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Mark your calendars for Oktoberfest 2014, taking 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.
Presented by Miller Lite, this community event 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 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.
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!
Join us on Friday, September 26, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., for brats, metts, dogs 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. Head to the main tent closest to the river; food and drink will be available for purchase. 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!
Oktoberfest Hours & Admission
Friday Lederhosen 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.
Preview Party Admission
Advance Tickets: $45 members; $60 non-members
Oktoberfest General Admission (Saturday & Sunday)
Pre-Sale: $5 Adults; $3 Seniors (60+) & Youth (7-18)
Gate: $7 Adults; $5 Seniors (60+) & Youth (7-18)
Children 6 & under admitted free
Oktoberfest Preview Party and General Admission tickets may be purchased by calling 937-223-4ART (4278) or at the museum's Guest Services Desk during regular museum hours. General Admission tickets may also be purchased at the following pre-sale locations (through the close of business on Friday, September 26): Arrow Wine (both locations), Dorothy Lane Market (all three locations), Bee-Gee’s Market, Chappys Tap Room & Grille, Dublin Pub, Ghostlight Coffee, Square One Salon & Spa (both Dayton locations), The Little Store, and Bruning’s Wine Cellar.
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Oktoberfest 2013 Photo Galleries
Preview Party Sponsor
Craft Beer Sponsor
Heidelberg Distributing Company
Family Art Sponsor
Lederhosen Lunch Sponsor
Lexus of Dayton
Houser Asphalt & Concrete
Arrow Wine and Spirits
Mugs & Tees Sponsor
ABC 22 & FOX 45
With Additional Support From
Huntington Bank, Private Client Group