Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa
Tulsa's Oktoberfest is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Our mission is to perpetuate an annual premier German folk heritage festival which will enhance Tulsa and its River Parks system.
Where does the money go?
Each year, Oktoberfest retains a reserve to perpetuate the festival. When possible, donations are made to Tulsa's River Parks -- some $785,000 to date! Recently, the festival contributed to the construction of a new playground at 41st and Riverside.
The International Festivals & Events Association has estimated that Oktoberfest has an economic impact on the community of more than $7.6 million each year!
Volunteers are key!
A core group, the board of trustees, executive committee and working committee meet yearlong to plan Oktoberfest.
During the festival, they are joined by some 2,000 volunteers to operate the event.
I was super disappointed in this festival. There were not very good exhibits and I feel like you just paid double for drinks you can get at a local store. It was pretty lame, I won't go back. It was so small, and a waste of time and money. Come on, Tulsa! You can do way better. We also took the shuttles from downtown to get there and wow, the lines were horrendous. You would think they would have more than 1 bus running for the downtown loop that has 3 pick up points. The parking lot attendants were so rude when our bus driver decided to take a break at the busiest point of the day. We had about 100 people waiting in line to get on a school bus to take us back to our cars. We waited for a good hour before there was even a bus to load 1/4 of the people waiting.
If you are looking for a family friendly festival look no further. However, if you are looking for a German Beer Festival you will be disappointed.
I can only say that it was just LOVELY!!!
A great time... If your in Tulsa during Octoberfest, you have to come and enjoy this event... Always a good time.
Good polka music.