Flagstaff Oktoberfest

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

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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 2021

The Flagstaff Oktoberfest will celebrate its 12th year of family fun in Wheeler Park on October 2nd, 2021. 

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 kid’s area complete with a 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 or get creative with some arts and crafts. Want to get a little more involved? Then sign up for one of the many contests to win some fabulous prizes.

Flagstaff oktoberfest costume contest

Flagstaff Oktoberfest Activities

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

  • Yodeling: Can you yodel? We have you covered and welcome all to display your talents. 
  • Costumes: Want to dress in authentic German costume? There’s a contest for that, too! 
  • Beer Stein 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? Snowbowl Ski Area returns to host the Frozen t-shirt contest.
  • VW Bug Contest: And for those who long for “the good ol’ days”, Findlay Volkswagen will be on hand to see how many people they can stuff into a VW bug, trying to beat last year’s record of 24.

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 seven 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.

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