Oktoberfest kicked off Thursday night in west Tulsa with everything from bratwurst, Weiner dog races, the Chicken Dance, German alcohol, food and music.
Opening ceremonies included the 2nd annual Lederhosen Run. About 350 runners joined the four-mile race. Dozens dressed up in German clothing and ran the race in their old fashion attire. Racers crossed the finish line into the beer tent and that made it worth every step.
There was a new corn-hole competition in the Keller Courtyard. On Friday night there will be a Stein Carry competition at the Bier Stube.
On Saturday night McNellies Bier Barrel Race will kick off at in the Fassler Hall Stammtisch.
This is the 34th year for Tulsa’s Oktoberfest. All in all the festival has donated almost $1,00,000 to Tulsa River parks Authority.
It starts October 18th - 21st.
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Admission is $6.00 (cash or credit)
Kids 12 & under get in free.
The festival grounds are at River West Festival Park, 2100 S. Jackson Ave., Tulsa, Oklahoma. You may click here for a map.
Parking and Shuttles
NEW for 2012 – FREE SHUTTLE! This year’s four shuttle locations are at the 3 downtown/midtown host hotels, plus Fassler Hall at 3rd and Elgin. Our host hotel shuttles stop at the Hyatt Regency, Holiday Inn City Central Tulsa, and Trade Winds Central. Paid parking is available near the festival grounds in $5 and $10 lots.