Sep 25 2019

Oktoberfest: Beer Lovers Rejoice!

By: Graham Andreae

Oktoberfest New Orleans takes place in three stages: October 4-5, 11-12, and 18-19. The festival runs on Fridays from 4-11 and Saturdays 1-11 in each of the successive weekends. The festival will serve german food such as: brats, sauerkraut, special dinners, variety of German cheeses, large Bavarian-style pretzels and German desserts. As one would expect the festival serves over twenty German beers, 9 different wines, and a selection of schnapps.

The festival will be host to a number of event such as: Oompah Music, Special Dance Performances, and Dancing Chicken. There will also be an Oktoberfest 2 Mile Run/Walk hosted by NOTC and dachshund races on Saturday, October 19. The festival will also offer a shop to purchase german items from the Souvenir Shop. On top of that Oktoberfest will have a VIP tent new to the festival this year.

Tickets for the festival are available through the festival site, for $7 at early bird pricing or 12 at full pricing. Children 12 and under are admitted free of charge. Purchasing VIP tickets, that will grant you access to the VIP tent for will have an early pricing of $90 for Friday or $125 for Saturday. At the gate, the prices will be $100 and $135, respectively.Tickets purchased online include a convenience fee, making the prices Friday $92.33 and Saturday $128.12.

The festival boast an exclusive Festbier by New Orleans' own Urban South Brewery, similar to a Märzenbier, a lager between pale and amber. On top of the exclusive Festbier, Sierra Nevada has teamed up with German brewer Bitburger to produce a new Oktoberfest bier using authentic German ingredients. For those not looking to drink there is also St. Paul's non-alcoholic beer sold at the Liquor Booth.

For anyone who may want to volunteer it's time to Volunteer for Oktoberfest 2019! Fill out their form to let our hard working Volunteer Coordinators know you're coming. All volunteers should attend one of 2 orientation sessions on either September 22 at 7pm or Thursday September 26 at 6pm

For those looking for parking, The Cabrini High School Dad's Club (3400 Esplanade Ave) is offering parking for $10 per day. In addition there could be spaces available in City Park. Access via #48 Canal Streetcar is available every 20 minutes. The #90 Carrollton Bus runs from Carrollton & Claiborne to Gentilly & Elysian Fields. Eastbound stops on Moss Street right in front of the new Deutsches Haus. The event takes place at 1700 Moss Street, New Orleans, LA 70119 this October so get your tickets soon!

Go to oktoberfestnola.com/ to learn more



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