2019 Northside Oktoberfest

Saturday, October 5th from 12:00 - 3:00pm

BrewMaster (11am-3pm)
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BrewMaster tickets get you entrance to the festival one hour early (11:00 a.m.), an upgraded tasting glass, and $5 to use at Northside businesses!
$62.97 with fees
Tickets are no longer available online.
General Admission - Pre-Sale before 9/1 (12pm-3pm)
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General Admission tickets include: 12pm-3pm tasting time (full access to all samples available), custom tasting glass. *This is early bird pricing - General Admission ticket price will increase to $45 September 1st.
$46.08 with fees
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General Admission (12pm-3pm)
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General Admission tickets include: 12pm-3pm tasting time (full access to all samples available), custom tasting glass.
$51.71 with fees
On sale Sunday, 9/1 at 12am.

The Northside Oktoberfest benefiting Iowa City area nonprofits showcases the Bohemian nature of the Northside Marketplace with great craft beers, neighborhood food, beer games and much more! Join us on Saturday, October 5th, as we take over the streets of the Northside, just blocks north of downtown Iowa City. This is an open festival, ANYONE can come in and enjoy the atmosphere, food vendors, activities, etc. ONLY those with tickets will be allowed the tasting glass that will allow them to sample beers, ciders, and wines from over 65 booths.

Stay tuned to our website and Facebook event for updated information!

*Please note: This is a rain or shine event - no matter the weather the beer still gets poured! (there will be no ticket refunds)


10:00am – SodaFest begins. Northside Oktoberfest ticketholders can start getting wristbands and their ID’s checked.

11:00am – BrewMaster ticket holders can pick up their glasses.

11:00am – Blessing of the beer.

11:00am – 3:00pm – Adult games (Hammerschlagen, Beer Slide, Keg Bowling, Giant Jenga).

12:00pm – General Admission ticket holders can pick up their glasses.

2:00pm – Brat and scotch egg eating contest. Lederhosen costume contest to follow.

2:00pm – BrewMaster ballots for Real Ale contest must be turned in by this time. Submit ballots at Volunteer Booth next to El Banditos.

3:00pm – Taps close and Northside Oktoberfest/Iowa City BrewFest ends.

**In addition, there will be performances throughout the festival. An updated list of performers will be announced soon!


10am-3pm in the Pagaliai’s Pizza Parking Lot (no alcohol allowed).

Take part in the football toss or basketball shootout, climb the rock wall, take a few rides down the big double lane blowup slide or dance with all the great performers! The Iowa Children’s Museum will be there facilitating many different fall craft activities for the whole family. SodaFest is open to all ages. A $5.00 ticket, purchased the day-of, includes a specialty acrylic soda tasting glass and soda drink tickets.

Northside Market Place

200 block of E. Market St.
Iowa City, IA 52240

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