Sept. 21, 2019

Transport yourself to the heart of Munich, with the Lee’s Summit Chamber’s Oktoberfest, coming to downtown Lee’s Summit September 27 and 28, 2019.

This year’s Oktoberfest, presented by Bank Midwest, runs from 5–11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 and continues 10 a.m.–11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. The carnival remains open Sunday, September 29th from noon-4 p.m. for wristband day, with $24 for all you can ride! Enjoy German meals and dancing, home brew tasting, Kids Street, arts and crafts, a Biergarten, a carnival, continuous live entertainment, and much more.

Oktoberfest would not be complete without the excitement and entertainment of the Biergarten. Here’s where you’ll gather for food, music, dancing and a lot of crazy fun! German meals, including pork schnitzel, sauerbraten, red cabbage and more, will be served from 5–9 p.m. Friday and 4–9 p.m. Saturday.

Two stages of entertainment run ongoing throughout the festival: the Main Stage, sponsored by McCarthy Chevrolet, and the Community Stage, sponsored by Citizens Bank and Trust. Headliners include Noe Palma, Just What I Needed – a Tribute to the Cars, and more! Visit for complete entertainment schedules.

In the Biergarten, the Lee’s Summit Chamber and Grains and Taps are partnering to present the People’s Choice Home Brew Tasting event, noon to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. Come taste the creations of a variety of home brewers, who will serve up samples of their craft while attendees vote on their favorites. Tickets cost $20 in advance and include a tasting glass for sampling as many beers as you can in three hours (home brews only). Register at

Sports fan? Grab your friends and head to the Sportzelt, sponsored by the Rob Ellerman Team & Reece Nichols Real Estate; and Prime Lending, a Plains Capital Company. With all of the big screen TVs, beer and brats you won’t miss a minute of the action.

Take your kiddos for a stroll down Kids Street, sponsored by Shining Light Music, for crafts, games, mini golf, a petting zoo and a whole lot more. What’s better? It’s all free! (Pony rides also will be available for an additional cost.) Also back by popular demand is the famous Rootbiergarten. Kids 12 and under can enjoy their own bubbly beverage at no cost, thanks to our sponsor, Cross Creek at Lee’s Summit.

Think you’ve got the cutest kiddo around? Enter the Baby Contest, sponsored by The Goddard School, held at

11 a.m. Saturday on the Community Stage. Kids in different age groups (from zero to 36 months) will be eligible to show off how adorable they are and win prizes. Additional details and registration forms can be found at

As always, the juried Arts and Crafts Fair features local and regional artists displaying unique handmade crafts, collectibles and original works of art. Vendors showcase their talents for the public to view and purchase.

So welcome one and all to the season of sizzling brats and sounds of oom-pah! Grab your lederhosen and dirndl and head to downtown Lee’s Summit Sept. 27-28, 2019. For more information, visit

Ein prosit! (Cheers!)

Oktoberfest is organized by the Lee’s Summit Chamber. The Lee’s Summit Chamber was incorporated in 1968 and is a member-supported organization of businesses dedicated to creating opportunities for business success through networking, advocacy, and business and professional development. For additional information, call the Chamber at 816-524-2424 or visit