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Oktoberfest

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Presented by

Miller Lite

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.

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

Lederhosen Lunch

Join us on Friday, September 26, 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
Gate: $80

Purchase Preview Party tickets online

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

Purchase Saturday/Sunday General Admission tickets online

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.

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!

Oktoberfest 2013 Photo Galleries

Photos on Facebook

Photos on Flickr

Preview Party photos at mediamoments.com

Saturday photos at mediamoments.com

Sunday photos at mediamoments.com

Oktoberfest 2014 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
Lexus of Dayton
Supporting Sponsor
Constellation
Cigar Sponsor
Arrow Wine and Spirits
Patron Sponsor

Coca-Cola
Mugs & Tees Sponsor
Logos@Work
Preferred Printer
Oregon Printing
Media Sponsor
ABC 22 & FOX 45
Media Sponsor
Clear Channel Radio
With Additional Support From
PNC

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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.
   
SPECIAL MUSEUM HOURS
SEPT. 5 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Please note that Leo Bistro will be closed Sept. 5-7 during the Dayton Greek Festival.