Fall festivals and Oktoberfest 2014
Do you love live music? Enjoy sausage and sauerkraut? Are you ready for cooler weather and family fun? Then wait no longer, because 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!
Austin City Limits music Festival: October 3rd-5th and 10th-12th
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 3rd-5th and October 10th-12th. Visit http://www.aclfestival.com/festival/ for more information on performance times, Artist, and going on’s.
October is 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 2014: September 20th and October 5th: 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://do512.com/events/2014/9/20/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, and 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.
September 27th, 1pm-11pm: Scholz Beer Garden: Saengerrunde Hall Austin, TX: On Saturday, September 27, Austin Saengerrunde will open its doors to the first annual AUSTOBERFEST, bringing a time-honored Alps tradition to Austin. The authentic Oktoberfest celebration will take place at the Saengerrunde grounds (1607 San Jacinto Blvd.) and run from 1-11 PM. An all-inclusive $40 advance ticket includes all-you-can-eat German-style food from Central Texas meat purveyors Louie Mueller Barbecue, Black's BBQ, Frank, Opa's Smoked Meats, La Barbecue, Meyer's Elgin Sausage, School… Show more House Pub, Southside Market, Salty Sow and Taylor Cafe with German-style breads by Easy Tiger. The event will also feature unlimited German bier tastings by Paulaner and Hacker-Pschorr, live music by White Ghost Shivers and Possum Posse, bowling and more. Proceeds will benefit Foodways Texas. Visit https://www.facebook.com/Austoberfest for more details!
Fredricksburg Oktoberfest 2014:
October 3rd-5th. http://www.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!
Saturday, Oct 25th from 1:00p to 7:00p @ Flying Saucer Draught Emporium Austin, TX: Austin Flying Saucer's 7th annual outdoor BeerFeast will take place under the big tent at Triangle Park and will feature over 40 breweries and 60 craft beers, all carefully selected by Flying Saucer's resident beer gurus. In addition, very rare and limited-release beers will be tapped one at time throughout the fest.
Tickets are $35, and can be purchased here or at the Saucer beginning at 10am CDT, Wednesday, July 16th . The day of the fest, tickets will be $45 at the door if still available. Purchase includes admission to the festival, a tasting card that is good for choice of 12 samples of any of the 60 festival beers, and a 2014 commemorative BeerFeast tasting glass. There are also designated driver tickets available for $15, which includes admission to the festival and complimentary soft drinks. Additional taster cards will be available for purchase by all VIP and general admission ticket holders on the day of the festival for just $3. Visit http://www.beerfeast2014.com/austin.php for more information!
Pfall Chili Pfest :Saturday, Oct 18th from 12:00pm to 7:00pm, Pflugerville, TX http://www.pflugervillepfallchilipfest.com/
Seventh annual Chili Cook-Off Contest in the streets of downtown Pflugerville, TX. Live music, children's area, Heat Wave Car Show. Includes vendors selling food/drink, arts/crafts and commercial products. Chili tasting from Noon to 3 p.m., then vote for People's Choice with purchase of tasting cups (20 for $5), 2nd annual Jalapeno Eating Contest, live music with American Gypsy, Arrival and Blue Mandala, and much more! Activities go until 9 p.m.
New Braunfels, TX: November 7th– November 16th, 2014: 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 2014 edition, which is set for November 7th-16th, 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. Admission to the Wurstfest is $8. Children under 12 are free.
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, leiderhosen, beer stein, and appetite and head to your favorite Fall Festival party this season!
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