Oktoberfest Fort Worth at Panther Island Pavilion

I didn’t Chicken Dance!  I wanted to Chicken Dance, because it’s the Chicken Dance, and I happen to have some mad Chicken Dancing skills, but between all the other fun things happening all around me at Oktoberfest Fort Worth, I never was where the Chicken Dance was happening, and I think it happened on all three stages!  That’s about the only thing we didn’t do, though!  Between the Tapping of the Keg by Fort Worth Mayor Pro Tem Dennis Shingleton and the Stein Lifting Competition, and of course all the food, music and rides, we were too busy to even notice!  I did find my new favorite German song, though, The Bobsled Song!  Head out to Oktoberfest this weekend, and find your new favorite German tradition, and check out My Tips before you go!

We were invited out my Trinity River Vision, and offered complimentary admission, but I was not financially compensated for this post, and as always, all opinions are my own.


Oktoberfest is a festival for the entire family, with so much to do!  There are games, rides, activities, a huge corn hole area, vendors, food, more food and of course, BIER!


There is air conditioning, too!  Inside Spaten Halle, there are tables, music and so much fun!


We also brushed up on our German to sing along Ein Prosit!  I at least have my Zicke Zacke down!


The tapping of the keg was so much fun!  It’s tradition at Oktoberfest to have the mayor tap the first keg of beer, and then everyone gets to fill up their stein from the keg!  With full steins, we were ready to enjoy the festival!


Here’s a fun tip about Oktoberfest, dress up!  Grab some Lederhosen and rock them, although this guy has my vote for the best costume!  Oktoberfest is all about the fun!


No Lederhosen you say?  Never fear, you can purchase some at Oktoberfest, or at least a chicken hat!  They had the best selection of chicken hats!


But no worries if you’re not ready to dress up just yet, Oktoberfest is fun for everyone!


I was all about the Wiesen Tent!


The guys from Alpenmusikanten were the best, with great songs, including The Bobsled Song!


The food was incredible, too!  Schnitzel, sauerkraut, sausage and German potato salad, potato pancakes and much more!  The deserts were pretty amazing, too!  The fruit kabob (not pictures because I ate it so fast) was worth the trip!


What’s a non-beer drinker to do at Oktoberfest?  While they also have wine available, try to Radler, a combination of a sweeter German lager and lemonade.  I’m told it’s pretty good!  Still not a beer drinker but don’t want to be left our on the prost?  I found out that if you pour a can of coke into a stein, no one suspects a thing!


They also have some fun carnival rides!  Bumper cars, ferris wheel and many other thrills!


Don’t miss the vendors either!

Know Before You Go

FREE Parking

Bring some cash, the ticket booths don’t take credit cards.  There are ATMs on site.

Kids 12 and under are FREE with a paying adult!

You can bring in non-alcoholic drinks, so pack a few water bottles.

When you visit the port-a-potties, lock the door!  No one wants to walk in on you there!

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