Frequently Asked Questions


In order to have fun, make sure you understand the answers to the following questions!

Grounds will not be open until the scheduled start time each day which can be found in our Event Overview.

Dachshunds are allowed to attend the Duluth Oktoberfestival, because of the Dachshund Derby along with service animals.

However we do NOT allow pets or other dog breeds.

No. Outside food or beverages of any kind, including alcoholic beverages, are not permitted on the festival grounds. However there is an exception for baby formula and baby supplies.

Yes. There will be a bag check for all guests conducted by security at the front of the gate.Bags will also be searched for prohibited items when entering. Because of the additional time needed to  conduct these bag checks, we recommend guests pack lightly and arrive early.

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 and registered Dachshunds for the Dachshund Derby on Sunday.

Lost and found is located at the ticket gate entrance. All items not claimed by the end of the festival will be securely transported to the Kern and Kompany offices located at 2110 West First Street, Duluth, MN 55806.

Yes! We encourage you to share all of your amazing images and post them on social media throughout the event!  Make sure to use tag us in all of your photos! #duluthoktoberfestival

The Duluth Oktoberfestival staffs both private security and the Duluth Police Department to provide security before, during, and after the event.

Official Duluth Oktoberfestival merchandise will be for sale at  the Official Oktoberfest Merchandise Booth within the festival grounds. Official merchandise can also be purchased online from the Duluth Screen Printing Company. Merchandise is limited so don’t wait!

All of the bier served throughout the Duluth Oktoberfestival can ONLY be purchased with Bier Tokens. These tokens are sold throughout the festival grounds at Bier Token booths staffed by our service volunteers. Bier Tokens may also be purchased in advance online along with your admission ticket(s).


  • $7 = 1 Bier Token
  • 1 Bier Token = 1/2 Liter Pour
  • 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 available and the prices vary from vendor to vendor.

Of course! Please have your hand stamped for re-entry on the same day.

No overnight parking or tailgating is permitted on the Bayfront Festival Park grounds, but there is overnight parking available at the nearby DECC. Please click here for more information.

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. 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.

German (Paulaner), liquor (Jägermeister), and Wine (Starling Castle) are available for purchase by patrons 21 years+.  We reserve the right to refuse service to guests who appear intoxicated and/or who are disturbing other guests. Beer sales will stop 30 minutes before the end of the event. You must have a valid I.D. to show for every alcoholic purchase.

We do not allow any signage and/or banners at the event.

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