Willkommen! ("Welcome!") Whether you come for shopping, food or fun, you will find something to
enjoy at the Seymour, Indiana Oktoberfest. Admission is free!
THE 41ST ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST IN SEYMOUR, INDIANA, HAS COME AND GONE - HOPE YOU WERE ONE OF THOSE WHO CAME TO HAVE FUN!
THE 2014 SEYMOUR OKTOBERFEST WILL BE HELD OCT. 1, 2, AND 3, 2014!
CONGRATULATIONS TO PRINCESS LAUREN SCHEPMAN AND PRINCE BLAINE WEHMILLER - OUR 2013 ROYALTY!
A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THE CANDIDATES, AVA CAMPBELL, OLIVIA MADDEN, ERIN HALL, ADDYSON CASTETTER, DARREN MAXIE, COREY ENGLEKING, TAYLOR SPICER, JENNA HATFIELD, AND LARIAH NEAL. THE ENTIRE COURT RODE THE OKTOBERFEST SHUTTLE IN THE SATURDAY PARADE .
WINNERS OF THE VARIOUS CONTESTS - (NOTE: IF YOU HAVE WON ANY OF THE CONTESTS, AND DID NOT YET GET YOUR AWARD, PLEASE STOP BY CITY HALL, 309 N. CHESTNUT ST. TO PICK IT UP.)
FOR A LIST OF 5K WALK/RUN WINNERS AND PARTICIPANTS, CLICK HERE
FOR A LIST OF BAKING CONTEST WINNERS, CLICK HERE
FOR A LIST OF WINDOW DECORATING AND BOOTH DECORATING WINNERS, CLICK HERE
FOR A LIST OF 2013 BABY CONTEST WINNERS, PLEASE CLICK HERE
FOR A LIST OF PARADE WINNERS, CLICK HERE!
FOR A LIST OF POLKA & CHICKEN DANCE CONTEST WINNERS, CLICK HERE
FOR A LIST OF BRAT-EATING CONTEST WINNERS, CLICK HERE
FOR A LIST OF THE ONE KIDS' SQUARE COLORING CONTEST WINNERS, CLICK HERE
UNFORTUNATELY, THE OKTOBERFEST/REMAX HOT AIR BALLOON RACE WAS CANCELLED, DUE TO THE INCELEMENT WEATHER. THE BALLOON GLOW WAS HELD ON FRIDAY EVENING, A BEAUTIFUL SIGHT FOR ALL TO SEE.
ALSO CANCELLED DUE TO HEAVY RAIN WAS THE ANNUAL SEYMOUR OKTOBERFEST TALENT CONTEST - SORRY, WE HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO RESCHEDULE. ENTRY MONEY HAS BEEN MAILED BACK TO THE CONTESTANTS.
Pictures are being submitted - here's a pic of the Switzerland County High School Band members receiving their first place award for best band, and the first place award to the Switzerland County Marching Pacers for the best drill unit! (Of course, this was after the parade - both groups wore great uniforms!)
EAT, DRINK, AND ENJOY!
Each of our food locations is a new temptation for your taste buds -- fun food for every
appetite. And, a great selection of beverages. Food booths line the city streets, each
laden with rich, delicious treats beckoning festival visitors. Be sure to try the Bavarian
treats and other ethnic foods that highlight the Oktoberfest tradition, as well as the
standard American fare - prepared right in front of you.. Visit the Biergarten for a taste of traditional beer!
LET'S GO SHOPPING!
Our arts and crafts booths display a wonderful collection of items for yourself or for gifting! We have 60 booths with clothing, jewelry, decorations, and collectibles for your selection. Our flea market has a wide assortment of items of every price range.
Be sure to take advantage of the many choices available.
Entertainment & Activities
The Seymour Oktoberfest has everything you're looking for! Don't miss the huge DUKE ENERGY parade on Saturday afternoon. Our REMAX balloon glow, and hot air balloon race, are exciting and fun!
If you're looking for a high-energy experience, the whole family can enjoy the 5k Walk/Run. There is also a horseshoe tournament and a cornhole tournament on Saturday morning at Gaiser Park, or, enter the Texas Hold'em poker game at the Moose Lodge. Sign up for
the talent contest on Saturday evening, or listen to the German band that willl perform nightly throughout the
festival, and sign up for the Polka and Chicken Dance competition on Saturday evening. Or,
enter the brat-eating contest and win money for yourself and your favorite charity. For a
quieter time, check out the baking contest, windows decorated for the festivities and the baby
contest. The Oktoberfest also features free entertainment nightly on all three stages, a Biergarten, German Band, Bluegrass Festival, Cloggers, Dancers, and other Performers.
Just for Kids
Kids and families enjoy the fun at the Seymour Oktoberfest. Free arts & crafts, entertainment
and carnival rides for the young and young at heart. Parents who attend the Oktoberfest
should plan to bring their children to One Chamber Square (re-named One Kids Square –
Kinderplatz Nummer Eins’ during the Oktoberfest). Free activities, including pumpkin painting, dumpster decorating, and coloring contests for ages 10 and under. Win a prize! Stop by the sand art booth or take a walk in the Cake Walk and win a cake! Have fun at the Seymour Oktoberfest!
PLEASE NOTE: FOR THE SAFETY OF EVERYONE ATTENDING
THE FESTIVAL, ABSOLUTELY NO PETS ARE ALLOWED.