Oktoberfest Returns Oct. 7 – Tickets on Sale Now

Exactly one month from today, we welcome fall with our annual Oktoberfest, transforming Wolfscratch Village into a Bavarian Village for lovers of brats, beer, lederhosen, dirndls, and all manner of family-friendly harvest festival fun. And this year, we combine our food and beverage team’s delicious offerings with The Varsity!

You will enter on Wolfscratch Circle near the Racquet Club. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7.

These bad boys are your ticket to a meal from the Varsity.

This year’s event will be broken into experience zones, including:

Main Street: This is your entry point and it runs along Wolfscratch Circle. Main Street features clubs and community organizations, shopping, entertainment, and snacks with a bar serving beer, canned cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages.
Off Main Street, the Racquet Club Patio transforms into the Big Canoe Lounge featuring a bar, the Black Bear Society, a cigar roller, and a Big Canoe Golf Amenity simulator experience. Your entertainment is provided by Big Canoe’s community radio station, the one and only Inside the Gates Radio and their DJs.
Continue down Main Street and you will arrive at Festplatz, a traditional covered beer garden where a polka band will provide the entertainment. Come sample brats and burgers with all the fixings on long bench-style seating. Festplatz features two beer trucks pouring draft. Bring out your best lederhosen and dirndls because this is the place for you!
The Family Fun Zone is a kid-friendly area just past Festplatz in the Big Canoe Chapel’s lower level parking lot. Here, you will be entertained by Big Canoe’s Acoustic Showcase and eat at The Varsity. Your children and grandchildren will have numerous fun activities and games including gem mining. The Fun Zone will feature a designated family photo spot to capture all your Oktoberfest memories.

What do you need to do to make your Oktoberfest great?  Avoid our notorious Oktoberfest lines by pre-purchasing your entry wristbands and food and beverage tickets. Just walk up, hand in your ticket, and you are off to enjoy the event with friends and family.

Wristbands are $10 for everyone 12 years and older. Children under 12 are free.

Brats, burgers with chips, and the Varsity tickets are $10. The Varsity will serve naked and chili dogs, fries, and onion rings – but there are only 600 tickets, so get them while you can. As a bonus, the first 200 Varsity customers will receive a famous Frosted Orange with their meal. We are measuring Big Canoe’s appetite, no pun intended, for partnered offerings and hope it is a huge success.

Tickets for beer are $8; non-alcoholic beverages are $3: and canned cocktails are $9. Ticket sales start today at the Wellness Center, Golf Pro Shop in the Clubhouse, and the Racquet Club. All Oktoberfest wristbands and tickets can be charged to a lot number.

What happens if I do not pre-purchase tickets? No worries – you can buy them at the event with cash and credit cards. You can also charge it to your lot, which requires you to show your lot card. Reminder: our Oktoberfest lines are infamous and we hope you choose to avoid them.

There are more details to come about numerous shopping opportunities – and out vendor lineup for 2023 is full. We’ll also have more information on parking, tips on getting to the event area and more. Check back to learn more about his year’s Oktoberfest.

If you have any questions, please write to askthepoa@bigcanoepoa.org.