Gilbert OktoberFest


October 2024
2pm – 9pm

Gilbert Civic Center – 50 E Civic Center Dr, Gilbert, AZ 85296

Oktoberfest is the best time ever,
beer none!


Lace up your dirndl, throw on your lederhosen and grab a stein to celebrate the Gilbert Oktoberfest. Kicking off the autumn season with bratwurst, pretzels and refreshing Bavarian suds from some Gilbert’s finest local craft breweries and other traditional beers. Guests will enjoy many crowd favorites including; traditional polka music, brat eating contest, stein holding competition and live music.


Performing Live at the Event


The Klaberheads

The Klaberheads

The Franz Klaber Orchestra is Hamilton, Ohio’s oldest band.. The original Franz Klaber Orchestra was founded in 1930 and led by Franz Klaber, a German immigrant from the Saxony region of Germany. Franz Jr took over the band and under his leadership, the band affectionately became known as the Klaberheads. The fourth generation of Klabers are making their mark as well. Erika’s daughter, Emily Muench, performs regularly with the band. The Klaberheads have not only kept a family tradition alive, but have helped keep German Heritage alive.

The Taide Band

The Taide Band

The Taide Band is a Phoenix-based 4-piece that combines the best of reggae, classic rock, blues, hip-hop, r&b, and latin flavors to create the high-energy live show they’ve become known for throughout Arizona.

2023 Stage Schedule



DJ Lederhosen/Funk House Brass Band



Keg Tapping Carmony with Desert Monks Brewing Co.



The Taide Band



DJ Lederhosen



Stein Holding Contest



The Klaberheads



Brat Eating Contest



Stein Holding Contest



The Klaberheads



DJ Lederhosen



Stein Holding Contest



The Klaberheads

Event Details Coming Soon!

Forty8 Live! tickets are only sold on TixJuJu and Posh ticketing platforms. We encourage you not to purchase tickets from any other site or location, as they are more than likely fraudulent, and the tickets will not be honored.

Participating Breweries


Thank You to Our Sponsors


Frequently Asked Questions

Gilbert Civic Center – 50 E Civic Center Dr., Gilbert, AZ 85296

• Small, lightweight backpack (drawstring bag or purse)
• Two (2) sealed bottles of water PER PERSON
• Sunscreen (lotion only, no aerosol spray)
• Camera (professional equipment allowed, but not encouraged)
• Lawn Chairs
• Small child snacks and medical needs
• Umbrellas – small to medium

• NO glass bottles or cans (1 sealed plastic water bottle is permitted)
• NO skateboards, scooters, or hover boards
• NO shade structures
• NO chains or spiked clothing (ie. wallet chain, vest with sharp spikes)
• NO weapons of any kind (knives, guns, mace/pepper spray, tasers, etc)
• NO laser pointers or artificial noise makers
• NO fireworks or explosives
• NO aerosol cans (including can / spray sunscreen)
• NO alcohol or illegal substances
• NO small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (aka Drones)

Plan ahead on where to park as you get ready to head out to the festival and get there early! Gilbert Civic Center has parking onsite, but it is possible the lots will reach capacity.

Parking is free.

Yes, the Valley Metro system provides public transportation throughout the greater Phoenix metro area. Visit http://www.valleymetro.org/ for routes, pricing and tips to plan your trip.

Picture ID is required to purchase or consume alcohol. Your ID will be checked upon entrance into the event and could be checked randomly as asked throughout the event. Guests 21 years of age and older will be issued a wristband allowing alcohol purchase.

Not all food vendors accept debit or credit cards so please bring cash with you. ATMs are available within the festival site for your convenience.

$15 plus fees online ONLY available for a limited time. Ticket prices increase closer to the event. Kids 12 and under will be admitted for free.

You can purchase your admission ticket in advance via the website using a credit/debit card. On the day of the event, you can only purchase your ticket online using credit/debit card. There will be no box office at the festival.

Children 12-years-old and under are admitted into the event for free with a paying adult.

Yes, there will be ATM machines located at both entrances and throughout the event.

This is a rain or shine event.

Service animals only, please.

Lost and found is located at the Entrance. You may email [email protected] after the event for lost items.

The Gilbert Police Department and Gilbert FD EMS crew will be on hand to ensure your safety.

For information on how to become an official sponsor, send an email to [email protected]

For information on how to become an event vendor, contact [email protected]


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