Oktoberfest opening times

Hours of beer tents, stalls and fairground

All important opening hours at Oktoberfest 2024: When is the tapping of the barrel, what time does the music play till in the tents and what time is the last call? How long in the evening can you admire the Wiesn from above in the Ferris wheel? All the important opening times for the Oktoberfest. The 189th Oktoberfest will take place from September 21, 2024 to Oktober 6, 2024 at Theresienwiese.

Großes Riesenrad auf dem Oktoberfest in München
RAW, Edward Geibel
Opening times of Beer tents, stalls and fairground

Oktoberfest: Beer tent opening times

On the first Saturday of the Oktoberfest, the tents will open at 9 a.m., non-alcoholic beverages (except beer) will be available from 10 a.m., and at 12 noon it will be time to "Ozapft is!" With the tapping, the Oktoberfest is officially opened!

  • Monday through Friday, the tents open at 10 a.m. and close at 11:30 p.m.
  • On Saturdays, Sundays the public holiday on October 3rd, beer is served from 9 a.m., the last beer tapping is at 11:30 p.m.
  • In the big tents the last beer and the last music is at 10:30. p.m.
  • In the small tents, such as chicken fryers, snack and café tents, the last beer and music is at 11 pm.

Exceptions: The Käfer Wiesn-Schänke and Kuffler’s Weinzelt (wine tent) are open till 1 am, last call here is at 12.30 am.

Fish sandwiches, balloons and Oktoberfest hearts: The stalls

  • On the first Saturday of the Oktoberfest the stalls open at 9 a.m. and remain open until midnight.
  • From Monday to Thursday (except on the holiday October 3rd), opening hours start at 10 a.m. and end at 11:30 p.m.
  • Fridays and on Monday, October 2nd, from 10 a.m. until midnight
  • Saturdays from 9 a.m. to midnight
  • Sundays and on the holiday (October 3rd) from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Oktoberfest opening times: Fairground rides and showmen

The Oktoberfest fun of the rides and carnies such as Ferris wheel, Toboggan, Hau den Lukas or Teufelsrad:

  • On the first day, the attractions are open from midday to midnight.
  • Mondays to Thursdays (except on the holiday) you can ride the roller-coaster, enjoy the view from the Ferris wheel or be scared in the ghost train from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
  • On Fridays and on Monday, October 2nd, from 10 a.m. until midnight
  • On Saturdays between 9 a.m. and midnight
  • On Sundays as well as on the holiday (October 3rd) from 10 a.m. till 11:30 p.m.

Oktoberfest: When are the two family days?

Zwei Kinder mit Wiesnbrezn in einem Festzelt auf dem Oktoberfest

On the two Tuesdays there are the official family days at Oktoberfest: They both last till 7 pm. In the tents there are reduced prices and menu deals for children and families and many rides and stalls offer reduced prices on these days. Simply look out for the signs “Familientag” or “Kindertag”.