While Deutsches Haus is usually known for hosting the ultimate celebration, we put together a full list of Oktoberfest celebrations around the metro area.
Break out the lederhosen as Oktoberfest celebrations get underway. From beers and brats to schnitzels and sauerkraut, the German celebration takes over the Crescent City. While Deutsches Haus is usually known for hosting the ultimate celebration, we found a few other places commemorating this very important part of Bavarian culture around the metro area.
Oktoberfest at Martin Wine Cellar
Friday, Sept. 29 & Friday, Oct. 13
Both the Uptown and Metairie locations of Martin Wine Cellar host Oktoberfest celebrations on Friday, Sept. 29 with beer, food and a commemorative tasting mug. Marzen-style beers will be poured and German food will be served. Tickets are $25.
The Mandeville location hosts its party on Friday, October 13 with samples of German, pumpkin and fall brews and tasty snacks. Tickets to this event are $20. Photo courtesy: Martin Wine Cellar
Oktoberfest at Brieux Carre
Saturday, Sept. 30
The Decatur Street brewery celebrates the release of their new Marzen Lager beer with an Oktoberfest party featuring a traditional German Oompah band, costume wearing, stein-hosting competition and traditional German fare. The festivities begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30 and last throughout the day. Photo courtesy: Brieux Carre via Facebook
Sunday, Oct. 1
It’s beers, brats and rock at Cochon’s Tchouptoberfest. On Sunday, Oct. 1 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski will host a family-friendly block party. Proceeds from the event benefit the Link Stryjewski Foundation, whose goal is to is to nourish and educate the youth of New Orleans. There will be authentic German foods as well as live music provided by an array of local bands. Tickets to the block party are $20 each with food and drink purchased separately.
Wednesday, Oct. 4 – Thursday, Nov. 9
The Manchac restaurant celebrates Oktoberfest every Wednesday and Thursday with festive food and fun. As a German native, Chef Horst Pfiefer really gets into the holiday by flying his lederhosen-clad brother in town to play the accordion and interact with guests. Middendorf’s also has a German village for photo opportunities and to serve traditional German food in addition to the regular menu items that customers have come to love. Photo courtesy: Middendorf’s Restaurant
Deutsches Haus Oktoberfest
Oct 6-7, Oct 13-14, Oct 20-21
Deutsches Haus has a lot to celebrate this year! Not only is it Oktoberfest, but this will be the first time the organization will celebrate the German holiday in the city of New Orleans since 2010. The three-week event will take place at their new property on Moss St. in Mid-City. The event includes beer stein holding contests, a 5K race and German delicacies. The festivities begin on Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. and continue every Friday and Saturday through Oct. 21. Admission is $8. Children 12 and under enter free. Photo courtesy: Deutsches Haus
German-Acadian Coast Historical and Genealogical Society
Saturday, Oct. 14
If you’re looking to celebrate the German tradition in the River Parishes, this Oktoberfest celebration at Ormond Plantation features a social hour followed by a dinner. During dinner, a guest speaker makes a presentation commemorating German history. The cost is $35. The registration deadline is October 7.