It’s hard to resist the fun that comes each year with Oktoberfest — German food, games, music, dancing, lederhosen and some of the best beers around! Oktoberfest is one of the biggest annual events in Germany, but with all of the German history right here in Central Texas, we have plenty of our own celebrations to choose from.

Family Friendly Oktoberfest Events Around Austin:

Oktoberfest Celebration @ Austin’s Park n’ Pizza
Now through October 31
Take a visit to Austin’s Park n’ Pizza throughout the month for ½ price attractions and games, live entertainment, collectible beer steins, and more! On Monday – Friday from 4pm-7pm, you can enjoy 1/2 price attractions, batting cages & video games, as well as bar specials and collective steins. On Saturdays from 2-9 p.m. and Sundays from 2-7 p.m., you can also enjoy Bier Garten Fun, family activities, brats & pretzels, football games in HD and live music. Click here for the lineup. *And scroll below to win a great Oktoberfest Prize Package from Austin’s Park n’ Pizza!

Oktoberfest @ Downtown Fredericksburg
October 5, 6, & 7
Herzlich willkommen in Fredericksburg! This Fest celebrates oompah at its best. Enjoy German music, food and drink, artisans, children’s area and family fun. Click here for daily hours and activity schedule. Single day tickets are $8 for adults, $1 for children ages 7-12, and free for ages 6 & under. You can purchase your tickets online here until noon on Friday, September 21; afterwards you can purchase them onsite.

Photo from the Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg Facebook page

4th Annual Oktoberfest @ Bluebonnet Beer Company (Round Rock)
October 7, 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Enjoy polka music, American and German style beers, bratwurst, soft pretzels, Kinder Park inflatables area for the kids, contests, prizes, local craft vendors and much more. All ages are welcome to attend but minors must be accompanied by an adult. $5 adults, kids under 18 FREE! No pets please.

Oktoberfest @ German Free School of Austin
October 13, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
The whole family can enjoy this kid-friendly annual, authentic German Oktoberfest that throws in a little Texas style, too. You’ll find plenty of beer, food and music. And kids can enjoy a magic show, face painting, balloons, games and more. Admission is $10 for adults. Kids ages 12 & under are free.

Oktoberfest Celebration @ Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden
October 18, 19, 20
Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden is excited to announce their Oktoberfest celebrations! From free firkins of Live Oak Oaktoberfest and live music in the beer garden to speciality menu items, eating contests and more, Banger’s offers the ultimate Oktoberfest experience! Click here for schedule.

— Bonus: WurstFest @ Landa Park (New Braunfels)
November 2 – 11, click here for daily schedule
While this isn’t exactly an Oktoberfest celebration, it’s a true German festival worth marking your calendar for. Take the family for good food, music, dancing, carnival rides and games, beer, special events and the finest in Alpine and Bavarian Style entertainment. Tickets on sale soon.

Photo from the WurstFest Facebook page

–> GIVEAWAY! Enter to win a pair of Play Packages to Austin Park n’ Pizza that includes Unlimited Attractions wristbands and a collectible Oktoberfest stein. Good for ANY Saturday during Oktoberfest through Oct. 31.

Click here to enter giveaway on mobile

* cover image from the AustOberfest Facebook page