The Four Peaks Oktoberfest is headed back to Tempe Town Lake October 7-9 for the 44th year of the event and this year is not to be missed.

This year, things are changing up a bit. As always, proceeds from the Four Peaks Oktoberfest will continue to benefit Tempe Sister Cities, which helps to provide international exchange programs to cities all over the world for students, educators and professionals. However, for the first time, the Four Peaks Oktoberfest will be charging guests an admission fee for entrance to ensure a premiere festival going experience.

General admission

  • Single day presale: $7 + tax
  • Gate : $10 flat
  • 3-day presale: $12 + tax
  • Children 12 & under are free in general admission


  • Single day presale: $32 + tax
  • Gate: $40 flat
  • Three day presale: $80 + tax
  • All ages must have ticket for entry into VIP area

VIP Package includes: Access to park, Three beverages of choice (beer, wine, select Pepsi products or water), One meal and access into the Spaten VIP Lounge, which is for each day of VIP access.

This year, Four Peaks Oktoberfest is teaming up with Uber to help make everyone’s experience a safe one. When a ticket is pre-purchased, folks can get an option to pre-purchase the ride to and from the festival as well. A portion of the presale of the Uber ride will also go to the Tempe Sister Cities. Uber will also be available on-site for rides to and from the festival for current and new users.

Festival organizers are also focusing in on the authentic experience this year by providing a variety of Four Peaks beers as well as German style beers on tap throughout the festival.

Pricing on the beers will remain the same, $6 per beer no matter the style, allowing all guests to enjoy and sample a wide variety of flavors.  Don’t worry, they will also have wine available for purchase. No more tickets, no more hassle.

Bratwursts with all the fixings for those looking for traditional German style fare and for those not quite into the German tastes, there will be something as well. The festival will be full of food vendors offering everything from Lobster Mac and Cheese to street tacos to traditional festival food. Even better, all food and beverage tents this year will have the ability to accept credit/debit cards and cash. ATMs will also be available on-site.

Music is also a pivotal part of this year’s Four Peaks Oktoberfest and organizers do not believe festival-goers will be disappointed by the lineup of talented musical acts. The acts include Whiskey’s Quicker, Jared and the Mill, Royal Bliss, Mogollon, Aubachtal Sextette, DJ Munition and Grammy award winning DJ, Lil Jon.

The Landings Credit Union Kinderfest will also be a big hit for family fun and entertainment. Filled with games and fun activities for kids and adults young at heart.

“Our hope (is) to make everyone feel welcome and enjoy all that the Four Peaks Oktoberfest has to offer,” says Evan Schaefer, Festival Organizer. “By providing a wide variety of entertainment, for all ages, we are working to bring the community together in an exciting and vibrant way.”