Is it really such a mystery why Tulsa OktoberFest is consistently named as one of the best Oktoberfest events around the world? In its 34-year history, Tulsa OktoberFest has been praised for its authentic German food, hardy appreciation of good beer and wily entertainment. Once again, the big autumn toast to life will be held under the tents at River West Festival Park, 2100 S. Jackson Ave., where guests will find food concessions, arts and crafts, a sports café, the Lederhosen Run, stein carry, bier barrel race, children’s tent, keg rolling, the Running of the Wieners and more. What makes Tulsa’s festival extra special, however, may be that total surrender to the spirit of sharing and fun best manifested in the sight of otherwise sensible people twisting and clucking like chickens in unison to polka music. Hours are …
Thursday: 5-11 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
Sunday: Noon-6 p.m.
General admission is $6. Wunderbar Passes – which includes four tickets, OktoberFest money and more – are $59.95 and in limited quantities. For all the details and activity schedule, go to www.tulsaoktoberfest.org.