Oktoberfest 2018

Thursday, September 27–Sunday, September 30

Oktoberfest will return to Westport for the second year on Thursday, September 27, 2018 – Sunday, September 30, 2018. This event will be a “must attend” for not only Kansas Citians, but fun-lovers across the Midwest. So, mark your calendars, secure your lederhosen and plan on attending Kansas City’s largest German heritage celebration in the of heart Westport! With an incredible array of food, beer and unique attractions, Oktoberfest is an event not to be missed.  The event will be free to the public, though there will be a charge to access specific VIP areas.

The second annual Oktoberfest will feature an expanded tasting program, the BierHaus tent, more stein hoisting, a main stage of German and current music, roaming entertainment, games, wiener dog races, unique vendors, the return of the Lederhosen Lap 5k run and a full Sunday schedule of events has been added as well.

Schedule

Thursday, September 27

  • Tasting of the Ten –  Explore ten great Oktoberfest-style beers at these participating bars.
  • Stein Hoisting Competition

Friday, September 28

  • Outdoor bars will keep the beer flowing
  • Array of delicious German fare
  • Exclusive Oktoberfest merchandise sales
  • German games
  • BierHaus Tent – Enjoy Oktoberfest-style beers that are exclusively available in this VIP area only during the event.
  • Live entertainment on the main stage at the corner of Pennsylvania Ave. and Westport Rd.

Saturday, September 29

  • Family-friendly games and activities through 5pm
  • Exclusive Oktoberfest merchandise sales
  • Wiener Dog Races
  • WeinZeit wine tasting with local Kansas City wineries
  • BierHaus Tent – Enjoy Oktoberfest-style beers that are exclusively available in this VIP area only during the event.
  • Sausage Fest – Enjoy brats, kielbasa, frankfurters, German potato salad and three kinds of sauerkraut during the Sausage Party!
  • Live entertainment on the main stage at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Westport Road

Sunday, October 1

  • Lederhosen Lap 5k Run
  • Family-friendly games and activities
  • Outdoor bars will keep the beer flowing
  • Array of delicious German fare
  • Exclusive Oktoberfest merchandise sales
  • German games
  • BierHaus Tent – Enjoy Oktoberfest-style beers that are exclusively available in this VIP area only during the event.
  • Live entertainment on the main stage at the corner of Pennsylvania Ave. and Westport Rd.

Food

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