8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218


About This Event


Included with garden admission or membership

September 24 & 25 | 11am–3pm

Explore the German cultural tradition of Oktoberfest with a selection of German foods, beer and even the German language! 

Stein Holding Competition

Saturday & Sunday | 11am–1pm

DeGolyer Pergola
Stop by and try your luck in a classic stein holding competition. We’ll have both a kids’ and adult category with prizes for the longest holds!

Oktoberfest Beer/Wine Tastings*

Saturday & Sunday | 12–3pm

Pumpkin Village

  • Ash & Ember Brewing
  • Bishop Cider
  • Breaking Brew Meadery
  • Hidden Hangar Winery
  • Jess the Wine Lady (Saturday Only)
  • Martin House Brewing Company
  • Odd Muse Brewery
  • TUPPS (Saturday Only)
  • White Rock Ale House

*Lineup subject to change.

Window to the Wild Bird Flight Show

September 25 | 10:30–11:30am

Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn

Join Window to the Wild for a 45-minute outdoor educational flight training show and see some of their feathered friends that served as inspiration for many famous children’s cartoon characters.

Live Music & Entertainment

Enjoy live music and entertainment on the below dates!

Entry Plaza


Saturday: Paul Salvie, Accordionist

Sunday: Czech Folk Singers

Jeanne’s Pavilion


Relax, have a seat and enjoy a picnic while you listen to musical entertainment at Jeanne’s Pavilion. Every Saturday and Sunday, we have local solo piano acts playing today’s hits and old favorites.

September 24: Scott Ayers

September 25: Rebecca Cordes

Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn


Join us each weekend of Autumn at the Arboretum for our favorite local party bands. Load up the family, grab a picnic lunch and relax with great lake views every Saturday and Sunday.

September 24: Counterfeit Radio, ‘70s Hits to Today

September 25: Backhand Sally, Americana/Country Rock

Val Late Garden of Memories


September 24: Park Cities School of Music

The German School of Dallas


The German School of Dallas will be selling German goods and merchandise as well as presenting beginners words and phrases.