52+ Oktoberfest Celebrations Happening In and Around Minnesota You Won’t Want to Miss in 2021

Our favorite season of the year is finally upon us!

No, it’s not fall. Nor is it back-to-school. It’s not even football season. No, our favorite season of the year is none other than the fantastically festive German celebration known the world over as Oktoberfest!

As reluctant as we are to accept the end of summer, we find the changing of seasons more manageable with the arrival of perhaps our favorite style beer of them all — the full-bodied, perfectly balanced, mildly-sweet, malty-backboned, caramel-colored Oktoberfest. Of course, we could get into the differences between the Marzen-style and Festbier, but that’s besides the point and already been explained away at least 92,000 times (we do prefer Festbier, in case you’re wondering). The arrival of Oktoberfest to taps around the Land of 10,000 Lakes deserves its own fanfare, and many breweries, brewpubs, bars and restaurants are gearing up for celebrations of their own.

With so many events happening, it can be hard to keep track of them all. We haven’t done a perfect job, but we think we’ve done an adequate one. Having scoured the internet (and done a little crowd-sourcing), here’s an incomplete but acceptable list of Oktoberfest celebrations happening in and a few around Minnesota. We think you’re likely to find one near you (though if we missed one you know of, let us know, and we’ll add it):

Friday, September 17

Oktoberfest at Forgotten Star Brewing (Fridley)

Oktoberfest At Utepils (Minneapolis)

Oktoberfest at Waldmann Brewery (St. Paul)

Saturday, September 18

Oktoberfest at Forgotten Star Brewing (Fridley)

Oktoberfest At Utepils (Minneapolis)

Oktoberfest at Waldmann Brewery (St. Paul)

Ursa Minor Brewing Oktoberfest Hill Climb & Trail Run and Ursa Minor Oktoberfest 2021 (Duluth)

Shaktoberfest 2021 at Badger Hill Brewing Co. (Shakopee)

Foragerfest – An All Day Celebration at Forager Brewery (Rochester)

Lupulin Oktoberfest Party 2021 at Lupulin Brewing Co. (Big Lake)

The Hop Kaiser Returns: Oktoberfest 2021 at Hop & Barrel Brewing (Hudson, WI)

Oktoberfest 21′ at Lost Sanity Brewing (Madelia)

Punktoberfest at Thesis (Rochester)

LTD Brewing Co. 2021 Oktoberfest Block Party! (Hopkins)

Pryesfest 2021 at Pryes Brewing Co. (Minneapolis)

Oktoberfest at Fulton Beer (Minneapolis)

Oktoberfest at ICBC (Winona)

Sunday, September 19

Oktoberfest at Waldmann Brewery (St. Paul)

Ursa Minor Oktoberfest 2021 (Duluth)

Monday, September 20

Ursa Minor Oktoberfest 2021 (Duluth)

Tuesday, September 21

Ursa Minor Oktoberfest 2021 (Duluth)

Wednesday, September 22

Ursa Minor Oktoberfest 2021 (Duluth)

Bemidji Brewing Oktoberfest! (Bemidji)

Thursday, September 23

Ursa Minor Oktoberfest 2021 (Duluth)

Junktoberfest 2021 at Junkyard Brewing (Moorhead)

Bemidji Brewing Oktoberfest! (Bemidji)

Friday, September 24

Oktoberfest At Utepils (Minneapolis)

Oktoberfest at Waldmann Brewery (St. Paul)

Ursa Minor Oktoberfest 2021 (Duluth)

Junktoberfest 2021 at Junkyard Brewing (Moorhead)

Bemidji Brewing Oktoberfest! (Bemidji)

Oktoberfest @ Luce Line Brewing (Plymouth)

2nd Annual OKTOBERFEST @ OUTSTATE! (Fergus Falls)

Bad Habit Oktoberfest Celebration (St. Joseph)

3BC Oktoberfest at Bobbing Bobber Brewing Co. (Hutchinson)

Oktoberfest 2021 at Sleepy Eye Brewing Co. (Sleepy Eye)

Gasthof’s Oktoberfest at Fulton NE (Minneapolis)

Oktoberfest with The Tangled Chords @ The Snarky Loon Brewery!!! (Pequot Lakes)

Oktoberfest at Mineral Spring Brewery (Owatonna)

Saturday, September 25

Oktoberfest At Utepils (Minneapolis)

Oktoberfest at Waldmann Brewery (St. Paul)

Ursa Minor Oktoberfest 2021 (Duluth)

Junktoberfest 2021 at Junkyard Brewing (Moorhead)

Oktoberfest @ Luce Line Brewing (Plymouth)

Bemidji Brewing Oktoberfest! (Bemidji)

3BC Oktoberfest at Bobbing Bobber Brewing Co. (Hutchinson)

Oktoberfest 2021 at Sleepy Eye Brewing Co. (Sleepy Eye)

Oktoberfest at Mineral Spring Brewery (Owatonna)

Blacklist Oktoberfest at Duluth Tap Exchange (Duluth)

Oktoberfest 5K Run/ .8K Beer Walk at Thousand Lakes Brewing (Parkers Prairie)

Bring the Sing – Duluth Oktoberfest Sing-along at Bent Paddle Brewing (Duluth)

RUSTOBERFEST (OKTOBERFEST) at Rustech Brewing Co. (Monticello)

7th Annual Oktoberfest at Beaver Island Brewing Co. (St. Cloud)

7th Annual Schwandtoberfest at Bauhaus Brew Labs (Minneapolis)

Jacktoberfest 2021 at Jack Pine Brewing (Baxter)

Oktoberfest at Goat Ridge Brewing Co. (New London)

Oktoberfest at Lift Bridge Brewery (Stillwater)

Clocktoberfest at Broken Clock Brewing Coop (Minneapolis)

Oktoberfest at Drastic Measures (Wadena)

Oktoberfest at Snarky Loon Brewing (Pequot Lakes)

Klocktoberfest at Klockow Brewing (Grand Rapids)

Sunday, September 26

Oktoberfest at Waldmann Brewery (St. Paul)

Junktoberfest 2021 at Junkyard Brewing (Moorhead)

Oktoberfest 2021 at Sleepy Eye Brewing Co. (Sleepy Eye)

Oktoberfest at Mineral Spring Brewery (Owatonna)

Friday, October 1

Giesenbräu Oktoberfest 2021 (New Prague)

Oktoberfest at High Pines Brewing (Roseville)

Oktoberfest at Fergus Brewing (Fergus Falls)

Saturday, October 2

Giesenbräu Oktoberfest 2021 (New Prague)

Oktoberfest at High Pines Brewing (Roseville)

Oktoberfest at Fergus Brewing (Fergus Falls)

Oktoberfest Weekend at Aegir Brewing Co. (Elk River)

Oktoberfest at Alloy (Coon Rapids)

Oktoberfest ’21 at Little Thistle Brewing (Rochester)

Oktoberfest at Elm Creek Brewing! (Champlin)

Oktoberfest at Spilled Grain Brewhouse (Annandale)

Foxtoberfest at Fox Hole Brewing (Willmar)

Oktoberfest at Lakes & Legends Brewing Co. (Minneapolis)

Oktoberfest Celebration at Torg Brewery (Spring Lake Park)

4th Anniversary Celebration! at Chapel Brewing (Dundas)

Sunday, October 3

Giesenbräu Oktoberfest 2021 (New Prague)

5th Annual Barktoberfest! at Inbound BrewCo (Minneapolis)

Friday, October 8

Twin Cities Oktoberfest at the MN State Fairgrounds (St. Paul)

Saturday, October 9

Twin Cities Oktoberfest at the MN State Fairgrounds (St. Paul)

Earth Rider Oktoberfest w/Winzige Hosen + Robot Rickshaw + The Polkarobics + Games + Food + Prizes (Superior, WI)

SCHELL’S OKTOBERFEST 2021! (New Ulm)

Nordic Brewing Octoberfest Beer Release and Concert (Monticello)

365 Days if Incidents – 2nd Birthday Celebration at Falling Knife Brewing Co. (Minneapolis)

Did we miss an Oktoberfest event you know about? Let us know, and we’ll get it added!

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