Nevada has welcomed the arrival of autumn, heralding the onset of Oktoberfest. This centuries-old tradition has become a global celebration of beer, food and German heritage. Whether you’re a beer enthusiast or looking to revel in German culture, the following are some of the top Oktoberfest celebrations in Nevada.
Sept. 8 to Oct. 31: Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas Oktoberfest
Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas Oktoberfest offers a vibrant celebration of Bavarian culture. The event at the Las Vegas beer hall and restaurant promises authentic German beer, traditional cuisine and lively music in a setting that replicates the original Hofbräuhaus in Munich. Additionally, guests will enjoy celebrity keg tappings from Terry Fator, Perez Hilton, Chippendales, Legends in Concert, Chet & Kayla, Jen Kramer and more.
Cost: Reservation based or $75 for VIP.
For more information: hofbrauhauslasvegas.com.
Sept. 16: Haus Fest
CraftHaus Brewery in Henderson is reimagining Oktoberfest with its yearly Haus Fest, a beer-centric extravaganza, from 7 to 10 p.m. (VIP entry is 6 p.m.) This event marks the ninth anniversary of crafting exceptional brews and promises unlimited tastings of craft beers, live musical performances, local culinary vendors, an arcade and an array of hand-poured craft beer candles and other merchandise for purchase. In addition to delectable food options, make sure to take advantage of Slater’s 50/50, where they’ll be generously serving complimentary bacon-infused mac and cheese bites.
Cost: $42 to $70 per person.
For more information: crafthausbrewery.com
Oct. 7 and Oct. 8: Casino Fandango Oktoberfest
For a twist on the customary Oktoberfest celebration in Nevada, venture to Casino Fandango Oktoberfest in Carson City. This celebration combines the best of German beer with the excitement of a casino. Enjoy a diverse selection of brews, festive cuisine and casino games for an unforgettable evening of entertainment, featuring bands like The Bratworsts, The Lost Reverends and First Take Oompah. Additionally, a craft fair will be on hand, offering a selection of unique goods to peruse. This Oktoberfest celebration in Nevada is exclusively for those aged 21 and above and will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For more information: casinofandango.com.
Oct. 13 and Oct. 14: German-American Social Club Oktoberfest
For those yearning for a taste of Germany against Lake Mead’s stunning backdrop, this Oktoberfest celebration in Nevada, organized by the German-American Social Club, is a must-visit. This family-friendly gathering offers delectable German fare, traditional music and a range of activities suitable for all ages, creating an atmosphere of pure gemütlichkeit that endures until the kegs are empty. Traditional dishes include roasted chicken, grilled bratwurst, potato pancakes, Bavarian potato salad, pretzels and apple strudel.
For more information: germanamericanclubnv.com.