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Festival Overview

WELCOME TO THE DULUTH OKTOBERFESTIVAL!

We are bringing everything you know and love about the German Oktoberfest right here to Duluth, MN! At the 3rd annual Duluth Oktoberfestival you can find: cold German bier, delicious Bavarian food, authentic live music, tons of games and activities and so much more! So dust off your lederhosen, lace up your dirndl, and come join in on all of the fun the festival has to offer! The Duluth Oktoberfestival will take place September 16-17-18, 2022 and is located within the confines of Duluth’s iconic Bayfront Festival Park (350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802).

Everything you need to know:

  • Dates: September 16-17-18
  • Friday 4:00 pm–11:00 pm – (alcohol sales end at 10:30 pm)
  • Saturday 11:00 am–11:00 pm – (alcohol sales end at 10:30 pm)
  • Sunday 11:00 am –4:00 pm – (alcohol sales end at 3:30 pm)
    • Sunday is our dedicated “Family Day,” presented by Essentia Health complete with tons of great games and activities for the whole family to enjoy!
  • Address: Bayfront Festival Park, located at 350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN  55802

The festival features the largest tent ever erected at Bayfront Festival Park that serves as the main Bier Hall with authentic German bier, food and entertainment! There are tons of activities including a professional kids zone area, entertainment, live music, games, and ancillary activities that are fun for all ages..

The Oktoberfestival Procession is open to the public, and is a very exciting way to ring in the Oktoberfestival. The Oktoberfestival Procession happens in Canal Park and features the reveal of the Fest Master and Frau, as well as the Tapping of the Golden Keg.
  • Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm Oktoberfestival Procession and the “March of the Dachshunds”(open to public) – more info here
  • Friday 4:00 pm “Tapping of the Golden Keg” at Bayfront Festival Park (main entrance)

Kids 15 and under are free when accompanied by a paid parents and/or guardians.

  • Kombiticket (Upgraded Day Pass)
  • Eintagesticket (Single Day Pass)
  • Designated Driver and/or Under 21 Day Pass
  • Youth Day Pass (15 & Under)

 

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

We’re excited to welcome the band Alpensterne who will make their Duluth Oktoberfestival debut this year. To see our performance schedule, click here. Whether you’re a fan of traditional German music or some of the local bands, the Duluth Oktoberfestival has you covered.

VIEW PERFORMER SCHEDULE AND LINEUP

The Duluth Oktoberfestival features a wide variety of authentic German games, contests and activities. To see the different adult games we have to offer, check out our games page here. We are also partnering with Lake Superior Helicopter to provide Helicopter Rides at the event. For more information about helicopter rides, click here.

No matter your age, the Duluth Oktoberfestival is fun for everyone. We will have a variety of activities designed specifically for kids to keep your little ones entertained. Sunday, September 18th is our dedicated Essentia Health Family Day – on Sunday Only there will be a petting zoo, alpacas, kids barrel rolling, and the inflatables will be FREE! To check out the different activities we have for the kids, check out our kids page here.

Authentic German food and drink is available all over the Duluth Oktoberfestival grounds. Our festival features Paulaner Bier, Starling Castle Wine, and Jagermeister. Food and non-alcoholic beverages can be purchased with cash – there will be ATMs onsite. All alcoholic beverages must be purchased with our Bier Tokens which are available for purchase from the various token booths spread around the festival grounds. We will have a wide variety food available, from authentic German cuisine to classic American fare. Our variety of vendors ensures that every guest will be happy with their food choices!

To learn more about our food options, click here.

To learn more about our drink options, click here.

The Duluth Oktoberfestival features a Dachshund Derby, and a March of the Dachshunds. The Dachshund Derby is a race between these dogs, with one winner taking home a prize. This Dachshund Derby is limited to 32 dogs. If racing isn’t up to your weiner dogs speed, we will also have the March of the Dachshunds on Friday during the Oktoberfestival procession. This march is open to all wiener dogs and will not be capped. For more information about the Dachshund Derby or March of the Dachshunds, or to sign-up, click the link below.

DACHSHUND DERBY & MARCH OF THE DACHSHUNDS

The Duluth Oktoberfestival features a variety of arts and crafts vendors selling various homemade items. Click here for more information or to view the vendor list.

Safety is important to us at the Duluth Oktoberfestival. We want everyone to have fun and safe time so, because of this, there are certain rules that visitors must abide by.

All patrons entering the event will be subject to a bag check by security at the gate. If you attempt to bring a prohibited item into the event, you will be subjected to either disposing your item or denial of entry into the event. If you attempt to bring a weapon into the event, you will immediately be turned over to the Duluth Police Department. LARGE BAGS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED.