If you are looking for an authentic Oktoberfest experience but can’t make it out to Munich, Germany, never fear. The Herron Morton Place Oktoberfest offers the perfect alternative. Here’s what you can expect when you visit.
About the Herron Morton Oktoberfest
The 2022 Herron Morton Oktoberfest will take place on September 24 from 3-10 PM at Herron Morton Place Park in Indianapolis. It will be the 10th edition of the event. All proceeds will support the HMP Neighborhood Foundation.
Ticketing options are as follows:
• Standard Ticket ($12 in advance, $15 at the door): This includes a 14 oz. HMP Oktoberfest mug for the first 750 entrants. It can be refilled for the price of a 12 oz. beer.
• Non-Drinker Ticket ($7 in advance, $10 at the door)
• Kids under 18 can get in free with the paid admission of a parent or guardian
Guests have the opportunity to sponsor a keg of beer for $150. Sponsorships are tax deductible. Sponsors will also receive name recognition and two free tickets to the festival.
You can also sponsor HMP Park for $25. Your money will go to the park’s maintenance and upkeep.
Food and Beer
There will be a wide selection of food and beer available for purchase. Vendors will be on hand representing the following businesses:
• Greek’s Pizzeria
• Samano’s Mexican Food
• Johnson’s BBQ Shack
• The Grub House
• Liftoff Creamery
• Sun King
• Ash & Elm Cider
Hard seltzer, water and soda will also be available for sale.
The festival will have two stages for live music, the Shelter Stage, and the Street Stage. Artists playing represent a wide variety of genres including rock, covers, hip hop, punk, funk, and singer/songwriter.
Things to Do in Indianapolis
There are plenty of things to do in Indianapolis. Here are some you can enjoy when you’re not out enjoying Oktoberfest.
• Monument Circle: This large monument was built to honor sailors and soldiers that have served the country.
• Indianapolis Museum of Art: This large museum holds over 50,000 pieces of artwork from all around the world.
• White River State Park: This 250-acre museum is a great place to explore trails, hold picnics, and enjoy the fresh air.
• Indianapolis Zoo: The zoo is home to over 3800 different animals and more than 320 species. It also features a large park, garden, and aquarium.
• Lily House and Gardens: This outdoor area of the Indianapolis Museum of Art features 26 acres of lush gardens.
• Bad Axe Throwing: If you are looking to let off some steam, Bad Axe Throwing is the place to do it.
• Duckpin Bowling: Duckpin Bowling offers a twist on bowling with smaller pins, balls, and lanes. It has a very vintage feel.
• Tappers Arcade Bar: Tappers is packed with vintage arcade games, many of which are free to play, and offers a wide selection of craft beers.
• Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum: Indianapolis is famous for its Indy 500. The museum teaches you about the area’s history of racing.
• Eiteljorg Museum: This museum provides insight on the Native American and Western culture of the area.
If you are looking for an Oktoberfest experience but can’t make it overseas, Herron Morton Place Oktoberfest is the ideal solution. It offers great beer, terrific food, and top-notch entertainment. Will you be booking a ticket for the coming season?