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From the organizer:
Join us Thursday, September 28 through Sunday, October 1 for German-style food, special beer tappings, stein hoisting competitions, live entertainment and a Lederhosen Lap 5K on Sunday!
Thursday, September 28
The weekend will kick-off with a ceremonial tapping of the first keg at Char Bar at 5pm and a stein exchange with the Deputy Mayor of Hays, KS! The night continues with the Taste of Ten, a sampling of ten Oktoberfest-style beers, and a stein-hoisting competition. Get your Taste of Ten tickets here.
Friday, September 29
Festivities launch on 5pm on Friday! Head to the VIP BierHaus tent on Pennsylvania between McCoy’s and Kelly’s as we begin tapping Oktoberfest-style beers at 5pm. $20 gets you entrance, a stein and one draft ticket. 21+ in this tent!
Saturday, September 30
The cornerstone of the entire festival, Saturday will be action-packed from 10 am to 11 pm, with German-style food, a wide variety of beer tasting options, more stein hoisting, live music, German dance lessons wiener dog races with Unleashed Pet Rescue and Adoption, marionette theater and more. Westport encourages families to visit the festival anytime during the day for a friendly and fun experience.
In addition, a wine tasting with KC Wineworks, Stone Pillar Vineyard & Winery and Stone Hill Winery will happen from 10am – 10 pm. $10 entrance fee gets you a commemorative wine glass and drink tickets for tastings.
Live entertainment on two stages, outdoor bars, food trucks, games and exclusive Oktoberfest merchandise will line the streets of Westport on both Friday and Saturday!
Sunday, October 1
Complete your Oktoberfest celebration with the Lederhosen Lap, a 5K throughout the streets of Westport. Dirndls and lederhosen encouraged! Stick around after the race to enjoy unique German or Bavarian-style foods at various restaurants. Sign up for the race.