Welcome to the premier Oktoberfest in Dallas. This family friendly event brings thousands of people across Dallas - Fort Worth for the good food, good beer and good times. This year's annual event, to be held September 29th, 2018 at Flag Pole Hill, just north of White Rock Lake, will feature some of the best local bands, plenty of fun for the kids, and delicious restaurant offerings from brats to ice cream. 



Come out and enjoy some of the best bites and brews Dallas has to offer. We'll have everything from Brats to Pizza and Hefeweizen to Kolsch. Our goal is to have something for everyone of any age.


The lineup is set. Don't miss this year's headliner, Bob Schneider. Petty Theft, Epic Unplugged, Pedigo's Magic Pilsner, DJ Chris Penn and DJ Kurt Osterbusch will have the crowd moving, the drinks swilling and the brats being bitten.

King of the hill

Don't miss the opportunity to call yourself "King of the Hill", at our first annual Cornhole Tournament. Register early. There's only room for the first 40, 2-person teams to participate.



Here it is. The 2018 Music Lineup.
Tickets will be on sale soon. Stay up to date here.



Bob Schneider


One of Austin’s most celebrated musicians, Bob Schneider, is set to release his new album, Blood and Bones - his 7th studio album since his 2001 solo debut Lonelyland - on June 8th via his Shockorama Records imprint. Blood and Bones captures Schneider at a unique, and distinct, place. “Most of the songs are about this phase of my life,” he admits. “I’m re-married, I have a 2-year-old baby daughter who was born over two months premature because my wife had life threatening preeclampsia. So dealing with that traumatic event while getting older and looking at death in a realistic, matter of fact way, experiencing the most joy I’ve ever experienced along with feelings of utter despondency in a way that would have been impossible to experience earlier in my life, all comes out in the songs. My relationship with my wife is the longest committed relationship I’ve ever been in, so there was a lot of unchartered territory there to write about.” [ read more ]

- BobSchneider.com




Photo by Bill Ellison


Since 2003 Petty Theft has drawn huge crowds to all sorts of venues and events, with a slavish devotion to the music of Tom Petty in all its forms–with the Heartbreakers, solo, with the Traveling Wilburys, whatever shape it may take; if it has his fingerprints on it somewhere, it’s in play for Petty Theft.  Getting it right and playing it tight is what Petty Theft does, rolling out timeless big hits one after another,  lesser hits which will make you think ‘Man!–I’ve not heard that in years!’, and a sprinkle of deep tracks and songs by other artists Petty has been connected with through the years. 

- Petty Theft


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"An MTV Unplugged experience featuring a full band with vocals and a string quartet, playing EPIC rock songs from artists such as Pink Floyd, Foo Fighters, Zeppelin, and more!Æ

- EpicUnplugged.com


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“Beautiful set of songs that perfectly walks the line between hilarious and heartfelt. Pedigo's Magic Pilsner is a triumph. Drink up, y'all.”

- Rhett Miller, Old 97's 

"All at once complex, ethereal, elegant, and substantive; provoking thought about the choices and situations in daily life"

- No Depression

"Pedigo’s Magic Pilsner conjures a punk rock anguish mixed with the high energy rock and soul of Josh Ritter and Justin Townes Earle."

- Glide Magazine



We broke record numbers for food and beverage sales last year, so we thank all of the thirsty and hungry patrons who visited us last year. From Brats to BBQ to Burgers and Root Beer, we have a glutenous menu prepped to satisfy your tastes.



Please take a moment to recognize these amazing companies and individuals that support Lake Highlands and East Dallas. Without their support, we could not make this happen.


Frequently Asked Questions

Who is behind the Lake Highlands Oktoberfest?
The Lake Highlands Oktoberfest is an annual event presented by the volunteers from the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands. For more information about the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands, please visit www.lhexchangeclub.org

Can I bring my dog, cat, ferret or any other animal?
Unfortunately, no animals are allowed unless they are service animals with proper documentation.

Can I bring outside food/drink? 
No outside food or beverage are permitted.

Who is behind the Lake Highlands Oktoberfest?
The Lake Highlands Oktoberfest is an annual event presented by the volunteers from the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands. For more information about the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands, please visit www.lhexchangeclub.org

Is this a kid-friendly event?
YES!  The Lake Highlands Oktoberfest has plenty of activities geared for the young ones (and the young at heart), including a special Kid Zone area (free with admission) with all sorts of fun games and activities.

When will Lake Highlands Oktoberfest take place?
Saturday, September 29th, 2018. The festival begins at 10:00 a.m. and runs until roughly 10:00 p.m.

Where is Lake Highlands Oktoberfest located?
The Seventh Annual Lake Highlands Oktoberfest will take place at Flag Pole Hill at White Rock Lake, which is located at 8100 Doran Circle, Dallas, Texas 75238.

How do I purchase food, beer and other items at Lake Highlands Oktoberfest?
Vendors will only accept tickets sold at the Lake Highlands Oktoberfest ticket stands.  1 ticket = $1.  Credit cards will be accepted and an ATM machine(s) will be onsite.

Can I bring a blanket or lawn chair to Lake Highlands Oktoberfest?
Yes.  Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair to relax while enjoying a cold beverage and watching the entertainment.