St Paul Oktoberfest


Minnesota’s most authentic Oktoberfest! Kicking off with a keg tapping ceremony, St. Paul Oktoberfest is a two-day celebration of German heritage, culture, food, and of course, beer.

Enjoy live music and entertainment both days. Saturday brings festival favorites such as Dachshund races and a traditional Steinheben (stone lifting) competition.

Complete the experience with authentic German fare from local restaurant and Paulaner Oktoberfest beer. With fun for the whole family, it’s a two-day celebration of German heritage and culture on the beautiful grounds of the old Schmidt Brewery

Produced by the Germanic-American Institute (GAI).

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Admission is free. ID and $5 wristband is required for alcohol purchases. Proceeds support GAI's mission to foster appreciation and understanding of the culture, language, arts, and ongoing history of the German speaking people.


  • Friday, September 11, 20204 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 12, 202010 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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