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After such a great response to the craft beers that were offered last year, this year is going to be even better- come try Minnesota versions of Oktoberfest beers and compare it to an authentic German brew. See if you prefer a local style (Tin Whiskers and Schell’s will be in attendance) or if Paulaner is your preferred version of the fall classic beverage. And for the non-beer drinkers, there will be German wine available, along with pop and water.

Come and sit in beautiful Rice Park and drink some really fantastic beer while listening to the sounds of German music. Talk to the people from the Ordway, Saint Paul Library, The Landmark Center, and The Saint Paul Hotel about why Saint Paul is such a magical place.

Besides the main stage featuring the Edelweis Dancers, Bob Leo Band, and the World Famous Chimeuleski Family Fun Time Band Show (among many others), there will be plenty of entertainment to keep you busy. Returning activities include Bed Races, Nails and Ales, Maypole Dancers, a Kids area, and celebrating Wedding parties from the Landmark Center. And new this year will be keg tappings on-stage, German Karaoke, a St. Paul Mounted Police demonstration, the Kaiser’s Choice for “Best Oktoberfest Beer of St. Paul Oktoberfest”, and comedy shows throughout the weekend.


Want a brat then come and get one at the Saint Paul Oktoberfest!

German Beer

What’s a German festival without a tall stein of hoppy goodness? Prost your way to a great time with a traditional German libation and local Minnesota brews.

German Heritage

Come and watch Mayor Coleman tap the ceremonial keg provided by Tin Whiskers!


We’ve got something for everyone to enjoy. Come join us for dance lessons, karaoke, comedy, magicians and lots of Polka! Plan on dancing the day and night away in the beautiful setting of Rice Park.