9 Oktoberfest celebrations in Huntsville you don’t want to miss

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Tis the season. (Yellowhammer Brewing / Facebook)

September is fast approaching, which means that it’s time for Oktoberfest celebrations to begin. And yes—despite its name, Oktoberfest is traditionally celebrated in September.

Here are nine events in Huntsville you need to check out.

BONUS: Get a taste of Germany year-round at these Huntsville spots.

1. Oktoberfest at Straight to Ale

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All this talk of Oktoberfest has got me craving a Bavarian-style pretzel…like this one from Straight to Ale. (Straight to Ale / Facebook)

Kick off your Oktoberfest celebration with an all-day fest at Straight to Ale, complete with a special German menu at Ale’s Kitchen. Plus, find a Maker’s Market on campus and live music in the Speakeasy starting at 11AM.

2. The Co-Op’s Oktoberfest

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Flex your competitive muscle at the Brewers Co-Op this September. (Emily Phillips / Hville Blast)

The Brewer’s Co-Op at Stovehouse will also be hosting an Oktoberfest event on the second Saturday in September, with a competitive flair. Find German food and the following competitions:

  • Stein holding
  • Sausage eating
  • Yodeling
  • Best dressed

Here are the deets:

3. Yellowhammer Oktoberfest

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There’s nothing like a souvenir. (Yellowhammer Brewing / Facebook)

Yellowhammer got into the Oktoberfest spirit early this year by releasing their traditional Oktoberfest beer in early August. Find delicious food trucks, live music, a hot sausage eating contest and more at the brewery next month.

4. Burritt’s Oktoberfest Dinner

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We can’t get enough of this view. (Emily Phillips / Hville Blast)

Celebrate Oktoberfest with one of Huntsville’s best views as the backdrop. Burritt on the Mountain is hosting a traditional Oktoberfest dinner with a German buffet and live polka music.

5. Redstone MWR Oktoberfest

Celebrate the 25th Oktoberfest with Redstone Arsenal Morale, Welfare and Recreation with a 3-day festival of food and fun. The beloved event, back from a pandemic hiatus, is open to the public and admission is $15 (or $25 for unlimited rides).

6. Oktoberfest at the Madison Taproom

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Make sure to grab a 6-pack of local beer to go. (Madison Taproom / Facebook)

Head to Madison Taproom for an Oktoberfest party with a purpose. Proceeds from food sales at this event will support Strength Through Education, a nonprofit that provides resources for active-duty service members.

7. Das Stahl Oktoberfest

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Cheers! (Das Stahl Bierhaus / Facebook)

Find drink specials and more at Das Stahl’s Oktoberfest. Known for being the best place to find German beer year-round, you won’t be disappointed with this year’s celebration.

8. Oktoberfest Party at Elks Lodge #1648

The Huntsville Elks Lodge is hosting an Oktoberfest celebration and silent auction in early October. Ticket packages start at $10, with upgrades available.

9. Oktoberfest at The Camp

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The Camp has a free festival you’ve got to check out. (Hville Blast)

The Camp will wrap up Huntsville’s Oktoberfest celebrations with a blowout on October 8, with live music, beer + more. Plus, this event is pet-friendly—you’ve got plenty of time to find some lederhosen for your pup to sport.

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Emily Phillips
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