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Addison Circle Park: 4970 Addison Circle Drive Addison, TX. 75001

The Event Entrance is located at the corner of Quorum Drive and Addison Circle Drive

Free Parking

Millennium Garage (15455 North Dallas Parkway)

Colonnade Garage (15305 North Dallas Parkway)

Addison Circle One Garage (15601 Dallas Parkway)

Addison Circle Two Garage (15725 North Dallas Parkway)

**Handicap Parking available at DART parking lot (4925 Arapaho Road)

FAQ

1NEW for 2019!

All event vendors will now accept Cash, Major Credit Cards and Tasty Bucks at any booth location.

What does this mean for event patrons?
- Fewer and Shorter lines! Guests are no longer required to purchase Tasty Bucks or Festival Coupons to buy food and drinks.
- Valid Tasty Bucks from all years will still be accepted at all Addison events, including Taste Addison, Addison Kaboom Town!® and Addison Oktoberfest
- There will be no exchanges or refunds for Tasty Bucks from previous years.

2Event Hours & Ticket Information

Event Hours

Thursday, September 19: 6pm - 11pm

Friday, September 20: 6pm - 11pm

Saturday, September 21: 11am - 11pm

Sunday, September 22: 11am - 6pm

Tickets

FREE Admission Thursday and Sunday

General Admission: $10

Admission is free for all children under age 10

3General Rules & Info

- Addison Oktoberfest is a rain or shine festival, subject to change or cancellation by the Town of Addison for extreme weather or other risk to public safety. Ticket sales are final and no refunds or exchanges will be issued, except in the event of festival cancellation.

- Alcoholic beverage sales end at 10:30pm. No alcohol may enter or leave the festival grounds.

- We strive to make Addison Circle Park as ADA-Friendly as possible, but not all areas are easily accessible with a wheelchair or stroller.

- A limited supply of complimentary sunscreen and bug spray is available to patrons at the Festival Command Post.

- Several ATM's are located throughout the festival grounds. Normal service fees apply. Please refer to the event map once on-site for specific locations.

- Patrons attend the event at their own risk.

4How can I get involved?

- Food Vendor Please contact Yesenia Saldivar

- Arts & Crafts/Activity Vendors: Please contact Monica Marsh

- Entertainment: Please contact Shelbi Stofer

- Sponsorship: Please contact Addison Special Events

- Volunteer: Please contact Stacy Love

5Where is Addison Circle Park?

- Addison Circle Park is located at 4970 Addison Circle Drive Addison, TX 75001

- The Event Entrance is located at the corner of Quorum Drive and Addison Circle Drive

6Parking

- FREE Festival Parking is located in the garages located on Arapaho Road and the Dallas North Tollway.

- Handicap parking is available at the DART parking lot, located at Quorum Drive and Arapaho Road

7Re-entry
Guests who leave the event and plan to return on the same day must get their hand stamped before they leave at the Main Entrance exit gate. When guests return to the park, they can enter through any lane at the Main Entrance with a valid hand stamp. Normal admission screening required.
8Where do I pick up my Addison Oktoberfest Ticket Package?

Please print off your Showclix ticket voucher and present it at Guest Services located near the Main Entrance at the northwest corner of Quorum Drive and Addison Circle Drive.

9Chamberlain's Brau Haus Reservations
Please print off your Chamberlain's Brau Haus ticket and present it at Guest Services located near the Main Entrance. After entering, take your ticket to the Paulaner Partyhalle 20 minutes prior to dinner for check in. Guests will receive a commemorative .5 liter stein and $25 Chamberlains' promotional gift card at selected dinner seating.
10Why is Oktoberfest held in September?
Addison Oktoberfest coincides with the opening of the 16-day festival in Munich, Germany. The original celebration began on October 10, 1810 to celebrate the royal wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria and Princess Therese of Saxon-Hildeburghausen. In 1880, the festival was scheduled to start in September so the festival could enjoy more pleasant weather.
11Stein Policy

- Patrons are permitted to bring personal steins into Addison Oktoberfest; however, for the health and safety of our guests, steins will not be refilled. Instead, the bier will be served in a plastic cup (.5L) for you to pour and enjoy in your personal stein!

- If patrons purchase an Addison Oktoberfest .5L stein filled with bier the first bier will be served in the new stein. Each additional pour will then be served in a plastic cup (.5L).

- Please see the full list of Paulaner biers served and prices here.

12What can I bring?

Items ALLOWED

- Personal steins. For the health and safety of our guests, steins will not be refilled.

- Purses, handbags, diaper bags and medium backpacks. All bags will be searched, please leave these items at home to avoid delayed entry.

- Strollers, children's wagons and wheelchairs.

- Personal umbrellas not to exceed 65" in diameter.

- Medically-Necessary Supplies. Must be in prescription packaging with photo ID.

Items NOT ALLOWED

- NO large bags

- NO pop-up tents

- NO pets or other animals. Service animals are permitted.

- NO outside food or drinks.

- NO illegal weapons, knives or sharp objects.

- NO illegal substances

- NO coolers

- NO bicycles, skates, scooters or skateboards

- NO lawn chairs

- NO laser pointers

- NO fireworks or explosives

- NO drones

All patrons entering Addison Circle Park will go through a strict screening process. You will be asked to get rid of any prohibited items. Addison DOES NOT provide a check station for holding personal items.

13Can I bring a weapon into the event?
Citizens who possess a valid Texas License to Carry (LTC) permit will be allowed to bring their weapon into the event. Please check in with the Addison Police Officer at the front gate (or ask for assistance from the Guest Services tent near the Main Entrance) and be prepared to show your LTC. Shotguns, rifles, large knives, swords, battle axes, or any other weapons are not permitted.
14Pet Policy

- NO pets are allowed. Only animals that assist people with disabilities will be permitted. The tasks performed by the service animal must be directly related to the person's disability. All service animals must remain on a leash or harness and may not be left unattended. Please make sure service animals are wearing all appropriate identifications and tags.

- ONLY Dachshund breed dogs participating in the Dachshund Dash will be permitted into Addison Circle Park on Sunday of the event. They must check in at Guest Services and receive a wristband for entry. All dogs must remain on a leash and wear their current rabies tag.

15Video and Photography

- Video surveillance cameras are used in Addison Circle Park.

- An official event photographer will be taking photos throughout the festival grounds.

- Patrons attending the event may be pictured in event marketing.

16Road Closures

Click here to view all the road closures.
If you have any questions regarding Road or Park Closures, please feel free to contact the Special Events office at 972-450-2800.

17Lose something at the event?

-During event hours, a lost and found is located at the Festival Command Post located on the North side of the park on Addison Circle Dr.

- Contact Addison Police Department at 972-450-7156 for lost and found items.

18I still have a question...

- General Information please contact Jasmine at jlee@addisontx.gov

- General Info or Entertainment questions please contact Shelbi at sstofer@addisontx.gov

- Food and Beverage questions please contact Yesenia at ysaldivar@addisontx.gov

- Marketplace & Activities questions please contact Monica at mmarsh@addisontx.gov

CONTACT US.

Addison Special Events Department
Event Information
specialeventsinfo@addisontx.gov
972-450-2800

Kelly Hunter - Shiroma Southwest
Media and PR
kelly@shiromasouthwest.com
972-732-6100 (office), 972-489-4361 (cell)