Oktoberfest at the National Aviary (21+)

Thu. Sep 7, 2017 at 6:30pm EDT
21 and Over
$32.00 - $37.00
21 and Over
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Event Stats
$32.00 - $37.00
21 and Over
Event Description

Kick off Oktoberfest with authentic German fare prepared by chef Josef Karst of Atria's, exclusive caterer to the National Aviary. Enjoy live music by Mädel Jäger, and indulge in Oktoberfest beer and other German-Style brews from Straub (available for an additional fee). You can even meet a penguin up-close, and explore The National Aviary’s immersive habitats which will be open until 9:00 pm.


Ticket Prices & Information:


$37 General Admission | $32 for National Aviary Members

This is a 21+ event.  All guests must present valid ID, Members must present proof of membership for reduced rate

Alcoholic beverages are available for an additional fee (cash only; no ATM on site)


Enjoy a traditional Oktoberfest Menu in the National Aviary's Rose Garden!


Rostbratwurst, Knackwurst und Bockwurst 
Grilled German sausage: brat, bock and knockwurst

Krautspaetzle und Kartoffelsalat
Swabian suaerkraut noodles and hot German potato salad
Reibekuchen mit Apfelmus
Bavarian potato pancakes with apple sauce 


Knuspriger Schweinebraten mit Sauerkraut und Kartoffelpueree
Crisp roasted pork shoulder with sauerkraut and smashed potatoes


Rheinischer Sauerbraten mit Blaukraut und Knoedel 

Sauerbraten with red cabbage and potato dumplings  


Hand-breaded Pork cutlet with mushroom gravy  


Bergkaese, Pretzel, Rettich 

Bavarian cheese board with radish and pretzels
Ofenfrischer Apfelstrudel mit Vanille sauce 

 Apple strudel with vanilla sauce



About the Chef:

Atria’s Oktoberfest Chef is Josef Karst, who was born in Mittelreidenbach, that’s right, Mit-tell-ryeden-bach, Germany, in August of 1961. He graduated from Culinary School as Commis de Cuisine in 1980, and became a certified Culinary Educator in 1986 through Pope und Neumann. Throughout the 1980’s, Josef worked as Chef Saucier at Hotel Kulm in Valbella, Switzerland and later as Executive Chef at Gasthof Helmer in Schwangau, Germany. From 1989-1995 Josef was the Executive Chef and owner of Brauhaus Meisenheim in Germany and came to Atria’s in 1999 (not on a boat) where he enjoys introducing colleagues and guests to his scrumptious daily features.

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National Aviary 700 Arch Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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