Golden Rules, FAQs & Prohibited Items

Your safety is our number one priority!

We strive to make Tulsa Oktoberfest a fun and safe experience for everyone, which does mean there are certain rules that everyone must abide by. Most of these have to do with what is, and what is not, allowed into the event.

Please check out our FAQs and OKT Golden Rules below and be prepared before you venture forth to the Wiesn.

The Golden Rules and FAQS!

We all want to have fun at Tulsa Oktoberfest. To make sure we all enjoy ourselves, we have established a few rules we are calling the, “Golden Rules of Tulsa Oktoberfest!” We ask all guests to arrive early and travel light, as you may be subject to search, which includes metal detecting hand wands upon entry.

Outside food or beverages of any kind (alcoholic beverages included) may not be brought onto the festival grounds with the exception of bottled water (limit one bottle per person), baby formula and baby supplies.

Updated security enhancements have been implemented and all guests will undergo a bag check. To accommodate the additional time needed for the new security procedures, guests are encouraged to arrive early to allow extra time for ingress.

Yes, bags no larger than 13 x 15 x 6 will be permitted inside the Wiesn. Guests who have bags larger than this size will be asked to return them to their vehicles. All bags will also be searched for prohibited items at entry before being scanned with metal detectors.

Grounds will open at the scheduled start time each day which can be found in our Festival Guide.

At the request of the entertainers, professional photography or video recording of the stage shows (specifically involving cameras with professional/detachable lenses) may not be permitted; however, the remainder of the festival grounds are open game and we encourage social media sharing throughout the event.

Lost and found is located at the Police Command Center near the front gate. All items not claimed by the end of the Festival will be securely transported to the Oktoberfest, Inc. offices.

Oktoberfest staffs both private security and off-duty Tulsa police officers to provide security before, during and after Oktoberfest. Depending on the current Homeland Security National Threat Advisory, Oktoberfest will base event security upon that level along with any other needs as they may arise.

In accordance with Tulsa City ordinances, smoking is prohibited in all tents at all times. Smoking in outside areas is permitted; however, guests are asked to please extinguish all smoking materials when finished and dispose of materials properly. Please do not throw materials on the ground as these are unsightly and difficult to pick up. Please keep our Wiesn clean!

Official MassKrugs are currently on sale online only. Remember, the only way to guarantee a MassKrug is to make your purchase before you arrive at the Fest. MassKrugs are $5.

The Official Merchandise Booth will also sell authentic German Hats, beads, chicken hats and more near the front gate. Official Oktoberfest Wearables will be available at the Gorfam Booth, also located near the front entrance. Legacy Oktoberfest-wear is available near the Warsteiner EssZelt tent.

All food and beverages throughout Oktoberfest can be purchased by credit card ONLY (no cash accepted). Carnival rides coupons or ride wristbands will be available at specially marked Carnival Coupon booths.

  • A full liter refill of any size bier throughout Oktoberfest (33.8 ounces), is $14.95 plus local, state and alcohol taxes. The total with tax is $18.00 for a full liter fill.
  • 16-oz servings (can or draft) is $7.99 plus local, state and alcohol taxes - the total with tax is $9.00 for can or 1/2 liter fill.
  • Alcoholic mixed beverages and wine are between $8 and $13 plus local, state and alcohol taxes.
  • Non-alcoholic beverages are $4.
  • Food ranges from $4 to $15 for full platters, $25 for a full German buffet in the Hofbrauhaus and $65 for a three course dinner on the Himmeldeck.

Yes! Please have your hand stamped for re-entry on the same day.

Backpacks and large bags will generally be banned from Tulsa Oktoberfest. Please leave any non-essential items at home. You will make it into Oktoberfest much quicker if you don’t bring any bags or backpacks with you.

Any bags you do bring must not exceed a volume of three liters (about three MassKrugs), or a size of 13 x 15 x 6.

Even if they fit in your smallest bag, the following items are also prohibited:

  • Aerosol spray cans with hazardous contents, including Pepper spray/Mace
  • Corrosive or staining substances
  • Objects that could be used to cut, slash or stab – basically any weapons of any sort including chains, firearms and spiked jewelry.
  • Selfie Sticks, Drones, Fireworks and Laser pens/pointers of any type
  • Noisemakers such as air horns
  • Alcohol, drugs, illegal substances or any paraphernalia associated with drug use
  • Outside food or drinks
  • Glass bottles

Small children get the best view of Oktoberfest from their strollers. While there is no general ban on large strollers, they will be subjected to checks by security staff.

Animals are not permitted in the Oktoberfest at any time with the exception of Sunday, and then ONLY registered Dachshunds for the Dachshund Dash will be allowed.

Plan your journey: Our massive, free public shuttle system, called the "SCHNELLE FAHRT," (Fast Ride) is the ONLY way to get to the Wiesn. It’s so fun and efficient, and delivers you right to the front door of Oktoberfest!

Shared Ride access ONLY from 17th Street onto Jackson Ave. Specially marked pylons will be set up to assist with catching up with your lift.

Motorcycle parking access via 17th Ave onto Jackson. Parking is at the Literacy International Parking Lot just north of 20th Street.

No matter how much fun you have, every trip to Oktoberfest has to come to an end some time. No visitors are permitted on the festival grounds after closing times and before opening times each day.

All persons inside of the festival during operating hours is subject to search at any time by security personnel or police officers, to include any bags or other personal belongings regardless of their allowability into the festival.

Persons inside of the festival, during operating hours, found to be in possession of an item in violation of this policy may be asked to leave the premises. A guest who is asked to leave under this policy will not receive a refund for their entry fee or any other purchases made. A staff member or volunteer who is asked to leave under this policy may return at the discretion of festival management or their designee once the prohibited item has been removed from the festival or secured in the command post or police operations building.

Any person who enters or attempts to enter the festival with an item that is illegal to possess by law, may be asked to leave or arrested by a police officer regardless of whether the item is listed within this policy


Lockers are not available on the Festival Grounds. If your item appears on the list above, we highly suggest you leave it in your car to avoid it being confiscated or entry refused. No items will be “checked in” except for firearms and lost and found items.




There is no parking near the Festival Grounds. Parking lots are available on Boston Avenue between 8th and 12th Streets, serviced by our upgraded Schnelle Fahrt (Fast Ride) shuttle system. Other routes will service Downtown Hotels, the Blue Dome District, OSU Greenwood, the Promenade Mall and the Marriott Southern Hills (71st and Lewis).


German, domestic and craft biers, wine and liquor are available for purchase by patrons 21 years of age and older. The number of alcoholic beverages served may be limited to one drink per person, per purchase. Management reserves the right to refuse service to guests who appear intoxicated or who are disturbing other guests. Beer sales are discontinued approximately forty-five (45) minutes before the end of the event. You must have a valid I.D. and you MUST be prepared to show this I.D. for each and every purchase.


Banners and signs are permitted as long as they do not block the view of others, interfere with the event, contain advertising of any form, present a safety hazard or contain political or obscene material. Banners may not be affixed with any type of material that is permanent in nature or that alters the facility in any manner. Poles and sticks are prohibited. Building management reserves the right to remove any banner or sign.

Festival management is allowed to make exceptions to this policy as deemed appropriate at any time.