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Celebrating Oktoberfest in Lexington

It’s the most wonderful time for beer.


The English translation of Prost is Cheers. | Photo courtesy of West Sixth Brewing

We might have an affinity for a different type of liquid here in bourbon country, but something else we highly value is our love for beer and food. Thankfully, our hunger for exploring other cultures allows us to have countless Oktoberfest celebrations over the next several weeks.

Here are three of our favorites to check out this year. Prost!

A beer near a plate of chicken.

District’s Germanisch menu will have you saying, “Ich liebe dich.” | Photo courtesy of District 7 Social Hall

District 7 Social Hall Inaugural Oktoberfest | Friday, Sept. 15-Sunday, Sept. 17
Celebrate this event space’s first-ever Oktoberfest celebration, featuring an Oktoberfest tap takeover, German eats, boot specials, and even some fun competition.

Why you should go:

  • Self-service beer
  • Stein-holding + lederhosen contests
  • Food from its on-site restaurant German-isch — think: kraut fritters, German-style charcuterie boards, and schnitzel sandwiches.
An aerial shot of Christ the King's Oktoberfest festivities.

Christ the King’s Oktoberfest has been a staple in the community for over 30 years. | Photo courtesy of Christ the King

Christ the King Oktoberfest | Friday, Sept. 22-Saturday, Sept. 23, Times vary
This free annual family-friendly event returns to 412 Cochran Rd. this month bringing two days of live music, German eats, and of course, beer.

Why you should go:

  • Live music from artists like Spin Doctors and Ray Fulcher
  • A chance to win a brand new car
  • Inflatables, crafts, face painting, and more for the kids
  • Black Jack and bingo for the adults
  • Beer from sponsors like Sam Adams, West Sixth, Lexington Brewing Co., and others
  • German bites — think: bratwurst, sauerkraut, and strudel

West Sixth Oktoberfest | Saturday, Oct. 7, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Enjoy a full day of German fare in support of local nonprofit FoodChain. Tickets include a reserved table that fits 4-8 people, steins, beer tickets, a decorative table, and snacks.

Why you should go:

  • Soft Bavarian pretzels, beer cheese, and a veggie spread
  • 16 stein beer fill tickets
  • Six half-liter steins
  • Add-on options including a party tray