Oktoberfest 2023: Celebrating German Culture in Merida

Thursday October 12

Oktoberfest, one of the world’s largest German folk festivals, has a long history dating back to 1810. In Mérida, this celebration has become a tradition that has persisted for approximately 20 years. The main goal of Oktoberfest Mérida is to promote German culture and create a space for cultural exchange in a completely family-friendly atmosphere.

What Can You Expect at Oktoberfest Mérida?

Oktoberfest is an event for the whole family! Visitors have the opportunity to immerse themselves in rich German tradition, experiencing its gastronomy, culture, music, traditional dance, and even exploring study opportunities in Germany. Here are some of the experiences awaiting you:

Food and Beverage Stalls:

Enjoy a wide variety of German dishes such as sausages, ham hocks, cold cuts, roasted cuts, and different types of sausages. You can also taste German-style bakery and desserts, including traditional pretzels. Additionally, you’ll find a selection of German, national, and international beers. A dining area will be provided for attendees to savor their delights.

Music, Dance, and Entertainment:

The atmosphere will be filled with music and entertainment, featuring a performance by the German group originating from Bavaria, Host Mi Musik, visiting Mexico for the first time. You can also enjoy the Oktoberfest Ballet show and explore a children’s play area. Don’t miss exciting raffles and contests, as well as the opportunity to purchase unique souvenirs.

Germany, Its Language, and Culture:

Immerse yourself in German culture through informative exhibitions. Get details about German language courses and official certifications, as well as information about scholarships and study opportunities in Germany.

Event Hours and Location


Oktoberfest Mérida 2023 will take place at the Unidad Deportiva Rogers Hall from October 13th to October 15th. The opening hours are as follows:

  • Friday, October 13th: From 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM.
  • Saturday, October 14th: From 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM.
  • Sunday, October 15th: From 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Ticket Price

The general ticket price is $195 MXN, Children under 12 years old enter for free! Make sure to bring cash as tickets are only sold in physical form, and there is no online ticketing.

Where to Purchase Tickets

You can buy physical tickets at the following locations:

Please note that cash payment is the only accepted method.

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience rich German culture in the heart of Mérida!

For more information on the city and its attractions, a good resource to check out is https://visitmerida.mx/inicio. As noted above you can download their app “Visit Mérida mx” for Android and iPhone, available at:

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