Event Info | FAQs
October 4th-5th 2024
Our Oktoberfest is an all-ages event, but state law requires you to be 21 years of age or older to drink alcohol.
Be prepared to show your state- or federally-issued ID when purchasing alcohol.
Tickets available for purchase onsite starting at 5 P.M on Friday, October 6th
About this event
Twin Cities Oktoberfest, the #4 ranked Oktoberfest in America, will be excited to be back for its 14th annual event on October 4th-5th, 2024 in the heart of the Twin Cities at the Historic Progress Center on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Every year we are proud to offer an entirely local event. That includes all beer, food, music and other entertainment. In 2023, we offered some returning and new beer/cider sponsors – Utepils Brewing, Lupulin Brewing, Lift Bridge Brewing Company and Sociable Cider Werks. Our food offerings included multiple varieties of brats and German potato salad from Gerhard’s Brats, traditional German pretzels from Aki’s Breadhaus, savory and sweet pies from Sara’s Tipsy Pies, and candied bacon from Big Guy’s BBQ! We’re welcomed back three bands well-versed in traditional German Oktoberfest music – The Bavarian Musikmeisters, Alpensterne, Doctor Kielbasa a world renowned and the #1 North American German dancing troupe, SG Edelweiss, as well as a couple of fun cover bands to, The Stand Ups and Papa Roof & The Soul Villains.
We’re looking forward to 2024 and announcing all the entertainment and food offerings closer to the event.
Utepils Brewing based in Minneapolis, MN
Lupulin Brewing based in Big Lake, MN and Sioux Falls, SD
Lift Bridge Brewing Company based in Stillwater, MN and New Richmond, WI
Sociable Cider Werks based in Minneapolis, MN
Rules and Regulations
Our Oktoberfest is an all-ages event, but state law requires you to be 21 years of age or older to drink alcohol. Be prepared to show your state- or federally-issued ID when purchasing alcohol. We reserve the right to stop serving you if deemed you have had enough to drink.
Pets are not allowed, but registered service dogs are.
Both cash and credit cards (fees apply on all credit purchases) are accepted for purchasing entrance and beer tickets. We will also have cash machines on site.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the dates and times of your event? Friday, October 4th, 2024 from 5-11 pm and Saturday, October 5th, 2024 from Noon-10 pm.
Where is the event located? At the Historic Progress Center (aka Eco Experience) on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.
Are you charging admission in 2024? No, we are not. However, if you want to consume alcohol you will need to purchase a wristband and provide proof of age. It is free to come and enjoy the event unless you want to drink alcohol.
Is my wristband good for either day? Yes, you can attend either Friday or Saturday.
Can I bring my own mug? Yes, this is strongly encouraged. We love seeing everyone’s special mugs.
What if it rains? Good news, the Progress Center is completely indoors. We also rent a very large tent right outside the building if you want to be outdoors and safe from the rain.
What if I am uncomfortable being in a crowded place, but want to attend? Good news, we have a large area outside the building that we have set up a tent and placed outdoor tables/picnic tables. If it rains, that may limit our true outdoor ability, but the tent will still be open.
Are pets allowed? Our event space only allows for service dogs.
Is there parking available? Yes, all parking is free and plentiful on the State Fairgrounds. If you are driving, please plan accordingly so you are able to get home safely. Please don’t drink and drive. You may bike, as well, and lock your bike up in various areas around the Progress Center.
Lost and Found? If you feel you left something at the event, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the CONTACT US link above.
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