Prosit! 33rd Annual Oktoberfest begins Friday

Fredericksburg's signature event to be filled with German flavor

By Yvonne Hartmann— Three days filled with singing, toasting and dancing will be featured Friday through Sunday, Oct. 4-6, when the Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance hosts its annual Oktoberfest.

Oktoberfest activities take place on Marktplatz in downtown Fredericksburg.

Oktoberfest hours are from 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday, from 10 a.m. to midnight on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Admission is $7 for adults, $1 for children 6-12, and free for children under six.

Two-day passes are $12, and three-day passes are $16.

Advance ticket sales are available on the website at

Oktoberfest continues to grow and more seating has been added in a new area, Strassen Zelt (Street Tent), located on Adams Street.

This area will have it all — a souvenir booth, photo booth, Paulaner Bier and more.

Activities are also planned for youngsters, including a Bungee Jump, hi-strikers and other games and activities.

Special events

Several special events are planned to compliment the singing, toasting and dancing.

Helping kick off Oktoberfest on Friday afternoon at 5:45 p.m. will be OktubaFest.

Any and all tuba and euphonium players are invited to participate.

On Saturday morning, will be the “Chicken Dance On Main Street.”

Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the first 330 registrants will receive a special surprise.

Chicken dancing starts at 9:30 a.m.

Then on Sunday, domino players are invited to join in the 42 tournament. Registration begins at noon under the Strassen Zelt.

Entertainment schedule

Oktoberfest features four covered stages with a continuous parade of entertainers.

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