For many, fall symbolizes pumpkin patches, spiced ciders and everything cozy; but it also marks the beginning of another beloved tradition—Oktoberfest. The annual German tradition offers a celebration of culture with beers, brats and more fun for everyone in the family. Luckily for locals and guests alike, Nevada offers a plethora of Oktoberfest celebrations.
Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas Oktoberfest
One of the longest Oktoberfest celebrations in Nevada, the Hofbraühaus Las Vegas Oktoberfest takes place from Sept. 9 to Oct. 31. This German celebration is the closest you will get to the festival in Munich in Nevada, offering celebrity keg tappings, traditional Bavarian fare, German beer tastings, live music entertainment and a great time. Some celebs visitors can expect to see include local hotshots like JJ Snyder, Jen Kramer, Ricardo Laguna and many others. To learn more about Hofbraühaus Las Vegas Oktoberfest, visit hofbrauhauslasvegas.com/oktoberfest/.
German American Club Oktoberfest
Grab your favorite stein and head over to Lake Mead in Northern Las Vegas for the 13th annual German American Club Oktoberfest. The event will occur on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 4 p.m. until the well runs dry. The festivities include an all-inclusive dinner with king-sized pretzels, a variety of brats, apple strudel and other traditional Bavarian staples; dancing, live music and kid-friendly games. Tickets start at $20 and include dinner. To learn more about German American Club Oktoberfest, visit germanamericanclubnv.com/oktoberfest.
Seven Oh Brew Oktoberfest
Located at The Orleans Festival Grounds, Seven Oh Brew Oktoberfest is brand new to Sin City, making its grand debut on Thursday, Sept. 29, and running until Sunday, Oct. 2. In addition to the beer tastings, family-friendly activities and some of the most authentic German bites, the Oktoberfest celebration in Nevada will focus on a live music lineup with bands from Germany, like Hammerstein, Ladyhosen and many more playing traditional tunes. General admission starts at $12. To learn more about Seven Oh Brew Oktoberfest, visit sevenohbrew.com.
Hosted by Casino Fandango, Oktoberfest is an annual celebration at the casino in Carson City, with all the goods needed for the perfect German fest. The event will take place from Saturday, Oct. 1, until Sunday, Oct. 2, and will feature a beer garden, traditional German items like brats, pretzels, spaetzle and a craft and vendor market. The event is free and is 21-plus only. To learn more about Oktoberfest, visit casinofandango.com/oktoberfest/.
This Bavarian-style Oktoberfest celebration in Nevada offers a 21-plus immersive night of live German music from The Europa Band and Salzburg Echo, beer tastings from Munich imports, dancing, light bites and more fun in the spirit of Oktoberfest. The bash takes place on Oct. 16, with free admission in Henderson. To learn more about the Bavarian Bash, visit cityofhenderson.com.