A Guide to Seymour Oktoberfest 2022

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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.

Savory meals

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

Click here for what each food booth offers.


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

Craft Vendors

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
TnLZ Bracelets

Click here for craft vendor descriptions.



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

Day Time Act
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

Day Time Act
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.

Roving Entertainers

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.


Contest Date/Time Location Information/Registration


9/29 – 10 a.m. to noon Community Foundation Click here

Stein Hoist

10/1 – 4 p.m. Bier Garten



10/1 – 8 a.m.

Seymour High School


Talent Show

10/1 – 4 p.m. North Stage

Click here

Baby Contest 10/1 – 9 a.m. North Stage

Click here

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.

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