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Experience the heartwarming charm of Cullman, Alabama at the 2023 Oktoberfest Celebration! True to German tradition, Oktoberfest begins in September! This promises to immerse visitors in German heritage as we celebrate with fun attractions for all ages. From Thursday, September 28, 2023, at 4:00 PM to the closing of the Hofbrau Biergarten on Saturday, September 30 at 11 PM, the streets will be filled with lively music, cultural displays, and delicious German cuisine. This is the time to create fun-filled memories and embrace the spirit of German heritage at the Cullman Oktoberfest!

2023 Burgermeister

Meet Our Respected Festival Ambassador, Dale Greer

The Burgermeister is a tradition at The Cullman Oktoberfest dating back to the beginning of the festival. The Burgermeister is nominated and elected each year by the community. Each year the selected Burgermeister is honored and acts as the host of the festival. Dale Greer stands out as one of Cullman's most exceptional ambassadors, he has been a true asset to our community throughout his career. His contributions have been invaluable, and we are proud to have him represent us as a symbol of our city and festival, especially as we celebrate our community's 150th anniversary.

Don't Miss These Highlights!

Join the Excitement:

Get ready for an unforgettable celebration of Cullman's German heritage! Check out these must-watch events that promise to make your festival experience truly memorable:


Prepare for Non-Stop Fun

Get ready to be immersed by a dazzling array of entertainment at Cullman Oktoberfest. From an authentic German Biergarten, traditional German contests, street musicians, acrobats, Kids Zone, and lots of German food, there is something for everyone!

Costume Contest

It's time to pull out the dirndls, lederhosen, Bavarian hats, and flower wreaths!

Thanks to
Urgent Care Center
for sponsoring the Oktoberfest 2023 Contests! Enter one of our daily contests to model your best German garb and be honored as the best representation of our German ancestors!

Stein Hoisting Contests

Talk about a German tradition, this is it! Show your grit and start practicing now to hold those steins! Contests for Adults and Kids! Click to find out the days and times.

Wiener Dog Races

All of our OktoFURfest events are brought to you by

Citizens Bank & Trust!

From the famous and most adorable Wiener Dog Races to Pet costume contests and more, Oktoberfest is not just for humans.


Discover Unique Treasures

Indulge in a delightful marketplace experience at the Cullman Oktoberfest diverse array of vendors. From artisan crafts to mouthwatering treats, our vendors offer a captivating showcase of talents and flavors.

Kids Zone

It's All About the Fun, thanks to

Cullman Regional Medical Center!

From inflatable slides and bouncy houses to the contests and entertainers, Oktoberfest is about more than German beer!

It's a memory ready to be made for every one.

Brat Eating Contests

Not for the faint of

heart… or stomach!

It may not be pretty, but it’s totally German! How many brats can one person eat?

Thanks to our sponsor, Brickyard Meats, this event has grown to include contests every day!

Oktoberfest 5K and 10K

Get up early and hit the streets of Cullman for the Annual Oktoberfest 5K and 10K races!

Thanks to Wellstone for bringing this event to the festival!

Saturday, September 30


Dine at nearby restaurants that specialize in German cuisine.


Creating an Unforgettable

Cullman Oktoberfest Experience

From roaming musicians playing accordions, lutes, scheitholts, pianos, and tubas to the remarkable talents of acrobats, jugglers, dancers, living statues, and stilt walkers, they all come together to ensure an Oktoberfest experience that is bursting with life and

truly unforgettable!


Unforgettable Experience! The Cullman Oktoberfest exceeded all expectations. From the lively entertainment to the delicious food and friendly atmosphere, it was a celebration of culture and togetherness like no other.

Oktoberfest Reviews

Larry D

Great fun to celebrate this small towns German Heritage with German food and drink.

Christopher R

Came up here on Friday for Oktoberfest and had a blast. I didn't even know this was a thing but I will definitely plan on coming back next year.

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The Cullman Oktoberfest is an annual celebration of Cullman's German heritage!



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309 1st Ave NE

Cullman, AL 35055