Des Moines Oktoberfest

  • 4th Street, South of Court Ave. | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Dates: September 27, 2019 - September 28, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Historic Court District
  • Start/End Time: 3:00 PM to 1:00 AM
  • Price: Must be 21 or older to attend. See description! Cash & Credit accepted. ATMs available.
  • Overview

    Held in the heart of the Historic Court District, Des Moines' Oktoberfest returns September 27 and 28, 2019.

    The region's finest polka bands, authentic food, tented beer villages, polka dancing lessons, party plaza featuring the silent disco and more will be featured at this year's event. Once again, Friday will showcase our Bier Maiden contest for the frauleins and Saturday will host the Stein Holding competition for both men and women. 

    Visit for band schedules, event details and updates. Follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter for contests and giveaways prior to the event! Oktoberfest is a 21+ event.

    All Oktoberfest tickets are non-refundable. Oktoberfest is a rain or shine event. Bring your Friday Oktoberfest drinkware back on Saturday for $5 admission.

    Entry gates located at: 

    • 4th Street and Court Avenue
    • 3rd Street and Market Street (by the Science Center Parking Garage exit)
    • South end of 4th Street and Market Street (by Science Center Main Entrance)

    Prost! (German for Cheers!)

    Prizes, including drink tickets, will be given to those dressed in authentic Oktoberfest attire!

    More info at

    View Oktoberfest FAQs

    General Admission Ticket Benefits

    • Entry into the festival
      • Includes Party Plaza access, including the silent disco and acoustic stage
      • Includes entry into the Craft Beer Village
    • Commemorative Oktoberfest Drinkare
             *Bring your drinkware back Saturday for $5 admission

    Oktoberfest is a 21 and over event.

    Des Moines' Oktoberfest - Weekend Pass $12+ Single Pass $7+