Hermann MO Oktoberfest Dates and German Festivals


Hermann Garden Tour

Saturday, June 3rd – Sunday, June 4th, 2023     |     Event Link

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 Freedomfest


Monday, July 3rd, 2023 | Event Link

Hermann’s Freedomfest is an annual 4th of July 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 Amphitheatre. The event ends with a fantastic fireworks display over the Missouri River.

Missouri Bourbon Festival 2023

Saturday, August 5th, 2023    |    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

Friday, August 11th – Saturday, August 12th, 2023 | 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.

7th Annual Wine & Jazz Festival

Saturday, August 19th     |    Event Link

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

2nd Annual River City Cruisers Cruise-In

Saturday, September 9th, 2023     |    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!!!


Saturday, September 16th, 2023     |    Event Link

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


All Weekends in October    |    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.

Witches & Wine Festival

Thursday, October 19th, 2023   |    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

6 Weeks Leading into Christmas   |    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.

Wurstfest 2024

Last weekend in March 2024   

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 Wurstfest

Hermann Antique Show

Mid April 2024

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.


3rd Weekend in May 2024    |    Event Link

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.

Spend the night in Hermann!