Oktoberfest to take over downtown Fremont this weekend

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.”


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