Addison Oktoberfest has been recognized as one of the most authentic Oktoberfest celebrations outside of Munich for over three decades. This year, approximately 50,000 fans will come together September 16-19, 2021, to share a love of polka, German food and, of course, the same Paulaner Bier that would traditionally be served at Bavaria’s favorite festival.
Hotel and ticket pakets – no, that’s not a misspelling; it’s the German word for packages – run $20 and up, and include lots of extras.
Recognized as one of the most authentic Oktoberfest celebrations outside of Munich, Addison Oktoberfest, scheduled Sept. 17 – 20, has been canceled due to the COVID-19 crisis. The health and safety of attendees, vendors, volunteers, staff and the local community was a primary driver in the difficult decision to cancel the event.
“Addison Oktoberfest is a beloved event where tens of thousands of people look forward to gathering each year in dirndls and lederhosen to enjoy each other’s company, raise a bier and say Prost,” said Addison Special Events Director Jasmine Lee. “Due to the close contact caused by the inherently social nature of the festival, it would not be safe to hold such a large gathering this year.” Continue reading →
I was recently invited to the home of Richard Chamberlain for a preview of what he will be serving this year at the Addison Oktoberfest coming up September 20-23, 2018. Chef Chamberlain, of course, is the chef and proprietor of Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop (recently celebrated his 25th anniversary) and Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill both located in Addison, Texas.
While Addison, Texas may be a 10-hour flight from Germany, you can find a true taste of Bavaria at the town’s Addison Oktoberfest (September 14-17) most authentic Oktoberfest experience in North America. Insiders for the event, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, know that you don’t have to don a dirndl to enjoy a traditional Oktoberfest celebration. In fact, they share four key tips that every Addison Oktoberfest visitor should know.
Addison Oktoberfest coincides with the opening of the 16-day festival in Munich, Germany. The original celebration began on October 10, 1810 to celebrate the royal wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria and Princess Therese of Saxon-Hildeburghausen. In 1880, the festival was scheduled to start in September so the festival could enjoy more pleasant weather. Continue reading →
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, schuhplattling, oompah music, sing-a-longs, yodels and more. A special “Oktoberfest” Paulaner Bier is served along with several types of German sausage, sauerkraut, strudel, giant pretzels and more. There are carnival rides, midway games, children’s entertainment and activities and a 5K run and 1 mile fun run benefiting Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer.
For guests who visit Munich’s famed Oktoberfest, the ticket to have is in the VIP balconies of the 14 bier tents at the festival. At Addison Oktoberfest, the massive 30,000 square foot Schloss Addison tent has a similar opportunity. Noted chef and restaurateur Richard Chamberlain will host Chamberlain’s Brau Haus, a full-service restaurant overlooking the Addison Oktoberfest busy dance floor. Continue reading →
Can you tell that Oktoberfest is one of our very favorite times of the year? The Addison 4-day festival begins today, so we want to make sure you are all prepared for the excitement. Be sure to comment below for entry into our daily ticket give-a-way, plus everyone is entered into our grand prize which we will award tomorrow. That is a backseat full of goodies well worth over $650. Continue reading →