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!
Courtesy Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden.
9/21/19 - 10/6/19
LeRoy & Lewis
Feast on the German-inspired special from LeRoy and Lewis, paired with a selection of Oktoberfest bier specials from neighboring Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden, during Oktoberfest season. The Brezel Kuchen (pretzel pie) featuring pretzels, Oktoberfest beer cheese, sauerkraut, hop sausage and house mustard, will be available on-site through October 6.
9/26/19 – 9/28/19
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.
This year, the Austin Saengerrunde will celebrate the 7th annual AustOberfest. This festival celebrates German heritage in Texas with local German-style beers, sausage from some of the best BBQ-ers in town, bowling, live music and plenty of room to polka the night away!
9/28/19 - 10/5/19 (select dates)
Easy Tiger Oktoberfest
Grab your lederhosen and save the date for Easy Tiger's Oktoberfest celebration this fall. Join the crew for live music, activities, traditional Oktoberfest-inspired beer and food specials happening all weekend long. Then, on October 5, head to Easy Tiger at the Linc for a special pretzel making workshop with Head Doughpuncher David Norman.
St. Elmo Brewing & Soursop’s 3rd Annual Oktoberfest
St. Elmo Brewing Co.
St. Elmo Brewing and Soursop will host their third annual Oktoberfest party this September. Enjoy German Biergarten games, a stein hoist competition, live polka music, and the release of Schlagen, an oak-lagered Oktoberfest. Make sure to get a good beer base before indulging in a full day celebrating with Soursop's special German inspired menu.
10/4/19 – 10/6/19
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!
Wurstfest. Credit Mikie Farias.
Black Star Oktoberfest
Black Star Co-Op
Austin first co-op brewpub will be hosting an Oktoberfest celebration this fall. Stop in for traditional German food specials, a special marzen-style beer release and a limited release glass boot.
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!
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.
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)!
Fermentation Fest Sieben
Head to the Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co. for a day of fall revelry, celebrating live culture and everything fermented. Expect live music, a pig roast, plenty of brats, fest bier, a stein hoisting competition, fermentation demos and even the brewers in lederhosen!
Austin Fermentation Festival
Austin Central Library
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.
11/1/19 – 11/10/19
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.