Hermann is home to many festivals and annual events during the year. Check the Events Calendar for upcoming festival events.


Fourth Weekend of March
(unless Easter Weekend)
March 26-27, 2022

“The Wurstfest in the Midwest – a Celebration of All Things Sausage!” Professional meat processors attend from all over Missouri, with samples and products for sale. Professional and amateur sausage-making competition, Kraut making class, German dancing and music. And the crowd-pleasing Weiner Dog Derby may well turn Hermann into the Weiner Dog Capital of the World!


Third weekend of May

Maifest is an old-fashioned celebration of spring and of Hermann’s German heritage, with German music, dancing, food, and parades. Add Maypole dancers, children’s games, heritage tours, beer gardens, and an outdoor market for shopping, and visitors can enjoy an amazing small-town celebration.

Check here for current 2022 Schedule.


First full weekend of June

Town and country tours of private gardens filled with early summer flowers, herbs, and/or vegetables. A walking tour of public town gardens designed and supported by the Garden Club. Visitors can chat with many gardeners.


July 3rd and 4th

Hermann’s Freedomfest is an annual Fourth of July celebration that spills over to other July days. FreedomFest events include a parade, games, food booths, music at Riverfront Park, and a concert by Hermann’s Municipal Band at the Clara Eitmann Messmer Amphitheatre. The event includes a fantastic fireworks display over the Missouri River.


Returning August 27, 2022!!!

Plans are under way for an exciting return of the Jazz Festival August 27, 2022. The event will be held at the Clara Eitmann-Messmer Amphitheater, located just four blocks south of the AMTRAK Station on Gutenberg Street, between 4th and 5th Streets. The Hermann Wine & Jazz Festival will be a fundraiser for the Hermann Music Boosters. Details will be posted  on social media and on our events calendar as they become available.


All weekends in October

Each October, amid a backdrop of brilliant Missouri fall colors, Hermann hosts Oktoberfest, a celebration of the town’s German heritage, the autumn season, good food, wine, beer, and music. One of the beauties of Hermann’s Oktoberfest is that events are spaced out all around our German town and countryside. There is plenty of room celebrate!

You can see Upcoming Events or view the Event Calendar at https://visithermann.com/events/.

Visitors will be able to enjoy German food (schnitzel, bratwurst, sauerkraut or pretzels) and a glass of wine, beer or spirits. And the great outdoors will  be here with the usual fall colors and fantastic weather. Hiking, biking, and watching the Missouri River roll by are also amazing ways to celebrate October in Hermann!

Past Oktoberfest Activities
2021 Printable Week 1 Info  (dates are past)
2021 Printable Week 2 Info  (dates are past)
2021 Printable Week 3 Info  (dates are past)
2021 Printable Week 4 Info  (dates are past)

Christmastime in Hermann

The four weekends before Christmas

Christmastime is magical in our German village, where holiday traditions date back centuries. Beginning with a traditional Lantern Parade just after Thanksgiving and ending with the annual ringing of the bell in the Clock Tower to usher in the New Year, Hermann has much to offer visitors of all ages.