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 51st anniversary in 2022, taking place September 23-25 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.
Lederhosen Lunch: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Preview Party: 7-11 p.m.
Oktoberfest – Saturday: Noon-11:30 p.m.
Oktoberfest – Sunday: Noon-7 p.m.
Park for free at the University of Dayton parking lot on River Park Drive, between Patterson Blvd & Main St, behind the Dayton Marriott. From the lot, catch the free Oktoberfest shuttle directly to the event. The shuttle runs Friday evening for Preview Party and all day Saturday and Sunday for Oktoberfest.
Greater Dayton RTA will also provide free shuttles from downtown Dayton to Oktoberfest on Saturday and Sunday. Parking is available but very limited in the neighborhood surrounding the DAI. Bicycle racks will be available near the River Gate entrance to Oktoberfest. See our website for more details.
Saturday/Sunday General Admission
Advance Tickets: $8 adults; $5 seniors (60+) & youth (7-18)
Tickets at the Gate: $10 adults; $7 seniors (60+) & youth (7-18)
Children 6 & under admitted free
Presale General Admission tickets for Saturday and Sunday are available at the following Dayton-area locations (through the close of business on Friday, September 23): Dorothy Lane Market in Oakwood, Washington Square and Springboro; Arrow Wine on Far Hills and Lyons Road; Ghostlight Coffee on Patterson, Wayne and at the Second Street Market; Coffee Hub in Xenia and Beavercreek. Presale tickets may also be purchased at the Dayton Art Institute during regular museum hours.
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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