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Oktoberfest Fort Worth Is Back!

Oktoberfest Fort Worth Is Back! Authentic German festival returns to The Shack at Panther Island Pavilion, September 27-29, 2018. FORT WORTH, TX— Achtung, y’all! Tickets are on sale now for Oktoberfest Fort Worth – a Munich-style celebration at Panther Island Pavilion!  Early online ticket purchases are guaranteed a free 2018 commemorative Oktoberfest stein. Oktoberfest Fort Worth guests enjoy traditional German food, bier, live music, dancing, shopping vendors and much more. The festival kicks off with Thursday’s ceremonial ‘Tapping of the Kegs’ and the fun continues through Saturday with dachshund races, German style competitions, Oktoberfest Olympics, the Oktoberfest Run und Ride and more. Entertainment will include traditional German music, on multiple stages, from entertainers like Alpenmusikaten, Walburg Boys, Alpine Village Band, Das Ist Lustig and Auf Geht’s. Spaten will be served, along with other Fall and Oktoberfest craft beers from around the country. Traditional German food offerings such as bratwursts, pretzels, strudel, schnitzel and German potato pancakes will also be available. Festival goers can enjoy the air-conditioned Spaten Hall as well as multiple outdoor and tented biergartens.  Shopping vendors will be on hand with traditional German Lederhosen or Dirndl and a variety of other German accessories. Reata Restaurant brings back its unique pop-up German dining option – Reata Haus. The VIP dining experience, treats guests to an authentic three-course meal complete with non-alcoholic beverages, gratuity and air-conditioned seating. Other perks include complimentary festival admission and a commemorative stein. Festival tickets range from $5-$15 and are available for purchase online through September 26. Advance tickets are guaranteed a free 2018 commemorative Oktoberfest stein. While supplies last, a limited number of steins will be available for tickets purchased at the gate. Admission is free for children under 12 years of age with a paying adult. New this year is a special festival preview experience on Wednesday, September 26 that offers corporations or individuals the opportunity to purchase a table of eight for a private evening of culture and celebration complete with a plated German meal from Reata Haus, entertainment, bier and more! Visit for festival information and to purchase tickets. Oktoberfest Fort Worth is presented by Spaten. Supporting sponsors include NBC5 and Visit Fort Worth. The event benefits the Trinity River Vision Authority. View Images