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Oktoberfest Beer Festivals in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Oktoberfest in Minneapolis, St. Paul, the Twin Cities and Minnesota

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Several Oktoberfest beer festivals are held in Minneapolis, St. Paul, around the Twin Cities and Minnesota in September and October. Here's a list of Oktoberfest beer festivals in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and around Minnesota.

Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter Oktoberfest, September 13-15, and 20-22, 2013

In Stillwater. This restaurant sets up a festival tent and welcomes patrons with German food, beer and music. Friday and Saturday are for over 21s, Sundays are family days with all ages welcome.

Saint Paul Oktoberfest, September 20-21, 2013

Dog races, bed races, German and Polish folk music, dancing, food and of course, plenty of beer, at this long-running event in St. Paul. The Saint Paul Oktoberfest welcomes the whole family. Admission is $5 for adults, and free for under 21s.

Duluth Oktoberfest, September 20 -21, 2013

2013 will see the 4th annual Duluth Oktoberfest held at Tycoons bar. They'll be serving locally brewed Fitger's beer, plus food, games, contests, and music.

Minnesota Renaissance Festival Oktoberfest, September 20-21

The Minnesota Renaissance Festival visits Bavaria this weekend, and visitors will find plenty of contests, sporting events, music, polka lessons, a Bavarian shopping village, beard competition, and beer. Admission to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival required.

Gasthof Zur Gemutlichkeit Oktoberfest, September 20, 21, 27, 28, October 5, 6, 11, 12 2013

This Northeast German restaurant and bar celebrates Oktoberfest over four weekends. Beer and food specials, polka music, dancing, and a good time had by all. No cover charge.

Black Forest Inn Oktoberfest, September 27 - October 6, 2013

12 days of Oktoberfest fun at this Minneapolis restaurant. Music, movies, contests, prizes, wurst, alphorns and beer at the Black Forest Inn, and on their lovely patio. Look out for amusing themed days throughout the festival, and bargain lovers can help drain any remaining beer on the last day of the festival for ever-decreasing prices. No cover charge.

Twin Cities Oktoberfest, October 4-5, 2013

This Oktoberfest is held, in the spirit of the original, at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Admission is $25 and that gets you a beer stein plus one beer. Music, dancing, food and entertainment, plus beer from Summit.

New Ulm Oktoberfest, October 4, 5, 11 and 12, 2013

Held at locations across New Ulm, the Oktoberfest features Schell's beer, brewed in town. Horse drawn carriage rides, music, family entertainment, tours of historic buildings, and the requisite food, beer and dancing.

Hopefully, this list of Oktoberfests will keep you busy polka dancing, practicing your stein holding, developing your hammerschlagen finesse, and wearing your lederhosen or dirndl dress all Oktoberfest season. Prost!

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