Saturday, September 23, 2023

Embrace the Spirit of Oktoberfest Southlake 2023: A Jovial Celebration in Southlake Town Square

Get ready to don your lederhosen and raise your beer steins, because Oktoberfest Southlake 2023, hosted by the Southlake Chamber of Commerce, is just around the corner! On the weekend of October 13 to 15, the beautiful Southlake Town Square will transform into a lively hub of German culture, music, food, and of course, plenty of frothy beverages. Get ready to immerse yourself in the spirit of Oktoberfest and experience a weekend of unforgettable fun in the heart of Southlake, Texas.

One of the highlights of Oktoberfest Southlake is undoubtedly the mouthwatering German cuisine. Indulge in authentic German delicacies like bratwurst, pretzels, schnitzel, sauerkraut, and more. Savor the rich flavors and experience the true taste of Bavaria right in Southlake Town Square. Prepare to be swept away by the lively sounds of traditional German music and entertainment.

Oktoberfest Southlake features talented live bands performing upbeat, waltzes, polkas and folk songs that will have you dancing along. Submerse yourself in the festive atmosphere and let the music lift your spirits! Raise a glass and toast to the spirit of Oktoberfest with a wide selection of beers in Festival Hall. Be sure and stop in to hear from the head brewer for the German-inspired Altstadt Craft beer Craig Rowen.

Oktoberfest Southlake is a celebration for the whole family. Engage your children in the fun with activities designed specifically for them. From face painting and carnival rides to bounce houses and petting zoo, there’s something to keep the little ones entertained throughout the weekend. Create lasting memories as a family in the joyous atmosphere of Oktoberfest Southlake!

Get ready to participate in exciting contests and competitions that add an extra dose of excitement to Oktoberfest Southlake. Test your strength in the stein-holding competition or showcase your skills in the Ultimate Smash Bros video game competition on Sunday. Two of the most popular contests are the Wiener Dog races and costume contest! Be sure to register your wiener dog online at or in person by 8:30 AM Saturday morning. Cheer on the competitors or join in the fun and experience the thrill of friendly competition.

Explore the charming vendor booths that line Southlake Town Square during Oktoberfest Southlake. Discover a wide range of unique products, including German-themed merchandise, arts and crafts, unique jewelry, and more. Support local artisans and find special treasures to commemorate your Oktoberfest experience.

Oktoberfest Southlake 2023 in the picturesque Southlake Town Square promises a weekend filled with German charm, delectable cuisine, lively music, and fun festivities. Embrace the spirit of Oktoberfest, raise your steins, and join the community in celebrating German culture right here in Texas. Go to for additional details.

Oktoberfest Southlake Brings German Festivities to Southlake Town Square October 6-8

It’s almost time to don your lederhosen, Oktoberfest Southlake will return to Southlake Town Square Friday, October 6, through Sunday, October 8. Back for its 16th year, the German-inspired festival will once again offer live entertainment, authentic German food, activities for the whole family, and widely popular wiener dog races. Hosted by the Southlake Chamber of Commerce, the community event will offer both free parking and free admission.

Guests can expect many of the same exciting elements that have become traditions over the years. The sound of Swiss Longhorns will kick off a weekend of festivities, including live entertainment on three stages. In keeping with the theme, expect performances by The German Band of North Texas and Alpine Dancers, in addition to sounds from popular headliners, Downtown Fever and Walk This Way.

Numerous dining options will surround Southlake Town Square and will also be offered in Die Festalle, the centrally located festival hall tent, which will also serve beer and wine.

“We are excited to offer a wide variety of authentic German food at Oktoberfest Southlake. Guests will find unique dishes they may have never heard of before,” stated Mark Guilbert, the president of the Southlake Chamber of Commerce, adding that nearly 30 food vendors in total will be on site.

With something for everyone, there will be nearly 90 arts and crafts vendors, a Family Fun Zone with various activities for all ages and a petting zoo, and a Sports Zone, which will be home to a football-shaped mechanical bronco, a jumbo screen showing college and NFL football games, and the popular Biergarten. Throughout the weekend, also expect a German costume contest, a yodeling contest, and a stein hoisting competition.

The wiener dog events, a crowd favorite, will take place on Saturday morning of the festival, and include a dog costume parade and the highly anticipated Wiener Dog Races. Dachshund owners are encouraged to register their dogs online prior to the event.

Although parking at the event is free, additional parking and a shuttle service will be available at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church over the weekend. Shuttles will run continuously to and from Southlake Town Square.

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