St. Paul Oktoberfest
Raise a beer at Minnesota’s most authentic Oktoberfest! Just like the Munich original, our festival is held in September. Our beer is imported directly from Munich and our food is from local German restaurants. With fun for the whole family, it’s a two day celebration of German heritage and culture at the historic Schmidt Brewery.
Highlights include an opening parade with a draft-horse drawn beer wagon on Friday, Dachshund races, Steinheben (stone lifting) strongman competition, and bed races on Saturday. Enjoy live music, cultural programing, and a Kinder Carnival all weekend.
Admission is free. ID and $5 wristband is required for alcohol purchases. Kinder Carnival admission is $8. Proceeds support the Germanic-American Institute, whose work and mission keep German culture alive and thriving in Minnesota.
900 7th Street West
Saint Paul, MN