Oktoberfest Returns

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Ranked by USA Today as one of the best in the country, Tulsa’s Linde Oktoberfest celebrates its 39th year this autumn.

Fan favorites such as the Dachshund Dash, the Chicken Dance, German beers (scores of them), Bavarian cheesecake and literally tons of bratwurst return. Tulsa’s event is closely modeled after Munich’s annual Oktoberfest, and signature bands come from Bavaria and other parts of Germany to perform. Oklahoma singers also take the stage to bring a splash of the Sooner State to the occasion.

The JugenZelt (Children’s Tent) provides scores of special activities for youngsters.

No dogs are allowed, except on the last day of the festival for the race. Dachshunds running in the dash have to be registered beforehand.

Linde Oktoberfest takes place Oct. 19-22 at River West Festival Park. Tickets are $10 apiece at the gate, with advance purchases at $7 each. Oct. 21 is Zeeco Family Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; everyone gets in free during those hours.

Parking near River West costs between $10 and $20. However, free shuttles from downtown lots run every 5-10 minutes.

For more information, go to tulsaoktoberfest.org.

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