Oktoberfest in Munich, the world's most famous beer festival, takes place every year in September and October; here are the exact dates of Oktoberfest and the opening hours of all Oktoberfest beer tents and fun rides.
Dates of Oktoberfest:
The first keg will be tapped by the mayor an noon in the Schottenhamel tent and beer will flow til early October.
2017: Saturday, September 16th - October 3rd
2018: Saturday September 22nd - Sunday 7th
Serving Hours in the Beer Tents:
Weekdays: 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Weekends and Holidays: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Daily Beer Tent Closing Time: 11:30 p.m.
Exception: "Käfer Wiesn-Schänke" and the "Wine Tent " stay open until 1:00 a.m.
Carnival and Rides:
Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Friday, Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Sundays and Holidays: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.