Willkommen! ("Welcome!") Whether you come for shopping, food or fun, you will find something to
enjoy at the Seymour, Indiana Oktoberfest. Admission is free!
WE'RE GLAD YOU WERE ABLE TO JOIN US ON
OCTOBER 4, 5, & 6, 2012
FOR OUR 40TH ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST HOMECOMING CELEBRATION -
ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR OF FUN AND FESTIVITIES!
WE HOPE YOU WILL COME BACK NEXT YEAR ON OCTOBER, 3, 4 AND 5, 2013____________
FOR OUR 41ST ANNUAL SEYMOUR OKTOBERFEST!____________________________.
GO TO EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES PAGE TO GET RESULTS OF THE WINDOW DECORATING CONTEST, BAKING CONTEST, THE BABY CONTEST, THE 5K WALK/RUN, THE PARADE, THE BRAT-EATING CONTEST, THE TALENT CONTEST, THE HORSESHOE CONTEST, AND THE POLKA/CHICKEN DANCE CONTEST.
DEVEN CUMMINGS, SON OF TASHUA LEQUIRE AND COLE CUMMINGS, WAS CROWNED OKTOBERFEST PRINCE
KYLIE EGLEN, DAUGHTER OF JOHN AND STACI EGLEN, WAS CROWNED OKTOBERFEST PRINCESS
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..
||Let's Go Shopping
Collectibles, crafts, fine arts, one-of-a-kind items (and always a surprise or two) are all in
the Oktoberfest exhibitor areas. Festival patrons are also encouraged to browse by the
First Methodist Church, located at 3rd and Ewing Streets, adjacent to the downtown area
of the Oktoberfest, which holds a flea market each year. Our craft vendors have a beautiful display of hand made or hand decorated items for yourself or for gifting!
Entertainment & Activities
The Seymour Oktoberfest has everything you're looking for! From hot air balloon races and
a festive parade -- to a large flea market and clowns, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
If you're looking for a high-energy experience, you'll enjoy the 5k Walk/Run/Wheelchair race. There is also a horseshoe tournament on Saturday morning at Gaiser Park. Sign up for
the talent contest, or dance or just 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). Activities, including crafts, sing-a-longs,
storytelling, coloring, and character appearances are featured in the area.
Please note: No Pets Allowed in the Festival Area