Fort Worth Oktoberfest at Panther Island Pavilion
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Downtown Fort Worth will be hub for German festivities when its recurring Oktoberfest takes over. Following the ceremonial tapping of the keg on Thursday, Sept. 22, expect hours of polka music to pair with traditional fare, including sausages, schnitzels, crepes and potato pancakes. Beer is provided by Spaten and may encourage you to participate in one of the many activities, such as stein-hoisting or stein-carrying competitions. There's also a fun run and 5K race prior to gates opening the last day of the festival.
The festival kicks off Thursday, Sept. 22, with the ceremonial tapping of the kegs. The fun continues on Friday and Saturday with a stein hoisting competition, bier barrel rolling race, dachshund dash and more.
Entertainment includes traditional German music from Brave Combo, Alpenmusikanten, Walburg Boys, the Alpine Village Band and more. An Oktoberfest 5k and 1k run as well as 15-mile bike ride are scheduled on Saturday morning.
Festival foods include sausages, schnitzel, soft pretzels, strudel and crepes.
Thur - $5
Fri or Sat - $10
Festival Pass - $15
Children 11 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. Advance ticket buyers will receive a free commemorative stein. Online sales end on Sept. 21 at midnight.