NO Professional video and audio recording equipment
  • NO Weapons, illicit drugs and other contraband
  • NO Pets (except Dachshund Dash participants on Saturday only)

Schedule

For the full Oktoberfest Fort Worth schedule:

Family Friendly?

Families with children who enjoy polka music and bratwursts will have a blast at Oktoberfest Fort Worth. Plus, they can enjoy carnival rides and games! 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 is participants in the Dachshund Dash on Saturday only.

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.

Health and Safety

The Oktoberfest Fort Worth festival grounds have been expanded this year to provide greater distancing and gathering spaces and seating areas. The new “Der Biergarten und Markt” offers a large open-air tent with seating and a food court. Restroom facility modifications have also been made to reduce surface contact. Ticket sales and all food and beverage concessions will only take debit/credit cards to reduce contact and wait times. Attendees are encouraged to purchase their tickets online early. Enhanced cleaning in high traffic areas and additional hand sanitizing stations will be located throughout the festival grounds. Masks are encouraged for attendees that are not vaccinated but are not required.

Rain or Shine

Oktoberfest Fort Worth is a rain or shine event. We provide an indoor bier hall, multiple large tents, and a covered seating area. Stay tuned to the Oktoberfest Fort Worth social media accounts for any weather-related event updates.

Where can I Stay?

Check out Visit Fort Worth for a comprehensive list of nearby hotels.

Contacts

General Inquiries: 817-698-0700