When you’re in the mood to eat Bavarian pretzels, drink Hefeweizen and be merry, you may be anticipating Oktoberfest season.

Oktoberfest began as a wedding celebration more than 200 years ago when Bavaria’s Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on Oct. 12, 1810. The wedding was celebrated with multiple days of drinking, feasting and horse races. The celebration then became an annual event.

People all over the world celebrate and you too can feel festive regardless if you have German heritage or not.

Traditional dress for Oktoberfest is a dirndl for women and lederhosen for men. Throughout October, You may sport this classic dress code as if you were in Munich right here in the Twin Cities.


According to the Editors at Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, lederhosen and lagers are the reason for the Oktoberfest season and they compiled this list of the following events to check out:


  • Twin Cities Oktoberfest
  • St Paul Oktoberfest
  • Clocktoberfest & Blocktoberfest
  • Oktoberfest at Utepils Brewery
  • PryesFest
  • Summit Twinstoberfest
  • Pig Roast at Indeed
  • Oktoberfest at Saint Paul Brewing
  • Oktoberfest at Waldman Brewery
  • Gasthof’s Oktoberfest at Black Forest Inn
  • Oktoberest at Lakes & Legends Brewing Company
  • Oktoberfest at Wild Mind Ales
  • Co-Optoberfest at Fair State
  • Oktoberfest at Minnesota Renaissance Festival
  • Harvest-tober Fest
  • Oktoberfest at 612Brew


For more detail on each of these events and more, visit https://mspmag.com/eat-and-drink/foodie/where-to-celebrate-oktoberfest/