Things to do in Phoenix : Oktoberfest

Put on your Lederhosen and head on down to Margaret T. Hance Park on Saturday, October 9th, for the 5th Annual Phoenix Old World Oktoberfest. This year marks the 200th anniversary of the original Oktoberfest held in Munich (Germany), back in 1810.

This year’s entertainment includes Echter Waldbuam, a folk group flown in from Germany to lead the crowd in the raucous sing-a-longs that go with the beer, wursts, pretzels and more.

There will be numerous beers and foods to sample from, served, of course, by the buxom beer maidens in steins (the large ale mug). There is plenty for the whole family to do, in addition to eating and drinking. There will be a polka dancing contest, sauerkraut cooking competition, Alphorn blowing, and raffles with prizes including a trip to Europe. There will be a childrens play area and games and contests for kids as well as adults.

If you’ve ever wondered what the “real” Oktoberfest is like, then the event at Margaret T. Hance Park should be the one to experience. You can reach the park by Light Rail (see information below). There is an Oktoberfest website (see below) with additional information.

Event Date / Time

  • Saturday, October 9th 2010
  • 10am to 9pm


  • Adults (12+) $5
  • Children 11 and under FREE

Phoenix Oktoberfest Address
Margaret T. Hance Park
200 East Moreland Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Phoenix Oktoberfest Map and Directions

Phoenix Oktoberfest website
Phoenix Oktoberfest flyer (JPG)
Phoenix Oktoberfest schedule of events / entertainment
Phoenix Oktoberfest directions / Light Rail map

As with any activity, check with the facility before you go for up-to-date prices, admission conditions, dates, restrictions, accessibility and other information appropriate to you and your party.