Celebrate the opening weekend of Oktoberfest at the Kitchener Market!

This year, we’re hosting a harvest dinner on Friday, September 23, and an Oktoberfest Market Festival on Saturday, September 24.

Harvest Dinner with Chef D

On Friday, September 23, Chef D will be catering a 5-course dining experience on the Kitchener Market piazza! For this dinner, we’re sourcing all ingredients from your local Kitchener Market farmers and vendors, as fresh and as local as possible to celebrate the harvest season.

The menu includes a starter soup, salad, main dish (Chicken, pork or vegetarian. When you register, please let us know what you prefer), cheese plate and dessert.

Join us at 6 p.m. to kick the night off with a keg-tapping and Oktoberfest entertainment. Then, grab a refreshing beverage from the Kitchener Market Bar before dinner! Dinner service will begin at 7 p.m.

This dinner costs $75 per person. Registration is required.

Register online

This event is rain or shine. Weather-dependent, we’ll host the dinner on the piazza. If there is inclement weather, we’ll move the dinner indoors.

Oktoberfest Market Festival

For the first time ever, we’re hosting an Oktoberfest Market Festival with food experiences, a beer garden, live entertainment, kids’ activities, games, and more. Come join us on Saturday, September 24, between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. on the piazza and inside the Market!

There won’t be a shortage of food for the day with each of our Food Hall vendors serving up a special Oktoberfest menu item from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Look out for their special menu signs on the day.

Between 2 and 8 p.m., head out to the piazza to pick up some food from one of our pop-up food vendors, including:

  • Meals Without Madness
  • Chef D
  • Meatarian
  • Chef Zerka from The Pulao Gals

Our beer garden will feature local breweries, each ready to offer you a taste of KW’s finest beer! Drink tickets will be available for purchase on-site, starting at 11 a.m.

The breweries joining us are:

  • Abe Erb
  • Short Finger Brewing
  • TWB

Fun for kids

Kids are welcome to join in the fun too! There will be a performance and lesson from the Schwaben Kindergruppe, followed by a special Oktoberfest-themed Kids in the Kitchen (cost: $15, registration required). After that, watch Erick Traplin tap the inaugural Root Beer Keg!

Full schedule

7:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Food Hall Vendors Open Serving Oktoberfest Foods

9:30 - 10:00 AM - Schwaben Kindergruppe Performance & Lesson

10:15 - 11:15 AM - Cooking Demo by Chef Rob

10:00 - 11:30 AM - Kids in the Kitchen

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM - Beer Garden Open!

11:30 AM - Wunderwagon Performance

11:30 - 12:00 PM - Schwaben Dancers Performance & Lesson

12:00 PM - Root Beer Keg Tapping with Erick Traplin

12:15 - 1:00 PM - Performance by Kaiser Kats

1:30 - 2:00 PM - Chef Nicole Demo

2:00 - 8:00 PM - Pop-up food vendors open

2:30 - 3:30 PM - Performance by Kaiser Kats

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Performance by The Ziggy Zaggies

5:00 - 5:30 PM - Schwaben Dancers Performance & Lesson

6:30 - 7:30 PM - Performance by The Ziggy Zaggies

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