Above: Oktoberfest in Downtown McKinney
 
 
 
 
Oktoberfest weekend in McKinney brings with it a wide variety of activities. 

Oktoberfest (Friday-Sunday)
McKinney Oktoberfest is a family favorite, offering authentic German music, food and drink, traditional costumes, dancing, children’s activities and much more including weenie dog races, beer stein races, bratwurst eating contest and McKinney's largest every chicken dance! The “beer and wine garden” covers a total of 14 blocks throughout McKinney's Historic Downtown square so festival goers can enjoy all downtown McKinney has to offer with a German beer in one hand and a bratwurst in the other. McKinney Main Street, supporting sponsors and the shops in Historic Downtown McKinney will host nonstop activities in the heart of this great city. Admission is free; tickets for food, drink and rides are $1 each. Friday, 4-11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

Other Oktoberfest Weekend Events

Crape Myrtle Trails 5K, 10K and 1 Mile Race (Saturday)
Participants of all ages will enjoy the FUN before, during and after the race at our Myrtle Village Fun Alley & Petting Zoo. Tons of awards for all ages and lots of prize giveaways! Turn in your race bib at Oktoberfest for food and drink tickets. Races start at staggered times beginning at 8 a.m. At Boyd High School, 600 N. Lake Forest. Registration taking place that morning at Boyd starting at 7 a.m.

Free Museum Day (Saturday)
The Collin County History Museum (300 E. Virginia) and Chestnut Square Historic Village (315 S. Chestnut) will both offer free admission from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Explore our community's German Heritage with special exhibits, crafts and a McKinney Oktoberfest Scavenger Hunt.

Lularoe Multi Consultant Pop-up at Octoberfest (Sunday)
LuLaRoe is a clothing brand that is flattering on all women. Free giveaways. Noon-5 p.m. at Gather in Downtown McKinney, 207 E. Virginia.
 
 
 
 
 

Dinosaurs Live (Thru Feb. 19)
They're back! Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and eight new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary’s nature trails at the 9th annual Dinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic Dinosaurs at the Heard Exhibit. Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Included in general museum admission.

Nature Story Time (Friday)
Designed primarily for young children and introducing a different nature-themed book each week, these programs are included in the general admission. 10:30-11 a.m.

North Texas Butterfly House & Garden (Garden ongoing; butterfly house closes for the season Sunday) Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators. Open during normal museum hours; included in general admission. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
Art Exhibit Opening
(Friday-Sunday) Award-winning artist Christine Scott has devoted the past 12 years to painting watercolor on canvas and has developed a large collection of paintings in this new medium. ​At The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee. Free. See link for hours.
 
 
 
 
 
Events at Myers Park,
7117 CR 166. Check website for hours of each event.
 
 
 
 
 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Open Mic Night (Thur.); The Superkings (Fri.); Buzz Andrews Band (Sat.)
The Celt Irish Pub: Temporarily closed for repairs (all weekend)
Hank's Texas Grill: The Usrey Brothers (Thur.); Robby White & Tom McElvain (Fri.); Casey Daniels Band (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Jim McCrain (Thur.); Cool Heat Trio (Fri.); Shelby Ballenger, noon-2 p.m. and Djano Walker, 3-6 p.m. (Sat.); Suburban Jazztet (Sun.)
Louisiana St. Grill: Live Music (Thur.)
Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen: Pat Peterson (Thur.); Jazz (Sun.)
The Lounge at Rick's: Ed McMahon (Thurs.); Missing 3 (Fri.); Jon Christopher Davis (shown, Sat.)
TUPPs Brewery: Live music Saturday includes Ole G (1-4 p.m.) and Django Walker (no cover, Sat., 7:30-10 p.m.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Three Amigos (Thur.); Nickel & Dime (Fri.); Secret Agent Men (Sat.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Also check our calendar at VisitMcKinney.com or call the MCVB at 214-544-1407 or toll-free at 888-649-8499.​ 
 
 
 
 
Check out the events coming up in McKinney this fall (September-November).
 
 
 
 
TOURS & MORE!

ONGOING
An Early Texas Exhibit: The Collin County Historical Society Museum, 300 E. Virginia. Artifacts of Collin McKinney's home and life. Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $7.50; Senior/Vets: $5; Children: $3.

THURSDAY
Heard-Craig House: Tours on Thursdays. $5, ages 4-under free. 205 W. Hunt. 1 p.m. 

Farmers Market: 3-6 p.m. in Adriatica.

THURSDAY
Chestnut Square: Guided tours of the village's 10 historic buildings. Adults $7; Military, Children and Seniors $5. 315 S. Chestnut. 972-562-8790.

SATURDAY
Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-noon at Chestnut Square, 315 Chestnut. Tour the buildings, 11 a.m.

Franconia Brewery Tour & Tastings: $5. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at 495 McKinney Pkwy.

TUPPS Brewery Tours & Tastings:12:30 and 4 p.m. 795 Anderson. Pit Commander & Arete Gourmet Sliders. Infinity Art Tour collaborative group art show/tour, 1-4 p.m. Also, Free Yoga, 9-10 a.m.
 
 
 
 

Click to access the web map or pick up a fold-out pocket map at the McKinney CVB visitors center at 200 W. Virginia.

SPECIAL NOTE for 9/19-22:
Because of Oktoberfest next weekend, Lot 2 (by Mitchell Park) will be unavailable all week. A free trolley will be available Monday-Thursday next week. Contact the MCVB at 214-544-1407 for pick-up/drop-off locations. 
 
 
 
 
Need overnight accommodations for yourself or out-of-town guests? McKinney offers a wide range of options. ​​Find lodging links at VisitMcKinney.com
or call the McKinney CVB
at 888-649-8499 for assistance.

The weekend of Oct. 13-16, Memory Lane Inn (shown above) is offering a special $99 a night per person rate for crafting groups staying 4 days/3 nights. Reservations online
 
 
 
 
Stop by and see us on Louisiana Street in front of Mellow Mushroom during Oktoberfest this weekend!
 
 
 
            
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