Oktoberfest will be celebrated at McKinney Main Street in Historic Downtown McKinney TX on Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24. Thousands of residents and visitors are expected to participate in the celebration.
Oktoberfest family-friendly fun includes a petting zoo, Weenie Dog and want-to-be Weenie Races, Oktoberfest arts & crafts and the Main Street Magic & Fun Company's German Train. Live entertainment will be provided on two stages throughout the event.
The highlight of Oktoberfest celebration is authentic German beer and food. German Beer will be provided by McKinney’s own Franconia Brewery and also from Warsteiner Beer. Wine, food and non-alcoholic beverage throughout will be provided by many vendors.
Festivities start at 4 p.m. on Friday with the traditional Oktoberfest March, followed by the Tapping of the Keg at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Stage. The official tap of the first keg of Franconia will be done by hammering a bronze spout into a 200 year-old keg with a wooden mallet.
Admission is free to the event and free parking is available in the public lots surrounding downtown.