Flagstaff Oktoberfest Festival

​Flagstaff in the fall means turning leaves, bright blue skies, the faint smell of a wood burning stove and Flagstaff Oktoberfest​!

A group of people, three of which are in traditional German dress, hold cups of beer at an Oktoberfest celebration.

Named one of the best Oktoberfests in Arizona, this event is sure to please everyone who attends. Kick-off fall in style with cold beer, authentic brats, upbeat music, and enough contests to keep everyone entertained while enjoying our surroundings of fall leaves, which exhibit their brilliant golds and reds.

Flagstaff Oktoberfest 2022

The Flagstaff Oktoberfest will celebrate its 13th year in Wheeler Park on October 1st, 2022. 

Gates will open at 11 am, and the event ends at 8 pm. 
All Ages Welcome. Yes, Bring the Kids!
Kids 12 and under get in free! Leashed pets are also welcome.

The annual event will include the ever popular Grand Canyon Railway’s Root Beer Garden, offering free root beer floats for kids as long as the root beer lasts. After a float, let the kids play in the bounce houses. Want to get a little more involved? Then sign up for one of the many contests to win some fabulous prizes.

Flagstaff Oktoberfest Activities

You ask, what is there to do at Flagstaff Oktoberfest....Well, besides the usual merrymaking, how about these fun contests:

  • Weiner Man Race: Grab a partner, put on our Hot Dog Costumes and see if you have what it takes to get through our obstacle course.  
  • Men’s and Women’s Beer Stein Holding Contest: Are you buff and brawn? Sign up for the Beer Stein holding contest.
  • Brat-eating Contest: Can you eat your weight in brats? Satchmos will once again host the brat eating contest and even if you don’t participate – it’s a crowd favorite. 
  • Frozen T-shirt Contest: How cold can you go? Get a partner and try your best to unthaw a Frozen T-shirt.
Eat & Drink at Oktoberfest

What else is at the Flagstaff Oktoberfest, you ask? Well, how about the largest selection of cold beer of any Northern Arizona Oktoberfest, as well as wine and cider. To go along with your thirst, there will be several food vendors ready to serve you a variety of eats! Feel like putting on your dancing shoes and listening to some Polka or maybe even one of our great cover bands, then be ready to cut a rug (or grass) and enjoy the music!

This one-day event will have you falling in love with Flagstaff all over again with our crisp nights, cooler days, and a city full of fall colors. On your way down from seeing all the aspens change colors at Snowbowl, stop in at the Flagstaff Oktoberfest and grab a brat, a beer, sit in the park and be a part of a great day of fun with the locals.

About the Author

Jennifer Grogan

Jennifer grew up in Flagstaff and has been involved with Peak Events since its inception. While attending NAU, Jennifer and her sorority sisters were hired for events and from day one, she knew this was something she wanted to do. Jennifer is actively involved with the Flagstaff Community, as a member the Tourism Commission and the Flagstaff Unified School District Foundation.

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