Kapolei’s First Oktoberfest Is Saturday

The first Oktoberfest was actually a wedding reception. On October 12, 1810, Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria married Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. They generously invited the whole town of Munich to celebrate with them.

Everyone had such a good time they decided to do it the next year, and the next, and 218 years later it’s the biggest folk festival in the world.

Kapolei’s 1st Oktoberfest is Saturday 10/6 from 5pm-9pm at The Lawn at Kapolei Commons.

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The same folks who do Eat The Street are putting on Oktoberfest. They promise German music, German food, more than 20 Oktoberfest beers from around the world, and lawn games. Judging from pics from the Oktoberfest they held at Bishop Museum two weeks ago, it’s a good time.

Food trucks will provide most of the eating options, but Kapolei Commons restaurants are participating too.

Eating House will be serving German food with local style, developed by Executive Chef Isaiah Badua.

The highlight of their menu is bratwurst made by Pono Pork in Waiʻanae, served on buns from Ohia Bakery in Waipahu.

Badua is also planning a housemade pretzel, a bacon and cheese spatzle (similar to mac & cheese), and German pastries.

The stage will be over by the stop sign

Tickets are $20. That gets you admission, plus two beers.

You can also buy a VIP ticket, for $75. VIPs get 5 beer tickets, plus a collectible mug that’s larger than the regular cup—so you get more beer in each pour. VIPs also get admission to a 4pm pre-party with light pupus.

Oktoberfest is one of the first of a new series of monthly events on The Lawn at Kapolei Commons—the grassy area between the Bank of Hawaiʻi and the Target is now an awesome new gathering place for outdoor events on the west side.