Frisco Oktoberfest – Everything You Need to Know

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Polka anyone?

That idea may make you chuckle but on September 28, 2019, Nine Band Brewing Company and Frisco Square will host the first annual Frisco Oktoberfest!

The SBG Hospitality event promises to be a traditional Oktoberfest experience. Get ready for authentic German food, bier, activities, clothing, and music!

Yes, you’re encouraged to dress in your traditional German best. Links for shopping below.

Unless you’ve been to Oktoberfest in Munich, you may not know what you’re in for… As the Official Media Sponsor of Frisco Oktoberfest, we can offer you a quick bit of history:

Why is Oktoberfest in September?

It began with the Royal Wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig (later King Ludwig) to Princess Therese on October 12, 1810. Five days after the marriage, a large festival was held in front of one of the gates leading to Munich.

That festival became an annual celebration and Oktoberfest was born. In Munich, Oktoberfest begins in September and lasts for 16 days. It always finishes on the first Sunday in October (when the weather is milder).

What activities will be happening at Frisco Oktoberfest?

keg tapping

The event will kick off with a traditional tapping of the keg with by Mayor Jeff Cheney and Lifestyle Frisco’s own Scott Ellis at 5:00 pm sharp. They’ll tap the keg and serve the first biers of the day!

Bryan Linder of Linder Legacy Group will emcee the inaugural Oktoberfest!

A variety of entertainment awaits you including:

  • brat eating competition (6 pm)
  • stein-hoisting contest (8:15 pm) – 100% of the proceeds go to Frisco FastPacs
  • keg rolling contest (6 pm, 7 pm, 8 pm)
  • climbing wall for kids
  • live music
  • dancers (careful they might pull you up to join in)
  • …and more.

You’re welcome to bring blankets and hang out on Simpson Plaza to enjoy the shows. If it’s anything like the music played at the Munich Oktoberfest, you can count on traditional polka classics and rock covers.

Performing bands on the schedule include PolkaMeisters, Texanischer Schuhplattler Verein d’Holzar, and High Definition Band.

Where and when is Frisco Oktoberfest?

Oktoberfest is on Saturday, September 28, 2019 in Frisco Square. The event kicks off at 5 pm sharp and ends at 10 pm.

Unlike Munich Oktoberfest, which lasts for two weeks, the inaugural Frisco Oktoberfest is one day only.

How much does Oktoberfest cost?

Frisco Oktoberfest has three levels of entry.

  1. Free general admission, pay for food and drinks as you go (but you’ll wait in line).
  2. The Bier + Stein pass is $20 and includes 2 16oz biers and a 16oz bier stein.
  3. The VIP pass is $80 and includes:
    • skipping the general admission line
    • 3 16oz biers
    • a 16oz bier stein
    • a swag bag
    • and access to the VIP tent where there will be food from local restaurants, as well as bier and wine tasting. Note: Only 250 VIP tickets are available.

Individual/extra bier tickets are $7 each. Food will be available for sale from vendors for cash or credit.

Where can I get a traditional outfit for Oktoberfest?

We didn’t find any place in Frisco carrying such garb but a little online shopping will get you there. Amazon has a variety of lederhosen and dirndl with fast shipping.

What kind of food and bier will they have at Oktoberfest?

Presenting sponsor Nine Band Brewing Co. will bring four different kinds of bier for Oktoberfest guests to enjoy.

  • Oktoberfest
  • Hefeweizen
  • Kolsch
  • Specialty Pumpkin Spice Beer (available only at Frisco Oktoberfest)

Food includes a variety of traditional German fare and non-German food from local restaurants.

Is Frisco Oktoberfest kid-friendly?

Frisco Oktoberfest is a family-friendly event. There will be plenty of activities for the young ones to enjoy including a play area and a rock wall for climbing.

Where can I get my tickets to Oktoberfest?

Head over to friscooktoberfest.com or go straight to Eventbrite to get your tickets now. Follow @FriscoOktoberfest on Instagram and Facebook for updates.

Prost!