Oktoberfest - September 23, 24 and 25

Saturday, September 24
Noon - 11p.m.

Sunday, September 25
Noon - 7p.m.


Tickets at the gate:

$7 adults
$5 for seniors (60+)
$4 for students (ages 7-18)
FREE for children 6 and under

Celebrating 40 Years of Cheer & Beer!

Join us for Dayton’s favorite outdoor festival, Oktoberfest at The Dayton Art Institute! Presented by MillerCoors, 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, delicious international wines and so much more!

Highlights of this year's Oktoberfest include a fully covered Main Stage viewing area, an expanded Craft Beer tent with four big-screen TVs for all the weekend football action, a special craft beer cask tapping on Saturday, and the 3rd Annual Oktoberfest Home Brew Beer Contest. The MeadWestvaco FamilyFest provides free art activities and games for the kids, from noon – 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Kids may also sign up for the free ProLiance Energy Museum Kids Club at Oktoberfest.

Don't forget about the annual Oktoberfest Preview Party on Friday, September 23. Preview Party guests enjoy complimentary draft beer and wine, live entertainment and great socializing in a casual, less-crowded atmosphere. Click here to read more about the Oktoberfest Preview Party.

Get Social!

Be sure to join the Oktoberfest celebration on Facebook and Twitter for photos, video, special offers and exclusive updates from Oktoberfest! On Twitter, search for the hashtag #OktoberfestDayton for the latest updates.

Dayton City Paper: 40 Things to Know about Oktoberfest

ActiveDayton.com: DAI Oktoberfest celebrates 40th year

Bucher's Beat (video): It's Oktoberfest Weekend!


Oktoberfest 2011 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor


Preview Party Sponsor

Steve R. Rauch

FamilyFest Sponsor


Supporting Sponsors

Jeff Schmitt Autogroup
Liberty Savings Bank
Coca-Cola Bottling Co.

Patron Sponsors

Arrow Wine & Spirits
Cavalier Distributing
Time Warner Cable

Additional Support

ABC 22/FOX 45 Dayton's News Source
Clear Channel Radio
Dayton City Paper
Grandview Hospital
Greater Dayton RTA
Imperial Packaging Corp.