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A Dayton tradition established in 1971, Oktoberfest is the museum’s largest annual fundraiser and vital to everything we do at the Dayton Art Institute. The three-day fall festival traditionally takes place the fourth full weekend of September.
In 2020, the DAI made the difficult decision to cancel Oktoberfest for the first time in its 49-year history, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In its place, the museum held its first ever “Virtual Oktoberfest” fundraiser, featuring Party Packs with exclusive 2020 mugs, hat pins and t-shirts, as well as a special livestream virtual event that premiered on September 26. Thank you to everyone who supported this fundraiser, and to our sponsors and Associate Board, who helped make it happen.
Although Virtual Oktoberfest Party Pack sales have ended, you can still help support the DAI by making a gift to the museum’s Annual Fund.
If you purchased a Party Pack or t-shirts and have not yet picked up your order, please contact Elaine Gounaris by email, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtual Oktoberfest Photo Gallery
We asked attendees at our virtual part to submit selfies with their Oktoberfest swag. Click the link to check out the photo gallery!
Oktoberfest will be back, bigger and better than ever, for its 50th anniversary in 2021. Check back here often for updates!