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Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg, Texas

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Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg, Texas

I went to Oktoberfest here in Fredericksburg, Texas and was highly disappointed at their exorbitant prices of everything.

We spent so much money and only got 2 hot dogs, 2 rides, and basically a ride to see more people peddling their stuff.

We did enjoy some of the people dressed with their German attire and seeing German items which we were really a few. Fredericksburg was also a nice little town.

But the Oktoberfest website was very misleading in omitting that the rest of of the kids' rides were very expensive along with the food.

A hot dog was $4.00. One hot dog.

For kids to play in the moonwalk you payed $3.00 for only 3 minutes/

$7.00 for rock climbing

The jumping game, which had a harness to hold your kid up, was $9.00! What if you had more than one kid?

What if that one kid wanted to get on more rides.

I was pretty disgusted, and I would be very embarrassed to bring any of my German friends to this fest.

Can you anybody suggest a real nice, affordable Oktoberfest in Texas??

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1. Re: Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg, Texas

Welcome to the TA forums chatoburida. Sorry to hear about your experience at Oktoberfest. I can't answer your question myself, and you won't likely get any responses here on the Outdoors & Adventure Travel forum. I recommend posting your question on the Texas travel forum for the best chance at receiving helpful replies. Good luck!


Perhaps TA will move it for you.

Edited: 1:40 pm, October 09, 2013
San Antonio, TX
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2. Re: Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg, Texas

The prices seem about average for that type of event. I was in Shreveport, LA this past weekend, at their Red River Revel and paid $4 for a small meat pie and 20 oz sodas were $3.

I don't know of any "Oktoberfest" in Texas that would compare to a German one. Wurstfest in New Braunfels would be the best one that I know of in TX. http://wurstfest.com/ I think prices will be comparable to your previous experience.

San Antonio, Texas
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3. Re: Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg, Texas

I didn't see any value of paying almost $30 for admission and then to have to pay again for every single thing in that event. Of course, I didn't expect food and merchandise to be free but I thought that you were paying admission to enjoy the kids rides.

If the website would been upfront about this, I would had not even gone to this Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg.

But thanks for the info Octoboy. I might check out New Braunfels' Oktoberfest.

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4. Re: Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg, Texas

Wurstfest is the largest Oktoberfest celebration in Texas. It is quite expensive. They do have a carnival for the kids and you can buy an unlimited ride bracelet I do believe. It is great fun but the daylight hours are best for the children as things get crowded after dark and can get a bit loud thanks to all the bier consumption. Prosit!

San Antonio, Texas
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5. Re: Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg, Texas

I was looking for an unlimited bracelet for the kids but didn't see any. I'll look into Wursfest in New Braunfels to see if they have one. Thanks Gehrig!

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6. Re: Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg, Texas

Glad your were able to get an answer.

And a thank you to TripAdvisor staff member Beth for moving your topic to the Texas forum!

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