Festival Info

Dust off your lederhosen and tune up your yodel for Oktoberfest 2023

McKinney Oktoberfest is Free Admission

Introducing the NEW Blue Box VIP Biergarten!

Experience McKinney Oktoberfest like never before in our exclusive Blue Box VIP Biergarten. This private VIP experience offers a special retreat from the bustle of the festival, featuring exclusive craft beer not found anywhere else at Oktoberfest, delicious food offerings by Rye, live beer hall-style music, and exclusive VIP restrooms. Pre-ordered tickets get VIP exclusive swag! Join us for an upgraded Oktoberfest adventure in the Blue Box VIP Biergarten, where great drinks, delicious food, and a unique atmosphere come together.

$95 | Multi-Day Pass

Get all the swag + two free food vouchers from Rye (food service within Blue Box VIP Biergarten tent) + two VIP tent beer vouchers + access to exclusive food, discounted premium beers, and full access to the Blue Box VIP Biergarten for all three days of Oktoberfest.

Multi-Day Pass Merchandise:

  • Exclusive VIP T-Shirt 
    Designed by Tumbleweed Texstyles
  • Oktoberfest Stein
  • Oktoberfest Pin
  • VIP Lanyard
Oktoberfest VIP Shirt

$35 | Single-Day Pass

Get one free food voucher from Rye (food service within the Blue Box VIP Biergarten tent) + one VIP tent beer voucher + access to exclusive food, discounted premium beers, and full access to the Blue Box VIP Biergarten.

Get your VIP tickets today!

Oktoberfest is now ticketless 

Save time with fewer lines! Credit cards and digital pay options are encouraged.

Find out more about pricing

Biers of Oktoberfest

The original Munich Oktoberfest celebrated the local bier breweries and their traditional craft. In honor of their noble intentions, the McKinney Oktoberfest features an array of types and flavors. Make sure to catch the Keg Tapping Meet the Brewmaster events!

Learn about the biers

Happy Hour is Here!

Celebrate Oktoberfest early and get first dibs on all the cool merch. More importantly, save money on discounted drinks before the masses get off work. Happy Hour is Friday, 2 - 4:30 p.m. 

Pricing info

Hoffbrau Stein-Holding Competition

Test your strength and endurance in Masskrugstemmen, a challenging game where you hold a one-liter beer stein with your arm extended, parallel to the floor, without bending your elbow or spilling the beer. The last person standing wins!

Register to compete

Sign up for the Gemüetlichkeit (Goodwill) Games  

We’ve created the Gemüetlichkeit (goodwill) Games! It’s our fun-filled “competition area” on East Louisiana St., and the contests include Bier Stein Races, Human Beer Puppets, the Weenie Dog and Wannabe Weenie Dog Races!

Foods of Oktoberfest

Come hungry to McKinney Oktoberfest and experience an authentic German feast fit for King Ludwig himself! Featuring brats, sausages, schnitzel, strudel, funnel cakes, roasted almonds, and much more.

More mouth-watering treats

Map of the Festival

Discover where all your favorites are this year.

View the map


Experience Bavarian craftsmanship and traditional wares at the Arts and Crafts Marktplatz – it’s the place to find lasting memories of this year’s festival and gifts for the upcoming holiday season.

Learn more about the Marktplatz

Merchandise - Official

Visit the souvenir tent at McKinney Oktoberfest located on the Tennessee St. side of the Square, and get limited edition t-shirts.

See the 2023 shirt


  • Oktoberfest admission and parking are free. Visit the Downtown Parking page and download the parking map
  • Round-trip shuttle services will operate from First McKinney Baptist Church, 1615 E. Louisiana.
    • Buses will leave every 15 minutes and will operate during these days/times:
      • Friday - 4 p.m. to midnight
      • Saturday - 10 a.m. to midnight
      • Sunday - 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Lyft or Uber designated zone on the west side of Mitchell Park on Benge Street between Louisiana and Virginia.


Meet the Brewmaster, cheer on the Weenie Dogs, or polka to Brave Combo - find out when your favorite events are happening.

View the schedule of activities

Stein of Oktoberfest

Prost! Get your very own official McKinney Oktoberfest MassKrug (liter stein). This limited edition acrylic stein is sure to become a collector’s item and is yours for only $20 filled with two beers.

Find out how to get your MassKrug

Have any questions? Read the FAQs