After 33 years in German Park, Oktoberfest is moving to the Indiana State Fairgrounds in the Agriculture/Horticulture building and the adjacent parking lot. The festival features authentic, traditional German cuisine like frikadellen (German hamburgers), bratwurst, knachwurst, sauerkraut and German-style potato salad, plus a wide variety of German and domestic beers in the German Bier and Wein Garten. Visitors can also enjoy live music from Jay Fox and the Bavarian Showtime Band, Peacetrain, Dave & Rae and many more, as well as dancing, carnival rides and games like Bingo and Monte Carlo.
The festival runs Aug. 29-31 and Sept. 5-6, 4 p.m.-midnight. Tickets are $6 at the gate, $5 in advance; children 10 and younger are free. Advance tickets are available at the State Fairgrounds ticket office and the German-American Klub at 8602 S. Meridian St. The Oktoberfest Train will be running from Fishers to the fairgrounds on all of the days of Oktoberfest. Round-trip tickets are $14, $9 for children 3-12. For more information, contact the German-American Klub at 317-888-6940 or visit www.indyoktoberfest.com.