8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

Oktoberfest

About This Event

Pricing:

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

11am–1pm

Saturday: Paul Salvie, Accordionist

Sunday: Czech Folk Singers

Jeanne’s Pavilion

12–2pm

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

2–4pm

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

12-2pm

September 24: Park Cities School of Music


The German School of Dallas

12–3pm

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