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.

9/15/23 - 10/1/23
Easy Tiger Oktoberfest
Easy Tiger
Grab your lederhosen and save the date for Easy Tiger's Oktoberfest celebration over three weekends at all three 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.

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 steinholding contest.

Hi Sign Brewing
Head to East Austin for Hi Sign Brewing's Oktoberfest celebrations. Serving up some super fresh Oktoberfest Festbier in limited edition fest glassware to clink, as well as tasty brats, soft pretzels, and authentic polka music.

St. Elmo Brewing Annual Oktoberfest
St. Elmo Brewing Co.
St. Elmo Brewing kicks off the 2023 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.

Oktoberfest 2023
Vista Brewing
Gather the whole family, even your pup, and join the Oktoberfest celebrations in the Hill Country at Vista Brewing. Put your strength to the test in the Steinholding or Hammerschlagen competition. And, cap the evening off by trying Vista’s annual Oktoberfest lager Mighty Märzen and snack on German-inspired snacks on the picnic tables under the trees.

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

26th Annual Oaktoberfest
Live Oak Brewing
Celebrate the 26th annual "Oaktoberfest" under the trees on the spacious patio at Live Oak Brewing Company. Bring the whole family and enjoy food trucks, live music and the annual stein-hoisting competition.

Real Ale Brewing
Check out the festivities at Real Ale Brewing and enjoy food, drinks and more Oktoberfest fun. Try the annual release of Real Ale Brewing’s seasonal Oktoberfest beer and even grab a limited edition stein.

9/29/23 - 10/1/23
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.

Austin Oktoberfest
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.

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

10/28/23 - 10/30/23
Banger's Oktoberfest
Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden
This is one of the biggest Oktoberfest celebrations in town, spanning three days (and nights). Line up and enjoy free beer at the ceremonial tapping of the firkin to kick off the celebrations. Eat, drink, dance and play to your heart's desire at this all-out party on Rainey Street.

11/3/23 – 11/12/23
New Braunfels
Make time for a day trip to beautiful New Braunfels and come hungry for this iconic Texas food fest. Bring the kids to the carnival, shop for holiday gifts at 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.

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