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2015 Oktoberfest


Saturday, October 10, 2015
4:00pm - 9:00pm 

2015 marks the sixth year of The Hotel at Auburn University’s Oktoberfest.  For the first three years, the event was held in the intimate setting of our Terrace Room and around our pool, allowing for about 150 attendees.  Two years ago we expanded the event to its current location in our north parking lot. This allowed us to grow attendance and offer a larger variety of breweries to guests. 

Each local, regional and national brewery in attendance will showcase a small selection of beers, giving attendees an opportunity to sample a variety of great brews.  Select breweries will also present one-off beers, which are brewed specifically to be served at Oktoberfest. Live music will be provided throughout the evening by Kidd Blue and the Little German Band of Huntsville, AL. 

Returning this year is Homebrew Alley where local homebrewers are given the opportunity to showcase their craft to festival goers. Attendees will vote for their favorite Homebrew Alley beer and the winner will have the opportunity to have their winning brew produced at Red Clay Brewing Company in Opelika. After the beer is produced, Ariccia will have the winning homebrew on draft! 

We are still in the process of planning the 2015 Oktoberfest, so check back for more updates and information! Make sure you also join our Facebook Event Page for posts regarding sponsors, breweries, & more!


2015 Breweries


  1. International Wine
  2. International Craft Beer
  3. Monday Night Brewing, Atlanta, GA
  4. Red Clay Brewing, Opelika, AL
  5. Fairhope Brewing, Fairhope, AL
  6. Total Beverage Solutions
  7. Wetten Importers, Sterling, VA
  8. Merchant du Vin, Seattle, WA
  9. ACE Hard Cider, Sebastopol, CA
  10. Abita, Abita Springs, LA
  11. Anchor Brewing Co, San Francisco, CA
  12. Avondale Brewing, Birmingham, AL
  13. Back Forty Beer, Gadsden, AL
  14. Bell's Brewery, Kalamazoo, MI
  15. Blue Pants Brewery, Madison, AL
  16. Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown, NY
  17. Cheaha Brewing, Anniston, AL
  18. Cigar City Brewing, Tampa, FL
  19. Einstock, Akureyri, Iceland
  20. Founders Brewing Co., Grand Rapids, MI
  21. Global Beers Network, Middleton, MA
  22. Good People Brewing, Birmingham, AL
  23. Heavy Seas Beer, Baltimore, MD
  24. Innis & Gunn, Edinburgh, Scotland
  25. Lagunitas Brewing CO, Petaluma, CA
  26. Left Hand Brewing, Longmont, CO
  27. Leinenkugels, Chippewa, Falls, WI
  28. Oskar Blues Brewery, Lyons, CO
  29. Salty Nut Brewery, Huntsville, AL
  30. Sam Adams, Boston, MA
  31. Straight to Ale, Huntsville, AL
  32. Sweetwater Brewery, Atlanta, GA
  33. Thatchers Cider, Sanford, England
  34. Yellowhammer Brewing, Huntsville, AL
  35. Auburn University Brewing Sciences 


Are you interested in becoming a 2015 Oktoberfest Sponsor? Contact Adam Keeshan at for more information. 

Meet the 2015 Oktoberfest Sponsors!

Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau

The Event Group: A Tailgate Guys Company


International Wine & Craft Beer

Red Clay Brewing

Kathy Powell State Farm

Auburn Flowers & Gifts

Downtown Auburn 

Homebrew Alley

We are excited to feature "Homebrew Alley" again this year at Oktoberfest! Home brewers are given the opportunity to showcase their craft to the festival goers who will choose a 'Crowd Favorite' towards the end of the night. 

2015 Homebrews

Fieldworks Ales

William Ansick

David Patrick

Jonathan Sexton

Chris Beck

North End Brewing Co.

Finley Creek Brewery

Dion Peoples

The Montgomery Beer Beta-Tasters

How will it be judged?

AUktoberfest attendees will be given Homebrew Alley tokens upon entrance into the event which will be used to vote for their favorite home brew. Tokens will be collected and counted to determine the crowd favorite. 




General Admission: Pre-Sale $40 | $50 at Door

General Admission tickets include:

  • Entry into the festival, including beer tasting 
  • Souvenir glass

Pre-sale avaialble until Friday, October 9 at Noon. 

Eat, Drink, & Be German Package: Pre-Sale has ended

Package includes:

  • One general admission ticket
  • Two food tickets to use at event
  • Oktoberfest T-shirt

Pre-sale avaialble until Monday, October 5 at Noon. 

Oktoberfest Package at The Hotel at Auburn University: Sold OUT

Pack your lederhosen and head to Auburn for the 2015 AUktoberfest at The Hotel at Auburn University. The hotel is offering a special AUktoberfest package which includes overnight accommodations on Saturday night, one ‘Eat, Drink, & Be German’ package, and breakfast the next morning in Ariccia. ‘Eat, Drink, & Be German’ packages include one general admission ticket to the event, two food tickets to use at the event, and an AUktoberfest t-shirt. Packages start at $219 for single occupancy; however additional guests can be added to the room for an additional charge and each guest will receive an ‘Eat, Drink, & Be German’ Package and breakfast in Ariccia. Book Now!


Where can I purchase tickets to Oktoberfest?

Tickets will be available online starting August 7, 2015 at 8:00am.

Where will the event be held?

The event will be held at The Hotel at Auburn University located at 241 S. College Street across from the Auburn University Library.

I am not from the Auburn area, is there a place for me to stay?

The Hotel at Auburn University is offering a special Oktoberfest Package which includes tickets to the event, food tickets to use at the event, Oktoberfest T-Shirts, a Saturday night stay and breakfast for two on Sunday morning. Book Now!

Will food be available at the event?

 Yes. The Hotel at Auburn University will have 2 food tents which will offer a selection of German Oktoberfest staples. Food will be available for purchase and items range between $5-$7.  

Are pets allowed?

The Hotel at Auburn University is a pet-friendly hotel however we ask that guests do not bring their pets due to the large volume of people attending the event.

How much will tickets be at the event?

General admission tickets will be available for $50 at the event.  Pre-Sale tickets will be a vailable online for $40 on August 7 at 8:00am. 

Where should I park for Oktoberfest?

Parking at the hotel will be limited to hotel guests. Additional parking is available downtown or across the street from the hotel in the Auburn University library parking deck. 

How early can I pick up my tickets from Will Call?

Registration will open at 2:00pm on Saturday in front of the hotel. Guests may purchase event tickets for $50 or pick up their Will Call tickets. If you are picking up Will Call tickets you must have a photo ID stating you are 21 years of age or older. 

Why is the event no longer around the pool?

Over the last 5 years, the event has grown from 10-12 breweries which featured around 20-24 craft beers to 30 breweries featuring over 100 craft beers. With the increase in breweries, Oktoberfest out grew the Terrace Room and Pool and was moved to the North parking lot to better accommodate the large crowds. 


Homebrew Contest, & Brewery Contact

Adam Keeshan



Marketing & Event Information Contact

Allison Duke




Todd Scholl


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