Hermann’s Oktoberfest is an exciting, month-long celebration of the town’s uniquely close ties to its German heritage. Each weekend in the month of October, visitors to the area are able to partake in a variety of activities, from stein-hoisting competitions and historic tours to live music events and relaxing afternoons spent with friends. Though many people come to Oktoberfest for the area’s award-winning wines, handcrafted spirits, and German beers, you can’t miss out on the mouth-watering German dishes found during the celebration.

As the perfect complement to your beverage, during Oktoberfest you can enjoy delicious German delicacies like the ever-popular bratwurst, available in a variety of flavors. Served the traditional way, with sauerkraut and German potato salad, it’s a plate of comfort food that you’ll love as you set out to explore the festival.

Grab a pretzel and meander through the town with a walking tour, perfect for learning a little about the area’s fascinating history. The soft salty snack is an Oktoberfest classic—and not just in Hermann! Bavarian pretzels have been a staple in German cuisine since the Middle Ages; they became popular in the US after German immigrants brought them in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Once you’ve worked up an appetite exploring the town, sampling the wines, and enjoying the live music, you’ll be ready to try even more German staples. Order yourself some schnitzel, a savory and crunchy piece of fried pork that will melt in your mouth. Once you’ve finished that, track down some of the crowd-pleasing potato pancakes that are the perfect combination of crispy and creamy. 

Still hungry? Plenty of spots have delicious desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Come hungry, leave happy

Don’t miss out on all there is to do, see, and taste during Hermann’s Oktoberfest. There are so many delectable dishes to try that you might have to make more than one trip! To see all of the upcoming weekend’s events, live music lineups, and available tours, check out the Visit Hermann website and calendar of events. Come celebrate Oktoberfest in Hermann this fall—you’ll enjoy the relaxing, inviting atmosphere, delicious food, and exceptional beverages!

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