October is an exceptionally delightful month in the charming town of Hermann. The beautiful fall weather sets upon the quaint town and creates the perfect backdrop for your getaway to Missouri’s Wine Country. October visitors to Hermann also get to enjoy the food, dancing, music, and expertly-crafted beverages found at Hermann’s Oktoberfest.

Celebrated each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October, this autumn festival shares Hermann’s rich German heritage—making rolling hills of Hermann the ideal destination for this engaging event. Whether you and your group are seeking some German wine, brews, live music, or friendly competition, Oktoberfest has something for everyone!

Begin your Oktoberfest in Hermann by taking a guided tour of the historic town. Tour options are available in several locations throughout the weekend. You might even take a leisurely, self-guided walking tour using a handy map filled with stories from Hermann’s past.

Once you’ve learned a little about the area’s fascinating history, spend the afternoon unwinding at a local winery, brewery, or distillery, and enjoy Oktoberfest’s lively social scene.

You’ll find plenty to explore during Oktoberfest—listen to live music and try some savory German food at wineries, biergartens, and local establishments. Don’t miss the opportunity to truly immerse yourself in the German culture by participating in a stein-hoisting competition; outlast your challengers by holding a one-liter stein of beer as long as possible. After proving your strength, enjoy free bourbon tasting and meet the distillers over a cigar that’s been perfectly paired with your drink. 

Continue the celebration Sunday with more live music from favorite area bands or partake in a VIP bourbon tasting served with a dinner that is guaranteed to please! 

Of course, you can’t forget to indulge in the crowd-favorite foods available in Hermann. The irresistible scent of brats and sauerkraut, schnitzel, soft pretzels, and potato pancakes are among the many authentic dishes that you must sample. With a wide variety of foods, drinks, and desserts, no one will go hungry as they enjoy the charm and vibrant atmosphere of Hermann’s Oktoberfest. 

Consider making a weekend trip to experience all that Hermann has to offer. The idyllic town’s unparalleled hospitality is sure to impress!

Hermann provides a variety of lodging establishments to fit everyone’s taste and budget. Here you’ll find charming B&Bs, cozy cottages and guesthouses, inns, and luxury suites. Book directly from the Visit Hermann website to get a great rate!

The entire Hermann community is gearing up to provide visitors with the fun, traditional experience of Oktoberfest, full of history, amusement, and joy for everyone. Check out the Calendar of Events to find out even more things to do in Hermann. We’ll see you there! 

Click here for information on Hermann’s first week of Oktoberfest.


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