When is Oktoberfest 2019 happening?
Tapping the barrel is on Saturday September 21st 2019 at midday. With the words “O’zapfn” the Oberbürgermeister of Munich taps the first barrel with Wiesn beer in the Schottenhamel beer tent. Only once he’s shouted “O’zapft is!”, often followed by “Auf eine friedliche Wiesn!” (“to a peaceful Wiesn!”) does the beer flow to the whole of Oktoberfest and into the beer mugs.
The fun times last till October 6th 2019 – at 10.30 pm is the last call and at 11.30 pm they shout: “Aus is und gar is und schad is, dass’ wahr is!” (“it’s drunk and drunk fully and it’s a shame that it’s true!”)
Oktoberfest 2020 is happening from September 19th to October 4th 2020.