5:30 pm: Zooktoberfest at the Blank Park Zoo (21 and older)
Collaboration between The Blank Park Zoo and Oktoberfest Des Moines
Fertig Machen! Zoo Brew is back with an Oktoberfest twist to kick off Oktoberfest Des Moines weekend! Be part of Zooktoberfest a mash-up of the popular Zoo Brew and the ever famous Oktoberfest Des Moines! Come out and enjoy live music, the best seasonal beers, Oktoberfest-style food, pretzel necklaces and of course a handful of your Zoo animal friends.
5:00 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:45 pm: OktoberFeast at Strudl Haus
Strudl Haus will be serving up an authentic meal at OktoberFeast as part of Oktoberfest week. This multi-course dinner will feature German and Austrian favorites.