This is going to be the wurst festival ever.
Change out your Wranglers’ for Drindls and Lederhosen, your boots for Half Shoes, and your cowboy hat for a feather-sporting Alpine cap because this October, Houston is going full Bavarian with a massive two-day Oktoberfest celebration.
Billed as a beer fest with a German twist, Oktoberfest Houston is set to put on a jovial, polka-infused showcase of German and Texas culture this October at Buffalo Bayou Park’s Water Works. In addition to flowing kegs of the most wunderbar craft beers Texas has to offer, the festival also gives visitors the chance to sink their taste buds into award-winning cuisine from King’s Bierhaus as well as tasty German delicacies and other foods from participating vendors.
When you’re chowing down or shaking your tuchus to the steady stream of DJs, folk musicians, and polka music, the festival also offers guests the chance to participate in their many German-style Olympiad games, that which include the stein race, barrel roll, stein hoisting, and the brat toss. Organizers recommend that participants show up early to sign up in teams of 2.
Oktoberfest Houston will also be hosting a beer pong and cornhole tournament where in victors will receive awesome prizes – advanced sign-up is required. For the less competitive, fun zones will also be made available with activities that include cornhole, giant jenga, giant connect 4, mini golf, and a stein hoisting competition.
The two-day festival of german beer, food, music, and games, starts on Friday, October 22! Tickets start at $25 for advanced general admission and are $35 at the door. VIP tickets are also available starting at $100 with advanced purchase and include preferred seating and toilets, as well as complimentary food and beverages. VIP tickets at the door are priced at $130.
It’s going to be a hell of a stein!