October 9 - October 10
Oktoberfest -Family Fun – GREAT Food (Did We Mention The Beer?)
One of the world’s most famous parties is Oktoberfest in Germany each year. If you’ve been lucky enough to have an opportunity to head across the ocean and check it out, you know what we mean! If, however, you can’t get away for a trip to Europe, the next best thing is at the Oktoberfest at Put-in-Bay, Ohio! No need to book that Germany trip! Celebrate with us on the island instead!. We have a great weekend planned, full of cabbage and brats, plenty of beer, live authentic music, and plenty of fun. It’s our own little island tradition, and while it may not quite attract as many as Bavaria, it beats everything else in Ohio!
There’s no better place in the midwest to enjoy Oktoberfest than Put-in-Bay. The party doesn’t shut down when the tent does! It continues well into the evening at our local Put-in-Bay Bars and Restaurants. The tent is right downtown, so just head on out and into one of Put-in-Bay’s famous downtown bars to keep the party going! Come Sunday, and you’ll be ready for a pint or two with less beer and more delicious German food before you head for home
Event Info & What You Need To Know
Saturday and Sunday are the Oktoberfest days. Saturday hours are 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM, and the Sunday hours are 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. A one-day pass will cost $4, and a two-day pass will cost $6. Children 12 and under are admitted free with an adult. Look for the large white tent across from the Boathouse Bar & Grill on Hartford Avenue.
Enjoy live polka music during the entire event by the Maxx Band. They’ve been performing on the island for many years and always draw a large crowd! The wiener schnitzel and sauerbraten will be available in abundance, as will all the excellent German beer you can drink. This is a family all-ages event; everyone will have a great time!
Book your stay for Island Oktoberfest weekend and get ready to have a great time celebrating German heritage and cuisine. Check out the options for accommodations here, and see what fits your fancy!