Oktoberfests Abound in Texas: Unpack your Lederhosen!

by Samantha Strom on September 5, 2017 in Food, Lifestyle, Living Texas, Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Travel,

Everyone loves a good Oktoberfest. Beer, German food, and dancing. The funny thing is, they don’t always happen in October! Even in Germany, where the celebration originated, they start the party in September.  Here are some of the best all over Texas.

Addison Oktoberfest – Addison, TX – Sept. 14 to Sept. 17, 2017 – One of the most well-established Oktoberfests in Texas, this fest has been around for 30 years.

Lancaster Oktoberfest – Lancaster, TX – Sept 15 to Sept 17 – A celebration of German food, beer, music, song & dance.

St. Joseph’s Oktoberfest – Waxahachie, TX – Sept 16, 2017 – This fest has over 50 vendors and a variety of activities for kids, from laser tag to bounce houses.

Oktoberfest Fort Worth at Panther Island Pavilion – Fort Worth, TX – Sept 21 to Sept 23, 2017 – This Oktoberfest adds a touch of cowboy to the traditional German festivities.

McKinney Oktoberfest – McKinney, TX – Sept 22 to Sept 24, 2017 – This Oktoberfest is celebrating its 10th year.

Oktoberfest Houston – Houston, TX – Sept 30, 2017 – Oktoberfest Houston boasts the best polka music in Texas.

Rahr Oktoberfest 5K – Fort Worth, TX – Sept 30, 2017 – Celebrate Oktoberfest by running a 5K first.

AustOberfest – Austin, TX – Sept 30, 2017 – German-style sausage takes center stage at AustOberfest.

Oktoberfest Fredericksburg – Fredericksburg, TX – Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2017 – Oktoberfest Fredericksburg puts the oompah in this party.

Oktoberfest Southlake – Southlake, TX – Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2017 – If you’re attending Oktoberfest Southlake, don’t forget to enter your dog into the weiner race!

De Kalb Texas Oktoberfest – De Kalb, TX – Oct 7, 2017 – This Oktoberfest helps raise funds for organizations serving De Kalb and the west end of Bowie County.

Surftoberfest – Corpus Christi, TX – October 7, 2017 – Oktoberfest and surfing? This twist on the German festival is sure to delight.

German-Texan Heritage Society Oktoberfest – Austin, TX – Oct 14, 2017 – Listen to live music at this family-friendly event. Hop over to Mohawk if you’re looking for a more adult event.

Island Oktoberfest – Galveston, TX – Oct 27 to Oct 28, 2017 – Island Oktoberfest boasts two days of continuous entertainment on two stages.

Muenster Oktoberfest – Muenster, TX – Oct 28 to Oct 29, 2017 – You can participate in or watch a stein hoisting competition at Muenster Oktoberfest.

Wurstfest – New Braunfels, TX – Nov 3 to Nov 12, 2017 – Do the chicken dance and learn a few German words at Wurstfest.