As autumn returns to Tulsa, so does one of its longtime festival favorites — Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa — and with it several new updates for 2021.

Now in its 42nd year, Oktoberfest crafts, carnival, food and beer will call River West Festival Park home Oct. 21-24. Rather than parking at the festival grounds, attendees will need to ride the free “Schnelle Fahrt” shuttles, which will pick up at parking locations along Boston Avenue, the Blue Dome District, Oklahoma State University-Tulsa campus and several south Tulsa locations.

“This just opens up another avenue for us,” says Tonja Carrigg, River Park’s director of community relations. “The festival starts as you get on the shuttle.” No parking is available at the festival.

Admission tickets are only available online. Carrigg says Oktoberfest also has gone cashless in 2021. So long, coupons! Credit cards and phone payment apps will be accepted on site for food and drink purchases. 

Along with local favorites Siegi’s for brats and the German-American Society of Tulsa’s potato pancakes, festival goers can reserve seating at Der Restaurant am Himmel (Restaurant in the Sky) where a three-course Bavarian meal will be served on Thursday and Friday nights, and two seatings on Saturday.

Local brewers, including Marshall Brewing Co. and Dead Armadillo, will be among the 80-plus beer varieties at the festival.

Tulsa Oktoberfest benefits River Parks, which manages hundreds of acres of

Tulsa’s riverfront parkland.

Visit tulsaoktoberfest.org for complete details.

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