McKinney Main Street's annual Oktoberfest in Historic Downtown McKinney is this weekend.

  • Friday, Sept. 28 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

Admission and parking are free.

“Our charming historic downtown is the perfect backdrop for this unique, energetic, family-friendly event. Our goal this year is for every guest to experience our hometown spirit, fun and interactive offerings, along with our first class shopping and dining, ultimately feeling  wunschlos glücklick – meaning ‘perfectly happy,’” said Main Street and MPAC Director Ty Lake. 

At 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28, local dignitaries and friends of the festival will lead the Oktoberfest March. Afterward, the first keg of Franconia beer, brewed in McKinney, will be tapped by hammering the bronze spout into an over 200 year-old keg with a wooden mallet.

Live entertainment will take place on two stages during the event and features evening headliner Brave Combo. The highlight of any Oktoberfest celebration is German beer and food, and the McKinney event features an array of traditional and non-traditional German cuisine and drinks.

Even though Oktoberfest comes to us from Germany, McKinney adds its own flare to the event through opportunities to give back to the community. Laura Moore Fine Art Studio is once again sponsoring a large outdoor labyrinth made of cleaning products to benefit The Samaritan Inn.

On Saturday morning at 8 a.m., Spoons Cafe, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association will host the McKinney Walk – A Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

After the walk, guests are invited to the second annual Fastnachtsdienstag (Pancake Day). The complimentary pancake breakfast benefits the Alzheimer's Association. 

Main Street has partnered with Das Klub for the first annual Wurst VW Car Show on Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. 

For detailed information on McKinney Oktoberfest please contact (972) 547-2660 or visit www.downtownmckinney.com.

When you visit Oktoberfest be sure to stop by and meet the McKinney Chamber to say hello and pick up a gift. Oktoberfest in McKinney is a family friendly event featuring great food, music, art, shopping and more in the heart of downtown McKinney. It’s McKinney’s twist on a popular fall tradition that began in 1810 in Munich, Germany with festivities celebrating the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese.

McKinney Magazine, published by the McKinney Chamber of Commerce, is the premier lifestyle magazine in the McKinney area. Stop by the Chamber’s booth during Oktoberfest to meet our team and learn how to successfully market your business through McKinney Magazine and McKinneyOnline.com. We’ll even have a gift to thank you for visiting with us.