Fredericksburg Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest celebrates Fredericksburg’s German heritage with four stages of continuous oompah music, arts, crafts, shopping, a children's area, 50 varieties of American, Texas and imported beers, Texas Wine Country selections, great food and fun all weekend long! 

Oktoberfest takes place at Marktplatz in downtown Fredericksburg, Texas, the first weekend of October, and as the largest festival of the year, planning ahead is a must.

Oktoberfest Fredericksburg, Texas Information

The festival typically runs from 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday, 10 a.m. to midnight on Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, while children 7-12 are $1, and children six and under are free. A two-day pass can be purchased for $15 and a three-day pass is $20. 

In 2024, Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg, Texas, will be October 4-6, 2024. Future dates for Fredericksburg Oktoberfest include and October 3-5, 2025, and October 2-4, 2026.

If you can't make it to town for Oktoberfest weekend, any time during the fall is a great time to visit the Texas Hill Country.

Fredericksburg Oktoberfest Events

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When is Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg, Texas?

Fredericksburg’s Oktoberfest takes place the weekend of the first Saturday of October each year. Here are future dates for Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg: October 4-6, 2024, October 3-5, 2025, and October 2-4, 2026.

Can I buy Fredericksburg, Texas Oktoberfest tickets online?

Yes. Tickets for Oktoberfest can be purchased in advanced online at the festival website: Festival goers are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance to speed up entry to the grounds.



How long does Oktoberfest last in Fredericksburg, Texas?

Oktoberfest is a three-day festival in the heart of downtown Fredericksburg. It takes over an entire city block with food, music, games, arts and crafts and more.

How do I pay for beer, wine, food and activities at Oktoberfest?

To purchase beer, wine or food and to participate in Kinderpark games at Oktoberfest, you will need to buy tickets at the festival. Cash and cards are not accepted at the food tents, beer halls or at Kinderpark. There are ticket booths and ATMs throughout the festival grounds, usually located near the entrances. 

How can I get a ride to Oktoberfest?

The Fredericksburg Oktoberfest Park & Ride offers convenient parking and a safe ride by providing riders with all-day park and ride access between the Gillespie County Fair Grounds parking area and the Oktoberfest festival, located at Marktplatz in downtown Fredericksburg. Shuttles leave every 30 minutes. Adult tickets are  $10.00 per person/day, and children 6 and under are free.

Park & Ride tickets are available for advance purchase on the Oktoberfest Park & Ride website until the Thursday before Oktoberfest weekend. Park & Ride tickets are also available at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds parking location during the festival. Tickets are non-refundable.

Please note, at this time, Park & Ride shuttles are not handicap accessible.

What is there to eat and drink at Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg, Texas?

Oktoberfest features more than 60 food and beverage choices, including German favorites such as bratwurst, potato pancakes, schnitzel, sauerkraut and strudel. There are also traditional festival items like funnel cakes, hamburgers, pretzels, popcorn and turkey legs. Drinks include taps for domestic, imported and Texas craft beers, wines from Texas and beyond, and lemonade.

Where is the best Oktoberfest in Texas?

Fredericksburg’s Oktoberfest is consistently ranked as one of the top Oktoberfest celebrations in the United States. The town’s deep German roots make the fall festival one of the most authentic in the country.