In keeping with the “Service Above Self” mission, the Apex Sunrise and Cary MacGregor Rotary Clubs have again partnered together in collaboration with the Town of Cary to host the 9th Annual Triangle Oktoberfest at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre. We have created the largest and most authentic German festival in NC to celebrate German culture in the Triangle and to support charitable organizations here in our community and abroad.

Live entertainment will showcase the largest and most exciting Wiener Dog Races in NC, a kid friendly (and parent approved)Kinder Platz with face painting and games, Mass Krugstemmen (Stein Hoist) and SchlagenHammer (Hammer-Striking) competitions, Yodeling contest, and the Miss and Mr. Oktoberfest pageant.


  • Over 50 beers including Hofbrau, Paulaner, Bitburger, Ayinger, Hacker Pschorr, and Spaten from Mὓnich, along with a host of seasonal Oktoberfest beers and favorites from local craft breweries.
  • Traditional Bavarian food from Capital Club 16, Annelore’s German Bakery, other local vendors, and, of course, fire-grilled Brats from the Butcher’s Market!
  • Option for unlimited beer sampling glasses. Enjoy, but please drink responsibly.


By attending the 9th Annual Triangle Oktoberfest, you’ll be supporting great causes including health, hunger, and humanity grants abroad, Alzheimer’s Research, Leukemia & Lymphoma, U.S. Veterans’ Corps, disaster relief, youth scholarships and exchange, to just name a few. To date, the Triangle Oktoberfest Rotary Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has contributed over $600,000 to charity.

This year we are excited to designate the Meg’s Smile Foundation as our main beneficiary and charity partner. For information about their mission to bring smiles to the faces of children affected by serious illness and their families while they are going through what can be a very long and emotional journey, visit www.megsmile.org. To learn about the Apex Sunrise and Cary MacGregor Rotary Clubs, visit www.apexsunriserotaryclub.org and www.carymacgregorrotary.org.

For complete information on Triangle Oktoberfest, go to www.triangleoktoberfest.org and follow updates on Twitter and Facebook.


Due to the overwhelming success and attendance from previous Triangle Oktoberfest events, check out our latest ticket prices which are available to purchase online today by clicking here!

$5.00 discount available on all tickets for seniors (60+) and military, police, fire, and emergency medical service personnel (with ID)

* Must have valid 21 and older ID to purchase beer tickets. ** Admission Tickets may be purchased in person at Koka Booth’s Box Office. Tickets for Koka Booth events are subject to applicable taxes and fees. 100% of all proceeds from the event will go to the Triangle Oktoberfest Rotary Foundation for distribution to main beneficiary and our other charity partners. See the Who We Support page for more information on our charity partners.


  • Guests can bring the following items to this event:

    • Umbrella
    • Clear bags no larger than 12″ x12″ x 9″
    • Small Clutch purses no larger than 4.5” x 6.5 “ 
    • Factory-sealed plastic bottles of water (1 per person). 
      • No glass/cans/flavored water  
    • Empty reusable non-glass water bottle up to 1 Liter. 
      • Water Fill Stations located in the Cobblestone Courtyard and all restrooms. 
    • Lawn chairs:
      • No Footrest, Canopy, Lounge, Tri-Fold or Swinging Chairs.
      • Please remove the chair from the bags at the security checkpoint.
    • Rain Coats
    • Ponchos
    • Small non-professional cameras with no flash
    • Strollers

    All small clutches & clear bags are subject to search.


  • Balloons, Banners & Signs
  • Bikes/skateboards/Inline Skates
  • Blankets, Towels, Mats of any kind or Size
  • Brochures/Stickers/Handouts
  • Confetti/Glitter
  • Coolers 
  • Drones
  • Fireworks/Sparklers of any kind
  • Food & Beverages
  • Glass is NOT permitted. Please leave your traditional glass and ceramic steins at home.
  • Go Pros, Audio or video recorders
  • Grills & Open Flames (inside or outside the venue)
  • Hula Hoops
  • Illegal Drugs
  • Laser Pointers
  • Pets of any kind (Unless it’s a service Animal or A Weiner Dog register for the Races)
  • Professional cameras with detachable lenses
  • Selfie Sticks
  • Tablets of any kind
  • Tarps & Plastic sheeting
  • Tents/Staking
  • Wagons/Carts
  • Weapons of Any Kind (Include but not limited to knives, guns, tasers, chains, studded/spiked jewelry)


Koka Booth Amphitheatre is a CASHLESS Venue. Credit and Debit cards will be accepted at all points of sale.


Re-entry is not allowed. All events are rain or shine. Please click here for more on our weather policy


Booth Amphitheatre shares our parking lots with local business around the venue. Parking spaces for this event will be available but very limited until 5:00 pm. We strongly encourage Uber, Lyft, Taxi Services or carpooling if you plan on arriving before 5:00pm. After 5:00pm we will have plenty of parking available.

Parking is free for this event. Please click here for more information on parking at Booth Amphitheatre.