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  • What are the dates and hours?
    There will be two sessions. Each session is four hours, but we do open the gates 30 minutes early to allow people to enter the grounds and get acquainted with the layout. Friday, September 20th; 6-10pm - gates open at 5:30pm Saturday, September 21st; 5-9pm - gates open at 4:30pm
  • Does this event usually sell out?
    Yes, sessions have sold out since our inaugural 2015 event. Saturday typically sells out first so keep that in mind!
  • Where does Oktoberfest take place?
    Oktoberfest will be located at Waterfront Park, Burlington VT on the shores of Lake Champlain. 20 Lake Street, Burlington, VT 05401
  • Will there be Designated Driver Tickets?
    Yes! We love the idea of enjoying Oktoberfest without drinking. These tickets will be $20 cash at the entry gate and never sell out. They will not be sold online beforehand.
  • How do I get tickets?
    You can purchase tickets here! This event is for ages 21+ only. No one underage is allowed on site.
  • Is there an age limit?
    YES - this is a 21+ event... no children, babies or anyone under 21 (even if they are DD).
  • What does the entry fee include?
    You will receive an 8oz souvenir sample glass and 12 drink tickets. One drink ticket = a 4oz pour Two drink tickets = a full 8 oz pour Your entry also includes all games, competitions, and contests throughout the event. Chance to win awesome prizes!! Live music and entertainment, as well.
  • What do I wear?
    Men typically wear Lederhosen and an Alpine hat. Women typically wear a Dirndl dress or a Beer Maid costume. These are available at online retailers (Party City is cheap) and at many Halloween or costume stores in your area. It really doesn't matter if your wear a dinosaur costume, it's just more fun to dress up! Costume contests each night on the main stage!!!! You could win a two night stay at Von Trapp Lodge!
  • Is Oktoberfest weather-dependent?
    This is a rain or shine event so please dress accordingly! We’re not scared of a little rain! There will be tents to hide under, but make sure to dress accordingly! IMPORTANT: Safety is our priority. In the case of any lightning and/or thunder, or high winds, everyone will need to vacate the event immediately and we will put the event on a weather hold until 30 minutes after the last thunder. In that case, there is shelter in nearby businesses, but you gotta finish your alcohol before you leave!
  • Can I bring my dog?
    Sorry, humans are the only animals allowed at this event. Service animals are allowed with proper paper work.
  • Is there parking available?
    There is hardly any parking at the waterfront on Lake Street. We strongly encourage utilizing the parking garages downtown as well as our Free Bike Valet (by Local Motion) at the event to reduce congestion on the Waterfront. Carpooling is always a great idea if you have to drive. Remember to be safe and have a designated driver if you drive!
  • Are credit cards accepted or is it cash only?
    If you want to buy additional drink tickets at the event, we ask that you pay with cash. Food vendors will vary, but most will take credit cards. We’ll have an ATM on site for those that are fans of spending that cash, guilt-free.
  • Are there rest rooms?
    Duh! We got you! There's over 35 portapotties to make sure there's no lines.
  • How can I volunteer?
    This event has been reliant on volunteers for years! We have many different roles from a drink pourer, to greeters, to games facilitators and even event set up and break down. If you are interested please fill out the application form here to apply. Or you can always email If you do volunteer for one shift, you get a free entry to another session of Oktoberfest, as well as an Oktoberfest Staff shirt.
  • What beers will be offered?
    We will have over 80+ types of beer, wine, and cider from all over the world! Ranging from local Vermont favorites to German marzens and everything in between.
  • Will there be an ATM?
    Yes of course! Most food vendors will accept credit card, but if you need some cash for extra drink tickets, we have you covered.
  • Is there Wifi at the event?
    Nope! There should be amazing service down there all weekend though!
  • What else do I need to know?
    No entrance for anyone showing signs of intoxication – NO EXCEPTIONS! Tickets will not be refunded if refused entry to the event. All bags & backpacks are subject to search. No outside beverages or food permitted. No re-entry if you leave the festival grounds. No weapons! This event is 21+ ONLY Unlike a traditional Oktoberfest we are not serving mass quantities of alcohol. This is a Bavarian festival to celebrate games, food, music, costumes, beer, and to have fun…not to get out of control!
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