Guide to Oktoberfest in Minnesota

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How would you like it if you could celebrate Oktoberfest without having to leave Minnesota? That’s right, no need to travel, just locally of course! Since Oktoberfest is the most popular Festival in the world, it only made sense that other locations picked up on the fun and began to celebrate it themselves.

The ultimate Oktoberfest celebration is filled with varieties of delicious beer, a heap of tasty international foods, the necessary Folk music and clothing to symbolize the culture. If you’re interested in celebrating the Fall Season by attending an Oktoberfest event, take a look below at what we have to offer that may be in your area!

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Photo by Kasia Wallis, via Flickr

Oktoberfest Events Near Minnesota

Pierz Oktoberfest – Aug 25-26, 2018
Parade, Fun Runs, Medallion Hunt, Food, Beer Garden, Crafts, Games, Music, Petting Zoo, Free Inflatables, Entertainment.
Located at 603 Park Ave SE, Pierz, Minnesota 56364. Visit Facebook Page for more information.

Schell’s Oktoberfest – Oct 13, 2018
German Dancing, Beer Wagon, Authentic German food, Schell’s Hobo Band, Alpensterne, Stein holding contest.
Located at 1860 Schell Rd, New Ulm, Minnesota 56073. Call 507-354-5528 or visit website for more information.

Oktoberfest – Minnesota Renaissance Festival – Sept 29-30, 2018
German Vendors, Stein Holding, Traditional German Music & Dancing, Oktoberfest games, Bier Pong, Lederhosen & Drindl Costume Contest, Lederhosen & Drindl Costume Contest, Best Beard Competition, Sauerkraut Eating Contest.
Located at Shakopee, MN. Visit website for more information.

Black Forest Inn Oktoberfest – Sept 28 – Oct 7, 2018
Live Music, Food Specials, Photo Opportunities, Prizes, Beer
Located at 1 East 26th Street, Minneapolis MN 55404. Call 612-872-0812 or visit website for more information.

Twin Cities Oktoberfest – Oct 5-7, 2018
Traditional Germanic Band Music, German Food, Beer, Traditional Dance Entertainers, Play Games.
Located at MN State Fairgrounds, 1621 Randall Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108. Visit website for more information.

Gasthaus Oktoberfest – Sept 14th-16th & 21st-23rd, 2018
Free Face painting and Balloon Twister Music, Dancing, Imported Beer, Brats and Chops, Giant pretzels, Cinnamon Roasted Almonds and Hammerschlagen.
Located at 8390 Lofton Avenue, Stillwater, MN 55082. Call 651-439-7128 or visit website for more information.

Longville Oktoberfest – Sept 15, 2018
German food and the Chamber’s pie sale, German beer and wines indoors, German Dinner and Dance, with games and contests.
Located at Downtown Longville, 1449 County 5, Longville, MN 56655. Call 218-363-2630 or visit website for more information.

Ruttgers Oktoberfest – Oct 19-21, 2018
Arts & Crafts Fair, Live traditional German music, Buffets featuring traditional German food and live entertainment, Beer and food tents, Games for all ages.
Located at 25039 Tame Fish Lake Rd, Deerwood, Minnesota 56444. Call 218-678-2885 or visit website for more information.


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