Center for Student Involvement

Oktoberfest in Hays has been a long-standing tradition for the city and for the Volga German Society. If you are a business interested in obtaining a booth, please contact the Society at 785-735-2230.

The 2014 Oktoberfest will be held Friday, October 10th.

ATTENTION FHSU STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS: you can participate in the fall festival by sponsoring a booth.  If your group has sponsored a booth before, you know that this is an excellent opportunity to raise money for your organization.  Booths, which sell products, will be required to pay a small percentage (7% of Gross Sales) to the Volga German Society to help defray expenses.  All food items must be homemade.  The number of booths will be limited. Priority will be given to organizations that participated last year. 

If your organization decides to sponsor a booth, please complete the Student Organization Space Request Form on Tiger[Link]. You will need to upload a copy of your merchandise design (i.e. t-shirt, koozie, cup, etc) and complete an Application for Fundraising Project. Registration for the  is now closed. All booth requests and merchandise logos will be reviewed by the Oktoberfest Committee.  The Center for Student Involvement will notify you if your request has been approved or denied.  Do NOT order t-shirts or items with logos until you receive approval notification from the Oktoberfest committee. 

  if your organization needs a cash box for Oktoberfest, please make sure to complete a request through the IFAS system in addition to marking the request on the Application for Fundraising Project form.  The Center for Student Involvement only asks if your organization is in need of a cash box on the form for informational purposes.

Your organization’s registration must be submitted through Tiger[Link] by the date to be determined to be considered for Oktoberfest and your organization must be have been a recognized organization in the previous year.

Each organization will be responsible for building its own booth--a Bavarian theme is strongly recommended.  Your organization also must furnish its own tables, chairs, etc.  If you have not done so already, your organization may want to think about constructing a permanent booth that could be used from year to year. The theme for Oktoberfest 2014 is Once Upon A Time in Tigerland. Booths should emphasize German history, food and heritage. Oktoberfest will start at 11:00 A.M. Friday October 10, 2014, with Opening Ceremony. You will sell from 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Please remember the deadline for submitting Student Organization Renewal Forms and Space Request Forms to the Center for Student Involvement.  If you have any questions about OKTOBERFEST, please do not hesitate to contact the CSI at (785) 628-4664.

Thank you for your involvement in Oktoberfest & Homecoming activities!  We look forward to an exciting and fun-filled weekend again this year!