Second Weekend of Oktoberfest

Oct 12-13: The weather seems like it is going to be lovely this weekend.   It’s a good time to come enjoy good German beer, food and music on the banks of Bayou St. John.  Many of the varieties of German beers are not available in the New Orleans any other time of the year.

The Schnauzer parade and costume contest is at 6pm Saturday.  It benefits NOLA Schnauzer rescue.

The Disco Amigos parade dancing group will be visiting this weekend.

Admission is $8 – Children 12 and under free.  *More Info*

Photo: Terry Shields

Article: Oktoberfest returns, and Deutsches Haus has big plans for future on Bayou St. John

Ian McNulty at the New Orleans Advocate  has written an article that is a little bit about Oktoberfest and a lot about the transition to the new Haus:

The scale of Oktoberfest at Deutsches Haus is measured over three weekends in beer kegs by the hundreds, sausage and schnitzel by the thousands, and German potato salad by the ton.

This year, however, the German cultural group behind Oktoberfest is on the cusp of something even bigger, and it goes beyond the party about to unfold on its grounds.

Read the full article here

It’s Oktoberfest Time!

Oktoberfest started Friday October 5 at 4pm! What’s new this year?

  • New Orleans’ own Urban South Brewery has created an exclusive beer for our event: FestBier. It’s  similar to a Märzenbier, a lager between pale and amber.
  • A new Children’s Corner with games and crafts from opening to sunset.  With guest craft leaders from the Children’s Museum and Rhino contemporary arts on some days.
  • Souvenir mugs will celebrate our  90th Anniversary.  Yes, Deutsches Haus has been in New Orleans for 90 years!
  • Sponsor Walker Volkswagen will have 4 new autos on display.
  • And of course, lots of good German beer, food and music on the banks of Bayou St. John.
  • Admission is $8 – Children 12 and under free.  *More Info*