Old World Oktoberfest in Peoria


There will be no Oktoktoberfest event in 2019.

Please check back in 2020.

Admission: $5 (FREE for guests under 21)

AC4GC, Inc. is supported in part by affiliate funding from the City of Peoria. The Old World Oktoberfest will again be partnering with the City of Peoria to support their community programs.

Put on your Lederhosen or Dirndls and join us for this great Bavarian Festival… a traditional German “Volksfest” in the heart of Phoenix… a giant “Bier Garten” with buxom beer maidens serving Bavarian brews; Bavarian bands playing lively tunes and leading sing-alongs of old time drinking songs; mouth watering sausages and strudel; Bavarian dancing and lots of good old-fashioned fun at this authentic old-world family event! Our “Festhallen” is for the young and the “young at heart”, whether you hail from Germany or central Phoenix. Sample traditional German foods and drinks, enjoy the music, and shop from a variety of authentic German products. Bring the family - there are lots of fun kid’s activities for their enjoyment.

The focus of the Old World Oktoberfest in the park is to celebrate the German heritage and culture with the traditional "Gemuetlichkeit" and entertainment with the Echten Wald Buam direct from Germany. Children can experience challenges from bouncing castles, crafts and other amusement in the Kinder village. The choices in traditional German Food from the typical bratwurst and pig roast  with all the trimmings such as potato salad, sauerkraut, pretzels and the world famous apfelstrudel. To round out the typical Oktoberfest there will be "Warsteiner, the queen of beers" to quench your thirst.

The Alphorn blowing contest is an all-time favorite with musicians and those with the desire try out this unique instrument. The famous Polka contest will again award the best dance performance with prizes. The very popular Warsteiner bier stein holding competition for men and women is a great crowd please. The Henkel Corporation will exhibit products that are designed and marketed right here in the valley.

We invite sponsors to participate in this festival and use this opportunity to market their products and services to some 3000 potential new customers.

More than 100 volunteers helped make last year's event a great success. If you would like to be involved, please go to the volunteer sign-up for details.

The organizer of the "Old World" Oktoberfest in Peoria is the Arizona Center for Germanic Cultures, Inc. AC4GC, a 501(c)3 not for profit corporation founded in 2005 and representing people of Germanic roots, mostly from German speaking countries such as Germany, Austria and Switzerland. All proceeds from the event will be used to advance the plan to establish a Germanic Cultural Center of Heritage and Innovation which will showcase how Germanic people have influenced the American fabric of life.

If you are interesting in helping at Oktoberfest this year, please visit the link below.

Volunteer sign up form

A Word from the President

Just the word OKTOBERFEST evokes pictures of Germany with lots of family fun, bratwurst and—yes—Beer! 
Today we invite you to join in the activities, listening to the best oompah-pah music imported from Germany for the occasion and reveling in the traditions and culture of the Germanic people. This is as close as it gets to the real thing, on the meadow (“Wies’n”) with real German beer fresh from the keg (“O’zapft is”). Sit back, listen to the music and enjoy the typical food and libations from Germany.