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SEPTEMBER 23-25!

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Oktoberfest

DAYTON’S FAVORITE FALL FESTIVAL – SEPTEMBER 23-25!

Raise your glass for the return of Oktoberfest, presented by Miller Lite, taking place September 23-25 on the museum grounds.

A Dayton tradition established in 1971, DAI’s Oktoberfest is southwest Ohio’s longest-running Oktoberfest celebration, and the museum’s largest annual fundraiser. Money raised by Oktoberfest helps support everything we do at the Dayton Art Institute.

About Oktoberfest

The DAI Oktoberfest features all the things the community has come to love about the festival, as well as some new additions for 2022! The celebration kicks off on Friday, September 23, with the Lederhosen Lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and the Preview Party from 7 to 11 p.m., followed by two full days of Oktoberfest fun, from noon to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 24 and noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday, September 25.

Follow the links below for more information, and check back often for updates. Advance Preview Party and General Admission tickets are on sale now!

Get Your Tickets Early & Save!

Saturday/Sunday General Admission
Advance Tickets: $8 adults; $5 seniors (60+) & youth (7-18)
Tickets at the Gate: $10 adults; $7 seniors (60+) & youth (7-18)
Children 6 & under admitted free

Presale General Admission tickets for Saturday and Sunday are available at the following Dayton-area locations (through the close of business on Friday, September 23): Dorothy Lane Market in Oakwood, Washington Square and Springboro; Arrow Wine on Far Hills and Lyons Road; Ghostlight Coffee on Patterson, Wayne and at the Second Street Market; Coffee Hub in Xenia and Beavercreek. Presale tickets may also be purchased at the Dayton Art Institute during regular museum hours.

Photo Galleries

Did we spot you at last year’s 50th anniversary Oktoberfest? Take a look and find out!

How To Go

Festival Hours
Lederhosen Lunch: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Preview Party: 7-11 p.m.

Oktoberfest – Saturday: Noon-11:30 p.m.
Oktoberfest – Sunday: Noon-7 p.m.

Shuttles & Parking
Park for free at the University of Dayton parking lot on River Park Drive, between Patterson Blvd & Main St, behind the Dayton Marriott. From the lot, catch the free Oktoberfest shuttle directly to the event. The shuttle runs Friday evening for Preview Party and all day Saturday and Sunday for Oktoberfest.

Greater Dayton RTA will also provide free shuttles from downtown Dayton to Oktoberfest on Saturday and Sunday, as well as to Friday’s Lederhosen Lunch.

Read more about shuttles

Parking is available but very limited in the neighborhood surrounding the DAI. Bicycle racks will also be available near the River Gate entrance to Oktoberfest.

Important Parking Note: There is no parking on the levy across from the museum or in McKinley Park during any Oktoberfest events. Please park only in approved locations.

Admission
Lederhosen Lunch:
Free admission; food & drink available for purchase

Preview Party:
Advance Tickets: $55 members, $75 non-members
At the Gate: $95

Oktoberfest General Admission (Saturday & Sunday):
Advance Tickets: $8 adults; $5 seniors (60+) & youth (7-18)
At the Gate: $10 adults; $7 seniors & youth
Children 6 and under admitted free

Presale General Admission tickets are available at the following locations (through the close of business on Friday, September 23): Dorothy Lane Market in Oakwood, Washington Square and Springboro; Arrow Wine on Far Hills and Lyons Road; Ghostlight Coffee on Patterson, Wayne and at the Second Street Market; Coffee Hub in Xenia and Beavercreek. General Admission tickets may also be purchased at the Dayton Art Institute during regular museum hours.

 

Tag It, Tweet It, Post It!
Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for photos, videos and updates from Oktoberfest. Tag your posts and photos with #OktoberfestDayton & #OKTDAI 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.

Due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be some adjustments to the event’s usual format. Check here often and follow us on social media for the latest updates and information about event schedules and festival hours.

Thank You to Our Generous 2022 Oktoberfest Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Preview Party

Craft Beer
Cavalier Distributing

Vehicle Sponsor
White-Allen Family of Dealerships

Lederhosen Lunch
KeyBank

Stage
altafiber

Patron
Hollywood Gaming
     Dayton Raceway
NRG

Supporting
Bladecutters Inc.
Enterprise Roofing & Sheet Metal
Ohio Skin Center
RTA
Rumpke Waste & Recycling
Square One Salon & Spa
Surdyk Dowd & Turner

Family Art
ACCO Brands

Mugs & Tees
Logos@Work

Media Partners
ABC22 & FOX45
iHeartMedia Dayton
Key-Ads, Inc.

Additional Support
City Barbeque
HarborLink Network
PNC

Sponsors as of August 30, 2022

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