$7 advance tickets at tikly.co
Includes two-day admission, mug and your first beer or $10 at the door.
Rain or Shine - Plenty of tented bier gardens! • South of Court on 4th Street (directions)BUY TICKETS
Get in the spirit! Prizes (including beer tickets) will be awarded to those
who dress up for Oktoberfest. Locally, you can find items at Nobbies.
Be a part of the first ever Oktoberfest Audi VIP tent and enjoy exclusive, reserved seating area close to the stage and all the Oktoberfest entertainment. When you purchase your Audi VIP table for 10 you will receive; dedicated table servers to keep the beer flowing, 1 authentic glass boot filled once with your choice of beer, 40 beer tickets, 10 pretzel necklaces and 10 commemorative Oktoberfest mugs for individual beers. Tables may be purchased for either Friday OR Saturday. Once you purchase your table, you may pick-up your Audi VIP packet ahead of time to distribute to your group. Purchase your Audi VIP table today; there are a limited number available!
(Delivery with the Des Moines metro area may be available. Upon purchase we will contact you to make arrangements. No ticketing fees, No refunds, Oktoberfest Des Moines happens, rain or shine.)
Don’t have 9 friends? Don’t worry…you can purchase an individual Audi VIP ticket and take advantage of reserved seating, dedicated table servers, Oktoberfest mug, 4 beer tickets and a pretzel necklace! As with all good things, there are a limited number of individual Audi VIP tickets available, so purchase yours today!
(Ticketing fees apply, no refunds, Oktoberfest Des Moines happens, rain or shine.)BUY VIP TICKETS
The "Brew Mile" is a traditional mile long footrace followed by sophisticated socialization and indulgence in the finest domestic and German brews at the 10th annual Oktoberfest.
For more information, visit thebrewmile.com
To brush up on some words that will be useful at Oktoberfest, we put together this handy list below.
Simply click on a word to hear it's pronunciation.
Drinking chant often heard at the Hofbrauhaus and Oktoberfest. G'suffa is derived from the German verb "saufen", which roughly translates to "boozing".
Two friends hook their middle fingers and try to pull the opponent over the table. A popular game at the Oktoberfest in Munich.
A beer mat. Often used by the waitress/waiter as a note pad, where dashes indicate the quantity of beer ordered by the guest.
Please. Can also mean "you're welcome" when someone is giving or serving you something - for example a beer.
A girl. The second term can also be used for a traditional Bavarian dress usually worn at Oktoberfest.
A toast used to wish good health, especially before drinking. Often sung as loudly as possible as part of the tune "Ein Prosit, Ein Prosit, der Gemütlichkeit", meaning "A toast, a toast, to comfort and sociability!"
Playing footsie. Above the table, people may hook fingers. But when people secretly have toe-to-toe contact under the table, things usually get much more interesting.
Of course, naturally. The right answer to the question, "another beer?
A contest in which the contestant must hold one maß of beer with straight arms. The person who can carry the beer the longest wins.
To rove about, to gad. Implies that the person is up to no good. A common occurence at Oktoberfest.
Expression for an over-sized or hanging belly. Caused either by the excessive consumption of fatty foods or beer. Found in abundance at the Oktoberfest.