Tulsa’s Willkommen Zum Oktoberfest Celebrates 44 Years!

Celebrate Oktoberfest with authentic Bavarian culture in the heart of Oklahoma at Tulsa’s River West Festival Park

By: Tonia Carrigg | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2023

Photo courtesy of Tulsa River Parks Authority & Tulsa Oktoberfest.

Photo courtesy of Tulsa River Parks Authority & Tulsa Oktoberfest.

Tulsa Oktoberfest, recently voted No. 4 Oktoberfest in the country by USA Today and consistently recognized as one of the Top Oktoberfests in the country by numerous national media outlets, is bringing authentic Bavarian food, culture and entertainment to Tulsa’s River West Festival Park for its 44th year, October 19-22, 2023. 

Enjoy bratwurst, over 300 taps of German and local bier, Bavarian cheesecake and strudel, wiener schnitzel, brats, great music, VIP experiences and thousands of your friends gathered at River West Festival Park in 140,000 square feet of tents, stages, and more.

For tickets, shuttles, parking, and more information, visit tulsaoktoberfest.org

Here's your schedule guide for everything to see and do at this year’s 44th annual event:

Tuesday, October 17th
  • 6 – 10 p.m. Abend im FestZelt – BierMeister’s Ball
Wednesday, October 18th
  • 3 – 11 p.m. Corporate Night (Private Event) 
  • 9:15 p.m. Fireworks
Der Lufthansa Technik BierGarten 
  • 3:30 – 7 p.m. AlpenFetzer 
  • 6:45 p.m. Stein Hoist 
  • 7 – 7:45 p.m. Dorfrocker 
  • 7:45 p.m. Stein Hoist 
  • 8 – 11 p.m. Dorfrocker
Warsteiner EssZelt 
  • 3:30 – 7 p.m. Das Ist Lustig and Dancers 
  • 7 – 11 p.m. Alex Meixner Band
Spaten Haus 
  • 3:30 – 7 p.m. Lynn Marie and the Nashville Polka Guys
  • 7 – 11 p.m. Walburg Boys
  • 9 p.m. Stein Hoist
Die Bierstube hosted by Paulaner 
  • 4:30 – 7 p.m. Live music
  • 7 – 11 p.m. Chardon Polka Band
Brewer’s Hall presented by Karbach
  • 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Mark Gibson
  • 5:30 – 8 p.m. Mark Gibson and the Boomtown Revival
  • 5 – 11 p.m. FuZed Band
Marshall Brewing Stammtisch

Large screen TVs, live sports and great bier!

Photo courtesy of Tulsa River Parks Authority & Tulsa Oktoberfest.

Photo courtesy of Tulsa River Parks Authority & Tulsa Oktoberfest.

Sam Adams Rathskeller 
  • 7 – 11 p.m. Brad Absher Band
Cabin Boys Brauerei
  • 6 – 11p.m. DJ Scotty2Hotty
Hofbräuhaus 
  • 5:30 – 10:30 p.m. Nick Bratkovich, Accordion
Hauptbühne – Das Glockenspiel Stage 

Hourly das Glockenspiel

Karbach Brewing Games and Challenge Competitions Arena
  • 6:20 p.m. Bier Barrel Race 
  • 7:20 p.m. MaßKrug Relay Races
  • 8:20 p.m. Strong Stein Competition
Das Lokal presented by Dead Armadillo 
  • 7 – 11p.m. Foster on Foster
Weihenstephan Brewery Zelt
  • 6 – 8 p.m. Weston Horn
Thursday, October 19th

Festival Hours: 4 – 11 p.m. 

  • 4 – 11 p.m. Ein Abend mit Freunden und Familie (Friends and Family Night)
  • 6:30 p.m. Parade of Brewers, HauptStraße 
  • 6:45 p.m. Opening Ceremonies, das Glockenspiel 
  • 7:20 p.m. Lederhosen Lauf 5k
  • 9:15 p.m. Fireworks 
Der Lufthansa Technik BierGarten 
  • 5 – 7 p.m. AlpenFetzer 
  • 7 – 11 p.m. Dorfrocker
Warsteiner EssZelt 
  • 5 – 7 p.m. Das Ist Lustig and Dancers
  • 7 – 8 p.m. Chardon Polka Band 
  • 8 p.m. Stein Hoist 
  • 8:30 – 11 p.m. Chardon Polka Band
Spaten Haus 
  • 5 – 7 p.m. Lynn Marie and the Nashville Polka Guys
  • 7 – 11 p.m. Walburg Boys
Die Bierstube hosted by Paulaner 
  • 5 – 7 p.m. Live music
  • 7 – 11 p.m. Alex Meixner Band 
  • 8:30 p.m. Goaßlschnalzen – whip cracking demonstration
Brewer’s Hall presented by Karbach

Large screen TVs, live sports and great bier!

  • 5:30 – 7 p.m. Red Dirt Rangers
  • 8 – 10 p.m. Live music
  • Marshall Brewing Stammtisch 
  • 7 – 11 p.m. Green Corn Rebellion
Sam Adams Rathskeller 
  • 7:30 p.m. Stein Hoist 
  • 7 – 11 p.m. The PolkaNauts
Cabin Boys Brauerei
  • 6 – 11 p.m. DJ Scotty2Hotty
  • 6:30 p.m. Parade of Brewers, HauptStraße 
Hofbräuhaus Restaurant 
  • 5:30 – 10:30 p.m. Nick Bratkovich, Accordion
Hauptbühne – das Glockenspiel Stage 

Hourly das Glockenspiel

Das Lokal presented by Dead Armadillo 
  • 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Steve Liddell 
  • 8 – 11 p.m. Live music
Weihenstephan Brewery Zelt

Live music

Friday, October 20th 

Free admission from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Event closes at 1 a.m.

Der Lufthansa Technik BierGarten 
  • 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. German American Society of Tulsa (GAST) Blaskapelle 
  • 2:30 p.m. Stein Hoist 
  • 3 – 7 p.m. AlpenFetzer
  • 7 p.m. Stein Hoist 
  • 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. Dorfrocker 
  • 11:30 p.m. – 1 a.m. Euro Disco
Warsteiner EssZelt 
  • 11:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. Das Ist Lustig and Dancers
  • 3 – 7 p.m. Lynn Marie and the Nashville Polka Guys 
  • 4:15 p.m. Stein Hoist
  • 6:30 p.m. Goaßlschnalzen – whip cracking demonstration 
  • 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. Chardon Polka Band 
  • 8:30 p.m. Stein Hoist
Spaten Haus 
  • 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Live music
  • 3 – 7 p.m. The Happy Players 
  • 4:30 p.m. Goaßlschnalzen – whip cracking demonstration
  • 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. Walburg Boys
Die Bierstube hosted by Paulaner 
  • 12 p.m. German American Society of Tulsa Volkstanz Group 
  • 12:30 p.m. Ed Wagner’s Brass Band 
  • 1 p.m. German American Society of Tulsa Volkstanz Group 
  • 1:30 p.m. Ed Wagner’s Brass Band 
  • 3 – 7:30 p.m. Ed Wagner’s Brass Band 
  • 5 – 7 p.m. Battle of the Blaskapelle 
  • 5 p.m. Grand March In
  • 5:10 p.m. Mach Schnell 
  • 6 p.m. Ed Wagner’s Brass Band 
  • 6:30 p.m. Mach Schnell 
  • 7 p.m. Ed Wagner’s Brass Band 
  • 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. Alex Meixner Band
Brewer’s Hall presented by Karbach
  • 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Kevin Price & The Closers 
  • 3 – 6 p.m. Live music
  • 6 – 8 p.m. Trust Tree 
  • 8 – 11:30 p.m. Jump Suit Love
Marshall Brewing Stammtisch 

Large screen TVs, live sports and great bier!

Sam Adams Rathskeller 
  • 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. The PolkaNauts
Cabin Boys Brauerei

Live music

Hofbräuhaus Restaurant 
  • 5:30 – 10:30 p.m. Nick Bratkovich, Accordion
Hauptbühne – das Glockenspiel Stage 

Hourly das Glockenspiel

Karbach Brewing Games and Competitions Arena
  • 6:20 p.m. Bier Barrel Race 
  • 7:20 p.m. MaßKrug Relay Races
  • 8:20 p.m. Strong Stein Competition
Das Lokal presented by Dead Armadillo 

Live music

Weihenstephan Brewery Zelt

Live music

Saturday, October 21st

Festival Hours: 11a.m. – 1 a.m.

Der Lufthansa Technik BierGarten 
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Live music
  • 12:00 p.m. German American Society of Tulsa Volkstanz Group 
  • 12:30 – 1 p.m. Live music
  • 1 p.m. German American Society of Tulsa Volkstanz Group 
  • 3 – 7 p.m. AlpenFetzer 
  • 4:30 p.m. Goaßlschnalzen – whip cracking demonstration
  • 4:45 p.m. Stein Hoist
  • 5 – 6:45 p.m. AlpenFetzer
  • 6:45 p.m. Stein Hoist 
  • 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. Dorfrocker
  • 11:30 p.m. – 1 a.m. Euro Disco
Warsteiner EssZelt 
  • 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Lynn Marie and the Nashville Polka Guys
  • 3 – 7 p.m. Das Ist Lustig and Dancers 
  • 7:15 p.m. Stein Hoist
  • 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Alex Meixner
  • 8:45 p.m. Stein Hoist
  • 9 – 11:30 p.m. Alex Meixner
Spaten Haus 
  • 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The Happy Players 
  • 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Walburg Boys
  • 5:30 p.m. Goaßlschnalzen – whip cracking demonstration
  • 6 – 7:30 p.m. Walburg Boys
  • 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Brave Combo
  • 8:30 p.m. Stein Hoist
  • 9 – 11:30 p.m. Brave Combo
Die Bierstube hosted by Paulaner 
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Ed Wagner’s Brass Band
  • 12:30 – 1 p.m. D’Oberlanders (Dancers)
  • 1 – 1:30 p.m. Ed Wagner’s Brass Band
  • 1:30 p.m. Schuhplattler Gruppe Edelweiss (Dancers)
  • 2 – 2:30 p.m. Ed Wagner’s Brass Band 
  • 2:30 – 3 p.m. D’Oberlanders (Dancers)
  • 3 – 3:30 p.m. Ed Wagner’s Brass Band 
  • 3:30 – 4 p.m. Schuhplattler Gruppe Edelweiss (Dancers)
  • 4 – 4:30 p.m. Both Dance Groups together- Schuhplattler Gruppe Edelweiss and D’Oberlanders
  • 5 – 7 p.m. Battle of the Blaskapelle 
  • 5 p.m. Grand March In
  • 5:10 p.m. Mach Schnell 
  • 6 p.m. Schuhplattler Gruppe Edelweiss (Dancers)
  • 6:30 p.m. Mach Schnell 
  • 7 p.m. Both Dance Groups together- Schuhplattler Gruppe Edelweiss and D’Oberlanders
  • 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. Chardon Polka Band
Brewer’s Hall presented by Karbach
  • 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Live music
  • 3:30 – 6 p.m. klondike5
  • 6 p.m. Stein Hoist 
  • 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. Speakeasy
Marshall Brewing Stammtisch 

Large screen TVs, live sports and great bier!

Sam Adams Rathskeller 
  • 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. The PolkaNauts
Cabin Boys Brauerei

Live music

Hofbräuhaus Restaurant 

Ongoing Nick Bratkovich, Accordion

Hauptbühne – das Glockenspiel Stage

Hourly das Glockenspiel

Karbach Brewing Games and Competitions Arena
  • 2 p.m. Bavarian Cup Challenge 
  • 6:20 p.m. Bier Barrel Race 
  • 7:20 p.m. MaßKrug Relay Races 
  • 8:20 p.m. Strong Stein Competition
Maypole 
  • 12 p.m. Leapin’ Louie
  • 4 p.m. Leapin’ Louie
Das Lokal presented by Dead Armadillo 

Live music

Weihenstephan Brewery Zelt

Live music

Sunday, October 22nd

Festival Hours: 11a.m. – 6 p.m.

  • 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Frühstück auf dem Oktoberfest (Breakfast at Oktoberfest)
Der Lufthansa Technik BierGarten 
  • 12 – 2 p.m. Live music
  • 2:30 – 6 p.m. AlpenFetzer 
  • 3:30 p.m. Goaßlschnalzen – whip cracking demonstration
  • 5:45 p.m. Closing Ceremonies
Warsteiner EssZelt 
  • 12 – 2:30 p.m. Ed Wagner’s Brass Band
  • 2:30 – 6 pm. Alex Meixner Band
Spaten Haus 
  • 12 – 2:30 p.m. The Happy Players 
  • 2:30 – 6 p.m. Walburg Boys
Die Bierstube hosted by Paulaner 
  • 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Das Ist Lustig and Dancers
  • 12:30 p.m. Goaßlschnalzen – whip cracking demonstration
  • 2:30 – 6 p.m. Chardon Polka Band
Brewer’s Hall presented by Karbach
  • 12 – 2 p.m. Live music
  • 2:30 – 6 p.m. Live music
Marshall Brewing Stammtisch 

Large screen TVs, live sports and great bier!

Sam Adams Rathskeller 
  • 1 – 5 p.m. The PolkaNauts
Hofbräuhaus 
  • 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. Nick Bratkovich, Accordion
Hauptbühne – das Glockenspiel Stage

Hourly das Glockenspiel

Karbach Brewing Games and Competitions Arena
  • 1:20 p.m. Dachshund Parade and Costume Contest
  • 2:20 p.m. Dachshund Dash presented by Woodland West Veterinarian Hospital and Pet Resort Maypole
Das Lokal presented by Dead Armadillo 
  • 1 – 4 p.m. Live music
Weihenstephan Brewery Zelt

Live music


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