Oktoberfest

2020 EVENT CANCELED

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 egounaris@daytonart.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!

Visit the Virtual Oktoberfest Photo Gallery

Oktoberfest will be back, bigger and better than ever, for its 50th anniversary in 2021. Check back here often for updates! 

 

Support Our Food Vendors, Artisans and Bands!

We encourage you to support the many vendors and bands who would have been at the 2020 Oktoberfest!

Bands
List coming soon

Artisans
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Food Vendors
List coming soon

 

Tag It, Tweet It, Post It!
Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for photos, videos and updates from Oktoberfest. Search #OktoberfestDayton for the latest posts and tag your Oktoberfest posts and photos to join the celebration!

Please Note These Oktoberfest Policies:
The Dayton Art Institute does not allow the following at Oktoberfest: pets (except service dogs), backpacks and large bags, firearms or other weapons.

Virtual Oktoberfest Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Benefactor Sponsors

 

Patron Sponsors
Enterprise Roofing
Heidelberg Distributing Company
KeyBank
Todd & Ramona Vikan

Supporting Sponsors
Bladecutters Inc.
Cavalier Distributing
Dayton International Airport
Logos@Work
M&M Title Co.
RTA
The Modern College of Design

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