Oktoberfest Sunday

Friday, Oct. 14th: 4pm - 10pm | Saturday, Oct. 15: 11am - 10pm | Sunday, Oct. 16: 11am - 4pm


“O' Zapft is” at Canterbury Park! Get ready for Oktoberfest at the Track with brews, brats, traditional Entertainment and activities all Weekend long. Celebrate the arrival of fall during this three day German beerhall experience right here in Shakopee.

Brews | Good Eats | Live Music | Games

Get ready to Polka the evening away in your best German attire on Friday and Saturday and bring the whole Family out for even more German Festival fun on Sunday. Explore everything the “Wiesn” has to offer, with specialty vendors, games and contests, and authentic traditions for a unique experience at Canterbury Park.

Live Entertainment

The Schell's Hobo Band is a southern Minnesotan Institution - The Marching band sponsored by August Schell Brewing Co. of New Ulm, Minnesota, has been around since 1949. A brass and drum ensemble that will surely brighten up the afternoon with their traditional and exciting sound.
Bill is a popular strolling accordionist and band leader in the Midwest area frequently performing at Gasthof zur Gemutlichkeit (Minneapolis, MN) Bayrischer Hof Bavarian Restaurant (Montrose, MN), Winzer Stube German Restaurant (Hudson, Wisconsin), Hessen Haus (Des Moines, Iowa) and various other public & private events and parties including the Minnesota State Fair.

Activities and Contests

Enjoy a variety of Family activities during our Family Friendly Oktoberfest Sunday.
All the Oktoberfest activities will be available with an addition of kids crafts, kid friendly games and activities, face painting, and more!
Watch adorable Wiener Dogs parade around in their best German attire during Sunday's Dachshund Parade. Get a chance to meet and get to know the dogs, some of which are Canterbury Wiener Dog Race Champions!
Want to register YOUR dog to join the parade? Please contact Mel Stamm under for more information!
Can't get enough of the delicious German food? Sign up for our Brat eating contest! Participants will receive three brats in a bun each. The person who finishes all five brats first, wins! The Brat Eating Competition will take place during Friday and Sunday of our Oktoberfest.
Show off your own and your Kid's traditional attire during our Best German Dressed Contest! If you think your family is the best dressed in the building - sign up! Participants outfits must fit the category of German dressed, however modern spins on traditional dress are welcome! The crowd as well as our MC will decide on the winner.
Show off your strength with this German Festival Classic! The High Striker will be available all weekend for everyone to prove their strongman abilities.
Prove your strength during our traditional Bavarian Masskrugstemmen (“beer-stein holding”) contest. Participants will be holding a one-liter stein of beer in one outstretched arm for as long as possible. A filled stein weighs roughly five pounds and must be kept parallel to the ground at all times. Any spilling leads to immediate disqualification! The person who holds theirs out for the longest time, wins.
Call it whatever you want, but nothing beats a (friendly) game of Bags! With room for up to 16 teams, everyone will get to enjoy the best yard game the mid-west has to offer.

Food and Beverage

Canterbury Park Oktoberfest will offer a variety of beers, including:
  • Summit
  • Lift Bridge Oktoberfest
  • Badger Hill Brewing
  • Schell's
Not a beer drinker? No problem! A Full bar will be available with cocktails, seltzers, etc.

Enjoy some authentic German fare with everything from Brats to Bavarian Pretzels out of Canterbury's own kitchen as well as from our specialty vendors, offering desserts, classic fair favorites and unique food options.

Want to become a vendor?

Do you sell authentic German Items? Do you make German food? Do you own a small business that sells specialty items? If you think that your business could fit into our Oktoberfest weekend, please contact Mel Stramm under for more information or fill out our Vendor Registration Form:

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