Oktoberfest in Munich, the world's most famous beer festival, takes place every year in September and October; here are the exact dates of Oktoberfest and the opening hours of all Oktoberfest beer tents and fun rides.
Dates of Oktoberfest:
2015: September - 19 - October 4 (Full guide to 2015 Oktoberfest)
Weekdays: 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Weekends and Holidays: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Daily Beer Tent Closing Time: 11:30 p.m.
Exception: "Käfer Wiesn-Schänke" and the "Wine Tent " stay open until 1:00 a.m.
To find out which beer tent is home to the best yodelers, the most celebrities, and the best food, check out my list The Best Oktoberfest Beer Tents.
Carnival and Rides:
Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Friday, Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Sundays and Holidays: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
To find out more about the beer festival, read our complete our Visitor's Guide to Oktoberfest as well as What NOT to do at Oktoberfest.