Join us for the 7th Annual Oktoberfest St. Louis Friday, September 22nd – Sunday, September 24th at the Midtown Brewery & Biergarten!
Our biggest annual festival spans three full days with festivities kicking off at noon on Friday.
Friday 9/22: 12 p.m. – 11p.m.
Saturday 9/23: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday 9/24: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
The Oktoberfest experience, of course, starts with bier. UCBC’s OktoberFestbier/Märzen (Oachkatzlschwoaf), Bavarian Lager (Zwickel), and Bavarian Weissbier (Schnickelfritz) will be available in half-liter & liter pours at the fest. Oktoberfest St. Louis will also feature the standard fare found at Munich’s Oktoberfest celebration, including pretzels, brats, currywurst, roasted chicken, and frikadellen. Popular Oktoberfest competitions like Masskrugstemmen (stein-holding contests) and Fingerhackeln (finger wrestling) will make a return, as will a great line-up of polka & oompah-thumping music from the Bolzen Beer Band, Die Spitzbaum, Dave Hylla’s Good Times Band, The Deutschmeister Brass Band, St. Louis Express, Larry Hallar, Uber Cool, and many more local, popular acts.
This year all food & bier must be purchased via the use of Oktoberfest tokens, valued at $6 apiece. The token system is designed to cut down on lines by reducing transaction time. To save time and money, festival-goers are strongly encouraged to purchase Fest Packs in advance, which include (5) tokens and can be purchased for a discounted rate of $25 (a $30 value) from August 23rd through September 14th at the Grove Brewery & Bierhall, the Midtown Brewery & Biergarten, and online at urbanchestnut.com/merch. All other tokens must be purchased day-of-festival via cash-only. Gratuity and tax are included in the cost of tokens so there are no ‘extra expenses’ once tokens are purchased!
Token Values During Festival
One (1) Token =
One (1) 16 oz pour
One (1) Small food item
Two (2) Tokens =
One (1) Commemorative Oktoberfest Stein
One (1) Stein fill (one liter…approx. 33 oz)
One (1) Large food item
Festival enthusiasts can also participate in a Twitter contest this year to win special VIP Fest Packages by tweeting the official Oktoberfest St. Louis hashtag “#OktoberfestSTL” along with ‘what they’re looking forward to most about this year’s fest’. The VIP Fest Packages include a commemorative Oktoberfest stein, five bier & food tokens, and a case of O-Katz 16 oz cans. Contest tweets must be published between August 23rd and September 11th and contestants must be following Urban Chestnut on Twitter to qualify. One entry per person per day. For more details see bit.ly/2wBfAdz.
Entry is FREE at Oktoberfest St. Louis all three days. Sunday is traditionally considered “family day” and will feature a kids’ tent with Lebkuchen (cookie) decorating, music, coloring, and more!
*Rain Check or “I’ve had one too many” Plan – If, knock-on-wood, poor weather hits OR anyone who has purchased tokens decides it’s time to pack it in for the day before using all of his/her tokens… rest assured knowing that from the end of the festival until December 1, 2017, one (1) token = one (1) draught bier on the menu at either our Midtown or Grove Brewery. Sorry no refunds.