Urban Chestnut Brewing Company’s (UCBC) annual Oktoberfest St. Louis returns for its ninth year to the Midtown Brewery & Biergarten and Circus Flora Big Top in Grand Center. The three-day, Munich-style celebration begins Friday, Sept. 27, and runs through Sunday, Sept. 29. Oktoberfest St. Louis is FREE to attend and will feature a full lineup polka and oompah-thumping music on two stages and plenty of German food and bier. Sunday is traditionally considered to be Family Day with circus performers and plenty of kid-friendly activities under the Big Top.

Bier begins pouring and the festival grounds open Friday, Sept. 27 at noon, followed by a ceremonial keg-tapping at 7:30 p.m. This year’s honorary guest keg-tappers are the #MLS4THELOU’s Carolyn Kindle Betz and Adam Betz. O-Katz Oktoberfest Lager, Zwickel Bavarian Lager, and Schnickelfritz Bavarian Weissbier will be available in 16-ounce and 1 Liter pours.

Show off your German dance grooves with plenty of oompah-thumping music provided by The Bolzen Beer Band, Terry Thompson & the Bavarian Stompers, Euro Express, Saint Boogie Brass Band, and more!

Traditional (and some non-traditional) Oktoberfest food – including pretzels, brats, pulled pork and caramel apples – will be available for purchase. Additionally, some of St. Louis’ favorite food trucks will be on-site during the festival, and carnival-style fare will be available at The Big Top.

Vendor Village featuring local artisans selling handmade goods will be open throughout the weekend. Of course, Oktoberfest STL wouldn't be complete without Masskrugstemmen, the popular stein-holding competition, which will take place Saturday.

Sunday is Family Day at Oktoberfest STL featuring plenty of family-friendly activities at The Big Top, including performances by Circus Flora and Metro Theater Company, as well as a petting zoo and children’s tent with cookie decorating, music, coloring, and more. Purina will also bring dog-friendly fun and festivities for both two and four-legged family members throughout the day on Sunday.

Entry is FREE at Oktoberfest St. Louis. Festival-goers may buy an authentic 1-liter glass stein for $12 at the festival and get 1-liter fills for $12. 16-ounce pours will be available for $7. The festival is cash-only to alleviate lines. ATMs will be on-site at the fest.

A portion of proceeds from the entire weekend will be donated to the Kranzberg Arts Foundation to support their mission of providing local artists and arts organizations the resources and infrastructure necessary for the arts to thrive in St. Louis.


From Urban Chestnut - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten to Circus Flora’s Big Top Tent

3229 Washington Ave

St. Louis MO 63103


Friday (9/27): Noon - midnight

Saturday (9/28): 11am - midnight

Sunday (9/29): Noon - 7pm


Entry is FREE at Oktoberfest St. Louis. Festival-goers may buy an authentic 1-liter glass stein for $12 at the festival and get 1-liter fills for $12. 16oz pours will be available for $7 each. An assortment of food items will be available for purchase. Food trucks and carnival food will be onsite at various times throughout the weekend.