In order to have fun, make sure you understand the answers to the following questions!
WHAT TIME DO THE GROUNDS OPEN?
CAN I BRING FOOD OR DRINKS INTO THE FESTIVAL?
WILL MY BAG BE CHECKED?
Yes. There will be a bag check for all guests conducted by security at the front of the gate.Bags will also be searched and scanned with metal detectors for prohibited items when entering. Because of the additional time needed to conduct these bag checks, we recommend guests pack lightly and arrive early.
WHAT CAN I BRING OR NOT BRING?
Any bags you do bring must not exceed a volume of three liters, or a size of 13″ x 15″ x 6″.
The following items are prohibited:
- Alcohol, drugs, illegal substances or any paraphernalia associated with drug use
- Outside food or drinks
- Glass bottles
Animals are not permitted in the Oktoberfest at any time with the exception of service animals (please bring the corresponding paperwork) and registered Dachshunds for the Dachshund Dash on Sunday.
WHAT SIZE BAGS CAN I BRING?
WHERE IS THE LOST AND FOUND?
ARE CAMERAS PERMITTED?
WHAT KIND OF SECURITY IS THERE
WHERE CAN I BUY OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE?
WHERE CAN I BUY BIER TOKENS?
- $7 = 1 Bier Token
- 1 Bier Token = 1/2 Liter Pour
HOW MUCH DOES BIER, BEVERAGES AND FOOD COST?
- A 1/2 liter pour of any type of bier throughout the Oktoberfestival (~17 ounces), is $7, or 1 Bier Token.
- Food and non-alcoholic beverages are purchased using CASH ONLY and the prices vary from vendor to vendor.
IS SMOKING ALLOWED?
MAY I RE-ENTER OKTOBERFEST ONCE I HAVE LEFT?
Of course! Please have your hand stamped for re-entry on the same day.
IS TAILGATING OR OVERNIGHT PARKING ALLOWED?
WHERE CAN I PARK?
Parking is available next to Bayfront Festival Park. Please see the map below.
Daily parking fee may be charged during events. Pay as you enter.
Additional parking is available across the street at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. Daily parking rats are $5 for daily parking and $10 for special event parking. Pay as you enter.
RV Parking is available at the Duluth Entertainment & Convention Center (DECC), please contact them direct to make an arrangement or via their website under parking & directions.