Addison Oktoberfest has been recognized as one of the most authentic Oktoberfest celebrations outside of Munich for over three decades. This year, there will be no celebration in Munich because of the pandemic. So, when more than 50,000 fans come together in Addison Circle Park from Sept. 16 through 19 to share a love of polka, German food and, of course, the same Paulaner Bier that is normally served at Bavaria’s favorite festival, it will be the best Oktoberfest experience anyone can have in 2021.
Polka bands and other traditional entertainers from around the country perform with continuous entertainment on multiple stages. There will be fun contests such as dachshund races, bier barrel rolling, a German Idol yodeling contest, and more. The event offers fun for all ages, with special activities for kids, and unique shopping opportunities in the Marktplatz. Don’t forget your dirndl and lederhosen!
Make an Oktoberfest weekend of it by booking an Addison Oktoberfest Hotel Package, which includes lodging, two event admission tickets, two souvenir pins, two commemorative steins and two Paulaner biers, but book early, packages are limited.
The Town of Addison will be taking enhanced measures to promote a safe gathering in accordance with current guidelines and recommendations. Face coverings are strongly recommended for attendees who have not been vaccinated for COVID 19. New for 2021, food vendors will offer mobile ordering to promote social distancing and reduce waiting in lines.