Whether you’re in town for Austin City Limits, a fall weekend getaway or just looking for some good bier and schnitzel, we’ve put together the definitive guide to all things German this October. Prost!

Group of people dressed in lederhosen and dirndles celebrating oktoberfest at St. Elmo Brewing.St. Elmo Brewing Annual Oktoberfest. Courtesy St. Elmo Brewing.

Oktoberfest 5k Beer Run
Willard's Brewery
Start your morning off right, running for beer. Head North to Pflugerville for this untimed 5k open to all runners, joggers and walkers. Registration includes a free craft brew, swag items and access to event festivities like live music, games, goodies and giveaways. 

St. Elmo Brewing Annual Oktoberfest 
St. Elmo Brewing Co.
St. Elmo Brewing kicks off the 2022 Oktoberfest season with Austin Polka Band playing traditional polkas and waltzes, as well as fun-loving-beer-drinking singalong tunes.  Come eat, drink and enjoy authentic German music in the biergarten and taproom. Don't forget to wear your lederhosen and dirndls.

9/21/22 - 9/25/22
Easy Tiger Oktoberfest
Easy Tiger
Grab your lederhosen and save the date for Easy Tiger's 5-day Oktoberfest celebration this fall across 3 locations. Join the crew for live music, stein hoisting competitions, activities, traditional Oktoberfest-inspired beer and food specials happening all weekend long. Don't forget to grab your pups for Saturday's Dogtoberfest event. 

Celis Oktoberfest 2022
Celis Brewing
Grab your pups and head to dog-friendly Celis Brewing. Oktoberfest festivities include a Stein Holding Competition, Food & Drink Specials and Limited Celis Steins for sale.

Whitestone Brewery's Oktoberfest
Whitestone Brewery
Come out to Whitestone for a day full of Oktoberfest fun, just north of Austin. There will be three special beer-tappings, along with live music, food trucks and a stein holding contest. Plus, come back on Sunday for a pretzel making class.

9/24/22 - 9/25/22
Hi Sign Brewing
Head to East Austin for Hi Sign Brewing's inaugural Oktoberfest weekend. Serving up some super fresh Oktoberfest Festbier in limited edition fest glassware to clink, as well as sausages by Burro Cheese and pretzels by Sour Duck Market all while listening to polka tunes.

9/24/22 - 9/25/22
Meanwhile Brewing Co.
Stop by Meanwhile Brewing for a full weekend of Oktoberfest fun. They're tapping their Oktoberfest lager and visitors can try seasonal, themed specials from on-site food trucks. German bands Off the Grid and Dead Music Capital Band will hit the stage Saturday and Sunday night, respectively.

9/28/22 - 10/2/22
Jester King Brewery
Join Jester King Brewery for a 5-day long Oktoberfest celebration including Bavarian food specials & lots of beer, Trivia, Drag Bingo, Keg rolling contest, Stein holding contest, pretzel necklaces and live music. Dirndl & lederhosen encouraged!

9/30/22 – 10/2/22
Fredericksburg MarktPlatz
Head to the Texas Hill Country for one of the most authentic German heritage celebrations in Texas. What to expect: dancing, games, kids’ entertainment, creative German plates, tons of imported beers (alongside local lagers) and plenty of oompah!

Woman in German clothing next to a stand of soft pretzels.
German Texan Oktoberfest. Courtesy of German Texans. Exp 09-07-2025

10/1/22 - 10/31/22 (Saturdays & Sundays)
Austin Fermentation Festival
Saturdays at Lakeline Mall, Sundays at Mueller Branch Park
Whether you prefer to brew beer, honey mead or kombucha, you can celebrate the art of fermentation at the Austin Fermentation Festival, hosted by Texas Farmers Market. Attend workshops, specialty tastings, meet and greets and more.

10/1/22 - 10/2/22
Cork & Barrel Craft Kitchen + Microbrewery
Head North in your best costume to celebrate Corktoberfest in Round Rock. Enjoy a weekend featuring a steinholding contest, live music, pet costume contest, local vendors, and a selfie photo station. The weekend will also include a specialty Oktoberfest menu. 

10/6/22 - 10/8/22
Banger's Oktoberfest
Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden
This is one of the biggest Oktoberfest celebrations in town, spanning three days (and nights). Eat, drink, dance and play to your heart's desire at this all-out party on Rainey Street.

German Free School
Celebrate an authentic-style Oktoberfest with the German-Texan Heritage Society who holds this annual festival, featuring live music, food, a biergarten, kid's activities and more at the historic German Free School.

11/4/22 – 11/13/22
New Braunfels
Make time for a day trip to beautiful New Braunfels and come hungry for this iconic Texas food fest. Brings the kids to the carnival, shop for holiday gifts are the Bavarian market, spend the afternoon exploring Germany in the Biergarten or dance the night away while enjoying one of the five live music stages.

Group of people celebrating Oktoberfest at Banger's.Banger's Oktoberfest. Credit Charles Lanzieri. 

Draught House Oktoberfest
Draught House Pub & Brewery
If you haven't had a pint (or 2) at the Draught House then you're missing out on one of Austin's most iconic and authentic pubs. Don't miss music from the Austin Polka Band, along with tons of Oktoberfest and fall pint offerings. Prost!

Scholz garten
Celebrate fall at Scholz Garten, the oldest live music venue in Texas and longest-running biergarten in America! Don't miss an evening of live music, beer drinking, pretzel eating, brat chomping, and polka dancing (plus a stein holding competition)!

Explore our full Fall Bucket List below and start planning your trip to Austin today!