Hermann MO Oktoberfest Dates and German Festivals


Hermann is home to many festivals and annual events during the year ranging from our famous Maifest and Oktoberfest, to live music events, and festivals for the whole family.

Hermann Wine & Jazz Festival

August 3, 2024 | Event Link

Jazz up your summer. Come enjoy great music, good food, and drinks at the Clara Eitmann Messmer Amphitheater.

Missouri Bourbon Festival 2024

August 3, 2024   |  Event Link

The inaugural Missouri Bourbon Festival in Hermann hosted by Copper Mule Distillery. Enjoy bourbon tastings from Missouri Bourbon distilleries, learn about Bourbon at educational sessions, and participate in the Missouri Bourbon Games!

Hermann Blue Oval Rally

August 23-24, 2024  |  Event Link

Hundreds of Ford enthusiasts rally in downtown Hermann to show off vehicles from Model A’s to Mustangs. The main Saturday attraction is an all-day All Ford Show starting at 8 a.m. on downtown Fourth Street.

Stone Hill Harvest Festival

August 31, 2024 | Event Link

Celebrate the beginning of grape harvest with FREE Live Music by Jonny Coller, lawn games, Sherry House wine bar and local vendors on the hillside.

3rd Annual River City Cruisers Cruise-In

September 7, 2024 | Event Link

Second Annual Cruise-In to benefit annual scholarships and other local charities. Come to cruise or come to watch – 50’s and 60’s period dress would be KOOL!!!

2nd Annual Hermann Farm Heritage Festival

September 14, 2024 | Event Link

A day long celebration of the Farm’s german heritage including demonstrations of traditional crafts, live music, a children’s scavenger hunt and so much more.


September 21, 2024   |  Event Link

Annual Charity Event featuring an Amateur BBQ Competition, Whiskey Samples from Missouri Distillers, Craft Demos, Cigar Smoking, & Live Music.

Hermann Harvest Festival

September 28, 2024   |  Event Link

Craft festival offering a variety of home decor, clothing, permanent jewelry, baked goods, antiques, and handmade items! Food Trucks, a Petting Zoo, and Bounce Houses for the kids too!

Oktoberfest 2024

All Weekends in October, 2024   |  Event Link

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.

72nd Annual Arts & Crafts Festival

October 12 & 13, 2024    |    Event Link

The festival features a wide variety of original art and handmade crafts on the second weekend in October.

Witches & Wine Festival

Thursday, October 17th, 2024   |  Event Link

Ladies Night Out in beautiful historic Hermann, MO!
Join us for WINE, Food, Dancing, Vendors, Local Shops, Costume Contest & More…
Must be 21+ to attend this event.

Christmastime in Hermann

Weekends from November 29th to December 31st   |    Event Link

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. For the full list of Christmas events, click here.

Hermann Wurstfest

Wurstfest 2025

March 28-30, 2025

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 Wiener Dog Derby may well turn Hermann into the Wiener Dog Capital of the World!

Hermann Antique Show

April 12, 2025  

Join us at the Historic Festhalle at the Inn at Hermannhof (corner of 1st and Gutenberg) where antique dealers from across the country gather to bring you the best in early country antiques.


May 16-18, 2025

Maifest is an old-fashioned celebration of spring and 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.

Hermann Garden Tour

June 7 & 8, 2025

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.

Hermann Plein Air Festival

June 7 – 14, 2025

Artists of all ages and skill levels are invited to experience the rolling hills and vineyards of Hermann during our second annual Hermann Plein Air Festival.

Adam Puchta Wine & Swine Festival

Late June, 2025

6th annual Wine & Swine Festival – a 5k Vineyard Run followed by a festival featuring a whole hog roast, live music, award-winning wines, and local artisans with handmade goods and art available to purchase!

Hermann FilmFest

Late June, 2025

Showboat Community Theatre will hold a film festival to highlight some of the talented filmmakers from the region. Showboat will show 11 different films, spanning multiple categories, throughout the afternoon and evening.

FreedomFest 2024

Friday, July 4th & Saturday, July 5th, 2025

Fireworks celebration is Saturday, July 5th!

Hermann’s FreedomFest is an annual Independence Day celebration. Events include a parade, games, food booths, music at Riverfront Park, and a concert by Hermann’s Municipal Band at the Clara Eitmann Messmer Amphitheater.

Spend the night in Hermann!