King's Oktoberfest to be held Oct. 4-6 in Pearland, Oct. 18-20 in the Heights

Wiener schnitzel ($15): Pork, lightly breaded, is served with sauerkraut and Austrian potato salad at King's Biergarten.

Wiener schnitzel ($15): Pork, lightly breaded, is served with sauerkraut and Austrian potato salad at King's Biergarten.

King's Oktoberfest will take place Oct. 4-6 in Pearland at King's Biergarten and Oct. 18-20 at King's BierHaus in the Heights. Both locations will include a ceremonial keg tapping, a Bavarian Strongman competition, a photo booth, a beer pong tournament, live music and adult carnival games, including Bavarian bull riding and axe throwing, according to a press release.

Here are some of the new offerings at both locations:

King's Biergarten, 1329 E. Broadway St., Pearland

  • This year, there will be a brat eating contest at 5 p.m. Oct. 5.

  • The winners of the formal best dressed contest will be crowned king and queen of Oktoberfest at 7 p.m. Oct. 5.

  • Sunday Funday will take place from noon-4 p.m. Oct. 6 and offer activities for the whole family, including a petting zoo, face painting, bounce houses and moonwalks. Kids 10 years or younger will receive free admission.

  • This year, there will be a contest for the best dressed dog at 5 p.m. Oct. 6.

  • Grand prizes this year will include a new Harley Davidson as well as a trip for two to Oktoberfest 2020 in Munich, Germany. The prices will be administered at 7 p.m. Oct. 6.


King's BierHaus, 2044 E. TC Jester Blvd., Houston


  • This year, the BierHaus will host a 3-mile fun run at noon Oct. 19. Participants may dress in German costumes and will receive a stein and beer for $25.

  • This year, there will be a brat eating contest at 5 p.m. Oct. 19.

  • The winners of the formal best dressed contest will be crowned king and queen of Oktoberfest at 7 p.m. Oct. 19.

  • Sunday Funday will take place from noon-4 p.m. Oct. 20 and offer the same activities as the King's Biergarten Sunday Funday. Kids 10 years or younger will receive free admission.

  • This year, there will be a contest for the best dressed dog at 5 p.m. Oct. 20.

  • This year, the grand prize will be a trip for two to Oktoberfest 2020 in Munich, Germany. The prices will be administered at 7 p.m. Oct. 20.


Food at both events includes wursts, ribs, turkey legs, German chocolate cake and beer, including both Texan and German Oktoberfest beers.

Tickets can be purchased at the King's Oktoberfest website and start at $12 a person.
By Haley Morrison
Haley Morrison came to Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after graduating from Baylor University. She was promoted to editor in February 2019. Haley primarily covers city government.


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