Oktoberfest In Lehigh Valley

German Food, Live Music, and Family Fun

Sept. 30-Oct. 2 & Oct. 7-9, 2022

PNC Plaza (645 E. First Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015)


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The oom-pahs and bratwurst are back! Now in its 12th year, Oktoberfest, presented by Lehigh Valley International Airport, will be held September 30-October 2 & October 7-9, 2022 at SteelStacks. Bethlehem Oktoberfest 2022 features authentic German food and beer, live music, local artisans, as well as attractions like the popular (and very silly) dachshund parade, Dragtoberfest, a steinholding competition, and activities for kids. Gather at the Oktoberfest Arena at PNC Plaza and at four Biergartens featuring unique themes and entertainment.


A stein of dark beer at Oktoberfest in Bethlehem | Lehigh Valley, PA

Karl Ehmer's bratwurst at MusikfestEats & Drinks

Sample beer at Biergartens across the festival featuring seasonal beers from Hofbräu, Samuel Adams, Dogfish Head, Yuengling Biergarten. Try everything from your favorite Yuengling Lager and Dogfish Head.

Enjoy a variety of food like traditional German brats at Karl Ehmer with some Heidi's Strudel, or more contemporary creations from Foodstuff, Heaven on a Bun, and Palette & Pour.

Oktoberfest Brewers’ Village

Experience the Oktoberfest Brewers’ Village presented by The Lehigh Valley Brewers Guild. The Village features hand-crafted beers from more than 33 award-winning craft breweries. Choose from a diverse array of seasonal offerings. Tickets start at $30 for this experience.

Pierogipalooza
Saturday, October 1 and Saturday, October 8, 2022

Sample creative pierogis across the SteelStacks campus during Oktoberfest! During this unique dining experience, try everything from a jalapeno popper pierogi to a Philly cheesesteak pierogi; or a sweet potato pie pierogi and a maple and marshmallow pierogi. 


Dachshunds race at Oktoberfest Bethlehem | Lehigh Valley, PA

Wiener Dog Parade & Races

Saturdays & Sundays in the Oktoberfest Arena in PNC Plaza

Everyone loves the dachshunds at Oktoberfest. These loveable wiener dogs will strut their stuff in a parade, as well as run their behinds off in the highly anticipated Wiener dog races! So, dress up your short four-legged friend for the day's parade. And pre-register your pup for the races in the Oktoberfest Arena.


Steinholding Competition at Oktoberfest Bethlehem | Lehigh Valley, PA

The Pennsylvania State Stein Holding Championship

Sunday, October 9 at 4:30 p.m.

For the second year, the U.S. Steinholding Association's Pennsylvania State Steinholding Championship will be held at Oktoberfest! The two strongest steinholders will win $500 and be invited to the national steinholding championships. 


Dragtoberfest at Oktoberfest in Bethlehem | Lehigh Valley, PA

Entertainment

Live music and entertainment will take place on multiple venues throughout the festival. Everyone’s favorite Schuhplattler groups will return with their authentic German dance traditions. New to the festival, Allentown-based Matt Ossiander will bring his Cyr Wheel, a large wheel built for eye-popping acrobatic feats.

Dragtoberfest
Saturday, October 1 and Saturday October 8, 2022

Directed by Elektra Fearce St. James, Dragtoberfest presented by Jack Daniels returns for its sixth year Saturday, Oct. 1 and Saturday, Oct. 8. This show features the best queens from around the Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia areas ready to electrify the festival audience.

Karaoke
Saturday, October 1 and Saturday October 8, 2022

Get ready to sing like no one is listening at Oktoberfest Karaoke with Royal from 9–11 p.m.

Music (including Polka!)
Every day

Oktoberfest and Musikfest fan favorites like Polkadelphia, Fritz’s Polka Band, and John Stevens Polka Band will play at PNC Plaza. Check out performances by more local acts, The Wonton Soups, Pentley Holmes, and DJ Jamal Knight. The stage at Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks will include performances by The Johnny Folsom 4- Ultimate Tribute to Johnny Cash, KC Makes Music & Serg, The Beautiful Distortion and Igor & The Red Elvises. View the full music schedule.

Horn blowers at Oktoberfest, Bethlehem, PA