Addison Oktoberfest is Back Next Weekend!

Come to Addison Oktoberfest September 16-19! Credit: Addison Oktoberfest.

After two long years, we are positively buzzing with excitement over the return of Addison Oktoberfest! This highly anticipated fall event is billed as “German fare with a side of Texas flair” because it is one of the most authentic Munich Oktoberfest celebrations in the U.S., with plenty of Texas charm and traditions that keep thousands of people coming back year after year. Put on your lederhosen and dirndls, and get ready for an amazing celebration September 16-19 at Addison Circle Park, hosted by the Town of Addison.

Addison Oktoberfest is your chance to drink all the Paulaner bier your heart desires. There are four main areas you can grab some of this ice-cold liquid goodness: Partyhalle, Draught Haus Biergarten, Kleinhalle, and Paulaner Biergarten. The Partyhalle is an open-air tent with spaced out tables, where you can drink, dance to polka or the chicken dance, or check out the official keg tapping. The Draught Haus Biergarten will be showing college and pro football teams on the big screen and serving beer. Kleinhalle is a new, air-conditioned area inside Addison Conference Centre, which will serve small bites and special bier and wine options. Finally, the Paulaner Biergarten gives you a front-row seat to the hilarious bier games like Bier Maiden Stein Carrying, Biergarten Bingo, and Masskrugstemmen (stein-hosting). This is located in the center of the festival grounds with outdoor tables and umbrellas to keep you cool.

Of course, there will also be delicious German food to wash down all the bier! Options include brats, sausages, pretzels, desserts, and more. You can’t go wrong with a jalapeno cheddar bratwurst from Draught Haus, an almond-apricot strudel from Helmut’s Strudel, German Spätzle from Spätzlehaus, or a German-style fritter from Oma’s German treats.

Later, go shopping in the Marketplatz. Here, you can buy authentic German apparel, unique homemade items, and specialty gifts from dozens of vendors. At the Festival Merch Booth, you can score commemorative Addison Oktoberfest t-shirts, steins, hat pins, and more.

Ready for some adventure? The weekend is filled with fun music and games, including dozens of polka bands and traditional entertainers, bier games, dachshund races, a German Idol yodeling contest, and more.

The schedule is as follows.

Thursday:

  • 6 p.m. Auf Geht’s at Musikzelt
  • 6:30 p.m. Alpenmusikanten at Partyhalle
  • 7 p.m. Nick Ballarini at Kleinhalle
  • 7:45 p.m. Das 1st Lustig at Musikzelt
  • 8 p.m. Official Keg Tapping at Partyhalle
  • 8 p.m. Justin Cash at Kleinhalle
  • 9 p.m. Brave Combo at Partyhalle
  • 9 p.m. Off the Grid Band at Kleinhalle
  • 9:30 p.m. The Walburg Boys at Musikzelt

Friday:

  • 6 p.m. Das 1st Lustig at Musikzelt
  • 6:30 p.m. Off the Grid Band at Partyhalle
  • 7 p.m. Bier Maiden Stein Carrying at Paulaner Biergarten
  • 7 p.m. Nick Ballarini at Kleinhalle
  • 7:45 p.m. German Idol at Musikzelt
  • 8 p.m. The TubaMeisters at Kleinhalle
  • 8:15 p.m. Brave Combo at Partyhalle
  • 8:15 p.m. Masskrugstemmen at Paulaner Biergarten
  • 8:45 p.m. The Walburg Boys at Musikzelt
  • 9 p.m. Morgan Ashley at Kleinhalle
  • 9:30 p.m. Masskrugstemmen at Paulaner Biergarten
  • 10 p.m. Alpenmusikanten at Partyhalle
  • 10 p.m. Derek Anthony at Kleinhalle
  • 10:30 p.m. Bohemian Blitz at Musikzelt
  • 10:30 p.m. Biergarten Bingo at Paulaner Biergarten

Saturday:

  • Noon Ennis Czech Boys at Musikzelt
  • 12:30 p.m. Alpenmusikanten at Partyhalle
  • 1 p.m. Denny Herrin at Kleinhalle
  • 1 p.m. Bier Maiden Stein Carrying at Paulaner Biergarten
  • 1:30 p.m. Mini Masskrug at Musikzelt
  • 1:45 p.m. Brave Combo at Partyhalle
  • 2 p.m. The TubaMeisters at Musikzelt
  • 2:15 p.m. Bier Maiden Stein Carrying at Paulaner Biergarten
  • 2:15 p.m. Nick Ballarini at Kleinhalle
  • 3:30 p.m. Auf Geht’s at Partyhalle
  • 3:30 p.m. Masskrugstemmen at Paulaner Biergarten
  • 3:30 p.m. Valina Says at Musikzelt
  • 3:30 p.m. Blake Crenshaw at Kleinhalle
  • 4 p.m. Off the Grid Band at Musikzelt
  • 4:45 p.m. Nick Brumley at Kleinhalle
  • 5 p.m. Ein, Zwei, Drei…Halt! at Musikzelt
  • 5:15 p.m. Alpine Village Band at Partyhalle
  • 5:30 p.m. Bier Barrel Rolling at Musikzelt
  • 6 p.m. Nick Ballarini at at Kleinhalle
  • 7 p.m. Bier Maiden Stein Carrying at Paulaner Biergarten
  • 7 p.m. Das 1st Lustig at Musikzelt
  • 7 p.m. Jordan Nix at Kleinhalle
  • 7 p.m. The Walburg Boys at Partyhalle
  • 8 p.m. Stein Carrying Relay at Musikzelt
  • 8 p.m. The TubaMeisters at Kleinhalle
  • 8:45 p.m. Alpenmusikanten at Partyhalle
  • 9 p.m. Masskrugstemmen at Paulaner Biergarten
  • 9 p.m. Presley Haile at at Kleinhalle
  • 9:15 p.m. Ennis Czech Boys at Musikzelt
  • 10 p.m. Extended Play at Kleinhalle
  • 10:15 p.m. Masskrugstemmen at Paulaner Biergarten
  • 10:30 p.m. Alpine Village Band at Partyhalle
  • 10:30 p.m. Bohemian Blitz at Musikzelt

Sunday:

  • Noon The TubaMeisters at Musikzelt
  • 12:30 p.m. Auf Geht’s at Partyhalle
  • 1 p.m. Bier Maiden Stein Carrying at Paulaner Biergarten
  • 1 p.m. Dachshund Dash at Musikzelt
  • 1 p.m. Tanner Usrey at Kleinhalle
  • 2 p.m. Alpine Village Band at Musikzelt
  • 2 p.m. Nick Ballarini at Kleinhalle
  • 2:15 p.m. Masskrugstemmen at Paulaner Biergarten
  • 2:15 p.m. German Dog Showcase at Partyhalle
  • 3 p.m. Cade Holliday at Kleinhalle
  • 3:15 p.m. Masskrugstemmen at Paulaner Biergarten
  • 3:30 p.m. Alpenmusikanten at Partyhalle
  • 3:30 p.m. Mini Masskrug at Musikzelt
  • 4 p.m. Das 1st Lustig at Musikzelt
  • 4 p.m. Extended Play at Kleinhalle
  • 4:15 p.m. Biergarten Bingo at Paulaner Biergarten

Other things you don’t want to miss include the Kinderzelt area for kids, Social Night on September 17 on the Partyhalle Deck, and Corporate Night on September 16. Make it a weekend staycation with a hotel package, starting at $89 per night and including too single-day admission tickets, two .5-liter commemorative steins, two bier vouchers, and one souvenir hat pin.

This is going to be a fun weekend, filled with adventure, bier, games, food, and fun. Prost, y’all!

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