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Oktoberfest season is one of the most fun times of year to be a beer lover, with festivals and celebrations popping up all over the state at your favorite breweries. Check out our full list of Minnesota Oktoberfest brewery events, and go out and support local beer. PROST!

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Note: Events are listed in chronological order by start date. Don’t see your favorite brewery event? Please email with the subject line “Oktoberfest Event.”

Roundhouse Oktoberfest
September 16–17 | Fri–Sat 12pm–10pm | Free

Nisswa Minnesota is home to Roundhouse Brewing, who will be hosting a family-friendly two-day Oktoberfest celebration complete with German music, dancing, costumes, food, and Der Zug, Roundhouse’s Oktoberfest beer.

Oktoberfest at Forgotten Star Brewing
September 16–17 | Fri 4pm–11pm, Sat 11am–11pm | Free (Special VIP seating available at cost)

Fridley’s Forgotten Star is hosting an Oktoberfest bash complete with live music from awesome local artists like NUR-D, The Cactus Blossoms, and many more. Throw in food trucks, carnival games, bingo, trivia, a petting zoo, and other activities, and you’ve got a recipe for heck of a good time.

PryesFest 2022
September 16–18 | Fri 5pm–1am, Sat 11am–1am, Sun  | Free (Drinking wristbands $5, VIP ticket options available)

Pryes Brewing will be hosting an Oktoberfest blowout at their Mississippi riverside taproom that includes three nights of live music from acclaimed local artists. Event is free and all-ages, drinking wristbands cost $5 and come with a free slice of Pryes pizza during select times. Commemorative branded steins will be available for $40, and permit you to snag $15 one-liter fill-ups during festival weekend.

Utepils Oktoberfest
September 16–17, September 23–24 | Fridays 4pm–10pm, Saturdays 11am–10pm | $5 (Children are free)

Utepils knows continental European beer better than just about anybody in Minnesota, and their annual Oktoberfest celebration at their creekside taproom is always worth a visit. Stop by for live music, meat raffles, brats, pretzels, food truck fun, DJs, and so much more.

Oktoberfest Sampling at Dabbler Depot
September 17 | 3–7pm | Free

Want to learn what makes a märzen and festbier great? Stop over to Dabbler Depot in St. Paul from 3–7pm to try samples of Oktoberfest beers from Indeed Brewing, Weihenstephaner, Oliphant Brewing, Earth Rider Brewery, Tucher Brauerei, Kloster Weltenburg, and Ursa Minor Brewing.

Oktoberfest at AEGIR Brewing
September 17 | 11am–11pm | Free

Elk River’s AEGIR will be hosting an Oktoberfest party and giving away clear plastic beer steins to the first 200 attendees, plus beer cocktails, stein pong, and holding contests, bags, costume contests, “Hammerlogen,” food from Herban Wolf food truck, and more!

Oktoberfest at Back Shed Brewing
September 17 | 11am–10pm | Free

Back Shed in Waite Park is excited to welcome folks to their first-ever Oktoberfest celebration! Food vendors will serve festive German fare, and you can count on live music, Oktoberfest games, a German spelling bee, and more.

Oktoberfest at Lupulin Brewing Company
September 17 | 11am–Close | Free

Make the trip out to Big Lake to try Lupulin’s Oktoberfest Märzen as well as Oaked Märzen, Rumtoberfest & a special infusion of Apfelstudel Festbier. Their event will also feature axe throwing, food trucks, free pours for great costumes, BYO pretzel necklace station, and more.

Summit Twinstoberfest
September 17 | 12pm–7pm | $15 ($10 Designated Driver, Children under 12 free)

Celebrate Oktoberfest with September baseball at Summit Brewing! You can watch the Twins-Guardians game on Summit’s back lawn and in their taproom, plus enjoy live music from Malamanya, Annie & The Bang Bang, and more awesome local artists. Food is available from Pillbox Tavern and Taste of Target Field. Standard ticket includes one free beer.

Oktoberfest at Wooden Hill Brewing Company
September 17 | 12pm–5pm | Free

Edina’s Wooden Hill Brewing will be hosting an Oktoberfest party with grilled brats and other Oktoberfest food specials, festive live music from Twin Cities Brass Band, and more.

Oktoberfest! at Talking Waters Brewing Company
September 17 | 1pm–10pm | Free

Talking Waters in Montevideo will be releasing both a Märzen and a Festbier for this year’s Oktoberfest celebration, which will also feature German food, festive games, and more.

Oktoberfest at LTD Brewing
September 17 | 2pm–10pm | Free

LTD will be shutting down the street in front of their Hopkins taproom for an Oktoberfest celebration featuring a stein racing competition, stein holding competition, German-themed trivia, German Music, food trucks, special brewers reserve kegs, and more!

Rapids Brewing Co. Oktoberfest!
September 17 | 3pm–Close | Free

Rapids Brewing will be hosting an Oktoberfest party featuring live music, special beer releases, food specials, and more. Bring $10 a get a stein filled with a select beer before you compete in the stein-holding competition!

Oktoberfest 2022 at Ursa Minor Brewing
September 22–25 | Thurs–Fri & Sun 11am–10pm, Sat 10am–10pm | Free

Duluth’s Ursa Minor is blowing things out this year with a massive four-day Oktoberfest celebration, complete with all manner of festive activities on various days including live music, German spelling bees, polkarobics, a petting zoo, costume contests, craft activities, stein holding competitions, and much, much more.

Oktoberfest Beer Trivia at Ineffable Brewing Co. 
September 22 | 6:30-8:30pm | Free

How well do you know your German phrases and beer trivia? Test your knowledge at Ineffable’s Oktoberfest Beer Trivia event! Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

Oktoberfest 2022 at Bad Habit Brewing
September 23 | 2-10pm | Free

Head up to St. Joeseph for Bad Habit Brewing’s Oktoberfest celebration, which will feature locally made German-style brats and pretzels, live music, hammer-nail smashing, and other festive games, and more.

Oktoberfest 2022 at St. Paul Brewing
September 23 | 3-10pm | Free ($25 to pre-order commemorative stein)

St. Paul Brewing’s lovely taproom and patio space will play host to German-themed revelries this year. Enjoy live music from a roving accordionist and polka band, plus special food options including a sausage plate, homemade pretzels with mustards and Obatzda (German cheese dip), homemade sauerkraut, and a Brussels sprout wood-fired pizza. Commemorative steins are available for purchase, and fills cost just $5.

Gasthof’s Oktoberfest at Fulton’s NE Brewery
September 23–24, September 30–October 1 | Fridays 4pm–10pm, Saturdays 2pm–10pm | Free

Hosted at Fulton Brewing’s sprawling NE Mpls brewery facility, you can enjoy your favorite classic German beer from Paulaner, Hacker-Pschorr, and Fulton Brewing, plus live music, traditional food & dancing, and a visit from Minnesota Krampus. All ages are welcome!

2022 Bobbing Bobber Oktoberfest
September 23–24 | Fri 2pm–11pm Sat 12pm–11pm | Free

“3BC” is the place to be for Oktoberfest this year! The Hutchison, Minnesota brewery’s celebration will feature Princess Therese, their Oktoberfest beer, along with live music, food trucks, and more.

Thousand Lakes Brewing Co. Oktoberfest 2022
September 23–24 | Fri 5pm–10pm Sat 12pm–10pm | Free

Get ready to run for your beer! Thousand Lakes Brewing’s Oktoberfest celebration will include a 5k fun run on Saturday, followed by a vendor fair, and more. Live music, German food, and other festive activities will be available both days of the festival.

Oktoberfest at Waldmann Brewing
September 23–25, September 30–October 2 | Fridays 3pm–10pm, Saturdays 12pm–10pm, Sun 12pm–7pm | $5 ($2 children under 12)

Waldmann Brewing are über knowledgable about German beer traditions, making their Oktoberfest celebration a must-visit affair for Germanophile beer fans. Stop by their tented beer garden for live music, traditional dance, German food, Oktoberfest beers, commemorative 5th Anniversary Steins, and more. Sundays are kid-friendly days!

Oktoberfest Celebration at Heavy Rotation Brewing
September 24 | 11pm–10pm| Free

Brand new Brooklyn Park brewery Heavy Rotation will host its inaugural Oktoberfest party by offering free glassware and soft pretzels to the first 50–100 attendees. Folks can also enjoy a free meat raffle, food trucks, face painting, a pretzel necklace station, and more.

8th Annual Oktoberfest Celebration at Beaver Island
September 24 | 12pm–11pm| $10 in advance, $15 day-of

Beaver Island will be celebrating Oktoberfest in St. Cloud with live music, brats on the grill, stein holding competitions, festive games, prizes, and more. Admission includes a free mug while supplies last.

Oktoberfest at Alloy Brewing Co.
September 24 | 12pm–11pm| Free

Make sure you’re wearing your lederhosen or dirndls for Alloy Brewing’s Oktoberfest event if you don’t want to feel left out, but all are welcome for live music, games, and more festive fun!

Oktoberfest at Goat Ridge Brewing Co.
September 24 | 12pm–9pm| Free

Goat Ridge Brewing is your destination in New London for Oktoberfest fun, with live music, stein holding competitions, a bag-toss tournament, their Mad Goat Märzen, and more!

Oktoberfest! at Lakes & Legends Brewing
September 24 | 12pm–10pm| Free

Join Lakes & Legends for another day of their delicious traditional German Märzen beer, live polka & folk music, German eats, and stein-holding contests. Plus, you can purchase one of L&L’s custom steins on the day of the party and get it filled for FREE!

Oktoberfest at Luce Line Brewing
September 24 | 12pm–10pm| Free

Pull out your Fahrrad and pedal on over to Luce Line Brewing’s Oktoberfest party for beer, live music, food trucks, limited-release merchandise, and more!

September 24 | 12pm–10pm| Free

Rustech Brewing in Monticello will be hosting their second-ever Oktoberfest party featuring live music, games, Rustech’s Märzen beer release, three food trucks, and more. The first 50 attendees can purchase a commemorative Rustech mug plus one free fill for $15.

Oktoberfest at Tilion Brewing
September 24 | 12pm–9pm| Free

Cannon Falls’ own Tilion Brewing will be hosting an Oktoberfest celebration complete with free food (while supplies last), German music, and special prize drawings available to attendees. Prost!

Oktoberfest at Wild Mind Ales
September 24 | 1pm–Close| Free

Go wild at Wild Mind’s Oktoberfest celebration, which will feature live music, food, stein holding competitions, games, and more.

Oktoberfest at Lakeville Brewing Co.
September 24 | 4pm–8pm| Free

Stop by Lakeville Brewing for an Oktoberfest party on the patio that includes live music from the Elk River German Band, plus delicious food and more.

Oktoberfest at Little Thistle Brewing
September 24 | 12pm–11pm| Free

While Little Thistle’s owner Steve Finney might be a Scotsman, his brewery loves to get in on the Oktoberfest spirit just as much as any other. Stop by Little Thistle for food trucks, Oktoberfest games, and live music all day.

Seasons Change / Oktoberfest Celebration at Portage Brewing Company
September 24 | 12pm–6pm| Free

Scenic Portage Brewing in Walker Minnesota will be hosting a celebration for their Seasons Change Oktoberfest beer, along with their first-ever Single Origin Wet Hop IPA. Limited release glassware and t-shirts will also be available, along with side pull pilsner pours in the taproom. Enjoy festive foods like Oktoberfest lager beer brats from the neighboring Sausage Haus.

Oktoberfest at Island City Brewing Company
September 24 | 2pm–10pm| Free

Island City Brewing in Winona will be hosting their Oktoberfest and featuring games, prizes, food, live music and, or course, Oktoberfest beer!

Nine Mile Brewing Oktoberfest
September 24 | 2pm–10pm| Free

More like “NEIN Mile,” are we right?!? Bad jokes aside, Bloomington’s first brewery will be hosting their first Oktoberfest party, and it’s certain to be a blast!

Sleepy Eye Oktoberfest
September 24 | 4pm–Close| Free

Housed in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota’s historic PIX Theater, Sleepy Eye Brewing will be hosting an Oktoberfest event with live music, and more.

Oktoberfest at Chanhassen Brewing
September 24–25 | Sat 12pm–11pm, Sun 10am-8pm| $10

Chanhassen Brewing will be hosting an Oktoberfest event that includes live music, food, games, and more, with all proceeds benefiting the Chanhassen Lion’s Club.

Giesenbräu Oktoberfest
September 30–October 1 | Fri-Sat 12pm–10pm | $5

With a name like Gisenbräu, you know they’re going to be a reliable place for German beer! Stop by their Oktoberfest for games, live music, food like Prchal’s pork and dumplings, Reubens, brats,  and Bavarian pretzels from Edelweiss Bakery. Admission is free for children under 12, and commemorative steins are available for purchase.

Oktoberfest at Hoops Brewing
October 1 | 11am–Close| Free

Hoops Brewing in Duluth will be decking out their beer hall in German livery for a traditionally-inspired Oktoberfest celebration this year.

Oktoberfest at Sunken Ship Brewing Company
October 1 | 11am–Close| Free

Princeton’s new brewery Sunken Ship will be hosting its first Oktoberfest party this year, featuring stein-holding contests, bags tournament, hammerschlagen, music, food, and, of course, beer!

Oktoberfest 2022 at Wicked Wort Brewing
October 1 | 11am–Close| Free

Robbinsdale’s Wicked Wort will be hosting their Oktoberfest party with a hearty dose of live music, food, and more.

Oktoberfest 2022 at Elm Creek Brewing
October 1 | 12pm–10pm| Free

Elm Creek Brewing in Champlin’s Oktoberfest celebration will feature food trucks, live music, and a limited, special release of their Dark Belgian Strong in Bourbon Maple Barrels.

Oktoberfest 2022 at ENKI Brewing
October 1 | 12pm–10pm| Free

ENKI Brewing in Victoria, Minnesota, will hosting a low-key, communal Oktoberfest event with grilled German food, patio games, live music, and more.

Oktoberfest 2022 at Garphish
October 1 | 12pm–11pm| Free

Bethel is home to Garphish Brewing Company, which will be hosting its first-ever Oktoberfest party this year with two seasonal beers, plus live music and food from the Burro Loco food truck.

Co-Optoberfest at Fair State Brewing Cooperative
October 1 | 1pm–10pm| Free

Fair State Co-Op is celebrating their 8th anniversary with their annual Oktoberfest party, which will combine new and returning beer releases, specialty seltzers, food, polka, stein hoisting this year. Fair State members can enjoy half off beer and cake with the cofounders from 11 am–1 pm, prior to the general public

Torg Brewery Oktoberfest
October 1 | 6pm–10pm| Free

Torg is your destination for Märzen, Hefeweizen, and Dunkelweizen in Spring Lake Park during Oktoberfest season! The local area Lions Club will be grilling brats, and a roving accordion player will be playing some tunes. Costumes encouraged!

Anokafest at 10k Brewing
October 1 | 7pm–10pm| Free

10k Brewing is the pride of Anoka, and they’ll be hosting their annual Oktoberfest celebration this year complete with live music from The Tim Malloys, and more.

Oktoberfest at Earth Rider
October 8 | 1pm–8pm| $10 (VIP packages available)

Earth Rider Brewery’s Festival Field in Superior, WI will be transformed into  a Bavarian Beer Wunderland featuring a festbier keg tapping, live music, stein holding contest, Kraut eating contest, children’s area with a bouncy castle, costume contests, German style foods, and more. VIP packages and commemorative steins available for additional charge.

Schells Oktoberfest
October 15 | 10:30am–5pm| $10 (Children under 12 free)

Minnesota’s oldest German brewery will be hosting its annual Oktoberfest bash at its scenic New Ulm brewery complex. One of Minnesota’s biggest Oktoberfest parties, Schell’s annual shindig will include classic Oktoberfest games, German food, live music, and more. Don’t miss it!

Oktoberfest at 22 Northmen Brewing
October 22 | 12pm–7pm| Free

While Norway might be more of a spiritual home for 22 Northmen than Germany, this Alexandria brewery still loves to get in on the Oktoberfest action. You can enjoy stein relays, stein holding contests, live music, trebuchet demonstration, hammer games, and other activities, plus live music, food trucks, and more