Traditionally, the Bavarian tradition of Oktoberfest is held from mid-September to early October, but for those not traveling to Germany this year, there are several places and events in the Greater Houston area to celebrate.
Sept. 15-Oct. 7
The Houston brewery hosts multiple weekends of Oktoberfest celebrations with live music, German-style beer, and a German influenced menu at the adjoining restaurant. Each weekend features a charity spotlight to benefit groups assisting with Hurricane Harvey recovery. Hours vary. $18-$25 for half-liter glasses. Karbach Brewing Co., 2032 Karbach St., Houston. 713-680-2739. www.karbachbrewing.com
Sept. 22: Grupo Fantasma with Los Skarnales
Sept. 23: The Bright Light Social Hour with Gio Chamba
Sept. 29: Ishi with Wrestlers
Sept. 30: The Tontons
Oct. 5: Otis the Destroyer
Oct. 6: Flow Tribe
Oct. 7: Blaze x Black
B52 Fest 2017
B-52 Brewing hosts an event with several special-release beers, German food, live music, games and a best-dressed contest. Noon-7 p.m. $5-$25. B-52 Brewing, 12470 Milroy Lane, Conroe. 936-447-4677. www.b52brewing.com
Beetles, Brew & Barbecue
Tomball hosts its Oktoberfest-style festival. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Tomball Historic Depot Plaza, 201 S. Elm St., Tomball. 281-351-5484. www.tomballtx.gov
Deacon Baldy’s hosts an event in their outdoor food truck park with authentic German beers, live music from Jeff Canada and various food trucks. Cost varies by drink. 2-5 p.m. Deacon Baldy’s, 5447 FM 1488, Magnolia. 281-650-2558. www.deaconbaldys.com
Oktoberfest at Southern Star Brewing Company
The Conroe brewery hosts a German-style festival with live polka music from The Moravians, German food vendors, games and beer. The first 500 guest will receive a specialty half-liter German beer stein. Carpooling and ridesharing is encouraged as parking is limited. Noon-10 p.m. $25. Southern Star Brewing Company, 3525 N. Fraizer St., Conroe. 936-441-2739. www.southernstarbrewing.com
Oct. 6-8 and Oct. 20-22
King’s Biergarten & Restaurant in Pearland and King’s BierHaus in The Heights host events featuring live German music, authentic Oktoberfest food, games, beers and competitions. Times vary by date. $12-$30. www.kingsoktoberfest.com
King’s Biergarten & Restaurant, 1329 E. Broadway, Pearland.
King’s BierHaus-The Heights, 2044 E. T C Jester Blvd., Houston.
Saint Arnold Oktoberfest 2017
Houston’s oldest craft brewery hosts the annual event in their beer hall with a costume contest, German-style food, beers and a 20-ounce commemorative mug. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. $15. Saint Arnold Brewing Company, 2000 Lyons Ave., Houston. 713-686-9494. www.saintarnold.com
Oktoberfest at No Label Brewing Co.
The Katy brewery hosts a festival with live music, dancing, food and drinks. Ticket prices include two beers, a special Oktoberfest glass and dinner from Sauerkraut food truck. 7-10 p.m. $30. 5351 1st, St., Katy. 281-693-7545. www.nolabelbrew.com/2017-oktoberfest
The annual Houston festival features Texas and German culture combined with live music, games, shopping, food and beer. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $25-$125. The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park. 105 Sabine St., Houston. www.oktoberfesthouston.com