CONTRIBUTED BY KATY HARPER DOSS
The sights, sounds and tastes of Germany are making their way to Ag Heritage Park in Auburn, Alabama, for Auburn Oktoberfest’s tasty return.
The event will take place at the park on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 3 to 7 p.m. This year’s festival will feature 60- plus breweries showcasing more than 175 beers, three wine tents with 24 wines, 13 home brewers, food trucks with both local eats and traditional German fare, plus live entertainment from Kidd Blue and the War Damn Polka band.
Additionally, attendees can participate in a variety of contests, including keg racing, stein hoisting, Mr. & Mrs. Oktoberfest and, back by PUPular demand, wiener dog racing. For football fans, plenty of TVs will be set up throughout the festival showing the day’s games.
Representatives from Auburn University’s Brewing Science will be on hand for demonstrations.
“We are so excited for the 11th annual Auburn Oktoberfest,” said Adam Keeshan, festival organizer. “After cancelling in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic, we’re back and better than ever. This event has grown to be the largest Oktoberfest in Alabama, and we can’t wait to welcome everyone back to Ag Heritage Park.”
Festival tickets and hotel packages are currently on sale and may be purchased online at auoktoberfest.com.
GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS
$60 per person Last-Minute (Oct. 1 through 10) $65 per person — Includes entry into the festival, tasting mug and lanyard.
This year’s Auburn Oktoberfest is presented by Ithaka Hospitality Partners. The festival team extends a special thank you to the beer distributors, AlaBev, United Johnson Brothers, Pinnacle Imports Fine Wine & Craft Beer, Premium Beverage Company, International Wines and Craft Beer, Alabama Crown and Adams Beverage.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit auoktoberfest.com.