Oktoberfest

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!

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Traditional Features

Window & Yard Decorating Competition
Download your registration form below.

Free Rides Home
Norfolk Oktoberfest partnered with Checker Cab Company to provide cab rides home anywhere in Norfolk from 12:30-2:00 am, Monday, Friday, and Saturday!

Free Beer
If you dress in traditional Oktoberfest gear, Bavarian Drindl or Lederhosen, you can expect a free beer on us!

Happy Hour
Calling all seniors (65 or older) and veterans (ID required). If you came to Oktoberfest on Saturday from 12:00-3:00 pm you received $1 off Beers and discounted food items. Regular Happy Hour for everyone is from 5:00-6:00 pm on Friday and 1:00-2:00 pmon Saturday.

Husker Tailgate
The Huskers have an away game this weekend; What an awesome tailgate with hundreds of people! They haven’t announced the time yet, but you can be sure we got the mega screen again. Husker Volleyball will be shown as well.

New Features from 2018

Teen Dance
Friday night will feature a free teen dance from 8:00-10:00 pm. The dance will only be accessible from Madison Avenue, outside of the Oktoberfest fence and will not have access to the Beer Garden area.

Band | Drum Line Expo
After the parade come to Oktoberfest to hear special music from area marching bands. Parade winners will also be announced!

Happy Hour
For everyone Come to Oktoberfest on Friday from 5:00-6:00 pm or Saturday from 1:00-2:00 pm and get $1 off Beers.

Husker Volleyball
The Huskers play Michigan at 8:00 pm on Friday night. Come watch them play on our enormous screen.

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