October 11, 2019
1st St. and Main St.
Hays, KS 67601
It is a community tribute to the Volga-German heritage where delicious foods, lively entertainment, games, crafts, & unique items for sale make it an event you won't want to miss-so popular it has expanded into a two-day festival. Arrive early to participate in authentic German activities & events.
2019 Volga German Society Oktoberfest
Friday, October 11, 2019
History, Heritage, & Homecoming!! TWO DAYS of CELEBRATION!! Oktoberfest has become a tradition that people of all ages look forward to & enjoy!
9 AM Oktoberfest opens/Vendors can be open to sell
10 AM Joe Dolezal Band performs, all vendors OPEN for sales
10:30-11AM Opening Ceremonies/Bell rings: Beer Sales Start
11 AM Tapping of the Keg/Joe Dolezal Band
11 AM-2 PM NCK Tech Drive Thru: (785)693-7687 or (785)693-7688
11:30 AM Hays Community Theater
11:45 AM Joe Dolezal Band
12:30 PM Hays Community Theater
1:00 PM Registration begins for Stein Holding Contest/Deutsch Hops Contest
1-1:30 PM University Brass Polka Band
1:30-2 PM Stein Holding Contest
2:45 PM Joe Dolezal Band
3:00 PM Hays Community Theater
3:15 PM Joe Dolezal Band
4:00 PM Deutsch Hops Contest(German Hops Obstacle Course
4:30-6:30 PM Country artist Mike Love
7 PM Oktoberfest Closes for Day/Grounds Close
Joe Dolezal Band
Mike Love-Red Dirt Country
Hays Community Theater
2019 Hays Oktoberfest commemorative glass steins available ONLY $5!
Second Day of Celebration begins tomorrow, Saturday, after the homecoming parade, approximately 11 AM.
German Market will be Saturday morning, 7 AM -11 AM at The Pavilion, Downtown Hays.
PROCEEDS to benefit local scholarships for students of Volga German descent & promote German Heritage in the area.