Autumn in Hermann is truly a time of celebration. As the cooler temperatures encourage more time outside, the local artisans, crafters, and shops of Hermann move to full swing, making it the perfect time to visit the charming town. The refreshing fall weather, excitement of the harvest season, and enthusiasm for the annual festivals create an opportunity for endless amusement. October visitors to Hermann will be treated to authentic German foods, music, and expertly-crafted beverages found at Hermann’s Oktoberfest. With a picturesque backdrop for your fall getaway, Hermann is sure to deliver the autumnal experience you are searching for.

Each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through October, find yourself immersed in the Old World style with traditional foods, award-winning beverages, music, and friendly authentic competition abound. Natives to Hermann, and those that have transplanted themselves here, truly take pride in making your time in this town special. From providing excellent lodging and dining options to telling Hermann’s story with tours, it is an obvious pleasure of the town to show off its rich culture.

Music, art, and much more

Every weekend during Oktoberfest, you’ll find plentiful options for entertainment—and this weekend’s no exception. Start your weekend adventure with a horse-drawn carriage ride through downtown’s historic streets or drop in for a free film showing at the Showboat Theatre. Throughout the weekend, you’ll be able to participate in activities ranging from a refreshing yoga session to a vigorous stein-hoisting competition. Learn more about the history of the area through multiple exhibits, tours, and interpretive displays. If you’re looking to relax with friends and enjoy some music, you’ll find more than 20 live music events this weekend!

Oktoberfest creates the perfect opportunity to showcase local artistic talent. There is something new to discover every day. Explore the 68th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival, where a wide variety of handmade craft items are featured. For a creative twist on a favorite candy, check out Peepapalooza, a display of charming dioramas made entirely from Peeps marshmallows. This weekend you’ll also be able to attend and purchase art at the 2nd annual ‘In the Spirit of Art’ gala. Tickets are $25 and include spirit and wine tastings, paired foods, live music, and attendance prizes. 

And of course, there is plenty of opportunity to indulge in the tastes of Hermann, like specialty coffee, craft beers, top-notch spirits, and renowned wines. You do not want to miss the smells and tastes of Oktoberfest. Delicious treats like freshly baked breads, smoked meats, sweet and savory pickled delights, and mustards and jams will have your taste buds rejoicing—and these are only just a few of the foods Hermann has in store for you.  

Oktoberfest in Hermann incorporates all of the best things about this quaint town and its history. The sights, the smells, the sounds, and the tastes are all welcoming and absorbing. With multiple options for cozy cabins, luxury suites and specialty rentals, you can even stay the weekend! Spend this weekend enjoying everything that makes Oktoberfest in Hermann such a remarkable event.  

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