Three Events to Celebrate Oktoberfest in Tucson

Oktoberfest is the time of year to celebrate the marriage of King Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. Say that three times fast.

You don’t need historical context to enjoy yourself when there’s beer and German food involved, however. Here are some of the Oktoberfests in Tucson for the remainder of 2016.

Oktoberfest at Tucson Hop Shop

5 – 11 p.m. Saturday, October 15
3230 N. Dodge Blvd.


Savor the authentic biergarten experience at Tucson Hop Shop with tables, benches, and traditional music from Germany. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. will pour their seasonal Oktoberfest and give away beer steins while supplies last. Haus of Brats will supply brats and spätzle, while Old Pueblo Pretzels will provide soft pretzels.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

4thtoberfest on 4th Avenue

1 – 7 p.m., Saturday, October 22
4th Avenue
(Credit: 4thtoberfest)

(Credit: 4thtoberfest)

Enjoy special local beers to support the KXCI fundraiser while 4th Avenue restaurants whip up event-exclusive bratwurst dishes. A $15 ticket grants you a logo sample glass, exclusive access to the special local beers, and eight 5-ounce pours for a nickel each.

4thtoberfest-Special Beers
  • Sky Bar — Thunder Canyon Brewery oatmeal stout aged with roasted green chiles in a Cabernet Sauvignon barrel
  • Public Brewhouse — Public Brewhouse Dunkelweizen
  • Public Brewhouse — Catalina Brewing Company “Twin Pole” mesquite porter
  • Flycatcher — Huss Brewing Company rice pudding porter
  • Mr. Head’s Art Gallery and Bar — Dragoon Brewing Company “Bruck Bock” German-style Doppelbock
  • Cafe Passe — Sentinel Peak Brewing Company peach farmhouse ale
  • Ermanos Craft Beer & Wine Bar — Pueblo Vida Brewing Company porter infused with coconut

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Oktoberfest 2016 at Casino Del Sol

Noon – 10 p.m. Saturday, October 22, and noon – 5 p.m. Sunday, October 23
5655 W. Valencia Rd.
(Credit: Casino Del Sol on Facebook)

(Credit: Casino Del Sol on Facebook)

Casino Del Sol’s Oktoberfest at the pool lawn features the beer and beer truck from German brewery Paulaner with proceeds benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson. Live music, games, and German food will also be available. The 21-and-up event has a $10 entry fee, which includes two Paulaner beers.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

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