Date: Sept 16, 2023
Canterbury Park - 952-445-7223
Saturday, September 16th
Doors Open: 2:30pm
Oktoberfest Party: 2:30pm - 10:00pm
First Horse Race: 4:05pm

Prost! Join us September 16th for the Ultimate Oktoberfest Celebration and Season Finale of Live Racing for the 2023 Season. Partake in Oktoberfest festivities including Brats, Brews, Oktoberfest LIVE MUSIC, Get Hammered, Keg Walls, Best Dressed & Beard Contests, and SO MUCH MORE!

The day starts with O’zapft is & we will Party the night away from 2:30pm-10pm. See you at the Park!
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Brews | Good Eats | Live Music | Games


Celebrate Oktoberfest with us at Canterbury Park! Our Oktoberfest Event is open to everyone with a Live Racing Ticket, so all can join in on the fun and festivities. For the ultimate Bavarian experience- upgrade to a VIP Ticket! You won't want to miss this all access to an Oktoberfest Feast Buffet, Summit Beer Drink Tickets, and a RESERVED front row table for your party to Horse Races and Live Music Performances

General Admission $10

Ticket Includes:
  • Live Racing Admission
  • Access to all Oktoberfest Events, Games, and Contests throughout the building!
  • LIVE music performances from Polka, Brass, and Cover Bands on our Outdoor Main Stage & inside at the Craft Beer Pub.

VIP Reserved Table $50

Ticket Includes:
  • Live Racing Admission
  • Reserved Table for your party of 4 o 6 on our Outdoors Silks Deck, enjoy front row seating to Horse Races and Live Music Performances throughout the night.
  • One Oktoberfest Feast Buffet per party guest. Enjoy Brats, Sauerkraut, German Potato Salad, Pretzel Bits with Beer Cheese, and more!
  • One Free Summit Oktoberfest Beer Ticket per party guest
Reservations can be made for tables of 4 or 6 at $50 a person.


Hail to the Ale! Enjoy beers from all of your favorite Breweries and their Specialty Oktoberfest Brews right here at Canterbury Park. Plus don't miss our Keg Walls for Insta-Worthy photo opportunities.

Specialty Menu

VIP Feast Buffet

Looking for the Ultimate Bavarian experience? Upgrade to a VIP Ticket! You won't want to miss this all access to an Oktoberfest Feast Buffet, Summit Beer Drink Tickets, and a RESERVED Front Row Table for your party to Horse Races and Live Music Performances.

Doctor Kielbasa!

Enjoy Oktoberfest Live Music
Raise your Stein for a Good Time & dance the night away with Doctor Kielbasa!

Doctor Kielbasa has been one of Minnesota's most popular Oktoberfest bands for nearly 30 years, performing familiar songs in their special style and with a twist of fun.

Insta-Worthy photo ops


Enjoy a plethora of fun contests throughout the night! Put on your Lederhosen and compete for our Best Dressed Contest or challenge your friends to one of our Stein themed Contests. If you've been growing out your mustache or beard, now is the time to show it off in our Best Mustache and Beard Contest!


We have tons of fun activities and games for all to celebrate! Watch adorable Dachshunds in our dog parade, challenge your friends to Get Hammered, Snap some pics at our Keg Walls, and enjoy so many other fun activities to come!


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 Marilyn Schurhammer at for more information or fill out our Vendor Registration Form:


Have a Pup at home who would love to join in on the festivities? Apply for your dog to be apart of our Oktoberfest Dog Parade and Fashion Show! Dress your dog up in a fun outfit and walk them through our parade for all of our guests to enjoy! Applications for this event can be submitted here:


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