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New Oktoberfest Celebration Coming to Downtown Louisville

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New Oktoberfest Celebration Coming to Downtown Louisville

Publication Date: 07-13-2023

Louisville Downtown Partnership, Louisville Ale Trail, and Against the Grain Brewery are excited to announce an all-new Oktoberfest celebration, “Steins on Main,” hitting Downtown Louisville on Saturday, September 30, from 2 pm to 7 pm at RePurposed (615 W. Main Street). The outdoor celebration will include German-inspired cuisine, games and contests, music, and local breweries.


This new event will not only bring the traditional Bavarian festival to the heart of Louisville but will also aid a vital cause in the Louisville community – supporting the Coalition for the Homeless, a local nonprofit with a mission to prevent and end homelessness in Louisville.


“It’s a win-win to hold this event in such a unique space and to kick off Louisville’s new Oktoberfest event,” said Rebecca Fleischaker, Executive Director of Louisville Downtown Partnership. “We are always looking for unique ways for the community to come together and being able to help our homeless population makes this a more enriching event.”


Steins on Main will be free to the public and promises an afternoon filled with great cuisine, games, music, craft beer, and an abundance of festive cheer. Participating breweries include Against the Grain, Gallant Fox, Butchertown Brewing, Gravely, Monnik Beer Co., Hi-Wire, and the newly-opened Awry Brewing. These beers will provide a taste of both local craft mastery and the rich Oktoberfest tradition. Festivities kick off with a special happy hour from 2 pm to 3 pm, offering early attendees an exciting start to the day.


“Bringing Oktoberfest to the heart of Downtown Louisville is an honor for us at Against the Grain,” said Sam Cruz, co-owner of Against the Grain Brewery. “We’ve always worked diligently to build community connections and share our good times through our beers, and ‘Steins on Main’ will amplify that mission while also supporting an essential cause.”


Steins on Main invites everyone in the community to join this Oktoberfest celebration, creating memories and supporting a critical cause while celebrating the city’s rich German heritage.


More details surrounding additional vendors will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information, contact Michael Moeller at


About Coalition For The Homeless

The Coalition for the Homeless is a nonprofit with a mission to prevent and end homelessness in Louisville. The Coalition advocates for change, educates the public about the face of homelessness, and coordinates the work of their 40+ member agencies across the city. For more information, find the Coalition online at,, or


About Louisville Downtown Partnership

LDP’s mission is to improve the economy of Louisville’s Downtown by promoting the redevelopment, vitality and economic growth of the Central Business District and surrounding areas and to improve Downtown’s quality of life by creating a safe, clean and enjoyable environment.


About Against the Grain

ATG proudly serves as Louisville’s most revered and award-winning brewery. With two brewpub locations, including the flagship location, Against The Grain Public House located at Louisville Slugger Field and The Public House located in the historic Highlands neighborhood, ATG provides world-class beer and delicious pub fare. To learn more, visit


About Louisville Ale Trail

Louisville Ale Trail serves to engage with Louisville tourists and residents about our local beer scene by encouraging city-wide tourism through the promotion of participating member brewery taprooms. To learn more, visit