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September 22, 2023 - September 23, 2023

Oktoberfest Sept 15-16 and Sept 22-23

Oktoberfest season is finally here! Join us in our Taproom, Beer Garden, and parking lot for two weekends of celebrating! See below for full schedule of events.

Friday Sept 22

In the Beer Garden

  • 11:00-3:00 | Happy Hour - $7 Beers
  • 5:00 | Free Meat Raffle
  • 7:00 | Music by the Roe Family Singers
Food By
  • Gerhard’s Brats
  • Northeast Pretzels

Free Admission | All Ages Welcome

Saturday Sept 23

In the parking lot + Beer Garden

  • 11:00 | Gates Open
  • 11:00-3:00 | Kids Activities in Bay 10
  • 12:00 | Vow Renewal (Beer Garden)
  • 12:30 | Ceremonial Keg Tapping (Beer Garden)
  • 2:30 | Music by Ukrainian Village Band (Main Stage)
  • 3:00 | Cribbage Tournament (Taproom)
  • 5:00 | Pretzel Eating Contest, Best Dressed Contest (Main Stage)
  • 5:30 | Stein Holding Contest (Main Stage)
  • 6:00 | Music by Some Sh*tty Cover Band (Main Stage)
Food By
  • Gerhard’s Brats
  • Northeast Pretzels
  • Sizzling Wagon
  • Hopper’s Mini Donuts

$5 Admission, kids 5 & under Free | All Ages Welcome



Q:  What activities do you have available for kids?

A:  We will have a Kid’s Area set up in our Bay 10 event space. Activities will include coloring, pretzel necklace making, hat making, and more. There will also be a kids Boot Hoisting contest and a parent / child pretzel toss. Sign up for these activities in Bay 10. 


Q:  Can I bring a stroller?

A:  Yes. We will also have a Family tent available for nursing and diaper changing if needed. 


Q:  Can I bring my dog?

A:  To ensure the safety and well-being of our guests as well your pups, we ask that you DO NOT bring them to this event. Service animals are always welcome. 


Q:  Where do I sign up for the contests?

A:  A sign-up sheet for Stein Holding will be at each Beer Trailer. Pretzel Eating contest participants will be pulled from the crowd near the stage. Best Dressed contestants can meet by the stage at 5:00p as well. 


Q:  Will you have steins? Can I bring my own stein?

A:  We will have .5 Liter and 1 Liter steins available for purchase. You are welcome to bring your own stein as long as it is a .5 Liter or 1 Liter size. 


Q:  Is re-entry allowed?

A:  Yes. We know you may want to check out the other Oktoberfest festivals in town. Feel free to come back. 


Q:  Can I bring my own beverages or food?

A:  No outside food or beverage will be allowed. We will have multiple food trucks on-site. See above for lineup each day.


Q:  Where can I park? 

A:  While parking will be limited, some parking will be available near the Fruen Mill, in the upper overflow lot near Glenwood Ave, and street parking on Thomas Ave and Inglewood Ave. 

We will also have a free shuttle service running between Anwatin Middle School and Utepils Brewing from 2:00p-11:00p. 


Q:  Can I bring in a water bottle?

A:  You are allowed to bring in an empty water bottle. We will have a water refill station available outside in the parking lot.


September 22, 2023
September 23, 2023
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225 Thomas Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55405 United States
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Two Weekends of Oktoberfest

Check out the food, music, and activity schedules for the two-weekend Oktoberfest event at Utepils Brewing!
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