Where to Find the Best Oktoberfest in Philly

The month of October brings lots of exciting fall fun: sweater weather, pumpkin spice and firepit parties. One of the best ways to welcome autumn near your Royal Athena apartment is at one of the many fall festivals taking place in and around Philly this month. Some emphasize fashion, others art and still others music—but most have one thing in common: brews! Oktoberfest-themed events abound in the area this month, offering you plenty of opportunities to enjoy some sudsy socializing in the spectacular October weather.

If you’re looking for a fall festival with a unique spin, check out Oktoberfest at the 23rd Street Armory, set for Oct. 18 and 19, considered the biggest and best Oktoberfest in the area. What makes the festival such a standout is that it’s rooted in authenticity, with genuine German culture served up from all corners of the massive 16,000-square-foot space, located 20 minutes from your Royal Athena apartment.

The main hall of the venue will be transformed into a blue-and-white Munich festival tent, transporting locals across the pond to Germany—without ever leaving Philly! Authentic festival tables have been imported straight from Germany to mimic the look and feel of the country’s Oktoberfest celebrations. German musicians and dancers will take the stage all day, and many attendees get into the spirit of the season with traditional German attire.

No Oktoberfest is complete without German food and beer, and the Armory’s Oktoberfest definitely delivers. Each ticket comes with a Bavarian pretzel, and plenty of other German food will be available for purchase, including sauerkraut, German meats and cheeses, potato salad and much more. A general admission ticket also nets the festivalgoer a liter of genuine German beer, with lots of options for brew lovers of all tastes also available for purchase. And if you really want to make the most of your ticket, opt for a VIP pass, which gets you two free liters, reserved seating, a platter of food and a glass liter stein to take home.


23rd Street Armory

22 S. 23rd St.

Philadelphia, PA 19103