Oktoberfest

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Raise Your Stein and Head Out to These Oktoberfests in the D


Although Oktoberfest is celebrated annually in Germany, an estimated six million people around the world partake in the partying. The nearly three week party runs through the majority of September and ends on the first Sunday of October. Many Metro Detroit communities have events coming up to help you celebrate, and some of them even put their own twist on the German tradition. So grab your stein and get ready for these upcoming Oktoberfests.

Batch Brauerei Oktoberfest (9/13)

The Batch Brewing Company will hold its 5th Annual Batch Brauerei Oktoberfest on Friday, September 13. German beer and food will be on-hand as a ticket gets you a chicken dinner, sauerkraut, and a one liter bier stein. You can get $1 off your beers if you come dressed wearing Dirndl or Lederhosen.

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Barktober

Photo Courtesy of Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce.

Barktoberfest Royal Oak (9/14-9/15)

Combining the love of locally crafted beer, live music, and of course, dogs, Royal Oak’s Barktoberfest returns to Memorial Park on Saturday, September 14. The two-day event will also feature pet-related vendor booths offering products and services, along with a watering station to make sure your pup is comfortable throughout the afternoon. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Detroit Dog Rescue.

Frankenmuth Oktoberfest (9/19-9/22)

Frankenmuth always throws great community events, but perhaps none as good as their annual Oktoberfest which begins on Thursday, September 19. German bands and authentic German food and drinks will be served throughout the weekend along with countless activities and games. If you’ve ever wanted to see up to 100 dachshunds race at once, you’re in luck as that event will take place on Saturday, September 21 at noon.

Frankenmuth Oktoberfest

Photo Courtesy of Frankenmuth Oktoberfest.

Saline Oktoberfest

Photo Courtesy of Saline Main Street.

Saline Oktoberfest (9/20-9/21)

Saline Main Street Brings back its annual Oktoberfest starting on Friday, September 20. Festivities kick off on Friday with the opening ceremony and tapping of the Golden Keg at 6:30 p.m. at the Bier Garten. Saturday will feature family-friendly fun beginning at 10 a.m. The festival is free all day till 11 p.m. for people 20 and under; $5 cover for 21 and over starts at 5 p.m. on both days. 

River’s Edge Oktoberfest (9/28)

An outdoor beer tent, live music, and several German-style beers on tap await you at River’s Edge Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 28. Authentic German food from Deutschtroit and music from Shake Steady will help entertain guests throughout the evening. River’s Edge has plenty of fun events so be sure to check out their Facebook page.

Once Oktoberfest wraps up for the year, keep the spirit going with these Michigan craft beers that are perfect for the fall! And get ready for Halloween with fun events just for adults.

Remember to drink responsibly and plan ahead with a designated driver or take advantage of one of these local designated driving services.

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