The sights, sounds and tastes of Germany are making their way to Ag Heritage Park in Auburn, Alabama, for Auburn Oktoberfest’s 10-year anniversary.
The event will take place at the park on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 4-8 p.m. This year’s festival will feature 75+ breweries showcasing more than 150 beers, food trucks with both local eats and traditional German fare, plus live entertainment from Kidd Blue and a traditional Oompah band. The popular Homebrew Alley will also return, along with a selection of German wines.
To help celebrate the event’s 10-year anniversary, the more than 2,000 guests can enjoy a biergarten selling craft beers from breweries attending the event. Additionally, attendees can participate in a variety of contests, including keg racing, stein hoisting, Mr. & Mrs. Oktoberfest, and, back by PUPular demand, wiener dog racing. For football fans, plenty of TVs will be set up throughout the festival showing the day’s games.
“We are so excited for the 10thanniversary of Auburn Oktoberfest!” said Adam Keeshan, festival organizer. “This event has grown over the past decade to be the largest Oktoberfest in Alabama, and this year’s festivities should be better than ever.”
Festival tickets and hotel packages are currently on sale. Tickets are expected to sell out for the fourth year in a row, and guests are encouraged to buy early. Tickets may be purchased online at auoktoberfest.com.
$175, including overnight accommodations on Saturday, Sept. 21 at The Hotel at Auburn University, Eat, Drink & Be German package and breakfast at Ariccia Cucina Italiana on Sunday, Sept. 22. Additional occupants can be added to the reservation for $60 and will receive a Eat, Drink & Be German Ticket Package plus breakfast.
Eat, Drink & Be German Package
Early Bird (Aug. 1-17): $75
Pre-Sale (Aug. 18-Sept. 6): $85
Includes one general admission ticket, VIP Parking Pass, access to the VIP Food Garden, tasting mug with lanyard, Oktoberfest t-shirt and koozie. $5 of the ticket price benefits Storybook Farm.
General Admission Tickets
Early Bird (Aug. 1-17) $40 per person
Pre-Sale (Aug. 18- Sept. 6) $50 per person
Last-Minute (Sept. 7-19) $60 per person
Includes entry into the festival, tasting mug and lanyard.
(Aug 1-Sept. 19) $5 Donation to Storybook Farm
Entry into the festival and two non-alcoholic drink tickets
This year’s Auburn Oktoberfest is presented by The Hotel at Auburn University, Tailgate Guys/PRE Events, AlaBev, Ithaka Hospitality Partners, and Auburn-Opelika Tourism. Moores Mill Animal Hospital will once again sponsor the Weiner Dog Race contest and HydraMed Infusion & Wellness will serve as the Designated Driver Sponsor.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit auoktoberfest.com. If you are interested in participating in Homebrew Alley, please contact Adam Keeshan at firstname.lastname@example.org Allison Duke at email@example.com. For more information about the event, please visit www.auoktoberfest.comand follow #AUOktoberfest on Facebook and Instagram.