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Guide to all things Oktoberfest Tulsa 2019

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Posted at 12:17 PM, Oct 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-16 14:49:24-04

TULSA — The Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa 2019 will be open to the public starting Thursday, Oct. 17.

Officials says Tulsa's first Oktoberfest took place in 1979. Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa was named "Best 10 Most Authentic Oktoberfests" in the United States by USA Today and was recognized as a Top 5 Oktoberfest in the nation.

Oktoberfest will take place at the River West Festival Park, located at 2100 South Jackson Avenue, from Oct. 17 - Oct. 20.

Below is all the information you need to know about the Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa 2019:

SCHEDULE

Wednesday 10/16

Gemütlichkeit Corporate Night– The signature fundraiser for Tulsa Oktoberfest, this pre-festival evening is supported by more than 400 Tulsa area businesses and is often referred to as simply “Corporate Night.” Gemütlichkeit is by reservation only.

Thursday 10/17

Opening Ceremonies – 6:45 p.m.
· Parade of Brewers from Maypole to das Glockenspiel
· Opening Ceremony at das Glockenspiel
· Ceremonial Keg Tapping
· Lederhosen Lauf 5k starts from near das Glockenspiel
· Fireworks show will close out the night

Friday 10/18

  • Zeeco Family Free Day - Free gate admission until 4pm.
  • Ride Wristbands - $20 to ride all day and night. Good for Friday only.
  • Euro Disco – 11:30 p.m. til 1:00 a.m.

Der Lufthansa Technik BierGartenLinde Oktoberfest Tulsa tent transforms into a European Disco.

Saturday 10/19

  • Bavarian Cup Challenge – 2:00pm

Karbach Brewing Games and Competitions ArenaTeams go head-to-head in a series of games to win the inaugural Bavarian Cup including the Stein Hoist, Bier Barrel Racing and Tug-of-War.

  • Euro Disco – 11:30 p.m. til 1:00 a.m.

Der Lufthansa Technik BierGartenLinde Oktoberfest Tulsa tent transforms into a European Disco.

Sunday 10/20

  • Dachshund Parade and Costume Contest – 1:20 p.m.

Karbach Brewing Games and Competition ArenaIt’s a wiener dog parade. The dogs strut their stuff for the honor of winner the contest.

  • Dachshund Dash – 2:00 p.m.

Karbach Brewing and Competition ArenaWatch the wiener dogs run. The fastest Dachshund wins.

  • Closing Ceremonies – 5:45 p.m.

Der Lufthansa Technik BierGartenSay so long to the 40th year of Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa

General Admission

  • $10 at gate
  • $7 in advance online before 10/17
  • Kids 12 and under are free
  • Friday Admission is Free for all ages until 4 p.m. (Free Friday Family Day Sponsored by Zeeco)

To purchase tickets online, click here.

Ticket Packages

  • HopsMan HopSlam Passport - New! 4 day admission pass, collect the stamps to get free poster and OKT 2019 Stamp
  • MaßPass (Mass Pass)- Four Day Pass with special, first-ever hospitality perks
  • VIP Terrasse- Admission, VIP, Food, Beverage, T-shirt
  • Autobahn - Admission, MaßKrug, Festival Money

Commemorative MaßKrugs (German Steins pronounced MassKrugs)

  • MaßKrugs (1 liter) $5
  • KleinKrug (16 oz) $3

Restaurant am Himmel (Restaurant in the Sky)

  • Located inside the incredible Lufthansa BierGarten. Enjoy an upscale, Bavarian dining experience prepared by award-winning Chef John McEachern overlooking der Lufthansa Biergarten stage and dance floor. This delicious, three-course, plated and served meal will be paired with signature Warsteiner German beers and a crisp German Riesling dessert wine.
  • Cost is $65 per guest.
  • Friday 6:30pm
  • Friday 6:30pm
  • Saturday 6:30pm
  • Saturday 8:30pm

Getting to Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa

  • Walk – three entrances
  • Bike – Spoke House Bike Corral is free
  • Shuttle – Four routes on a continuous loop
  • Shared Ride/Uber/Lyft – designated drop-off/pick-up at OSU Health Sciences Center at Southwest Boulevard and 17th Street
  • Drive/Park – there are two paid lots near festival grounds
  • Shuttles

-Downtown loop - ----DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Tulsa
----2nd and Main near Hyatt Regency Downtown
----Holiday Inn City Center on 7th Street near Boulder
----Blue Dome District pick up and drop off at Elgin & 3rd Street
-Trade Winds Shuttle Southern Hills area at 44th and Harvard
-79th and Lewis in Walmart Parking lot behind Crowne Plaza Southern Hills
-Oklahoma State University – North Campus at Greenwood Ave. and John Hope Franklin Boulevard

Parking

  • The River SkatePark Parking Lot, located at 464 W. 23rd Street on the west bank of the Arkansas River just west of the 21st Street bridge – $10 per vehicle. Note, this lot is approximately 1/4 mile walk from the east entrance of Oktoberfest along the West Arkansas River trail.
  • Festival Grounds Parking Lot, enter off of 21st Street, access from Southwest Boulevard – $20 per vehicle. Handicapped parking also available at this location.

Bands playing at Oktoberfest
More than 40 bands and entertainers will perform during the festival, including:

  • Dorfrocker – Traveling from Germany, Dorfrocker (Village Rocker) returns to headline the largest zelt at the festival, der Lufthansa Technik BierGarten with their blend of polka, rock, pop and folk sound. Their new album "Hallo Alle Mann" released on September 7, 2018 is already in the top 10 on the charts. Dorfrockers are a three-brother band that just might be the Hanson of Germany.
  • Münchner Gaudiblosn – Can you say “Sweet Caroline”? Coming to Tulsa direct from playing THE Munich Oktoberfest, this 7-member band plays all our favorite Neil Diamond, John Denver, Abba as well as traditional Bavarian Music, Bavarian Pop & Alpine Rock, Schlager, and Rock & Roll.
  • Das Ist Lustig – translation "That's Fun" this high energy threesome gets the crowd involved with cowbells, dancing and singing traditional songs from Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Czech Republic, American folk and variety music.
  • Alex Meixner Band - Grammy Nominee. Featured in a Hormel commercial and in the Jack Black movie "The Polka King". Alex is known for his wild, energetic shows that include polka versions of Metallica's "Enter Sandman" and Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train".
  • Chardon Polka Band - Featured on their own reality TV show "The Polka Kings". This modern polka band hales from Cleveland, Ohio and have played together since their high school days. They rock Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga, Polka Style!
  • OTHER GERMAN BANDS:

Walburg Boys from Walburg, TexasGAST Blaskapelle & Mach Schnell from Tulsa

  • LOCAL BANDS

The Brothers Moore- are an alternative rock group from Tulsa, OK. Having just released their debut EP "Careless" in August of 2017 and a follow up single "Moves" in December of 2017, the band is quickly gaining traction. Thickening the vein of early Kings of Leon meets Incubus and The Strokes, the brothers bring the undeniable charisma that embodies rock n’ roll.
Euro Disco - DJ Moody - "Obsessed with making you move" is the philosophy of DJ Moody. For more than 10 years he's been behind the turntables. This Tulsa, OK native has rocked shows all over the Midwest down to Miami, FL., showcasing his signature mix of hip hop, rock, electronic, and other styles.

Also:
SpeakEasy Band
Eric Himan
FuZed Band

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