Cary Hosts 7th Annual Triangle Oktoberfest Next Weekend

Cary, NC — Next weekend the Triangle’s largest Oktoberfest event will return to Koka Booth Amphitheater.

The annual event is held in partnership by the Apex Sunrise and Cary MacGregor Rotary Clubs in collaboration with the Town of Cary. This year, Triangle Oktoberfest will take place Friday, October 1 from 5-10 PM and Saturday, October 2nd from 12-8:30 PM. 

A Peek at the 2021 Lineup

New this year, fresh off headlining the largest Oktoberfest in the world outside Munich, is the Black Forest Band from Kitchener, Ontario. Other returning favorites include the ever-popular Wiener Dog Races, Masskrugstemmen (stein hoist competition), Hammerschlagen (hammer striking), Kinder Platz (kid play area), and the Miss Oktoberfest Contest. New activities this year include Gutten Spritzer and the return of the Futbol Zone.

The event will feature traditional beer, food, and fare. Beer lovers can enjoy a host of authentic German beers from Munich (Spatan, Hofbrau, Paulaner, Bitburger, Konig Ludwig, and Ayinger) along with seasonal Oktoberfest and craft beers from local breweries. Edible offerings include traditional Bavarian food from Capital Club 16, Annelore’s German Bakery, and of course Brats from the Butcher’s Market. Souvenir mugs, Alpine hats, and more will be on sale, too.

Time to Grab Tickets

Advance admission tickets are $15 for Friday, $20 for Saturday all day, and $15 for Saturday after 4:00 PM. Kids 16 and under are free. Discounts of $5 are available for seniors (60+) and active or retired military with I.D.

Beer samplers are available for $30.  All proceeds benefit the Triangle Oktoberfest Rotary Foundation, a local nonprofit which has raised more than $350,000 to date from the event and have used proceeds to make contributions to Alzheimer’s research, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of NC, the U.S. Veterans Corps, and over 20 other local charities, international service projects, and youth scholarships and exchange programs.

“We are excited to host the event again this year and have planning underway to safely run this outdoor charity event in accordance with applicable local and state protocols,” said Craig Duerr, Triangle Oktoberfest Bürgermeister.

“Recently we were able to safely host our Peak City Pig Fest event in Downtown Apex and are confident that we will have the same success in October to help support our disaster relief efforts while at the same time celebrating German culture,” Duerr added.

Tickets for this family-friendly festival are on sale now through the Booth Amphitheatre Box Office at or by calling the Box Office at 1-800-514-3849 on Monday through Friday from Noon to 6:00 PM.

For more details and information about the event, go to

Story from staff reports. Photos courtesy of Brooke Meyer, 2018 Triangle Oktoberfest.

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