Festivals

Wurstfest

Last Weekend in March

“The Wurst Fest 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!

Maifest

Third weekend of May 

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

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.

FreedomFest

July 3rd and 4th

Hermann’s Freedomfest is an annual Fourth of July celebration that spills over to other July days. July 4th 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.

Ford Blue Oval Rally

Mid-August 2023

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.

Smokefest

Saturday September 16th, 2023

Annual Charity Event featuring Whiskey, Cigars, an Amateur BBQ contest, and LIVE Music!

River City Cruisers Cruise-In

Third Weekend in September

Second Annual Cruise-In to benefit annual scholarships and other local charities. Come to cruise or come to see hundreds of vintage vehicles – 50’s and 60’s period dress would be great! Contests, concerts, and fun for all.

Wine & Jazz Festival

August 19, 2023

Details will be posted here, on social media,  and on our events calendar as they become available.

Oktoberfest

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. In 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, visitors will see some changes. We want visitors to have a good time; we also want visitors, as well as those individuals and groups who bring us Oktoberfest activities, to be as safe as possible.

One of the beauties of Hermann’s Oktoberfest is that events are spaced out all around our German town and countryside. The great outdoors will be here with the usual fall colors and fantastic weather. Hiking, biking, and watching the Missouri River roll by are amazing ways to celebrate October in Hermann!

You can see upcoming events at https://visithermann.com/events/. We suggest you check the calendar before you plan to depart for Hermann, and even after you arrive in Hermann, to see any changes.

Witches & Wine Festival

Third Thursday in October

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

The seven 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.

Spend the night in Hermann!