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Addison Oktoberfest 2012

13 Sep

When you hear the word “Oktoberfest” what is the first thing to come to mind? (besides Beer..) Okay, what is the second thing that comes to mind? How about the livest German festival this side of the Atlantic Ocean – especially if it’s the Addison Oktoberfest! Can you believe 25 years have passed already? This month the city of Addison celebrates their 25th Anniversary of Oktoberfest so you know this one will be big! Oktoberfest in Addison can typically expect around 70,000 attendees and that doesn’t include our four-legged friends.

    Dates: SEPTEMBER 20 – 23

    Location: Addison Circle (4970 Addison Circle Drive, Addison)

    Parking: Find FREE Parking at NW corner of Dallas Pkw & Arapaho Rd

Our DFW festival may not last 16 days like the world-renown Oktoberfest in Munich, but it’s the closest you’re going to get to the real deal without a first-class ticket to Germany! Whenever fall starts to ease its way in to North Texas you can be sure to expect such DFW fall festivals like: Plano Balloon Fest, the State Fair of Texas, Grapefest, Fort Worth Music Festival and Oktoberfest!

If you’re new to it all, don’t be fooled by the name. “Oktober”fest is definitely held during mid September, every single year. Addison’s Oktoberfest is pretty well known in the country too. Oktoberfest of Addison has been rated by USA Today as one of the Top 10 in North America! I guess BIG TEX isn’t the ONLY one to be reckoned with!


  1. Affordable Admission – You can bring the whole family b/c tickets don’t go over $10. They’re $5 at Albertsons & kids under 4 get in FREE. PLUS Thursday evening is FREE for all!

  2. The Dachshund Parade and Races – On“Dach” Sunday wiener dogs are in the spotlight

  3. Sporthalle – an authentic Munich beer hall containing German food & beverages offered

  4. Schliss Addison/ Bowl Stage – 2 stages of live music and dancing

  5. The Addison Oktoberfest Run 5K/1M – Support Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer by racing, volunteering or donating

  6. “German Idol” – One-of-a-kind Yodeling competition

  7. A Pretzel Run Dog Agility Showcase – DAWG presents dogs of all breeds & sizes as they run an agility course that includes an 80 ft pretzel tunnel

  8. The 25th Anniversary Package – General admission, a commemorative 25th anniversary stein & $10 of food/beverage coupons

More Oktoberfest Attractions!

Specialty Food Vendors
Carnival rides
Family Fun Zone
Arts & Crafts Market
Bier Barrel Bowling (Sat)
Bier Barrel Rolling (Sat)
German Spelling Bee
Folk Dancing

The 25th annual Addison Oktoberfest will kick off Thursday night with an official tapping of the Keg. Before you know it bier barrels will be rolling, weiner dogs racing, curly mustaches appearing and people you thought might be from here all of a sudden speaking in German! Some come for the drank, while others come for the food.

There’s so much to learn about the German culture and tons of activities for all ages, so just come and find out what the fuss is about! The 2012 Addison Oktoberfest is known to make North Texans more…….jovial, if you will. Tap into a keg of fun brewing with unfermented excitement!


Thursday 9/20
6:00pm – 11:00pm (FREE)

Friday 9/21
6:00pm – Midnight ($10)

Saturday 9/22
Noon – Midnight
($5 before 5pm) ($10 after 5pm)

Sunday 9/23
Noon – 5:00pm ($5)


Oktoberfest is the Schiznitzel!

2012 Oktoberfest | Addison Circle | 4970 Addison Circle Drive

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