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Oktoberfest 2018

This is the Volga German Society's 46th year to host Oktoberfest. The theme continues to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Catherine the Great's Manifesto, inviting Germans to move to Russia, and who would later become known as Volga Germans. 

The festival takes place at Municipal Park, 100 Main St, in Hays on Friday, September 28th. Oktoberfest is a fundraising opportunity for local non-profit organizations. All vendors are encouraged to emphasize German history, food, and heritage. In 'keeping it local,' any food items sold must be homemade. Over 45 vendors host booths at the event each year. Check out their website for more information!

Schedule of Events

7:00 AM Grounds open to the public
9:00 AM Vendor booths open 
11:00 AM Opening Ceremonies
6:00 PM Beer sales end
7:00 PM Oktoberfest officially closed


Oktoberfest 2018 will officially open at 7:00 AM with a German Market (like a Farmer's Market, but with a German flare). The market will take place on Main Street across from the park and will conclude at 10:00 AM ahead of the opening ceremonies. Groups are encouraged to sell breakfast items (hot and cold) for early risers expected to attend the event. 

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