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Fall festivals and Oktoberfest 2015
Fall is finally here and the year’s biggest festivals are right around the corner! Austin City Limits Music Festival and Oktoberfest, a salute to German heritage, are back again! Here are the top picks for great times this fall!
Austin City Limits music Festival: October 2nd-4th and 9th-11th
Austin, TX: http://www.aclfestival.com/
As we all know, Austin is the live music capital of the world, so what better place to hold one of America’s largest music festivals than right here in Austin, TX! With over 130+ artists from across the globe, amazing local eats, free fun for the kiddos and other cool activities, you’re guaranteed to keep entertained all weekend long. Make that 2 weekends long! ACL Music Fest runs from October 2nd-4th and October 9th-11th. Visit http://www.aclfestival.com/festival/ for more information on performance times, Artist, and going on’s.
October not only famous for dressing up in your favorite super hero costume, it’s the begging of a time honored tradition of OCTOBERFEST! Oktoberfest is one of the most famous events in Germany, with more than 5 million people attending every year, and Texas has a rich German heritage, which explains the numerous Oktoberfest events across the Lone Star State. Anyone who enjoys German food, drink and music will certainly want to make plans to attend one of these events. If you can’t make it to Germany, here are several Octoberfest events going on in your own backyard.
BANGER’S OKTOBERFEST 2015: October 15th-18th: Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden: 79 & 81 Rainey Street, Austin, TX 78701
It’s back, bigger and more German than ever. Banger’s is putting the “fest” in Oktoberfest with its third annual celebration of the sixteen-day beer-loving festival traditionally held in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. Banger’s Oktoberfest events will take place over twelve of the sixteen days, where the crew will surely be pulling out their finest lederhosen, dirndls and Bavarian hats. Check out http://www.bangersaustin.com/events-calendar-2/2015/10/15/oktoberfest for more details.
Food and beer specials, with featured breweries, live music and games will be in full force, including but not limited to, a keg roll, sausage-eating competition, ladder ball and stein race. To participate in the games, guests can arrive and sign up on the day of. Each day, unlike the other, will keep guests on their toes of what is to come next.
Fredericksburg Oktoberfest 2015: October 2nd-4th
Fredericksburg, TX: http://oktoberfestinfbg.com/
Fredericksburg, Texas, celebrates its German heritage through Oktoberfest. Oompah at its best. German music, food and drink, arts and crafts, children's area and family fun. OKTOBERFEST is a colorful, festive celebration of Fredericksburg, Texas' German heritage. OKTOBERFEST has become an annual tradition around the world. OKTOBERFEST is a community event of family entertainment featuring three stages of continuous oompah music, art & crafts, Children's fun area ~ Kinder Park, a German Bier Tent, and Oktoberfest Vineyard area, OkTUBAfest, Chicken Dance on Main, Domino Tournament, delicious food and lots of cold drinks ... all weekend long!
Pfall Chili Pfest: Saturday October 17th from 12pm-5m:
Pflugerville, TX http://www.pflugervillepfallchilipfest.com/
Eighth annual Chili Cook-Off Contest in the streets of downtown Pflugerville, TX. Looking for pfun in Pflugerville, well look no pfurther! The Pfall Chili Fest has live music, children's area, Heat Wave car show and more! Includes vendors selling food/drink, arts/crafts and commercial products. Chili tasting from Noon to 3 p.m.
Wurstfest: November 6th– November 15th, 2015:
New Braunfels, TX: http://wurstfest.com/
A “Ten Day Salute to Sausage,” Wurstfest has been drawing visitors to the German-influenced Hill Country town of New Braunfels for over four decades. In the early days, when it was still known as Sausage Festival, the event drew a few thousand. Today, well over 100,000 people attend the event annually. The 2015 edition, which is set for November 6th-15th, is expected to be among the largest ever. Wurstfest opens at 5 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. on weekends. The festival closes at midnight on Thursdays and Fridays, 11 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, and 1 a.m. Saturday.
It doesn’t matter if you live in Austin, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Kyle, Buda, Leander, Cedar Park, Georgetown, or anywhere in between, there is plenty of great live music, German beer and food, and family fun to be enjoyed by all. Gather your friends, lederhosen, beer stein, and appetite and head to your favorite fall festival party this season!
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