As much as you’d maybe like to, you probably aren’t going to manage to make it over to Germany for Oktoberfest. Now that’s a tough trip. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy your own little slice of Germany right in Ohio’s own backyard. Keep a trip to Bavaria on your bucket list for one more year and do Oktoberfest island-style instead! Join us for a weekend of fun, festive music, bratwurst, cabbage, and of course, plenty of beer! Island Oktoberfest is a Put-in-Bay tradition that can’t be beat!

Put-in-Bay is the perfect place to spend Oktoberfest because the party doesn’t have to end when the tent event does! The tent is located right in the heart of downtown, so just shuffle over to any of Put-in-Bay’s great downtown bars and restaurants and keep the night going! And then get a little rest, turn around, and enjoy less beer but more delicious German food on Sunday before you head home with a weekend full of memories!

Island Oktoberfest Details

Times: Saturday from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Sunday from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Prices: $4.00 for a 1-day pass, $6.00 for a 2-day pass

Children 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult

Location: A large tent located on Toledo Avenue across from the Boathouse

There will be live entertainment all weekend long including the ever-popular Maxx Band. You will be able to sate all of your cravings for German classics like sauerbraten and wiener schnitzel, and enjoy stein after stein of delicious German beer. This is an event for young and old, a great time will be had by all. So don’t delay, book your stay at Put-in-Bay for Island Oktoberfest weekend! You can get information on your lodging options for this weekend, and all of the summer weekends on the Put-in-Bay calendar here.