Four of the homes have been torn down or moved, four have been remodeled so that they no longer retain their historic character and 23 remain, said Alyson McGee, the city
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.