It's a Dayton tradition that is rooted in beer, wine and good times. Oktoberfest, on the grounds of The Dayton Art Institute!
Oktoberfest will return for its 50th anniversary in 2021, taking place September 24-26 on the museum grounds!
A Dayton tradition since 1972, Oktoberfest includes artisans, unique international foods, one of the best selections of domestic, international and craft beers in the area, family-friendly art activities, live music, a Weingarten with a variety of international wines, and much more! Oktoberfest includes a fully covered main stage viewing area, an expanded craft beer tent with big-screen TVs for all of the weekend’s football action, and live music on two stages throughout the weekend.
Join us on Friday, September 24, 11 a.m. - 1.30 p.m., as we kick off Oktoberfest weekend with the annual Lederhosen Lunch, followed by the Preview Party from 7 p.m to 11 p.m. This year, Saturday hours will be changed to run from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday hours will remain noon–7 p.m.
Note: The museum building and collection galleries will be closed to the public from Thursday, September 23 through Sunday, September 26.
Getting to and from Oktoberfest is easy, with free shuttle service, including shuttles for the Preview Party. Follow the Oktoberfest signs and park for free at the University of Dayton parking lot behind the Marriott, just off Patterson Boulevard, and take the free shuttles directly to and from both the Preview Party and Oktoberfest.
Advance general admission tickets for Oktoberfest (Saturday/Sunday) are $8 adults, $5 seniors and youth (ages 7–18). Tickets purchased at the gate are $10 adults, $7 seniors and youth. Children 6 and under are free. Advance tickets may be purchased at the museum’s Guest Services Desk or by calling 937-223-4ART (4278) during regular museum hours.
Advance general admission tickets may also be purchased at the following pre-sale locations through the close of business on Friday, September 24: Dorothy Lane Market in Oakwood, Wilmington Square and Springboro; Arrow Wine on Far Hills and Lyons Road; Old Scratch Pizza on Patterson Rd. and Miamisburg Centerville Rd.; and Ghostlight Coffee on Patterson Rd and Wayne Ave.
All proceeds from the event are to help benefit The Dayton Art Institute. This is one Dayton tradition you won't want to miss!
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