Meet The Board


Zach Clark

Board President

"I've been with the board 10+ years and have experience in, Biergarten, Treasurer, Parade, and many more!"


Cody Schwade

Vice President & Biergarten

" I've helped with Oktoberfest since I can remember, from the Parade to the Biergarten!" 

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Kendra Zumhingst

This gal has many hats as Kendra jumps in to help with all things Oktoberfest! Ask her anything about the Carnival, Foods, 5k & Grants!


Katrina Hill


"I've volunteered as the Treasurer for 2+ years now and enjoy helping out where I can!"


Cindy Ruddick

Secretary & Foods

Has spent 26+ years volunteering for the Oktoberfest


Rachel Miller

Arts & Crafts

Rachel has been involved with Arts and Crafts for many years and is your go to person for all things arts & crafts! 


Eric DiBlasi


If you know Eric, you know how much music is in his soul! He has been all things entertainment for eight years on the board!


Mitchell Kilgas

Biergarten &


-" I'm in my 5th year with this board. I enjoy serving in the Biergarten, setting up the Stein Hoist, and watching the balloon glow with family!"

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Lindsey Kilgas
Parade &

Details coming soon!


Amanda Brown

Arts & Crafts

-" I am in my 4th year serving with the Oktoberfest. I enjoy experiencing the fest with my family every year. I am excited to be back at it in 2021!"


-A year 1 volunteer, Solomon is fueled up to impact the Fest where he can as well as his community!

Solomon Rust

50th Anniversary


Brad Lucas

City Official


Brad is involved in the Carnival Committee, state level festival approvals and working with his SFD to make sure our vendors are ready for opening day of festival in accordance with fire marshal regulations!

Welcome back Wandie!

More details coming soon!

How we give Back

 Our Oktoberfest is the primary way that we achieve our organization's mission while having a huge economic impact on Jackson County. Our nonprofit vendors alone have grossed over $200,000 per year through our festival, providing an excellent fundraising of opportunity for these local organizations. However, we give back to the communities of Jackson County in other ways, as well.

To reaffirm our comment to promoting community progress, The Seymour Oktoberfest Community Endowment Fund was established in 2019 through the Community Foundation of Jackson County. For more information about the Seymour Oktoberfest Community Endowment Fund, please visit


Additionally, each year, our organization sponsors various events in Jackson County. We look to sponsor events that seek to strengthen the bonds of our community and promote growth in a variety of aspects. If you would like to submit a sponsorship request, you may do so using the link below.


As a 501c3, Our mission is to celebrate our German heritage and promote community cooperation and progress.

Our vision is to be an impactful member of our community, promoting cooperation, pride, and progress.

Our organization continues to reinvest in our community and its people.
The Seymour Oktoberfest attracts people from around the world to celebrate our German heritage through unique and unforgettable experiences.