Oktoberfest 2018 – Program

Oktoberfest 2018 will begin at 12.00 on 22 September, with the usual opening ceremony “O’ zapft is” and will close its doors on 7 October 2018 at 23.30.

On weekdays the tents are open from 10:00 until 23:00 (beer is served until 22.30 ) while on weekends the morning opening is one hour earlier at 9:00. The “Wiesnschänke Käfer” and the “Weinzelt” are the exceptions in that closing time is at one o’clock in the morning.

Oktoberfest 2018 Dates – Complete program

Oktoberfest 2018 – Saturday 22 September

Wiesn Einzug Festwirte und Brauereien11:00
Arrival of the hosts at their respective tents with a parade through the streets of Munich, the celebrated ” Wiesn-Einzug der Festwirte und Brauereien“. Lasting around 1 hour, with more than 1,000 participants.
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o'zapft-is12:00
O’zapft is!” the opening ceremony will take place at the “Schottenhamel” tent , the official start of the Oktoberfest, celebrated with the symbolic opening of the first barrel by the Mayor of Munich.
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Oktoberfest 2018 – Sunday 23 September

Trachten Schützenzug10:00
Traditional parade of traditional costumes and the riflemen: “Oktoberfest Trachten und Schützenzug“.
A colourful parade of the Bavarian traditions and of the different regions of Germany and other European countries. Lasting around 2 hours, with more than 9000 participants.
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Oktoberfest 2018 – Monday 24 September

oktoberfest tour kinder09:00
Tour of the Oktoberfest for 1,200 children, invited by the Municipality of Munich, Bavaria.


oktoberfest Mittagessen12:00
Special lunch for the elderly held in the large tents.

Oktoberfest 2018 – Tuesday 25 September

oktoberfest family day12:00-18:00
First “family day”: during the day all the attractions and rides are discounted.

Oktoberfest 2018 – Thursday 27 September

messa-oktoberfest
10:00
Traditional religious celebration of Mass at the Hippodrom tent.
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Oktoberfest 2018 – Sunday 30 September

standkonzert der oktoberfestkapellen11:00
Traditional concert of the Oktoberfest bands at the foot of the statue of Bavaria.
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Oktoberfest 2018 – Tuesday 02 October

family day oktoberfest12:00-18:00
Second “family day”: during the day all the attractions and rides are discounted.

Oktoberfest 2018 – Thursday 04 October

Hippodrome-oktoberfest12:00
Meeting of the carnies in the Hippodrom tent.

Oktoberfest 2018 – Sunday 04 October

12:00
Traditional gun salute on the steps of the Bavaria monument.
23:30
Closure of the stands and the conclusion of the Oktoberfest.

Guided Tour of Munich

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