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2023 Oktoberfest

September 15-17

Join us for the ultimate, free Oktoberfest experience at Forgotten Star Brewing! For three days, we’re celebrating with live music & local bands, Steinholding, face painting, llamas, magicians, a vendor market, food trucks and more! Don’t miss out on THE best Oktoberfest extravaganza in Minnesota! PROST!

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Oktoberfest FAQ

Is there parking available?

For your safety, please be responsible and plan your ride ahead of time. For those driving, we have a variety of free parking areas in the Northern Stacks community for you to park. Please refer to the below map. The areas outlined in green are available to park and will also be marked with parking signs when you arrive.

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Are dogs allowed at Oktoberfest?

For Oktoberfest, we ask that you take into consideration the size of the event and reconsider bringing your dogs for the safety and comfort of your dog and our guests. Thank you. 

Can we bring our kids to Oktoberfest?

We welcome kids and families to our Oktoberfest event and provide free face painting, a magician and llamas to ensure adults aren't the only ones having fun!

Are you pouring stein fills?

We will be selling limited edition Oktoberfest steins for fills, and you are welcome to bring an outside stein to fill as well. 

Will you have other Oktoberfest merch besides steins?

There will be limited edition Oktoberfest T-shirts, steins, koozies and stickers for purchase.

Is there an entry fee? 

There is no entry fee - our Oktoberfest is free! We just want you to come and have fun. Face painting, Steinholding and the magic show are also free!

What time does each band play?


Bad Bad Hats

9:45-11 p.m.

The Shackletons

8:15-9:30 p.m.

Purple Funk Metropolis

6:30-8 p.m.

McNasty Brass Band

4:30-6 p.m.



8:45-10:45 p.m.

Orange Goodness

7:15-8:30 p.m.


5:45-7 p.m.

Al Church

4:00-5:30 p.m.

Jolly Huntsmen

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Bill Koncar

11:30-1 p.m.


Johnny Holm Band

2:30-4:30 p.m.

What time are activities?


Vintage Marke

4-9 p.m.

Tic Tac Hammer Whack

5-11 p.m.


Vendor Market

11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Face Painting

12-3 p.m.


12-4 p.m.


Tic Tac Hammer Whack

11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Meat Raffle & Beer Bingo

11:45 a.m.-2 p.m.

Cheers to 2023 Oktoberfest!

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