Celebrate the German tradition of Oktoberfest in the Brainerd area this year at these fun events. Get your friends together, put on your favorite dirndl or lederhosen, and enjoy great food and drinks.
Sept. 30: Jacktoberfest at Jack Pine Brewery celebrates with three specialty brews (salted caramel, pumpkin spice, and orange), a food truck, German music, and games. The celebration runs from 12-10 pm.
Oct. 7: Oktoberfest is a pub crawl via shuttle bus to nine Gull Lake locations with German beer and food samples at each stop. Learn more and purchase tickets online. The event runs from 12-8 p.m., and tickets are $40 in advance and $50 the day of the event.
October 20-21: Ruttger’s Bay Lake Resort’s Oktoberfest is a two-day celebration with an arts and crafts fair, German food and live music. Learn more online.