At Addison Oktoberfest, which runs this year from Sept. 15-18, Sunday is Sunday Hund-Day, and German dog breeds are recognized and celebrated. While personal pets are not permitted, there’s plenty of furry fun to enjoy. Cheer on some tiny racers at the Dachshund Dash (advance, online registration here is required to participate). Then, meet some dogs and learn about some of the many breeds that originated in Germany at the German Dog Showcase.
Each year, people come to Addison Oktoberfest to revel in German culture, food, music and bier, enjoying a taste of the original Oktoberfest with a purely Texan twist. The four-day festival has been recognized as one of the most authentic Oktoberfest celebrations outside of Munich since its inception more than three decades ago.
About Addison Oktoberfest
Named one of the country’s most authentic Oktoberfest celebrations by Forbes and USA Today, Addison Oktoberfest features four days of family-oriented entertainment. German entertainers in authentic costumes perform traditional Bavarian folk dances, oompah music, sing-a-longs, yodels and more. A special “Oktoberfest” Paulaner Bier is served along with several types of German sausage, schnitzel, sauerkraut, strudel, giant pretzels and more. There are interactive games, dachshund races and children’s entertainment. Wear your lederhosen or dirndls for even more fun.
Sept. 15-18, 2022
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 16, 2022 6 p.m. – midnight Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 noon – midnight Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022 noon – 5 p.m.
Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle, Addison. Free parking: Millennium Garage
(15455 N. Dallas Parkway)
Colonnade Garage (15305 N. Dallas Parkway)
Addison Circle One Garage (15601 N. Dallas Parkway)
Addison Circle Two Garage (15725 N. Dallas Parkway)
Accessible parking is available at the DART Transit Center (4925 Arapaho Road)
Thursday, Sept. 15 FREE
Friday, Sept. 16 – Saturday, Sept. 17 $10 ages 10+, Under 10 FREE
Sunday, Sept. 18 FREE
Addison Oktoberfest Packet
$40: Includes one two-day pass (Friday & Saturday), one commemorative .5L stein, two Paulaner biers and one commemorative lapel pin. Limited quantity available. A $49 value.
Book an Addison Oktoberfest hotel package and enjoy special rates on quality accommodations, two single-day general admission tickets, two Paulaner biers, two commemorative lapel pins, and two commemorative .5L steins (while supplies last).
Spectrum Reach Partyhalle Deck
Purchase a reserved table inside the Partyhalle Thursday, Sept. 15-Saturday, Sept. 17. Each table includes general admission for eight (Friday/Saturday only), reserved seating from 6 p.m.-close, eight commemorative .5L steins, eight Paulaner biers, and eight commemorative lapel pins. Thursday is $200/table, Friday or Saturday is $300/table (online purchase only). NOTE: As of Aug. 18, tables on both Thursday and Saturday have sold out.
Tickets are available for advance purchase at their website.