Hermann Oktoberfest

Do you know the origins of Oktoberfest? After the marriage ceremony between Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese on October 12, 1810, in Munich, Germany, they invited all of the townsfolk to attend the festival in their honor, which took place outside the city gates in the fields. Following the wedding ceremony, the fields were named Theresienwiese after the Princess, and the festival was such a success that the townsfolk asked King Ludwig to continue the celebration the following year. Hence, Oktoberfest was born!

In honor of our German heritage, Oktoberfest is in full swing on the Hermann Wine Trail! Wineries are celebrating with live music, events, great foods, and award-winning wines!

Winery activities this weekend:

  • Adam Puchta Winery  Adam Puchta Winery Octoberfest Schedule
    • Friday, Oct. 7 – Dinner at the Bistro, 5-9 pm. Enjoy a take-out dinner in our seasonal Bistro; serving Parker’s popular pizzas, unique slider sandwiches, smoked mac & cheese and more. Menu may vary; first come, first served. Bistro open for the live music serving food from 5 pm – 9 pm or until the food runs out.
    • Friday, Oct. 7 – Live Music – Randle Chowning founding member of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils, 7-9 pm. Randle Chowning, Larry Lee (original Ozark Mtn. Daredevils) along with David Wilson
    • Saturday, Oct. 8 – Live music, 1-4 pm, Russ Anderson is a St. Louis singer/songwriter who specializes in folk and country music. Russ’s playlist includes original songs as well as classics by John Denver, James Taylor, Hank Williams and Van Morrison. $5 cover charge, includes featured wine tasting.
    • Lunch at the Bistro – Saturday & Sunday. Bistro open serving food on Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Menu includes, but not limited to, locally produced bratwurst, Parker’s specialty pizzas, BLT sliders, Smoked Mac & Cheese, and more!
    • October hours: Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm & Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm
    • Cold wine and beer available by the glass or by the bottle. Try our assorted flavors of house-made wine slushies! Coolers and picnic baskets are allowed on the grounds, however, they will be checked for outside alcohol upon arrival.
    • Buses are not accepted on weekends without prior reservations. Only one bus will be scheduled on Saturdays and they must be on the grounds before Noon. Call Paula at 573-486-5596 to make advance reservations.
  • Bias Winery & Microbrewery   
    • Saturday – A variety of entertainment on Saturdays each weekend.  Enjoy an assortment of foods.  Buses welcome, advance notice is appreciated.
  • Hermannhof Winery
    • Saturday, Oct. 8 – Festhalle, Live Music, 12:30 pm–5:30 pm – Wine, Beer and Brats & German Music by the Loehnig Family
    • Saturday, Oct. 8 – Winery, Live music by Solo Richie, 11:00 am to 5:30 pm
    • Sunday, Oct. 9 – Winery, Live music by Solo Richie, 11:00 am to 5:30 pm
  • OakGlenn Winery 
    • Saturday, Oct. 8 – Live Music, 11:30 am-5:30 pm. The Ultra Violets is an awesome cover band from St. Louis, playing top 40 hits to classic 80’s pop and rock songs. Come out for a fun-filled evening of great entertainment and of course, great wine. Cover Charge $5 per person.
    • Sunday, Oct. 9 – Live Music, 1-5 pm. Jessica Tipton is a soulful, solo artist who performs everything from Fleetwood Mac, Keith Urban, and Glen Campbell covers to some of her own songs. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of FREE entertainment, great views and award-winning wine.
  • Röbller Vineyard
    • Saturday, Oct. 8 – Live Music, 1-5 pm. Free Live Music
    • Sunday, Oct. 9 – Live Music, 1-5 pm. Free Live Music
  • Stone Hill Winery

    Octoberfest Schedule Stone Hill Winery

    Stone Hill Winery Schedule

    • Saturday & Sunday – Octoberfest – Four weekends of fall fun. Get festive and put on your German outfits! Live music, wine, and beer, traditional German food, winery tours, tasting, and sales. Special Oktoberfest menu at the Vintage Restaurant. 10 am-7 pm.
      • Saturday, Oct. 8 – 1-5 pm, Live music by Burnt Whiskey in our Sherry House.
      • Sunday, Oct. 2 – 1-5 pm, Live German Music in the Sherry House.

Hermann Weekend Activities: 

  • Octoberfest – Held the first four weekends of October, the Hermann Oktoberfest is an annual tradition for thousands of visitors, who enjoy a traditional German celebration amid spectacular fall colors in Missouri’s most beautiful town.
  • 65th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival – Saturday, Oct. 8 & Sunday, Oct. 9
    Hermann Middle School, Highway 100 West, 9:00 to 5:00. Exhibition and sale of a wide variety of handcrafted items. Food by Methodist Church. $1 donation requested. Sponsored by the Brush & Palette Club.
  • Jaycee Bier Garten –
    • Saturday, Oct. 8 – Sesquicentennial Park, Third and Gutenberg, noon to 11:00 p.m. Beer, wine, and food. Music by DJ Timmy, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Point 08, 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Stein hoisting contests at 2:00, 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. Commemorative steins for sale.
  • Historic Hermann’s Museum at the German School
    Fourth & Schiller. 10:00 to 4:00. Self-guided tours of museum rooms. Adults, $5; students, $3; children 5 and under free.
  • Deutschheim State Historic Site
    107 West Second, 10:00 to 4:00. Free exhibits and interpretive displays. Guided tours at 10:00, 12:30 and 2:30. Adults $5, children $3.

More Octoberfest information here.

See you on the trail!

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