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2022 Oktoberfest in Austin: Dirndls, Steins, & Pretzels– Oh My!

by Caitlin J
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It’s Oktoberfest season! My favorite season! While nothing can compare to the original Oktoberfest in Germany, the Oktoberfests we have here in Austin are quite impressive. Here are the details on the best parties in town.

Unique to Austin, and the surrounding Hill Country area, we have an abundance of German heritage and appreciation for those amazing German lagers. I mean we do have some of the best beer gardens in all of Texas. So naturally we are going to have a ton of amazing Oktoberfests!

Luckily, while the typical Oktoberfest goes for a few weekends beginning in mid-September, Austin’s Oktoberfest celebrations go through November! You won’t hear any complaints from me about that.

2022’s Best Oktoberfests in Austin, Texas 

Below you’ll find all the best 2022 Oktoberfests in Austin and the surrounding areas, such as Hill Country or the North Austin suburbs. Along with details for the festivities you’ll find the dates and links to important tickets or further information.

I’ve also sorted these Oktoberfest celebrations in chronological order. Make sure to check back for more Austin Oktoberfest events that will take place later in October.

Easy Tiger

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This graphic shows specific details on each location.

When: Wednesday, September 21st – Sunday, September 25th, 

What: Across 3 locations, a massive 4-day celebration that is quite possibly the earliest Oktoberfest in Austin this year. (And most well-established) So let Easy Tiger be your kickoff. Each of their 3 locations have different events for each day, but there will be specials all week long at all locations.

Koko’s Bavarian

When: Friday through Sunday, every weekend between September 23rd and October 30th

What: New house beers, stein holding contents, live music, plus many more games and of course all of their delicious German eats such as sausages and pretzels.  Note that there will not be any celebrations during the weekends of ACL.

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Live Oak Brewing

When: Saturday, September 24th

What: Join Live Oak for their 25th annual Oaktoberfest party in Austin. Live music, food trucks, lots and lots of beers, and stein hoisting competitions throughout the day!

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Meanwhile Brewing

When: Saturday, September 24th – 25th

What: Stein holding contests with amazing limited-edition ceramic mugs, available for purchase. Plus, “fresh” Oktoberfest lager, food truck specials, polka music, and limited edition merch. (I will say, Meanwhile always has the freshest 

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Oddwood Ales

When: Saturday, September 24th, 12-5PM

What: Live Polka music, family-friendly Oktoberfest activities, food specials, and limited edition glassware. OH, plus plenty of amazing brews featuring all the best German styles.

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Vista Brewing

When: Saturday, September 24th

What: Celebrate Oktoberfest in Hill Country at Vista Brewing. There will be live music, games for the kids, speciality menu items, 4 German-style lagers, and of course a Stein holding competition. Make sure to register for that beforehand though at the link below.

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Jester King Brewery

When: Wednesday, September 28th through Sunday, October 2nd

What: Bavarian-inspired menu, trivia, drag bingo, keg rolling contest, live music, and, of course, a stein holding competition.

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Cork and Barrel

When: Saturday and Sunday, October 1st – 2nd

What: The classic Stein holding contest, live music, costume contest (for humans and pets), and so much more. Plus, a specialty Oktoberfest menu including Schnitzel, strudel, and house-brewed beer. Both days featured different events so make sure you check out the link below to purchase tickets.

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Real Ale Brewing

When: Saturday, October 1st, 2022

What: Live music starting at 2PM, Oktoberfest-themed food, stein hoisting contents with money prizes, hammerschlagen, cask-conditioned special Oktoberfest beers, Stein making classes. 

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Four Seasons Hotel Austin

When: Sunday, October 2nd, 2022

What: Traditional German-style beers, authentic German dishes made by Chef Elmar, live music, a beer stein holding contest and much more at this Austin Hotel.

Banger’s

When: October 6th – 8th, 2022

What: German food specials, special beer tappings from 19 breweries, and many fun games and contests all weekend long.

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The Brewtorium

When: Saturday, October 8th

What: A yummy German food menu, lots of German-style brews. Plus Polka bands, stein hoisting competition, and the beer olympics.

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Ghost Note Brewing

When: Saturday, October 8th

What: Celebrate Oktoberfest in Hill Country with Ghost Note’s popup artisan market. There will also be a special menu featuring brats and ice cream made with Marzen-style beer. Shoot, there’s even going to be Grammy nominated musician Tony Kamel playing music starting at 4pm.

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Austin Beerworks

When: Sunday, October 23nd

What: Details for Austin Beerworks OktoberFIETSA are TBD, but you can pick up their Montecore Oktoberfest beer around town now!

Oktoberfest Beer Festivals in Central Texas

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Wurstfest

  • When: November 4th – 13th, 2022
  • Where: New Braunfels, Texas

Wurstfest is one of the biggest Oktoberfests in Austin and all of Central Texas. This festival is ten days of celebrating German culture in New Braunfels. There is amazing German food, live music, dancing, carnival rides, and of course all of the best German lagers around.

Find out more here.

Fredericksburg Oktoberfest

  • When: September 30th – October 2nd, 2022
  • Where: Fredericksburg, Texas

Hosted by the Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance, Fredericksburg’s Oktoberfest celebration is an exciting time with all the best traditions. At this Oktoberfest in Hill Country there will be five stages for live music, 60+ beer and food options, plus, and most importantly, the OkTUBAfest (which will happen on the 30th).

Find out more here.

Bonus: Texas Craft Brewers Fest

  • When: Saturday, October 1st, 2022
  • Where: Austin, Texas
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Not technically an Austin Oktoberfest celebration, but this massive beer festival always happens during the season. This is one of the largest, and in my opinion the most legitimate, beer festival in the whole state. 

Every year all of the craft brewers across Texas come to Austin to showcase their finest brews. Sitting right on the water at the beautiful Fiesta Gardens, I always look forward to this fall beer festival in Austin.

Find out more here.

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