A Guide to Seymour Oktoberfest 2022
The Seymour Oktoberfest returns for its 49th year September 29-October 1 in downtown Seymour. Here’s your guide to the festival for information on entertainment, vendors, contests, parade, information – and of course – food. Prost!
The festival operates from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. September 29 through October 1; there are festival hours from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday September 28. The Shuttle will run from the intersection of Walnut and Second streets to Seymour High School beginning at 4 p.m. September 29 and 30, and then following the parade on October 1.
Official festival merchandise can be purchased from the Jackson County Sertoma Club or Seymour Noon Lions Club. There is an information booth that operates during the festival at the intersection of Second and Chestnut streets in the downtown.
Also, support local businesses and the events they’ve organized during the festival, click here for information.
If you’d like this guide printed, please stop by the Jackson County Visitor Center during business hours.
Food booths are open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday, September 30 through Saturday, October 1. Non profit food booths are open from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, September 28.
|Big Daddy Rabbit||Bob & Kev’s BBQ||Boy Scout Troop 529|
|Colglazier’s Concessions Sirlion Tips||Deb’s Cheddar Wagon Hot Wisconsin Cheese||Dr. Vegetable|
|Ellison Concessions||Enter His Courts||Erica’s Deli|
|Fire Kissed Pizza||Fist Full of Tacos||German Corner Specialty|
|Get Loaded Burgers*||Ginocchio’s Pizza||Granny Franer’s Homemade Noodles|
|Grateful Grubb||Grill Wagon||Immanuel Lutheran Church Suppenhaus|
|Indiana Grill||Kiwanis Club of Seymour||Knights of Columbus|
|Mi Casa||Miller Foods||Miller Foods – Gyros|
|Miss Piggy’s Pork Shop||Mr. Beefy’s||Pretzel Wagon|
|Psi Lota Psi||Red Frazier Bison||Redeemer Lutheran Church|
|Sati Babi||Seymour Fireman’s Union||Smalltown Satisfied|
|The German Corner||The Grill||The Oriental Cookery|
|Wisconsin Cheese Booth|
|Aunt Jeanetta’s World’s Finest Funnel Cakes||Boozee Bundts*||Cinnamon Shack|
|Coffman Concessions||Cookie Dough Bliss||Ellison Kettle Corn|
|Get Loaded Lemonade & Arnold Palmer*||Jill’s Sweets & Treats||Kona Ice*|
|Lazy J’s Kettle Corn||Lemon Shake-Ups||Little Richard’s Concessions|
|Mighty Mini Donuts||Moutaxu’s Nut House||Premier Frozen Desserts|
|R&D Concessions||Red Barn Elephant Ears||Saltwater Taffy|
|She’s Nuts||St. Ambrose||Thornberg Concessions – Super Twist|
|Tri Kappa Cake Walk||Zion Lutheran Church Apple Dumplings|
The Seymour Oktoberfest Biergraten operates from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, September 28, and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. September 29 through October 1. To purchase a drink, you must have a ticket. One ticket will get you one drink. It is $5 per ticket or five for $20.
|Spaten Oktoberfest||Breckenridge Oktoberfest||Gold Road Mango Cart|
|Cedar Creek Blood Orange||Metazoa Hoppopotamas IPA||Kona Big Wave Golden Ale|
|Brewlink Hole-in-One Sour||Amber Bock||Bud Light|
|Budweiser||Michelob Ultra||Wine & Seltzers|
|Kim’s Krafts||Hairwraps by Christy||Kountry Kandles by Kelly|
|Sydney’s Wood Creations||Creations by Carrie||Henna Art|
|Extreme Face Painting||Mak’s Handmade Crafts||Plain & Simple Enterprises|
|Cole’s Crafts||Sew Vivid Designs||Little Miss Hollywood|
|Local Customs||Blessed Farms||Shelby Wanders Art|
|The Name Game||MJ Crafts & Designs||Tie Dye by Ray’s|
|Seymour Christian Church Sand Art||Clean Your Skin Nature’s Way||Yarina Arts|
|Smith’s Beekeeping||Frisbie’s Creations||AJ Creation|
|Sammy’s Earthly||Sakura Helping Hands||Developmental Services|
|Heath LeeAnn Designs||Maria’s Sweaters||The Country Crafter|
|Craft Farm 101||The Yellow House||Marley’s|
|B&B Handmade Creations||H&S Statues and Crafts||The Woodsmith|
|Me & Mo||Crat Creations with SAF||The Pacey Farm|
|Name on Rice||Pretty Crafty||Southwest Accents|
The carnival operates from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, September 28, and Thursday, September 29; 1 to 11 p.m. Friday, September 30, and Saturday, October 1
Bracelets are discounted at $20, $25 at Luehrs Ticket Booth, location: Corner of East Second Street and Indianapolis Avenue. Discounted ride bracelets for $20 can be purchased at Seymour City Hall, 209 North Chestnut Street, Seymour.
Start: 1:30 p.m., October 1, Location: North Walnut Street turn left onto North Walnut Street, end at Fifth Street. Sponsored by Schneck Medical Center.
Parade Marshals: Geraldine “Jerry” VonDielingen, worked 50 years at Seymour McDonald’s.
Schwatzer’s German Restaurant Stage – North Stage
|Thursday, September 29||1 to 3 p.m.||Martel-Strickland Jazz Duo|
|4:45 to 5:30 p.m.||SHS Marching Band|
|5:30 to 6 p.m.||Opening Ceremonies|
|6 to 7 p.m.||TAPP’D Seymour|
|7:30 to 8:45 p.m.||Southern Indiana Taiko (Japanese Drum Performance & Workshop)|
|9 to 11 p.m.||Roadhouse|
|Friday, September 30||5 to 6 p.m.||Cotton Patch, Country & Bluegrass|
|6 t o 7 p.m.||Columbus Clogging Company|
|8 to 11 p.m.||Back 2 Mac (Fleetwood Mac Tribute)|
|Saturday, October 1||9 to 10 a.m.||Oktoberfest Baby Contest|
|4 p.m.||Oktoberfest Talent Contest|
|7 p.m.||Normyn Akree, Classic Rock|
92.7 Nash Icon Stage – South Stage
|Thursday, September 29||6:30 to 7:15 p.m.||Wright Hands|
|7:15 to 8 p.m.||Bluegrass Express|
|8 to 8:45 p.m.||Zion Road|
|Friday, September 30||5 to 6 p.m.||Country Kickers|
|6:30 to 7:15 p.m.||Dan Brananman & Eagle Ridge|
|7:15 to 8 p.m.||Highway 46 Band|
|8 to 8:45 p.m.||Left Field String Band|
|8:45 to 10 p.m.||Southern Indiana Cloggers|
|Saturday, October 1||2 to 4 p.m.||Cornerstone Praise Team|
|5:30 to 6:15 p.m.||Lost River Band|
|6:15 to 7 p.m.||Cumberland Gap|
|7 to 7:45 p.m.||James White & Deer Creek|
|7:45 to 8:30 p.m.||Rocky Branch|
German American Bank Stage – West Stage
The Schulahus 4+3 Band will play from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday, September 29 and Friday, September 30; and from 2:30 to 4 p.m. and 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. October 1. Friday’s entertainment will include a Chicken & polka Dance Contest with the Second Street Dancers.
Spoon Man, Sky’s the Limit Stilt Walking, and Verrückte Volksmusik (Accordion & Banjo)
Hot Air Balloons
Glow – The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon Glow is from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. September 29, at the corner of West Fifth and North Walnut streets (across from Redeemer Lutheran Church).
Race – The Hot Air Balloon Race is at 5:15 p.m. October 1 at the corner of West Fifth and North Walnut streets.
|9/29 – 10 a.m. to noon||Community Foundation||Click here|
|10/1 – 4 p.m.||Bier Garten|
10/1 – 8 a.m.
|Seymour High School|
|10/1 – 4 p.m.||North Stage|
|Baby Contest||10/1 – 9 a.m.||North Stage|
There’s also a baby changing station by Central Christian Church, recycling by the city of Seymour, an ice and bottled water booth by The Point, and emergency services by Jackson County EMA.