Old Town Oktoberfest

Old Town

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Two-day festival with live polka music, German and American marzen-style beers, and German foods such as spaetzle and bratwurst

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Promotional value expires Oct 6, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Must be 21 or older on Friday and Saturday after 7pm. Must be wearing your uncut wristband for re-entry both days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$20 for Two Tickets to Old Town Oktoberfest (Up to $40 Value)

  • Two wristbands for entrance on both festival days
  • Two 12-ounce souvenir mugs
  • Six food-and-drink tickets

Starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 5, and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 6, revelers gather to celebrate German beer, food, and music. Twelve-ounce souvenir mugs hold European and American beers such as Frankenmuth Oktoberfest, Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale, and Warsteiner Oktoberfest, while local eateries Restaurant Mediteran and Deli, Grand Grillin, What Up Dawg?, and Marks Gourmet Dogs cook up German-inspired dishes such as spaetzle, pork tenderloin sliders, frankfurters, and bratwurst. Throughout the weekend, live bands such as the Polish Muslims and Kielbasa Kings churn out traditional German polka and alternative music.

Children younger than 12 years old can attend the festival for free on Saturday, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., and make their own traditional German crafts or visit an instrumental petting zoo.

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.

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

197 Ratings

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 E Grand River Ave.

    City Lot 56

    Lansing, Michigan 48906

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