Short of jet setting to Munich, Addison Oktoberfest is the closest many North Texans can get to the real deal celebration of excess that happens in Germany?s third largest city every year. Addison Mayor Joe Chow will officially start the party by tapping the ceremonial keg at 7 p.m. Friday
A Bavarian folk band called The Munich Evergreens will travel from Germany to join dozens of authentic German entertainers at the festival.
Kids can enjoy contests such as dachshund races, bier barrel bowling, a German Idol yodeling contest and a German spelling bee.
Addison Mayor Joe Chow will officially start the party by tapping the ceremonial keg at 7 p.m. Friday.
What else … hmmm, seems we are forgetting something… Oh yeah -- beer! Bring a mug from past festivals to fill up or receive a liter-sized stein with the $45 VIP ticket.
When: September 16-19
Where: 4970 Addison Circle Drive (Free parking located at the northwest corner of Dallas Parkway and Arapaho.)
Times and cost:
Thursday admission is free, 6 p.m.-11 p.m.
Friday admission is $10, 6 p.m.- Midnight
Saturday admission is $5, 12 p.m.- 5 p.m. and 5 p.m.- Midnight
Sunday admission is $5, 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Discount tickets are available at DFW area Albertsons Stores.