Festival Guide

FESTIVAL INFORMATION

Welcome to the 1st Annual Duluth Oktoberfestival!

The Duluth Oktoberfestival will take place September 13-14-15, 2019! Duluth Oktoberfestival is located within the confines of the Bayfront Festival Park, 350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN  55802.

Ranked as one of the best venues in the United States!

What’s not to like about bratwurst, the Chicken Dance, the Dachshund Races, German beers, Bavarian food, great music, and thousands of your friends, all together at one place? Well we have all of that and more at the first annual Duluth Oktoberfestival so come and join the fun!

QUICK DETAILS

The 2019 Duluth Oktoberfestival will be held on September 13-14-15 at the Bayfront Festival Park located at 350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN  55802. The hours for the festival are as follows:

  • Friday 4:00 pm–11:00 pm – (alcohol sales end at 10:30 pm)
  • Saturday 11:00 am–11:00 pm – (alcohol sales end at 10:30 pm)
  • Sunday 11:00 am –4:00 pm (FREE ENTRY)

The festival features a massive main Bier Hall with authentic German bier and food as well as several smaller tents with some of the region’s best craft breweries. There are tons of activities including a large professional kids zone area,  entertainment, live music, games, and ancillary activities that are fun for all ages.

TICKETS
Admission pricing is noted below. Kids 12 and under are free when accompanied by parents and/or guardians.

  • VIP Wiesen Warrior (3 Day Pass w/ Reserved Seating): $89 
  • VIP Burgermeister (1 Day Pass w/ Reserved Seating): $69
  • VIP Single Day Pass: $30 Advance/$40 Gate
  • Standard Single Day Pass: $10 Advance/$20 Gate
  • Under 21/Designated Driver Day Pass: $5 Advance/$10 Gate

All VIP Categories are limited to roughly 200 passes per day  and will sell out quickly (online sales began June 1, 2019!)

BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE!

GERMAN AND CRAFT BIER + BAVARIAN (AND MORE) FOOD
Authentic German food and drink is available all over the Duluth Oktoberfestival grounds. Food and non-alcoholic beverages can be purchased with cash. All alcoholic beverages must be purchased with Official Duluth Oktoberfestival Bier Tokens from the various token tents spread around the Duluth Oktoberfestival grounds. A wide variety of vendors means great food choices, ranging from authentic German food to the more traditional American staples.

ACTIVITIES AND ENTERTAINMENT
We’re proud to welcome authentic Bavarian bands and musicians to perform at the Duluth Oktoberfestival. Whether you’re a fan of traditional German music or some of the local bands, the Duluth Oktoberfestival has you covered. Also, don’t miss out on der Kinderplatz, our huge kids carnival area, and a ton of traditional German games.

SAFETY AND SECURITY
Your safety is our number one priority! We strive to make the Duluth Oktoberfestival a fun and safe experience for everyone, which means there are certain rules that everyone must abide by. Most of these have to do with what is, and what is not, allowed into the event.

All patrons entering the event will be subject to a thorough bag check and pat down for security at the gate. Anyone attempting to bring prohibited items into the event may be subject to anything from a simple disposal of the items before entry to a complete denial of entry. Anyone attempting to bring a weapon into the event will immediately be turned over to the Duluth Police Department, who work closely with us and our private security team. LARGE BAGS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED.

No pets allowed within the festival EXCEPT for service dogs (must provide proper paperwork upon arrival) and registered dogs participating in the Dachshund Dash on Sunday, September 15.

Click here for a  COMPLETE LIST OF FAQS and WHAT TO AND NOT TO BRING.