Oktoberfest features music, beer, wine, food and activities every weekend throughout October.
One fall event you can look forward to is Oktoberfest. Although this gathering takes place all over the world, Oktoberfest in a German town is well-known to Missourians.
Hermann, Missouri is notorious for their Oktoberfest. According to their website, Oktoberfest in Hermann “has become a beloved tradition for thousands throughout the Midwest. It’s time to celebrate a beautiful time of year in Missouri’s most beautiful town.”
Oktoberfest features music, beer, wine, food and activities every weekend throughout October. Activities include guided and self-guided tours, the annual arts and crafts festival, an orchestra concert and more.
Every weekend will include stein hoisting competitions for men and women at the Jaycee Bier Garten, self-guided tours of rooms at Hermann’s Historic Museum at the German school, free exhibits and interpretive displays at the Deutschheim State Historic Site and guided tours also at the Historic Site.
The first weekend in October will feature an open mic night and music by Colton James, Stingray, Dennis Schilligo and more.
An arts and crafts festival, a Peeps show, a Bad Arolsen Orchestra Concert and more will take place the second weekend in October.
The Peeps Show will feature charming dioramas made of Peeps candies. The Show will be at Hermann Welcome Center on Market Street.
Just Us, Been Wilder, Saturday Night DJ will be live that weekend.
The third weekend will include ghost hunts, a Peeps show and more.
The ghost hunts will be at the Showboat Theatre. Spook stalker Dan Terry will explore the spirits of Hermann’s historic theater.
Music will include various bands like the Woodsmiths, the Bryan Foggs Trio and the Iron Road.
An open mic night will take place the last weekend in October. Twice Baked, the Loehnig German Band, Crossfire and more will perform that weekend.
A cemetery walk will be Sun., Oct. 28. Costumed impersonators will tell the stories of persons buried in the oldest portions of the cemetery. Proceeds from this event will benefit the cemetery restoration project.
Hermann’s Oktoberfest will feature seven wineries: Adam Puchta Winery, Bias Winery, Dierberg Star Lane Tasting Room, Hermannhof Winery, OakGlenn Winery, Röbller Winery and Stone Hill Winery.
Oktoberfest stemmed from a wedding in Germany.
The original Oktoberfest dates back to 1810. Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on October 12. Ludwig later became King Ludwig I. The newlyweds celebrated with the citizens of Munich in front of the city gates.
Some information for this article provided by the visithermann.com.