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Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest 2015

Presented by

Miller Lite

Mark your calendars for Oktoberfest 2015, taking place September 25-27, 2015. Oktoberfest is the museum's largest annual fundraiser and vital to everything we do. 

Presented by Miller Lite, this community event boasts an 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 and an expanded Craft Beer tent with big-screen TVs for all the weekend football action. The ACCO Brands FamilyFest provides free art activities for the kids, from noon – 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Download the Oktoberfest brochure

Check back often for updates and information about Dayton's favorite fall festival!

Lederhosen Lunch

Join us on the Friday of Oktoberfest weekend, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., for brats, metts, schnitzel sandwiches, German salads, homemade noodles, specialty cupcakes and live entertainment. There’s no charge to enter the grounds for this special lunch hosted by The Dayton Art Institute’s Associate Board Alumni. You may also buy your event tickets, mugs & tees while you are here. We will be tapping the main beer truck for the event. Don’t miss it!

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.

Read more about the Preview Party

Hours & Admission

All Oktoberfest tickets go on sale Wednesday, August 19 at 11:00 a.m.
Lederhosen Lunch (September 25)

Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Free admission; food & drinks available for purchase

Preview Party (September 25)
Hours: 7:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Advance Tickets: $55 members; $75 non-members
At the Gate: $95

Click here to purchase Preview Party tickets

Oktoberfest (September 26 & 27)
Hours: Noon - 11:00 p.m. on September 26; Noon - 7:00 p.m. on September 27
Advance Tickets: $5 adults; $3 seniors (60+) & youth (7-18)
At the Gate:  $7 adults; $5 seniors (60+) & youth (7-18)
Children 6 & under admitted free

Click here to purchase Oktoberfest general admission tickets

Both Preview Party and Oktoberfest general admission tickets may also be purchased by calling 937-223-4ART (4278) or in person at the museum's Guest Services Desk during regular hours.

Beginning Monday, August 24, Oktoberfest general admission tickets may also be purchase at the following presale locations: Arrow Wine (both locations), Dayton Beer Company, Dorothy Lane Market (all 3 locations), Bee-Gee's Market, Chappys Tap Room & Grille, Dublin Pub, Ghostlight Coffee, The Little Store, and Bruning's Wine Cellar.

Get Social!

Connect with us on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for photos, videos, special offers and updates from Oktoberfest. Search #OktoberfestDayton for the latest posts and join the celebration by tagging your Oktoberfest posts and photos!

Oktoberfest Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
Miller Lite
Preview Party Sponsor
Premier Health 

Craft Beer Sponsor
Cavalier Distributing
Weingarten Sponsor
Heidelberg Distributing Company
Family Art Sponsor

ACCO Brands
Lederhosen Lunch Sponsor
KeyBank
Vehicle Sponsor
White Allen Family of Dealerships
Cigar Sponsor
Arrow Wine and Spirits
Patron Sponsors

Coca-Cola
Constellation
Mugs & Tees Sponsor
Logos@Work
Preferred Printer
Oregon Printing
Media Sponsors
ABC 22 & FOX 45
iHeartMedia Dayton
With Additional Support From
PNC
RTA

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