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FAQS

  • What are the dates and hours?
    There will be two sessions. Friday, September 22nd; 6-10pm Saturday, September 23rd; 5-9pm
  • Does this event usually sell out?
    Yes, sessions have sold out since our inaugural 2015 event.
  • 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
  • How do I get tickets?
    You can purchase tickets here! 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+ event... no children/babies or anyone under 21 (even if they are DD).
  • What does the ticket include?
    You will receive an 8oz souvenir sample glass and 12 drink tickets. Each ticket is good for a 4oz pour, 2 tickets = a full 8 oz pour Your ticket includes all games, competitions, and contests throughout the event. Chance to win awesome prizes!! Live music & performance entertainment
  • 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.
  • 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!!!!
  • 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?
    We have limited spaces to volunteer, so if you are interested please fill out form here to apply.
  • 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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