Located in the heart of the Northside Marketplace, a neighborhood that embraces the Old World, this festival is the oldest beer festival in the state of Iowa. Celebrating 22 years in 2017, over 500 beer samples will be available for ticket buyers from over 80 sampling booths.
The Northside Oktoberfest does not require a ticket to attend, but only to drink samples and receive the custom tasting glass. General admission tasting hours will be 12pm-3pm, while the Brewmaster hours have an extra hour of sampling beginning at 11am (limited to 500).
All are welcome to enjoy the food, games, large screen playing the football game and more at no cost. The Iowa Children's Museum will host SodaFest for the 5th year. SodaFest is for children and families and includes inflatables, games and soda samples on Linn Street.