Triangle Oktoberfest


In keeping with the “Service Above Self” mission, the Apex Sunrise and Cary MacGregor Rotary Clubs have again partnered together in collaboration with the Town of Cary to host the 8th Annual Triangle Rotary Oktoberfest at Cary's Koka Booth Amphitheatre. This is the largest and most authentic German festival in N.C. to celebrate German culture in the Raleigh area and to support charitable organizations here in our community and abroad, including this year's main beneficiary, Meg's Smile Foundation.

Live entertainment will showcase the largest and most exciting wiener dog races in N.C., a kid-friendly (and parent-approved) Kinder Platz with inflatables and face painting, Masskrugstemmen (stein hoist) and Schlagen-Hammer (hammer-striking) competitions and the Miss and Mr. Oktoberfest contest.


  • Over 40 beers including Hofbrau, Paulaner, Bitburger, Konig Ludwig Dunkel, Ayinger and Spaten, each from a famous Bierhaus in Mὓnich, along with a host of seasonal Oktoberfest beers.
  • Traditional Bavarian food from Capital Club 16, Annelore’s German Bakery, other local vendors and, of course, fire-grilled brats from The Butcher’s Market!
  • Option for unlimited beer-sampling glasses. Enjoy, but please drink responsibly.

An update from the event regarding this weekend's weather:


YES... The remnants of Ian are coming our way. In the interest of safety, the Apex Sunrise and Cary MacGregor Rotary Clubs have decided to limit the festival to Saturday ONLY. Special thanks to the Town of Cary staff for helping to manage logistics.

GOOD NEWS... Tickets for Friday can be used on Saturday and parking will be free. Some changes include a more compact layout to allow everyone to enjoy the festival in comfort, letting musicians from Canada stay home and allowing umbrellas. What has not changed is that over 50 wiener dogs are registered for the races, over 40 different authentic German and local craft beers will still be offered and the same great Bavarian favorites will be available from Capital Club 16, Annelore’s German Bakery and The Butcher’s Market!

REMINDER... By attending the 8th Annual Triangle Oktoberfest, you’ll be supporting great causes locally and abroad, including Meg’s Smile Foundation, the main beneficiary this year!