Frequently asked questions
WHAT ABOUT THE PANDEMIC?
September is a long way away and we have been told by authorities to be optimistic and make plans for a great event!
That being said, we are creating many different scenarios for what our event may look like in September. Only thing we can promise right now is that regardless of how we run it ... It will be safe and you will have a blast!
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Oktoberfest is a one day carnival celebrating local food, Live music, carnival games, costume contests, stein lifting, and of course beer...40+ brewers and 100+ beers BEER!!!
"Oktoberfest VT is the original Beer Carnival" R. Sinclair, Cannan NH
DOES OKTOBERFEST SELL OUT?
Since our inaugural event in 2015, Oktoberfest has sold out annually!
WHERE DOES OKTOBERFEST TAKE PLACE?
Oktoberfest will be located at Waterfront Park, Burlington VT on the shores of Lake Chaplain.
HOW DO I GET TICKETS?
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, July 7th @ noon, 2021
This event is for ages 21+ only .. No underage (even if DD) are allowed onsite.
IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT?
YES - this is a 21+events... no children/babies or anyone under 21 (even if they are DD).
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST & WHAT DOES THAT INCLUDE?
Ticket price will be determined shortly:
Ticket and an 8oz glass .. 4oz for one ticket - 8oz for 2 tickets
12 beer tasting tickets (All beers 7.9% and under are 1 ticket – 8% and over are 2 tickets).
All games, competitions, and contests throughout the event. Chance to win awesome prizes!!
Live music from multiple bands!
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. Really it doesnt matter if your wear a dinosaur costume...its more fun to dress up! Costume contests each night on the main stage!!!!
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
This is a rain or shine event so please dress accordingly!
CAN I BRING MY DOG?
Sorry, humans are the only animals allowed at this event.
Service animals are allowed with proper paper work...
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.
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!