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McKinney Oktoberfest concludes Sept. 25
By City of McKinney
Sep 25, 2022
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September 23-25

McKinney, Texas  – For the first time, McKinney Oktoberfest is using cashless transactions throughout the three-day festival. This means faster service and shorter lines for Oktoberfest vendors. Event patrons can purchase Oktoberfest food, beer, and activities directly from vendors using a credit/debit card or their mobile wallet, such as Apple Pay, Google Pay, or Samsung Pay. Admission to the event is free.

“We're excited to eliminate tickets for this event, so no more waiting in one line for another. This will make the experience so much easier for our guests,” said Interim Main Street Director Andrew Jones. “We're encouraging attendees to leave their cash at home and bring a credit card for speedy transactions throughout the entire festival.”

 

McKinney Oktoberfest offers authentic German music, food and drink, traditional costumes, dancing, rides, children’s activities, and more during the three-day family-friendly festival.

 

 

WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 25, noon to 5 p.m. 

 

WHERE: Historic Downtown McKinney 

 

ADMISSION: Free

 

PARKING: Free parking and complimentary shuttle service available

 

INFORMATION: www.mckinneyoktoberfest.com

 

ACTIVITIES

 

  • Authentic German Food
    McKinney Oktoberfest features brats, sausages, schnitzel, strudel, funnel cakes, roasted almonds, and more.

 

  • Biers and Wines of Oktoberfest

Guests can enjoy authentic German flavors from Hofbrau and TUPPS Brewery. Wine from Landon Winery and Lone Star Cellars will be available.

 

  • Live Entertainment
    Enjoy polka bands and live entertainers from three stages located throughout Downtown McKinney.

     

     
  • Marktplatz
    Experience Bavarian craftsmanship as well as traditional wares at the Arts and Crafts Marktplatz.

    CONTESTS

  • Beard & Mustache Competition
    The 3rd annual competition will crown one lucky person the official beard/stache of McKinney.

  • TUPPS Brat Eating Competition
    Brat eating competition to see who can eat the most brats in eight minutes. Sunday, Sept. 25, from 3-4 p.m. Limited to 10 contestants.

For social media:

  • Facebook and Instagram: @DowntownMcKinney
  • Twitter: @DTownMcKinney
  • Event hashtag: #McKinneyOktoberfest