Entertainment

Bavarian Experience Stage
Bavarian Experience Stage
This stage offers unique and fun-filled experiences and contests to "bring out the Bavarian” in all of us! Learn how to Speak Like a True Oktoberfestian (German Lessons) and meet the brewmasters...  Learn more

Carnival
Carnival
Back by popular demand, the Oktoberfest Carnival is a fun-filled and “gotta-do” experience for all ages! Located on the west side of the festival grounds, adjacent to Mitchell Park, this exciting Midway features...  Learn more
Crape Myrtle Trails Run
Crape Myrtle Trails Run

Register now for McKinney’s Crape Myrtle Run taking place September 24th of Oktoberfest weekend. 10K, 5K and 1-mile fun run options. Enjoy free games for...  Learn more

Bier Stein Race
Gemuetlichkeit (Goodwill) Games!

We’ve created the Gemuetlichkeit (goodwill) Games! It’s our fun-filled “competition area” on East Louisiana St., and the contests include Bier Stein Races on Friday...  Learn more

Stein holding competition
Hofbrau Stein-holding Competition

Think you can hold a Hofbrau beer? What if it weighs five pounds? Try your hand - and arm - at a game called Masskrugstemmen, or “beer stein holding.” Masskrugstemmen is not...  Learn more

Brave Combo
Music & Dance Schedule

Find out when your favorites are playing and hear them all!  Learn more
See the full Oktoberfest Schedule
Oktoberfest Parade
Parade

Wilkommen! A long-standing tradition of Oktoberfests around the world, the opening parade of McKinney’s Oktoberfest marks the beginning of a weekend filled with food, drink and lots of FUN! Led by a...  Learn more

Petting Zoo
Petting Zoo
McKinney’s Oktoberfest proudly features the Ponies & Pals Petting Zoo, a completely interactive petting zoo experience presented in a clean, healthy, safe environment that’s ideal for children as well as...  Learn more