McKinney’s Oktoberfest to take place this weekend, Sept. 28-30

McKinney’s Oktoberfest will be held Sept. 28-30, rain or shine, according to a news release from the city.

The weekend will be full of different events and live music, including Bier Stein races, Giant Bier Pong, a parade and keg-tapping on Friday. Saturday events include weenie dog races, live performances and other activities. A brat-eating contest will take place Sunday, in addition to other events and activities.

The Kinder Korner, carnival, Marktplatz, and big-screen TV for watching football games will be open all weekend in addition to food and beer vendors.

A complete schedule can be found here.

Tickets can be purchased ahead of the event at a variety of businesses in downtown McKinney. The number of tickets needed for food and drink vary. Beer costs seven tickets, soda costs three and food costs between six and 11 tickets, according to the city of McKinney’s website.

Tickets can be purchased at the following locations:
Davis at the Square, 260 E. Davis St.
Ettiene Market, 115 W. Louisiana St.
Kitchenwares on the Square, 213 E. Louisiana St.
Local Yocal Farm to Market, 213 N. Tennessee St.
Market Street, 6100 W. Eldorado Parkway
McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee St.
Texas Monkey Business, 221 E. Louisiana St.

Free three-hour parking and free all-day parking will be available in downtown McKinney throughout the weekend.

Attendees will also be able to park at First McKinney Baptist Church, 1615 E. Louisiana St., and take a free shuttle to the event. Shuttles will take residents to and from the church parking lot every 15 minutes from 4 p.m.-midnight on Friday, 10 a.m.-midnight on Saturday and noon-5 p.m. on Sunday.

There will also a designated zone for Lyft and Uber drivers to pick up and drop off attendees on the west side of Mitchell Park, located on Benge Street.

The following interactive map shows where to park for the event. Yellow markers show free all-day parking and red markers show free three-hour parking.

By Emily Davis
Emily graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in multi-platform journalism and a minor in criminal justice in Spring 2018. During her studies, Emily worked as an editor and reporter at The Houstonian, SHSU's local newspaper. Upon graduation, she began an editorial internship at Community Impact Newspaper in DFW, where she was then hired as Community Impact's first McKinney reporter in August 2018.


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