Entertainment

Bavarian Experience Stage

Bavarian Experience Stage
This stage offers unique and fun-filled experiences and contests to "bring out the Bavarian” in all of us! Learn how to Speak Like a True Oktoberfestian (German Lessons) and meet the brewmasters...  Learn more


Carnival

Carnival
Back by popular demand, the Oktoberfest Carnival is a fun-filled and “gotta-do” experience for all ages! Located on the west side of the festival grounds, adjacent to Mitchell Park, this exciting Midway features... Learn more

Crape Myrtle Trails Run

Crape Myrtle Trails Run
Register now for McKinney’s Crape Myrtle Run taking place September 29 on Oktoberfest weekend. 10K, 5K and 1-mile fun run options. Enjoy free games for... Learn more

Bier Stein Race

Gemuetlichkeit (Goodwill) Games!
We’ve created the Gemuetlichkeit (goodwill) Games! It’s our fun-filled “competition area” on East Louisiana St., and the contests include Bier Stein Races on Friday... Learn more

Stein holding competition

Hofbrau Stein-holding Competition 
Think you can hold a Hofbrau beer? What if it weighs five pounds? Try your hand - and arm - at a game called Masskrugstemmen, or “beer stein holding.” Masskrugstemmen is not...  Learn more

Brave Combo

Music & Dance Schedule 
Find out when your favorites are playing and hear them all!  Learn more
See the full Oktoberfest Schedule

Oktoberfest Parade

Parade 
Wilkommen! A long-standing tradition of Oktoberfests around the world, the opening parade of McKinney’s Oktoberfest marks the beginning of a weekend filled with food, drink and lots of FUN! Led by a...  Learn more

Petting Zoo

Petting Zoo
McKinney’s Oktoberfest proudly features the Ponies & Pals Petting Zoo, a completely interactive petting zoo experience presented in a clean, healthy, safe environment that’s ideal for children as well as...  Learn more