Enjoy a Hammerschloogen contest, women's and men's stein holding contests (winners score Black Sheep Lodge gift cards and other prizes), plus specials on brats, pretzels and beer. One liter and half liter glass steins are available for purchase while supplies last.
Grab your steins! We’re already gearing up for Oktoberfest in Austin because, contrary to what the Bavarian celebration’s moniker suggests, the traditional Oktoberfests of Munich, Germany (the fest’s origin site since starting in 1810) begin mid- to late-September. So, on top of the myriad things to do in downtown Austin and the best craft beer bars to visit, we suggest perusing our detailed guide of the best Oktoberfest events in and around Austin—local festivities run all the way through early November. Check out Austin’s essential Oktoberfest parties featuring activities and food/drink specials (some of Austin's best breweries will be showing off new beers), and don’t forget: lederhosen and dirndls are always encouraged! Prost!