Old Town Octoberfest

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In a Nutshell

Oktoberfest-inspired brews from Germany & America fill souvenir mugs & international fare & polka tunes enliven the weekend

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 8, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Must be 21 or older after 6pm. Subject to weather. Must wear wristband for for entry to both days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Like tinsel, guitar solos, and incriminating legal papers, sauerkraut is best finely shredded. Enjoy this slivered specialty of the Old World with today's Groupon: for $13, you get two tickets to Old Town Oktoberfest (up to a $34 value). Each ticket includes:

  • One wristband for admission on Friday, October 7, from 6 to 11 p.m., and Saturday, October 8, from 2 to 11 p.m.
  • 12-ounce souvenir beer mug
  • Three food and drink tickets

Old Town Oktoberfest tributes the annual Bavarian fair with steins overflowing with authentic German beers, scrumptious schnitzels, and traditional tunes from Deutschland. Oktoberfest-inspired brews from Spaten, Hacker-Pschorr, and Frankenmuth fill 12-ounce souvenir steins or waterproof fanny packs, and local vendors Restaurant Mediteran and Grand Grillin' provide the corresponding German fare. The Bavarian Inn's Linda Lee sets a festive soundtrack on Friday night before the Zakopane Polish Folk Dancing Ensemble doles out quick steps on Saturday. Twinkle-toed duos can sweep across the dance floor at 8 p.m. on Saturday as the Polish Muslims churn out polka beats.

Children under 21 are only permitted on Saturday, October 8, from 2 to 6 p.m.

Old Town Oktoberfest

Since 1825, the Old Town area has seen both prosperous times and, for the second half of the 20th century, stretches of destitution. Within the last 30 years, dedicated locals have started turning Old Town back around, dropping its building vacancy rates from 90% to fewer than 10%, and establishing a slew of festivals, art venues, and boutiques. The Old Town Commercial Association plays its role in this cultural and economic renaissance by holding the annual Old Town Oktoberfest, a Midwestern interpretation of the traditional German holiday.

Over the course of two days, live polka bands provide a soundtrack for German-style dancing and festivities. Vendors pour German and European Oktoberfest beers from Spaten, Warsteiner, and Frankenmuth, and autumnal beers from American breweries such as Sam Adams and Blue Moon. Local restaurants serve authentic German dishes such as spaetzle, potato soup, frankfurters, and bratwurst throughout the fest, allowing visitors to taste the country’s staples without having to stow away in a UN ambassador’s suitcase.

Customer Reviews

Dress warm
Carly E. · October 11, 2014
Great event!
Mike S. · October 21, 2013
Great time!
Mark E. · October 8, 2013
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    Old Town

    Turner St. and Grand River Ave.

    City Lot 56

    Lansing, Michigan 48906

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