Steins of beer, sauerkraut, and bratwurst, oh my!
Sound like your cup of (insert German word for tea)?
I've got just the thing for you.
One of the largest and most authentic Oktoberfest celebrations outside of Munich takes place right here in Addison, Texas, and this year it'll be celebrating its 30th anniversary on top of this year's festivities on September 14-17.
The nation's best Bavarian blast draws over 70,000 fans to Addison to partake in the German food extravaganza, plentiful polka, and of course, beer. In fact, attendees will enjoy the same Paulaner Bier that will be served at Oktoberfest in Germany.
In addition to the same authentic beer, you'll also find similar activities, music, sing-a-longs, and polka dancing, and definitely the food that an attendee would find in Munich.
I know you're thinking "Why don't they have Oktoberfest in October?" right? But in an effort to keep the fest totally authentic, Addison times their event alongside the real Munich celebration. (Want to know more check out this article for timing)
Continuous entertainment on multiple stages is par for the course, with featured bands like the Munich Evergreens, who travel from Germany to perform. Grammy Award-winning polka artist Alex Meixner will also be performing, along with numerous other polka bands, adding to the true German Oktoberfest environment.
Those looking for other entertainment will enjoy the dachshund races, bier barrel bowling, a German Idol yodeling contest, and a German spelling bee, plus carnival rides, midway games, and other fun geared just for kids.
Food-minded individuals like myself- don't miss the intimate experience at Chamberlain's Brady Haus, with full-service Bavarian dining, featuring an exclusive menu.
Free parking for the event is located at the northwest corner of Dallas Pkwy and Arapaho Rd.
General Admission Cost: Thursday, Sept. 14 FREE Friday, Sept 15 – Saturday, Sept 16 $10, ages 12+ FREE, under 12 Sunday, Sept 17 FREE Tickets are available for advance purchase at www.AddisonOktoberfest.comSponsors:Paulaner, Albertsons and Tom Thumb Stores, 100.3 Jack FM, Guide Live General Info: Visit www.AddisonOktoberfest.com and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/VisitAddison
Don't Anna worry about driving? Make a whole Oktoberfest weekend out of the affair!
Book an Addison Oktoberfest Hotel Package which includes lodging, event admission tickets, Tasty Bucks and a commemorative stein– but book early, packages are limited. Message me and I'll send you my own personal recommendations for restaurants in Addison during your visit, including reservations if you'd like!
Admission is free for everyone on Thursday and Sunday. Tickets are required for admittance on Friday and Saturday.
I'm excited to announce I'll be doing an Instagram giveaway today for 2 general admission tickets to the festival! Stay tuned for your chance to win! Be sure you're following me on Instagram so you don't miss it: www.instagram.com/diningwithdeliajo.
September 14-17, 2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017 6 p.m. – 11.p.m.
Friday, September 15, 2017 6 p.m. – Midnight
Saturday, September 16, 2017 12 noon – Midnight
Sunday, September 17, 2017 Noon – 6 p.m.
For attendee information visit: www.addisonoktoberfest.com
4970 Addison Circle Dr.