For over 25 years, the most authentic Oktoberfest celebration outside of Munich has been held in Addison, Texas. This year, over 70,000 fans will come together September 18-21, 2014 to share a love of polka, German food and, of course, the same Paulaner Bier that will be served at Bavaria’s favorite festival. As a part of its award-winning tradition, Addison has timed their festival to coincide with the famed Munich Oktoberfest, and Addison Oktoberfest will also feature much of the same music, folk dancing, sing-a-longs plus great German food and entertainment.
“People often ask why our Oktoberfest is in September,” says Barbara Kovacevich, Director of Special Events for Addison. “We schedule Addison Oktoberfest to coincide with the opening of the world renowned Oktoberfest celebration in Munich, and we work to make it as authentic as possible.”
This year, the Munich Evergreens travel from Germany to headline the entertainment line line-up, along with Grammy-award winning polka legends Brave Combo and dozens of authentic German entertainers. Oktoberfest guests, who visit Addison from all over the Southwest and beyond, will enjoy fun contests such as dachshund races, bier barrel bowling, a German Idol yodeling contest, a German spelling bee and more! Guests wanting a more intimate experience can register to dine at the Chamberlain’s Brau Haus, with full service Bavarian dining and an exclusive menu. Or enjoy the Teutonic tradition of kuchen and kaffee at the Oktoberfest’s authentic bakery and café!
Make an Oktoberfest weekend of it: Book an Addison Oktoberfest Hotel Package which includes lodging, event admission tickets, Tasty Bucks and a commemorative stein– but book early, packages are limited.
What: Addison Oktoberfest
Named one of the country’s most authentic Oktoberfest celebrations by Forbes and USA Today, Addison Oktoberfest features four days of family-oriented entertainment. German entertainers in authentic costumes perform traditional Bavarian folk dances, schuhplattling, oompah music, sing-a-longs, yodels and more. A special “Oktoberfest” Paulaner Bier is served along with several types of German sausage, sauerkraut, strudel, giant pretzels and more. There are carnival rides, midway games, children’s entertainment and activities and a 5K run and 1 mile fun run benefiting Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer. Guests can register to dine at the Chamberlain’s Brau Haus for a full service dining experience featuring an exclusive menu at www.addisontexas.net
When: September 18-21, 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014 6 p.m. – 11.p.m.
Friday, September 19, 2014 6 p.m. – Midnight
Saturday, September 20, 2014 12 noon – Midnight
Sunday, September 21, 2014 Noon – 5 p.m.
Where: 4970 Addison Circle Dr. Free parking located at the northwest corner of Dallas Pkwy. and Arapaho Rd.
Cost: Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 FREE
Friday, Sept. 19 – Sunday, Sept. 21 , 2014 $10, ages 13+
$5, ages 4-12
FREE, 3 and under
Tickets are available for advance purchase at www.addisontexas.net
Pricing: Advance Purchase of Tasty Bucks
Avoid the event lines…purchase $35 in Tasty Bucks and get $5 FREE
Available online via ShowClix at www.addisontexas.net or at the Addison Finance Building
All Advance Packages must be purchased by September 11, 2014
Sponsors: Paulaner, Albertsons, 100.3 Jack FM, Coca Cola, Time Warner Cable, Guide Live
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