FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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 40+ beers on tap!  Go with original Bavarian choices such as Paulaner and Hofbrau in the German Biergarten or a host of seasonal Oktoberfest brews in the R.A. Jeffrey’s Biergarten or some local craft favorities up on the Crescent.

Get ANY beer in a 16 oz. stadium size cup with a $6 ticket! You may also bring your own Stein, Tankards, or Mugs, Boots (depending on size, 2 tickets may be required). Buy your tickets with cash or credit card at designated Ticket Sale locations.  Triangle Oktoberfest commerative 1/2 liter mugs will be available for $4.

Get an UNLIMITED beer in a 5 oz. Triangle Oktoberfest sampler glass for only $25. Enjoy all the beer you want!  But please drink responsibly.

Beer tickets can be used for wine.  Water and soda will also be available to purchase for $2.

What kind of food will be there? What are the prices?
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 for $6 tickets. 

And the food menu options broaden from there to Burgers and Pork Schnitzles Bites from Tribecca Tavern to Wiener Schnitzle and Spaetzle from Capital Club 16 to Pretzels and desserts from Annelore’s German Bakery, and much much more.

Prices for food will vary per vendor and can be paid with cash or credit cards. Admission to the event does not include food or beverages.

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!  And look for The Dirndl Girls to ask them there WHY.

Where do I park? How much will it cost?
Parking is available at the venue for $5 cash only.  Advance purchase of Preferred Parking is available for $10 online.  Limited parking is available before 5:00 PM on Friday because lots are privately owned.  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.