Norfolk Oktoberfest Family Festival

September 21-22, 2018

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!

New in 2018! 

Teen Dance Friday night will feature a free teen dance from 8:00-10:00PM. 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 5:00-6:00PM or Saturday from 1:00-2:00PM and get $1 off Beers.

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

Groupon deal! Click here

Traditional features! 

Window & Yard Decorating Competition! Click Here

Free rides home! Norfolk Oktoberfest partnered with Checker Cab Company to provide cab rides home anywhere in Norfolk from 12:30-2:00AM on 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 12:00-3:00PM you received $1 off Beers and discounted food items. Regular Happy Hour for everyone is from 5:00-6:00PM on Friday and 1:00-2:00PM on Saturday.

Husker Tailgate! The Huskers have an away game this weekend against Michigan; 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 at 8pm on Friday evening.

Hotel & Travel Accommodations! Click here

Bucket Pong

Bucket Pong Entry Form


Bucket Pong Tournament #1: Friday, Sept. 21,      6:00 PM

Bucket Pong Tournament #2: Saturday, Sept. 22, 2:00 PM

Bucket Pong Tournament #3: Saturday, Sept. 22, 4:00 PM

Bucket Pong Tournament Finals: Saturday, Sept. 22, 6:00 PM


Radtour (Bike Ride)

Radtour Flyer

Radtour Registration Website

Rad Tour Registration 12:30 P.M. Sept. 22

Rad Tour Start time 1:30 P.M. Sept. 22


Weiner Dog Races

Weiner Dog Race Flyer

Weiner Dog Race Registration

Registration Time: 4:30 – 5:30 P.M. Sept. 22

Race Start Time: 6:00 P.M. Sept. 22

Masskrugstemmen (steinholding)

Rules and Waiver

Preliminary Competition Poster – September 14 @ Mel’s

Preliminary Competition Poster – September 14 @ The Mint

Competition 1: Mel’s 9:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.

Competition 2: The Mint: 10:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M.

Competition 3: Oktoberfest September 21 9:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.

Final Competition: Oktoberfest September 22 9:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.

*Or half time of Husker Game if game is at night



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