October 7, 2022
1st St. and Main St.
Hays, KS 67601
2022 Volga German Society Oktoberfest *Celebrating 50 Years*
Friday, October 7, 2022
History. Heritage. Homecoming.
Oktoberfest in Hays boasts a wide range of traditional food, music, & drink. As always the festival coincides with homecoming weekend at Fort Hays State University.
The Volga German Society Oktoberfest is an annual celebration of the German Russians of Ellis County. It is held at Municipal Park on the Friday of FHSU’s Homecoming Weekend. The festival includes various activities & booths that provide food, crafts, beer, & musical entertainment. The Volga German Society, established in 1974, promotes the heritage of the German immigrants through the annual Oktoberfest.
*Opening Ceremonies 10:30 AM
*Tapping of Keg 11:00 AM
*Stein Holding Contest 2:00 PM (21 & over)
*Deutsch Hops Contest 4:00 PM (21 & over)
*OktoberFEAST Contest 5:00 PM (21 & over)
*HHS Homecoming Parade 5:00 PM
Oktoberfest Day Closes 7:00 PM
Joe Dolezal Band
Rice County Line
Jimmy Dee Band
Throughout the park: Beer Puppeteers, Hi Striker, Mug Toss