Oktoberfest started in 1810 in Bavaria to celebrate the wedding of Prince Ludwig I. Every year, this historical celebration begins in the third week of September.
Today, Northeast Nebraska residents celebrate the area’s German heritage and the fall harvest with this two-day family festival. Oktoberfest grows yearly with live music, German food, beer garden, and family entertainment. Held in conjunction with the Lion’s Club Parade and the River Point Arts Festival, this unique festival is a must attend!
This year's festival is scheduled for September 20 - 21, 2019!
Window Decorating Competition
If you are a retail business interested in getting more involved with Oktoberfest, join us for the Window Decorating Competition leading up to the event. You could win hundreds in CASH NOW! Register Here!
Free Rides Home
Norfolk Oktoberfest will provide FREE cab rides home anywhere in Norfolk from 12:30-2:00 am, Friday, and Saturday!
If you dress in traditional Oktoberfest gear, Bavarian Dirndl or Lederhosen, you can expect a free beverage on us!
Senior Happy Hour
Calling all seniors (65 or older) and veterans (ID required). If you come to Oktoberfest on Saturday from 12:00-3:00 pm you will received $1 off beer and wine plus enjoy discounted food items.
Regular Happy Hour
Regular Happy Hour for everyone is from 5:00-6:00 pm on Friday night and 1:00-2:00 pm on Saturday. This year will feature $1 off beer and wine!
The Huskers have an away game on September 21! Join us for an awesome tailgate with hundreds of people! The Huskers play Illinois at 7:00pm and you can be sure we got the mega screen again. Husker Volleyball will be shown as well.
Friday night will feature a free teen dance from 8:00-10:00 pm.
Band | Drum Line Expo
After the parade come to Oktoberfest to hear special music from area marching bands. Parade winners will also be announced!
Fun for the Entire Family
Bounce Houses Friday and Saturday
Hot Wheels races ages 4 – 7 on Saturday
Root Beer Floats on Saturday
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