While normally, we celebrate what is returning or traditional at Addison Oktoberfest, the event organizers work every year to refresh and enhance the experience at this award-winning festival. Oktoberfest celebrations are traditionally steeped in tradition – they started in Munich in 1810 as a wedding celebration – there have been many changes over the years. Addison’s Oktoberfest, which is timed to open the same weekend as the Munich Oktoberfest, has been celebrating with prosts and polkas for thirty-five years now, but has added a number of new features.Continue reading
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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.Continue reading
Addison Oktoberfest returns with custom packages – Tickets are available NOW and packages are limited
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.Continue reading
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
Legacy Hall says auf wiedersehen to traditional Oktoberfest events with the second-annual Oktoberfeast, a signature, three-day beer and music festival held September 27-29, 2019. In celebration of all-things beer, brats and bands, all three floors of Legacy Hall and the Box Garden will be transformed into a biergarten atmosphere complete with yodeling, accordion players, oom-pah music and more. Continue reading
For guests who visit Munich’s famed Oktoberfest, the ticket to have is in the VIP balconies of the 16 bier tents at the festival. At Addison Oktoberfest, the most authentic Oktoberfest celebration in North America, the Paulaner Partyhalle 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 dance floor.
Guests at Chamberlain’s Brau Haus will enjoy a three-course meal, with each course paired with a Paulaner bier. Continue reading