FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do you have a COVID statement? 

The Triangle Oktoberfest Rotary Foundation, in cooperation with Koka Booth Amphitheatre, continues to make the safety of our guests and staff our highest priority. We continuously monitor and update our protocols based on federal, state, and local guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. We also take into consideration the safety protocols and procedures requested by our visiting artists, promoters, and crews.  

Masks are not currently required in outdoor settings in Cary but are strongly encouraged in situations where social distancing is difficult to maintain. Masks will be required when visiting the restroom facilities on site, in accordance with local mandates for masking in indoor or enclosed spaces, so please bring your masks.


What does “Gemutlichkeit” mean?

A state of warmth, friendliness and good cheer. Gemutlichkeit!


What does “Prost” mean?

“Cheers” in German accompanied with a beer and commonly followed shortly by a toast. Prost!


Why do I need to pay to get in if I’m not drinking?

A good question. Because we created Triangle Oktoberfest as a way to enjoy a family friendly German festival with plenty of traditional Bavarian food and beer, all in support of some really great health, hunger, and humanitarian causes within our community and abroad.


What kind of beer will be there? What are the prices?

Over 30+ beers on tap! Go with original Bavarian choices such as Paulaner, Spaten, and Hofbrau in the German Biergarten or a host of seasonal Oktoberfest brews and local craft favorites in our other Biergarten.


What kind of food will be there?

Well, for one, there will be lots of authentic Bavarian fare! To start, the Butcher’s Market and Rotary Clubs will serve fire grilled brats. Then try some of Capital Club 16’s amazing food, and Annelore’s German Bakery pastries and other authentic German foods.


How do I get my dog in the Wiener Dog Race?

If you have a living and breathing wiener dog (Dachshund), sign up for our annual race! We welcome D1 athletes, the pretty ones, and even the older mature one.


Can I bring my pet?

No animals are permitted within the Booth Amphitheatre venue, except for registered special needs assistance dogs, and, of course, registered contestants in the Wiener Dog Races!


Do I have to dress in Lederhosen or Dirndls?

No, but it’s highly encouraged to become more immersed in the event with many others dressed up!


Where do I park? How much will it cost?

Parking is available at the venue for $5 cash only. A limited number of Preferred Parking spaces located close to the Main Gate are available for $10. Check out the venue parking map for details. Check out the venue parking map for details.


Will transportation be provided?

No. However, local taxi companies will on site throughout the event, along with Uber & Lyft drivers on those respective apps.


Are there any hotels close to the event?

Absolutely. Several hotels are located within 5 miles of the venue. Lodging partners for the event include the Hampton Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, and Doubletree by Hilton.


What if it rains?

Don’t worry, there will be plenty of space under cover in the Biergartens and Crescent – Triangle Oktoberfest will go on rain or shine!


Is smoking permitted?

Smoking will be allowed, but only within designated areas.