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Prepare to embark on a Texan take on the cherished Oktoberfest tradition at Amarillo's enchanting Starlight Ranch this autumn. Against the backdrop of the vast Texas landscape, immerse yourself in an authentic Bavarian atmosphere, complete with the rich notes of real German beer and the warm aroma of freshly baked pretzels. Indulge your palate with a sumptuous German dinner that pays homage to centuries-old recipes, while the lively polka band fills the air with joyous melodies, inviting you to dance and revel in the spirit of togetherness. Adding a dose of delightful quirkiness, the festivities will culminate in an entertaining wiener dog race, where these spirited pups will steal the show. So, don your finest dirndl or lederhosen and join us for a captivating fusion of German heritage and Texan hospitality, as Oktoberfest comes alive at the Starlight Ranch in Amarillo, a truly unforgettable celebration of culture and camaraderie.

Live Music 

The Polkatimers, a spirited and dynamic German band, infuse every performance with an irresistible blend of traditional polka melodies and modern musical flair. With their toe-tapping rhythms and infectious energy, the Polkatimers have earned a reputation as a crowd favorite, transporting audiences to the heart of Bavaria while keeping the party alive with their vibrant tunes.

Dachshund Race

The Dachshund Race at the Oktoberfest held at Starlight Ranch is a heartwarming spectacle that showcases the agility and charm of these pint-sized furry athletes as they dash towards the finish line with boundless enthusiasm. Spectators are treated to a delightful display of determination and cuteness, making the race a beloved highlight that adds a touch of whimsy to the festivities.

You must come in by 5PM to register your dog. Race starts at 7:30PM.

Register your dog here.

German Food

Indulge in a tantalizing array of authentic German flavors at the Oktoberfest in Starlight Ranch, Amarillo. Feast on a mouthwatering trio of sausages, each bursting with distinct savory profiles, perfectly complemented by the hearty textures of German-style potato salad and the tangy crunch of sauerkraut. To complete the culinary journey, savor the colossal delight of a Texas-sized Bavarian pretzel, baked to golden perfection, offering a delectable fusion of Lone Star charm and traditional German taste.

German Beer 

Flown all the way from Germany,  you can relish the rich and time-honored tradition of enjoying Paulaner and Spaten Oktoberfest beer. Whether you're a beer aficionado or a casual imbiber, these esteemed selections will transport your taste buds to the heart of Munich's beer culture, ensuring a truly immersive and delightful experience.

What to know
• Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by parents or legal guardian 
• Gates open at 4pm
• Lawn chairs welcome
• Food & alcohol available for purchase
• Food trucks on-site
• Vendors and craft booths on-site
What not to bring
• No outside food or beverage
• Smoking is only permitted in designated smoking areas
• No outside coolers
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All Ages