Fall is one of the most fabulous times of the year, especially in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The season brings brightly colored leaves, gorgeous weather, and not to mention, Oktoberfest! The world’s largest beer festival, Oktoberfest began in Munich, Germany, in the 1800’s, but is now celebrated around the world by thousands of people each year. Eureka Springs offers its own version of this fabulous Bavarian festival, complete with food, live entertainment, and plenty of beer. If you’re interested in a day full of celebrations and a fun-filled getaway, find out how to plan the best Eureka Springs Oktoberfest weekend below!
As you begin planning your Eureka Springs Oktoberfest weekend, be sure to have a copy of our Vacation Guide on hand. It’s completely free, easy to use, and full of great local recommendations! Discover the best restaurants, outdoor activities, and off-the-beaten-path places to include on your trip.
How to Have the Best Eureka Springs Oktoberfest Weekend
Learn about Oktoberfest
One of our town’s favorite events, Eureka Springs Oktoberfest is a full-day celebration of the harvest season with food, drinks, and fun. Enjoy live music from wonderful bands and classic Bavarian cuisine including Brats, turkey legs, and more. Of course, it wouldn’t be a true Oktoberfest without the beer! The annual festival includes the finest craft brews from more than 25 local breweries and cideries. Each year, the Eureka Springs Oktoberfest is bigger than the last. We expect no different this year, so attending this festival is a must!
Oktoberfest is a fundraising effort by the Eureka Springs Rotary Club. The event benefits community projects including “Back Our Kids” which provides backpacks of food for children at risk of hunger. Support a great cause while enjoying a fabulous day!
Plan Your Trip!
The 2018 Eureka Springs Oktoberfest takes place Saturday, October 20th, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The festival is located in the heart of downtown Eureka Springs on Center Street between DeVito’s and Grotto Wood-Fired Grill and Wine Cave. Follow the Oktoberfest Facebook page for important updates and event details!
Discover More Fabulous Activities
If you’re in town for Eureka Springs Oktoberfest, your Saturday will be spent enjoying delicious food, great company, and plenty of beer! During the rest of your trip, you’ll find plenty of wonderful ways to spend your time. Whether you want to explore the outdoors or just completely relax, there’s something for everyone here.
Spend an afternoon on a scenic hiking trail or hop into a kayak and experience Eureka Springs from a different perspective. For those just looking to take it easy, savor a delicious meal at one of Eureka Springs’ best restaurants or climb aboard the Dinner Train and enjoy a truly unique dining experience.
Complete Your Stay at Beaver Lake Cottages
If you’re looking for the perfect place to stay near the Eureka Springs Oktoberfest, look no further than Beaver Lake Cottages! Our cozy lakeside cabins provide the ultimate retreat after the festivities in town. Unwind with a glass of wine or a soothing soak in your Jacuzzi tub for two. Plus, fall is one of the most magnificent times of the year on Beaver Lake! Experience breathtaking fall foliage over the shimmering lake from the comfort of your private deck.
For ways to make your stay a little extra indulgent, take a look at our Beaver Lake specials and packages. We have several affordable packages and seasonal specials ranging from romantic getaways and couples massages to sailboat excursions and downtown adventures. Your dream Eureka Springs vacation awaits!
Check the availability of all our accommodations now and book your stay today. We look forward to hosting you soon!