There are always festive events happening near Springs at Woodlands South, and this year's Oktoberfest celebrations add another layer of fun to autumn. Grab your lederhosen and beer stein and get out there to join the fun!
1. The Lederhosen Lauf
River West Festival Park
Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 7:15 p.m.
To kick off Oktoberfest 2016, the beloved Lederhosen Lauf is back. Runners of all ages are welcome for the evening race through River West Festival Park. The three-mile run includes a beer stop halfway through the race for runners over 21-years of age, and contestants will be rewarded again at the finish line with a token for another beer or a cold, frosty root beer.
There are three easy ways to register: online, at all Fleet Feet stores, or on-site the day of the race day beginning at 5:30 p.m.
2. Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa
River West Festival Park
October 20–23, 2016
Want to attend Oktoberfest, but can't make it to Munich? Come celebrate here! Ranked as one of the United States' Top 10 Oktoberfests by USA Today and Conde Nast Magazine, this four-day celebration is a must for fans of great German food, music, fun and laughter.
In its 38th year, Linde Oktoberfest is one of Tulsa’s most celebrated festivals. Together with thousands of your friends, listen to great bands, join in on the famous chicken dance, play games, run in the Dachshund Dash, and create art and crafts in 40,000-square-feet of tents. The entire setting is incredibly authentic, and based on Oktoberfest Munich in Bavaria, Germany.
3. Fassler Hall
304 S Elgin Ave
When you think of Oktoberfest fare, you must think of bratwurst at Fassler Hall. This German institution is the go-to spot in downtown Tulsa for beer and sausage. Try the Bratwurst served with house kraut and mustard, or if you’re in the mood for a more robust meal, take on their Hunter Sausage, which is a wonderful combination of smoked venison, buffalo and pork sausage. You also won’t want to miss out on their Duck Fries, which are deep fried in duck fat and topped with Gouda cheese.
4. Margaret's German Restaurant
5107 S Sheridan Rd
“Willkommen,” says Margaret's German Restaurant, where they have been preparing fresh, homemade German food daily since 1989. Their authentic German menu is full of dishes made with the highest quality of ingredients. They have four kinds of schnitzel, warm Bavarian pretzels, and crispy potato pancakes with applesauce. Top it off with their amazing homemade German chocolate cake.
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