OPENING PARADE
Just like in Munich, the festival begins with a horse-drawn beer wagon parade (der Festzug) to the festival grounds followed by a keg tapping ceremony (der Anstich) at 6 p.m. to officially kick off Oktoberfest. The parade leaves Mancini's Char House at 5 p.m. and arrives at Schmidt Brewery around 5:30.

Sign up to be in the parade!

BEER PARTNER
Enjoy Paulaner Oktoberfest beer, brewed only in Munich and shipped directly to our Paulaner Beer Tent.

MUSIC
The Concord Singers, a traditional male chorus from New Ulm, concertina virtuoso Josh Eidsor, and the rock-polka parodies of Polka Police will keep your feet tapping. Full entertainment schedule.

CULTURE

• Oktoberfest wedding
• Authentic German food
• Beer hall contests
• Cultural demonstrations and vendors
FESTIVAL FUN
• Bed races
• Kinderland Kids’ Carnival
• Dachshund races

NEW THIS YEAR

• Steinheben (stone lifting) competition
• Human Glockenspiel
• “Wiener dog” limbo



Countdown to the 2018 Saint Paul Oktoberfest