Get your Oktoberfest on!


Date: Thursday-Saturday (9/21-23)

Time: Various

Place: Pather Island Pavillion

Cost: $5-$15

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Fort Worth is celebrating Oktoberfest next week from Thursday, Sept. 21, to Saturday, Sept. 23. The event is being hosted by Panther Island Pavillion.

“Oktoberfest Fort Worth is a three-day German festival so authentic you’ll forget you’re in Texas,” the website reads. “Enjoy authentic German food, beirgartens, music, dancing, Dachshund races, clothing and souvenirs as well as Spaten and other Fall and Oktoberfest craft biers.”

Entertainment for the festival is bountiful, including:

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— Tapping of Zie Kegs​

— Live Entertainment From​

— Oktoberfest Fort Worth Bands

— Oktoberfest Run Und Ride​

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— Midway Rides

— Bier Barrel Rolling Race

— ​Dachshund Dash

— ​Bier Wench Stein Carrying

— ​Oktoberfest Olympics

— Stein Hoisting Competition​

To read more about each event, please visit and click activities. A detailed schedule of events and more is available at the same website.

Multiple ticket options are available:

— $15 for a three-day pass​

— ​$10 at the gate for only Saturday Sept. 23

— $​10 at the gate for only Friday Sept. 22

— $5 at the gate for only Thursday Sept. 21

Tickets sold online through 11:59 p.m. Sept. 20 include a free commemorative 2017 Oktoberfest beer stein. Kids under 12 are free with a paying adult. Extra steins will also be available for purchase.

“Experience German feasting at its finest! Reata returns to Oktoberfest Fort Worth for four exclusive dining events,” the website reads.

Reata-Haus offers $65 per person dinner/festival tickets, which include:

— Festival entrance

— Three-course meal with choice of hearty entrée: Pork Schnitzel, Guinness Infused Bratwurst or Roasted Chicken with Bacon Onion Gravy.

— Commemorative Stein

— VIP seating in air-conditioned Spaten Hall

— Non-alcoholic beverages, though beer and wine will be available for purchase

— All gratuity

Dinners will take place each night; Thursday, Sept. 21 from 5:30 to 9 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 22 from 5:30 to 9 p.m,. and Saturday, Sept. 23 from 5-7 p.m. and 7:30 to 9 p.m. The full menu is available, here

New to the festival this year, a Reata-Haus open table service will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and will feature a limited menu including Bavarian Style Pretzel, Bratwurst and Käsebrett (Cheeseboard), in addition to beer and wine.