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Oktoberfest comes to Canterbury Park Oct. 14-16

‘Wiesn’ festivities include traditional entertainment and events, German foods, polka lessons and bier hall

Canterbury Park is offering its own twist on Oktoberfest with a three-day celebration that will feature traditional music and food, turning its 24,000 square foot event center into a bier hall to create the largest Oktoberfest party in the Twin Cities.

Music will be provided by oompah bands Kris & the Riverbend Dutchmen and the Elk River German Band as well as contemporary performers Devon Worley Band and Free and Easy Band, all in the bier hall setting. Canterbury’s Oktoberfest hours are 4pm – 10pm Friday, Oct. 14; 11am-10pm Saturday, Oct. 15; and 11am – 4pm Sunday, Oct. 16. Admission is $10 for adults with kids under 13 admitted free.

“Oktoberfest at Canterbury Park will combine the authenticity of traditional music and food that is always part of an Oktoberfest celebration with some local favorites in a way that is sure to be fun for the entire family,” Director of Entertainment Deb Schaber said.

Bratwurst, Bavarian Pretzels and German beer, renowned for purity and taste, are Oktoberfest staples and Canterbury’s event will offer plenty of each with seasonal beers from Summit, Schell’s, Lift Bridge and Badger Hill.

Live polka dancing lessons will be offered by Dance MPLS on Saturday. Edelweiss Dance Group will perform traditional dances such as the Laendler and the Schuhplattler on Saturday and Sunday. A Masskrugstemmen competition will be held daily allowing participants to prove their strength in a Bavarian beer-stein holding contest. A best German dressed contest is also a daily component with a special Sunday Family Day Best Dressed Kids competition. Also on Sunday are kids’ crafts, face painting, games hosted by Shakopee Parks and Recreation and a Dachshund Dog Parade.

Convenient parking is free and adjacent to the event center. Canterbury’s Casino is open 24/7 dealing both poker and table games.

Tickets can be purchased HERE and also find the entertainment times and line-ups. .

Game Type Tables Waiting
2-100 SL Holdem24
8-16 Kill Holdem21
3-6 Kill Holdem16
20-40 Holdem11
50-100 MIX12
50-100 Holdem09
40-80 Holdem08