Welcome to Tulsa Oktoberfest!

Tulsa Oktoberfest is an authentic celebration of Bavarian culture, patterned after the original München Oktoberfest. Tulsa Oktoberfest, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization with a mission to produce a celebration of German culture which will benefit Tulsa and its River Parks. The festival is produced by River Parks Authority, which manages more than 70 miles of trails and green space along the Arkansas River in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The festival started in 1979.

10/23/16 3:03:42 PM -- Riverparks' Linde Octoberfest 2016. 

Photo by Shane Bevel

Cultures and Presentations

Presenting nationally known German bands, European foods, arts and crafts and fun activities for the entire family, this Oklahoma tradition is produced along the Arkansas River and features große (huge) quantities of bratwurst, German beers, Bavarian cheesecake, great music and thousands of your friends together at one place.

River West Festival Park has been completely renovated, with 40,000 square feet of new tents, stages and more.

Volunteer Opportunities


Ich besorge das Bier! (I’ll get the Bier!)

The greatest German biers of our time need some very special handling. That’s where you come in. Help us bring authentic Bavaria to life right here in Tulsa by giving a few hours of time to pour, sell, visit, give, guide, drive, lift and, well, dance (the Chicken Dance). Individuals, friends, friends of friends, families, corporate volunteers and service groups are more than welcome, and you’ll get free stuff. Chicken hat optional. FACT: It takes more than 1,000 people to donate more than 6,000 hours to help produce one of the Top 5 Oktoberfest celebrations in America. We cannot do it without YOU!

Volunteer Registration will open for the 2023 event in August, 2023. To inquire about service group fundraising opportunities, contact admin@tulsaoktoberfest.org or call 918-596-2007.

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Our Sponsors


Interested in exhibiting or sponsoring Tulsa Oktoberfest?
Email admin@tulsaoktoberfest.org for general information or to exhibit at Tulsa Oktoberfest. Email tcarrigg@riverparks.org to find out about sponsorships.