3. Beethoven Halle Oktoberfest – October 2, 3, 9 & 10
Held at San Antonio’s Beethoven Halle und Garten, Oktoberfest is a traditio=
nal German celebration with a full compliment of food, music, drink, dance =
4. Texas Renaissance Festival – Weekends Oct. 8th – Nov. 27th
A six-week trip back to the 16th century, the Texas Renaissance Festival fe=
atures over 200 daily performances, 300 arts and crafts shops, 60 food and =
beverage shops, nightly fireworks and more than 3,000 costumed characters s=
trolling the grounds. Although it is not technically an “Oktoberfest,” the =
opening weekend (Oct. 11-12) of the Renaissance festival is themed as Oktob=
erfest and the event covers the entire month.
5. Lancaster Oktoberfest – October 7th & 8th
The Lancaster OktoberFest offers something for everyone – a Preview Party w=
ith seated dinner on Friday night, children activities and open celebration=
on Saturday, Bavarian dance performances, live music, authentic German cui=
sine, root beer on tap, custom-brewed beer plus many Oktoberfest favorites =
imported from Germany, arts and crafts vendors, and more. An added bonus is=
the fact it all takes place just 15 minutes south of Dallas.
6. Southlake Oktoberfest – Sept. 30th – Oct. 2nd
Held on the Southlake Town Square, Oktoberfest is a family oriented event w=
ith plenty of activities for adults and kids alike, including the crowd ple=
asing Weiner Dog Race.
Although it’s held in September (to coincide with the opening of the Munich=
Oktoberfest), the Addison Oktoberfest is one of the biggest and best Oktob=
erfests in the nation.