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Oktoberfest 2017

Cullman Oktoberfest 2017 officially kicks off Wednesday

2016’s Burgermeister, Rev. John Richter, left, will pass the title on to John Dean Wednesday evening. / Tribune File Photo

CULLMAN -  Cullman Oktoberfest 2017 will officially kick off Wednesday, Oct. 4, with opening ceremonies at 6 p.m. at the Festhalle downtown. Festivities will include the introduction of this year’s Burgermeister, John Dean, the tapping of the kegs and the crowning of 2017’s Miss Oktoberfest. Hanceville High School’s German Band will perform.

Oktoberfest events have already begun around town, and citizens can enjoy German food and music at the Festhalle beginning today, Tuesday.

The festival will run through Sunday, Oct. 8. See a detailed schedule below. Get more information at www.cullmanoktoberfest.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 4 (OPENING DAY)

  • 9 a.m.-2 p.m. – School tours
  • 10:30 a.m.- until – Freddie Day Catering, German food
  • 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – Terri Pines Country Club German Lunch Buffet, reservations required
  • 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Wolfgang Moritz, German music
  • 5-10 p.m. Carriage rides at Festhalle
  • 5-7 p.m. – Sacred Heart German Dinner at the church
  • 5-10 p.m. – Alabama Craft Bier Garten
  • 6-7 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies; Burgermeister introduction; Miss Oktoberfest crowning; tapping of the kegs; Hanceville High School German Band
  • 6-10 p.m. – children’s activities, parking lot
  • 7 p.m. – Paper Airplane Contest
  • 7-10 p.m. Terry Cavanagh & Alpine Express, German music
  • 8:30 p.m. – Stein Hoist Contest

Thursday, Oct. 5 (SENIOR DAY 10 A.M.-2 P.M.)

  • 7 a.m.-5 p.m. – Farmer's market
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Senior Day
    • 11:30 a.m.-noon – Senior Day lunch
    • Noon-2 p.m. – Senior Day bingo
  • 10-11:30 a.m. – Terry Cavanagh & Alpine Express, German music
  • 10:30 a.m.- until – Freddie Day Catering, German food
  • 5-10 p.m. Carriage rides at Festhalle
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. Forgotten Alabama, presentation and discussion with author Glen Wills at the Cullman Public Library
  • 5-10 p.m. – Alabama Craft Bier Garten
  • 5:50-6:15 p.m. - Cullman Community Band with Gary Taylor
  • 6-10 p.m. – Children’s activities, parking lot
  • 6:30 p.m. – Pickle Eating Contest
  • 7 p.m. – Paper Airplane Contest
  • 8 p.m. – Candlelight Walking Tour from Weis Cottage corner of 4th ST SE and 1st Ave. SE
  • 6:30-10 p.m. Terry Cavanagh & Alpine Express, German music
  • 8:30 p.m. – Stein Hoist Contest

Friday, Oct. 6

  • 9 a.m.-2 p.m. – School tours
  • 10:30 a.m.- until – Freddie Day Catering, German food
  • 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Wolfgang Moritz, German music
  • 3-6 p.m.- Terry Cavanagh & Alpine Express
  • 3:30-midnight – Alabama Craft Bier Garten
  • 4-10 p.m. – Children’s activities, parking lot
  • 5-7 p.m. – Christ Lutheran Church German Dinner at the church
  • 5 p.m.- until – Cullman Oktoberfest Classic Car Show, 1st Ave. Warehouse District downtown
  • 6 p.m.- Ghost stories at the gazebo hosted by Cullman County Library
  • 6:15-8 p.m. – The Beatlads (Beatle cover band)
  • 6:30 p.m. – Pickle Eating Contest
  • 7 p.m. – Paper Airplane Contest
  • 8:15-10 p.m. – Overtones, band
  • 8:30 p.m. – Stein Hoist Contest
  • 10:15 p.m.-midnight – Riley Green (from Rock the South)

Saturday, Oct. 7

  • 7 a.m.-5 p.m. – Farmer's market
  • 8 a.m. – Oktoberfest 5K & 10K run (registration starts at 7 a.m.)
  • 8 a.m.-5 p.m. – Arts & Crafts at Depot Park
  • 8 a.m.-10 p.m. – Children’s activities, parking lot
  • 9-5 p.m.- Oktoberfest Junior Sidewalk Art Show in front of City Hall, prizes awarded
  • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. – K-9s-4-A-Kause, Cullman Kiwanis Club at Depot Park (registration at 9 a.m.) www.cullmanoktoberfest.com/k-9s-4-a-kause This includes the popular wiener dog races
  • Carriage rides all day
  • 9:30-10:30 a.m. – Cullman Middle and Cullman High School Choruses (tentative)
  • 10 a.m.-midnight – Alabama Craft Bier Garten
  • 10:30 a.m.- until – Freddie Day Catering, German food
  • 10:45 a.m.-noon – WSCC Singers, WSCC Jazz Band (tentative)
  • Noon – Lions Club Bed Race, Depot
  • 12:30 p.m. – Bratwurst Eating Contest
  • 1-2:45 p.m. – Ashley Rose Kent, singer
  • 3-6 p.m. – Terry Cavanagh & Alpine Express, German music
  • 3 p.m. – Paper Airplane Contest Finals
  • 4-7 p.m.- St. Paul Corn Hole Tournament at Goat Island Brewing sponsored by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, can register online or onsite (www.stpaulscullman.com/oktoberfest)
  • 6:15-7:55 p.m.- County Wyde, band
  • 8:15-9:45 p.m.- Round 2, band
  • 9:45 p.m. – Stein Hoist Contest
  • 10 p.m.-midnight – Fly by Radio, band

Sunday, Oct. 8

  • 8 a.m.-5 p.m. – Arts & Crafts at Depot Park
  • 8 a.m.-5 p.m. – Children’s activities, parking lot
  • 9 a.m.-11:45 – Wolfgang Moritz, German music
  • 10:30 a.m.- until – Freddie Day Catering, German food
  • Noon-1:30 p.m. – Bluewater Road, band
  • 1:35-2:15 p.m.- Cottin’ Pickin’ Kids, band
  • 2:25-3:25 p.m. – Roy Crawford and Cullman County Bluegrass, band
  • 3:35-5 p.m. – Three on a String, band

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