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.
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.
March 23rd & 24th, 2024 | Event Link
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
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.
Hermann Garden Tour
First Weekend in June, 2024 | 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.
Wednesday, July 3rd & Thursday, July 4th, 2024
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.
Missouri Bourbon Festival 2024
Early August 2024
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
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.
3rd Annual River City Cruisers Cruise-In
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!!!
Mid September 2024
Annual Charity Event featuring an Amateur BBQ Competition, Whiskey Samples from Missouri Distillers, Craft Demos, Cigar Smoking, & Live Music.