This weekend is Downtown McKinney’s Annual Oktoberfest. With perfect weather in the forecast, it should be a great time for all. Patina Green Home and Market, Local Yocal Farm to Market, and The Experimental Table (Chefs George and Katie Brown) are setting up three food tents in the festival streets. Patina will be serving “Farmhaus German Food” (see menu below) using locally sourced ingredients, including all natural meats from Local Yocal and artisan breads from the Village Baking Company.
The McKinney streets will be closed for a pedestrian friendly festival and local brewery, Franconia will be selling their brews (along with a few others). Festival guests will be able to take their drinks into shops with an expanded consumption area this year. This area covers 14 blocks this year.
Free TAPS Shuttle Service will run on Friday, September 26 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, September 27 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at two convenient locations to transport guests into Historic Downtown McKinney every 20 minutes. No shuttle services on Sunday.
The menu for Patina Green looks terrific. If you haven’t made it into this shop, you will certainly be thrilled.
Event Schedule: Friday, September 26, 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday, September 27, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday, September 28, Noon to 5 p.m.
Oktoberfest March & Tapping of the Keg Friday, September 26 at 6:00 p.m.
Join local dignitaries in front of the Star Local Media Main Stage for the opening ceremonies. We will officially tap the first keg of Franconia, a local McKinney Brewery, by hammering the bronze spout into a more than 200-year-old keg with a wooden mallet.
Live German Entertainment
Traditional German entertainment is schedule on the Star Local Media Main Stage and McKinney Courier-Gazette Stage. The lineup includes headliner Brave Combo, Munich Evergreens and Alpenmusikanten plus Alpine Dancers, Alpine Village Band, Kleine Blasmusik, S.T.V Almrausch, Texanischer Schuhplattler Verein and The Royal Klobasneks.
German Treats and Eats
One of the biggest highlights of any Oktoberfest celebration is the authentic German food. Expect to find an array of German cuisine, from many of the Downtown McKinney restaurants. You will also find German Roasted Nuts, Kettle Corn, Potato Pancakes, Brats and Sauerkraut plus much more.
Downtown McKinney Oktoberfest Specials
Many Downtown McKinney shops and restaurants are offering specials and sales to celebrate Oktoberfest. More information coming soon.
Oktoberfest Girls’ Day or Night Out at Made of Sugar and Spice Girly Girl Parties. More information here…
Bier Barrel Races
Hosted by the McKinney Lacrosse Club, guests can put their bier barrel racing skills to the test. Come out and see who is the fastest on North Kentucky Street.
Friday 4 to 7 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday 1 to 4 p.m.
Weenie Dog Races
Hosted by The McKinney Lions Noon Club, races will be held for Weenie dogs and “wanna-be” Weenie Dogs. Located in front of Canine Cookie Company on Louisiana St.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday 1 to 4 p.m.
Look for Shuttle Parking signage at the following locations
First Baptist Church of McKinney -1615 West Louisiana St.
The Ballfields at Craig Ranch – 6151 Alma Rd.