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!

Woman wearing a white shirt and blue suspenders holding a platter of beer at Banger's Oktoberfest
Courtesy Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden.

9/22/21 - 9/26/21
Easy Tiger Oktoberfest
Easy Tiger
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.

9/23/21 – 9/25/21
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.

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.

10/1/21 – 10/3/21
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!

10/1/21 - 10/3/21 & 10/8/21 - 10/10/21
Carpenter Biergarten
Offering a Texan-take on some classic German fun, the Carpenter Hotel is transforming the property into a mini festival with the Carpenter Biergarten, providing an ideal stop to and from ACL for a little recharge. Open from 4 p.m.-2 a.m. during both weekends of ACL Fest, pretzels, brats, beer and wine, and coffee from the cafe will be available to purchase with Biergarten Bucks (purchasable on entrance to the Biergarten).

Cork & Barrel Craft Kitchen & Microbrewery
Celebrate Oktoberfest in Round Rock with Cork & Barrel and Altstadt Brewery. Enjoy day of beer, food, live music and fun events, like traditional Oktoberfest contests, yard games and more. Tickets include all-you-can-eat German fare and access to games and activities, plus two beers (if purchased in advance).

10/3/21 - 10/31/21 (Sundays)
Austin Fermentation Festival
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.

A man and woman wearing traditional Bavarian German outfits dance in front of a stage with musicians at Fredericksburg Oktoberfest
Fredericksburg Oktoberfest. Credit Robbyn Dodd.

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.

10/22/21 - 10/24/21
Meanwhile Brewing Co.
Stop by Meanwhile Brewing for a full weekend of Oktoberfest fun. Their brand new beer releases, Oktoberfest and Ends of the Earth (created in collaboration with Deschutes Brewing), will be on tap, and visitors can try seasonal, themed specials from on-site food trucks. German bands Off the Grid (free RSVP here) and Austin Polka Band (free RSVP here) will hit the stage Saturday and Sunday night, respectively.

11/5/21 – 11/14/21
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.

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)!

St. Elmo Brewing & Soursop’s Annual Oktoberfest 
St. Elmo Brewing Co.
St. Elmo Brewing and Soursop host an annual Oktoberfest party each September. Expect 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.

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