Beer, Bratwursts and Bed Races

Oktoberfest is returning to Saint Paul’s Rice Park this month.
Revelers enjoy the festivities at last year’s Oktoberfest.

Authentic food, traditional music and hearty imbibing are expected at any German festival, but the Saint Paul Oktoberfest offers its own twist on the traditions you love.

Pay homage to the original Oktoberfest by re-enacting the 1810 wedding feast of Princess Therese and the Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig with one lucky bridal party from the Landmark Center. Emulate the horse races of the old country by racing beds down the street to earn money for charity. And new this year are German dance lessons, featuring the waltz and the polka.

Celebrate your own Minnesota heritage by testing out beer from microbreweries including Indeed Brewing, Tin Whiskers and Insight Brewing and casting a vote for the Best Fall Beer.