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Oktoberfest

Presented by Miller Lite

Oktoberfest 2014 LogoMark your calendars now for Oktoberfest 2014, which takes place September 26-28, on the grounds of The Dayton Art Institute! Oktoberfest is the museum's largest annual fundraiser and vital to everything we do.

Oktoberfest 2013 photos on Facebook

Oktoberfest 2013 photos on Flickr

2013 Preview Party photos at mediamoments.com

Oktoberfest 2013 Saturday photos at mediamoments.com

Oktoberfest 2013 Sunday photos at mediamoments.com

Presented by Miller Lite, this community event proudly boasts a dazzling array of artisans, unique foods, ample domestic, international and craft beers, kid-friendly art activities, live music on two stages, international wines and so much more! Oktoberfest includes a fully covered Main Stage viewing area, an expanded Craft Beer tent with big-screen TVs for all the weekend football action and the annual Oktoberfest Home Brew Beer Contest. The ACCO Brands FamilyFest provides free art activities for the kids, from noon – 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Preview Party

The annual Oktoberfest Preview Party, presented by Premier Health, takes place on the Friday of Oktoberfest weekend, 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. Guests enjoy complimentary draft beer and wine, live entertainment and great socializing in a casual, less-crowded atmosphere.This year's Preview Party will feature music by The Menus!

Click here to read more about the Oktoberfest Preview Party

Oktoberfest Hours

Friday Business Lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Friday Preview Party: 7:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday: noon - 11:00 p.m.
Sunday: noon - 7:00 p.m.

Get Social!

Join the Oktoberfest celebration on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for photos, video, special offers and updates from Oktoberfest! Search for the hashtag #OktoberfestDayton for the latest info and tag your posts and photos with #OktoberfestDayton!

Call for Beer & Weingarten Volunteers

The Dayton Art Institute's Beer Committee needs your help to pour beer and work in the Weingarten during this year's Oktoberfest!

There will be six (6) beer trucks and the international beer tent, offering domestic and international beer selections. The Weingarten will be located inside The DAI, with two remote locations on the grounds. It will feature several wine selections by the bottle or glass, as well as a variety of Oktoberfest beers.

Shifts are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. Popular shifts fill up immediately, so please return the form as soon as possible. Assignments will be made when we receive your sign-up sheet. All assignments will be made electronically. Please be sure to provide correct email addresses on your forms.

Please indicate your first, second, and third preferences by downloading and completing the registration form from the links below. Note: There are separate sign-up forms for individuals and groups. Be sure to also complete the Responsible Service of Alcohol Form and return it with your Volunteer Registration Form.

Volunteer Registration Form

Responsible Service of Alcohol Form

Return all completed forms by U.S. mail, postmarked no later than August 1, 2014, to:

DAI Oktoberfest Volunteers
Attn: Seyer/Wyatt
P.O. Box 142
Dayton, OH 45409-0142

If you have any questions, please email DAIoktoberfestbeer@yahoo.com.

Oktoberfest 2014 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
Miller Lite
Preview Party Sponsor
Premier Health
Craft Beer Sponsor
Cavalier Distributing
Bistro Weingarten Sponsor
Heidelberg Distributing Company
Family Art Sponsor

ACCO Brands
Business Lunch Sponsor
KeyBank
Cigar Sponsor
Arrow Wine and Spirits
Supporting Sponsor
Constellation
Patron Sponsor
Coca-Cola

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REGULAR MUSEUM HOURS
MONDAY Closed
TUESDAY 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
WEDNESDAY 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
THURSDAY 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
FRIDAY 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
SATURDAY 10 a.m. - 5 p.m
SUNDAY Noon - 5 p.m.