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Join us again in 2022!

October 7th & 8th, 2022


Minnesota State Fairgrounds

1621 Randall Ave
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108


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 8th

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the dates and times of your 2021 event?  Friday, October 8th, from 5-11 pm and Saturday, October 9th, 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 2021?  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.

Can purchase tickets on site?  Yes. Both cash and credit cards (fees apply on all credit purchases) are accepted for purchasing wristbands and drink tickets. We will also have cash machines on site.

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.

Are masks required?  At this time, they are not, but we are following federal, state and local guidelines and this may change. We do strongly encourage unvaccinated attendees to wear a mask while not actively drinking and eating.

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 we 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 info@twincitiesoktoberfest.com or use the CONTACT US link above.

Any additional questions? Feel free to email us at info@twincitiesoktoberfest.com or use the CONTACT US link above.