Enjoy Beer and Brats at Oktoberfest Celebrations in Delaware

Mark the start of the season with beer, bratwurst and Bavarian-inspired fun at these Oktoberfest celebrations throughout Delaware.

What better way to welcome the fall season than by attending a local Oktoberfest celebration?

The Bavarian tradition of Oktoberfest began in 1810 in celebration of a royal marriage. Throughout the years, Oktoberfest evolved into an international phenomenon celebrating German culture and marking the beginning of the fall season. Enjoy German-inspired food, dancing, traditional German costumes, music and more at these Oktoberfest celebrations across Delaware.

Delaware Saengerbund Oktoberfest

September 15-17

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One of the region’s largest Oktoberfest celebrations returns to Newark September 15-17. Admission is $10 and includes access to unlimited amusement rides, live entertainment, delicious food and plenty of beverage options from beer and mead to wine, ciders and spirits.

49 Salem Church Road, Newark

“Crooktoberfest” at Crooked Hammock Brewery

September 22-October 8

Crooked Hammock Brewery‘s 17-day celebration returns to all locations of the brewpub. Director of Culinary Operations Chef Ted Deptula curated the perfect menu of German-inspired fare with Crooked Hammock’s backyard barbecue spin. The Crooktoberfest food menu includes caramelized onion soup, grilled Camembert cheese, beer-battered bratwurst, pork tenderloin schnitzel and much more.

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Alongside the fabulous food, enjoy four limited Crooked Hammock German brews including the Crooktoberfest Marzen, an amber lager; Keller Ledbetter Kellerbier, an unfiltered pale lager; Sand in My Schwarz, a black lager with a roasted malty flavor and VunderPumpkin, a pumpkin spiced lager.

316 Auto Park Drive, Middletown
36707 Crooked Hammock Way, Lewes

Oktoberfest at Constitution Yards

September 23-24

The beloved Wilmington beer garden hosts a two-day Oktoberfest celebration. Enjoy a lineup of local and traditional Oktoberfest-style brews including pumpkin beers, German-inspired brews and traditional ciders.

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308 Justison Street, Wilmington

Revelation Oktoberfest

September 29

Revelation’s Beer Garden Oktoberfest doubles as a closing bash for the end of the summer season. From 4-9 p.m., enjoy fall brews, live music and plenty of local food trucks while helping Revelation close out a successful 2023 season.

29763 Eagle Crest Road, Milton

Milton Oktoberfest Festival

September 30

Milton’s second annual Oktoberfest features free concerts, plenty of local craft breweries and major distributors, games, local vendors and much more. Live music starts at 1 p.m. with an authentic German oompah band. From 4-6 p.m., enjoy energetic sounds of local band Decade 80. Drink tickets are required to sample all the local brews, but all the other festivities are completely free.

Evans Park, Millville

“Oystoberfest” at Big Oyster Brewery

October 1

Big Oyster Brewery takes your Sunday Funday up a notch with an Oktoberfest event. Festivities include live music by Schützengiggles Oompah Band, photo booth fun, beer stein relay races, exclusive merchandise and a costume contest. Enjoy a delectable Bavarian-inspired buffet and an abundance of Big Oyster beer.

1007 Kings Highway, Lewes

Dover Oktoberfest

October 7

Don’t miss Oktdoverfest, Downtown Dover’s spin on the traditional German rite of passage. The festivities begin at 2 p.m. Destination Downtown Dover presents this street festival on Loockerman Street. Enjoy live music, DJ performances food trucks and, of course, plenty of beer from local craft breweries. You can also expect to enjoy unique spirits, ciders, teas and wines.

Loockerman Street, Downtown Dover

Related: A Guide to Fall Festivals and Events Around Delaware

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