While the traditions and merriment of Oktoberfest continue on, a certain level of spooky has begun creeping into the historic town of Hermann. As ghouls and goblins make their appearance alongside shopkeepers and artisans, you’re invited to throw on a cape, raise your goblet and mingle with the spirits destined to spend their weekend in the charming town.

Expect the familiar Hermann hospitality and Old World culture that delight the senses. Take a deep breath to fully appreciate the scents of firewood, falling leaves, crisp air, and fresh baked goods. As your appetite increases, the search for warm cider, spiced jams, and expertly-smoked meats becomes an easy acquisition while you peruse storefront windows. Take your pick of local biergartens and vineyards to sample award-winning beverages. While you sip, relax and enjoy the melodies provided by skilled musicians sharing their talent at these local venues.   

Want to get a little more physical? After all, there are more than a few ways to appreciate the October weather. Imagine yoga with a scenic river bluff view, plan to join cyclists for a casual ride around Hermann, or take a walking tour of the historic town.

Whether for a day trip or an extended stay, you are invited to immerse yourself in the German culture of Hermann. Consider carving out time for one of the many incredible area tours. Stroll through the most extensive series of arched underground cellars in North America. Or perhaps you’d like to visit Hermann Farm—the area’s first nursery and winery of its kind dating back to the 1800s. Observing these relics of the past, complete with detailed exhibits and artifacts, provides a touchstone of daily life and routine from centuries ago. 

If you’re looking for something a little more spooky—it’s time for candy corn, haunted places, and scary faces. The third weekend of Oktoberfest in Hermann marks the start of Halloween excitement! The fun begins tonight with a special event for witchy women who enjoy their wine. 

Yet, opportunities abound throughout the weekend for a good fright. Visitors to the Showboat Theatre will leave simply haunted by the eerie lore of some of Hermann’s past events. Prepare to be enthralled by the spoken history of an area with a few special secrets to share. Are these tall tales or do the stories hold the truth about this seemingly-quiet town?

Hermann embraces Oktoberfest in multiple ways. You’ll find festive and frightful decorations, plenty of delicious German fare, and libations allowing you to unwind while breathing in the crisp, chilled air. Whether looking for a fall getaway with family and friends or an evening filled with good old fashioned ghost stories—this is the ideal time to get lost for a spell in Hermann.

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