It’s that time of year again, when beer lovers descend on Fremont to partake in the annual Oktoberfest. This year’s event is Sept. 20-22, taking place in downtown Fremont. There will be live music, microbrews galore, and even a Texas Chainsaw Pumpkin Carving Contest.
The festival is divided in two parts: The Tasting Garden, which is 21+ and open Friday through Saturday with ticket options starting at $20, and The Village, which is all-ages, free, and open Saturday and Sunday. The Tasting Garden hours are Friday from 5 p.m. to midnight, Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Village hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Several bands will be playing on the main stage in the Tasting Garden each day; click here for the line-up. To view the festival map, click here.
The always-popular Texas Chainsaw Pumpkin Carving Contest is back again this year, happening on both Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. in the Village. And, Sunday is “Dogtoberfest,” during which people can run with their dogs in the Oktoberfest 5k or enter their pups into the dog modeling contest.
Fremont Oktoberfest is a benefit for the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, supporting local schools, art groups, community events, and promoting Fremont as the “Center of the Universe.”