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Muskegon Oktoberfest

October 6 - October 7


A Bavarian Celebration with Michigan’s Longest Beer Tasting Trail

Celebrate the season outdoors at Muskegon Winter Sports Complex. Enjoy classic German music, food and traditions along Michigan’s longest beer trail of local craft brewers. O’zapft is! (It’s tapped!) drink the first beer as we tap the kegs on Friday night.  On Saturday evening, hit the beer trail for a taste of a variety of local beers and wines and hear the  sounds of Ein Prosit and other local musicians.

Friday Night Tapping of the KOktoberfesteg

Join us the night before the big celebration as we tap the first kegs. This is an Oktoberfest tradition and you wont want to miss the first tastes of our exclusive Oktoberfest beers!

Saturday Volksmarch

On Saturday morning join the first Volksmarch, a traditional German hike with friends, across the trails of Muskegon State Park to enjoy Pure Michigan fall weather.

oktob3Local Breweries at Five Biergartens

Sample beers trails at the Sports Complex, the longest beer tasting trail in Michigan. Stop at five different German inspired biergartens with games and music. Four specially brewed Oktoberfest beers will be available from Pigeon Hill Brewing Company, Unruly Brewing, Grand Armory Brewing Company and Fetch Brewing Co.

Oktoberfest Main Stage

oktob14After the biergartens close, the party is just getting started. Enjoy music from Ein Prosit, a traditional German band, at the mainstage. Dance and sing while you sip some of your favorite beers from the tasting trail

Stay for the Weekend at Two Nearby Campgrounds

There’s no better way to celebrate Michigan’s fall season than camping in Muskegon State Park or Pioneer Park. There’s no need to park or drive to the celebration. Shuttle service will be available from both campgrounds. Camp sites are very limited, so don’t delay. Reserve a site at either park now.

Muskegon State Park Pioneer Park

Parking and Shuttle Service

We have a limited number of parking spaces available at the Winter Sports Complex.  Remember, parking at the Sports Complex  or anywhere inside Muskegon State Park also requires a Recreation Passport.

Don’t worry. If you can’t park at the Sports Complex you can take a shuttle from nearby. Shuttle service will be available from Pioneer Park, The Muskegon State Park beach parking lot and the Block House Friday and Downtown on Saturday. Stay tuned for more information on shuttle services.

Get Your Early Bird Season Passes

Oktoberfest is the best time to get your family season passes for the Winter Sports Complex. Save money by purchasing your passes at Oktoberfest for only $125. Prices increase after Oktoberfest. A family season pass is good for your entire household to xc ski, skate or snowshoe all season long. Equipment rental can be added for an additional $30 per person.


A limited number of tickets will be available soon. Don’t miss out on the biggest German celebration this side of Michigan. Begleiten Sie uns (Join us)!


October 6
October 7
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Muskegon Winter Sports Complex
462 Scenic Drive
N. Muskegon,MI49445United States
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