Frequently Asked Questions.
You have questions and we have answers. Review some of our most frequently asked questions and if you can’t find your answer there, send us a message.
When is Oktoberfest?
Oktoberfest is September 28, 2019 from 3-9 PM. Gates open at 3pm.
Where do I buy tickets?
You can buy your tickets day-of at the gate–tickets are $15 and include a refillable commemorative stein.
If you’re under 21, tickets are $10 and does not include a stein.
Children 12 and under are free.
Where will I find it?
Oktoberfest is at the historic Herron-Morton Place Park, located in downtown Indianapolis, 1927 N. Alabama Street.
Your entry ticket gets you a commemorative 22 oz. stein, refillable at any beer vendor. So many bonuses–bigger cup, less garbage, more beer!
What about kids?
Well-behaved kids are welcome at Oktoberfest.
What about my dog?
We love dogs! They are welcome to come and have a beer with us at Oktoberfest (provided they have valid ID).
What is the plan if it rains?
Oktoberfest happens rain or shine. Just in case, keep your fingers crossed until late September.
We did have that one year when it was rainy and 33 degrees. STILL had a great time!
What about parking and transportation?
Street parking near the event is free. If you decide to ride your bike, bike parking will also be available through Pedal & Park.
If you plan on riding a shared scooter, please note that HMP Oktoberfest is outside of the downtown service boundary.
Alabama Street between 19th and 20th will be closed for the event.
Can I ride the Red Line?
Yes! The closest IndyGo Red Line stop is at 18th & Meridian St.—a short 9 minute walk away!
How do I become a sponsor?
Oktoberfest is a great opportunity to connect with a large, diverse group of downtown residents. If you’re interested in becoming an Oktoberfest sponsor, contact Haley Glover.
Oktoberfest sponsors are OUR FAVORITES!
Do you accept credit cards?
We accept credit cards and cash at the door. It’s a good idea to have cash for the individual vendors as not all are able to accept credit cards. There are some ATMs near the park, though there is not one onsite. Some nearby ATMS include Chase Bank (16th & Meridian) and PNC (17th & Meridian).
How do I become a volunteer?
If you’re interested in volunteering, contact Eric Otto. Volunteering is a great way to listen to great music for free and meet your neighbors. We need help at the door, with setup/cleanup and working with the bands and vendors to make sure everything runs smoothly.
What is the Herron Morton Place Foundation?
The Herron-Morton Place Foundation, Inc. was founded as a 501C-3 tax deductible organization to protect, revitalize, promote and strengthen the area in and around Herron Morton Place.
The Foundation helped found and build the historic park that’s now the home of Oktoberfest. Our other current projects include the Foundry Project Redevelopment and other real estate development.
The organization is completely run by volunteers and 100% supported by donations. Everything we do in the neighborhood depends on your sponsorship and support.
Learn how you can help support our efforts and get involved at http://www.herron-morton.org/foundation/about.
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