Don those lederhosen and get your stein-lifting arm ready, because the season of Oktoberfest is nigh.
Addison’s massive celebrations are packed with Paulaner Bier, punched up with polka, and loaded with tons to do for the whole family. Beer lovers will obviously appreciate the commemorative steins and German beer, while kids can enjoy children-oriented entertainment, weiner dog races, and all the Bavarian fare. Check out the Addison Oktoberfest website for details, tickets (free on Sept. 19 for all, kids are free all weekend, $10 general admission, plus more package options), and more.
Sept. 16–19 | 4970 Addison Circle, Addison
With a lively lineup of events for adults, kids, and even dogs, Trucktoberfest is bound to be a blast. Activities include a stein holding contest, a wiener dog race, a yodeling competition, a pretzel-eating contest (that sounds so dry, I hope y’all have a hefeweizen handy), and the very exciting keg tapping of an aged Oktoberfest beer (the keg itself is a 200-year-old keg from Germany).
Sept. 18 & 19 | Truck Yard (Dallas and The Colony locations)
Meddlesome Moth Oktoberfest Specials
The Design District restaurant will celebrate Oktoberfest by tapping special brews of the same name curated by beer director Matt Quenette. Meanwhile, chef Josh Boneé will cook up complementary—not to be confused with complimentary—dishes, like beef bangers and mash with potato aligot and smoked onion jus, and a cacio e pepe made with spaetzle and house-cured guanciale.
Sept. 18–Oct. 3 | Meddlesome Moth, 1621 Oak Lawn Ave.
Flying Saucer’s Lake-Toberfest
Beers and the lake go together like peanut butter and jelly. Which makes Flying Saucer’s annual Oktoberfest—ahem, Lake-toberfest—all the more fitting. Sip on both local and national Oktoberfest brews after securing tasting cards ($25, purchase at the restaurant) which include a dozen four-ounce pours. A competitive stein-hoisting contest begins at 2 p.m. And of course lederhosen and dirndls are strongly encouraged attire (especially if you’re entering the costume competition at 3 p.m.).
Sun, Sept. 26, 11 a.m. | 4821 Bass Pro Drive on Lake Ray Hubbard
Bier stein hoisting, brat eating contests, keg rolling—this is merely a sampling of Frisco’s Oktoberfest happenings. The opening ceremony kicks off at 11 a.m. with a traditional keg tapping. (Psst, early birds get the free beer.) A $20 ticket gets you a sheet of tickets for food and drinks.
Oct. 2 & 3, 11 a.m. | Frisco Square, 8843 Coleman Blvd.