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Des Moines' Oktoberfest 2018

3:00 PM
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Join us for Des Moines' 15th Annual Oktoberfest!
September 28 and 29 from 3 pm - 1 am

​Held in the heart of the Historic Court District, Des Moines' Oktoberfest returns September 28 and 29, 2018.

The region's finest polka bands, authentic food, tented beer villages, polka dancing lessons, party plaza featuring the silent disco and more will be featured at this year's event. Once again, Friday will showcase our Bier Maiden contest for the frauleins and Saturday will host the Stein Holding competition for both men and women. 

Visit for band schedules, event details and updates. Follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter for contests and giveaways prior to the event! Oktoberfest is a 21+ event.

All Oktoberfest tickets are non-refundable. Oktoberfest is a rain or shine event. Bring your Friday Oktoberfest pint glass back on Saturday for $5 admission.

Entry gates located on 4th and Court Avenue and another one at 3rd Street and Market Street (by the Science Center Parking Garage).

Prost! (German for Cheers!)

Prizes, including drink tickets, will be given to those dressed in authentic Oktoberfest attire!

More info at

View Oktoberfest FAQs

General Admission Ticket Benefits

  • Entry into the festival
    • Includes Party Plaza access, including the silent disco and acoustic stage
    • Includes entry into the Craft Beer Village​
  • Commemorative Oktoberfest Pint Glass to Celebrate our 15th Year! 
           *Bring​ your pint glass back Saturday for $5 admission

​Oktoberfest is a 21 and over event.

Des Moines' Oktoberfest

119 4th Street, (Approximate Address)
Des Moines, IA 50309
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