der Kinderplatz

der Kinderplatz

Der Kinderplatz offers a fun variety of children’s activities and entertainment at the Duluth Oktoberfestival, presented by Essentia Health. 
Located near the center of the festival, the free kinderplatz is full of fun for all ages. Grab a shady spot under a tree to relax with friends and family while your kids get active and participate in all that the kinderplatz has to offer, including arts and crafts, cookie decorating and German Games. In addition, we will also have a bouncy house, an inflatable obstacle course, and an inflatable slide.


Kinderplatz Hours of Operation 

Saturday:  12pm-4pm

Sunday:  12pm-4pm


Essentia Health Family Day – Sunday, Sept 19th.  

In addition to the arts and crafts, cookie decorating and German Games, the Essentia Health Family Day on Sunday, Sept 19th will include a petting zoo, alpacas, Kids Tug of War at 2pm, the kids stein holding contest at 3pm, and a passport for kids to learn more about German culture and enter a drawing for a MN Wild Hockey Stick. Sunday is dedicated for the family, and includes even more fun filled activities specifically for the family to enjoy.  


Kids Tug of War

Line the kids up and let the craziness begin as they compete for bragging rights as the strongest Kinder at the festival. This classic competition will take place around 2:00PM throughout the festival weekend and is a great kid’s activity to keep children active and laughing as you enjoy your bier in the background.

 Barrel Rolling 

Kids feeling strong? In the Barrel Roll, players will push a barrel through the course while racing against the competition. Rules are simple: push the barrel to the finish line as fast as you can!

 Cookie Decorating

Bring the kids over to the kids zone and give let them decorate a cookie! Cookie decorating is free and a fun activity for kids to get creative and make a fun snack.

Kids Stein Holding

Give the kids a chance to test their strength, and participate in German traditions by having them participate in the kids stein holding contest!

Arts & Crafts

There will be a lot of different crafts available for the kids, and they will be able to make all of the festive crafts that their heart desires.


Petting Zoo