Who wants to miss out on wiener schnitzel, bratwursts, pretzels and beer that comes with the German festival, Oktoberfest? We sure don’t! Luckily for Omahans, there are many great ways to celebrate Oktoberfest in the city. With roughly 25% of Omaha coming from German descent, you can bet on a few great celebrations!
This weekend, head over to Gerda’s German Restaurant for their authentic Oktoberfest! The celebration will go from Friday, September 8th – Saturday, September 9th. Celebrate just like the Germans do in Munich with an authentic German band and a large menu with ham shanks, roasted chicken, German Brats, Knackwurst, sauerkraut, spaetzle and more!
Also this weekend, you can find the German celebration at the downtown location of Blatt Beer & Table! Their festival will run from Saturday, September 9th – Sunday, September 10th. Here you’ll enjoy over ten Midwest beer features, a televised Nebraska football game, prizes and giveaways and best of all – no cover charge!
Stop by the Oktoberfest at German American Society, Friday, September 15th – Saturday, September 16th for live music, delicious food, games and of course, lots of beer! You’ll have fun with the traditional tapping of the keg, face painting and games for the kids, too! The German American Society has been dedicated to keeping German traditions and culture alive in Omaha for over a century. Now, is there a better way to enjoy an authentic Oktoberfest in Omaha? We don’t think so!
If you still need some Oktoberfest fun that weekend, head over to Crossbones Bar on Sunday, September 17th for their take on the German festival. They’ll be offering free admission and free food! They’ll be serving kielbasa, bratwursts, polish sausage and dumplings and gravy in addition to a wide selection of Oktoberfest beers on tap. Stay for the Hammerschlagen tournament, polka music and more!
If you can’t make the first Oktoberfest celebrations in Omaha this year, or you just want more of the fun, check out Huber-Haus’ Oktoberfest! Friday, September 22nd – Saturday, September 23rd, head over to Midtown Crossing and check out their massive beer garden where the festival takes place. You can bring your own beer stein or purchase your own! Enjoy live polka music, German beers and food and traditional games like a beer chugging contest for men and women!
In La Vista, you can head over to Oktoberfest at Liquid Sunshine Taproom the weekend of September 30 – October 1. They’ll have fun events like trivia, live music and delicious food as well as tons of local and international beers on tap!
The newest festival to join the Omaha tradition is the large festival that will take place in Benson on Saturday, October 21st. They will have a large tent in the Benson area and will be serving brats and pretzels, and of course – lots of Oktoberfest beer!
Always remember to be safe while enjoying Oktoberfest, so designate a sober driver or call a for safe ride home. Prost!
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