A Guide to Seymour Oktoberfest 2023 – 10/5-10/7
Roll out the barrel! The 50th Seymour Oktoberfest returns October 5 through October 7 in downtown Seymour. Here’s your guide to the festival for information on entertainment, vendors, contests, parade, information – and of course – food. Prost!
Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., October 5 through October 7 | Select Non-Profits 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. October 4; Carnival & Knights of Columbus Biergarten 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. October 4.
Information Booth: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Second and Chestnut street intersection.
Shuttle: Official Shuttle Locations: Walnut & Second street & Seymour High School | Time: Beginning 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. October 5 & October 6; 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. October 7. No charge.
Immanuel Lutheran Church/School Shuttle Location: 520 South Chestnut Street, bus ride from parking lot to festival. No charge.
Official Festival Merchandise: Jackson County Sertoma Club – Steins, mugs, shot glasses. Seymour Noon Lions Club – Official shirts and sweatshirts with three 50th anniversary designs.
If you’d like this guide printed, please stop by the Jackson County Visitor Center during business hours.
Handicapped parking: Available in the Total Tan Parking Lot, corner of Indianapolis Avenue and Third Street.
Baby Changing & Nursing Mother Station: See Central Christian Church booth.
Social Media: Facebook & Instagram. Use hashtags #seymouroktoberfest and #50festingyears
Food booths are open during festival hours. Nonprofit booths are permitted to be open Wednesday.
|Bayou Concessions (NEW)||Big Daddy Rabbit||Bob & Kev’s BBQ|
|Boy Scout Troop 529||Colglazier’s Concessions||Deb’s Cheddar Wagon|
|Dr. Vegetable||Enter His Courts||Erica’s Deli|
|Fire Kissed Pizza||First Baptist Church (NEW)||Get Loaded Burgers|
|Ginocchio’s Pizza||Granny Franer’s Homemade Noodles||Grateful Grub BBQ|
|Grateful Grub Sausage||Grateful Grub Tenderloin||Grill Wagon|
|Immanuel Lutheran Church Suppenhaus||Indiana Grill||Island Noodles (NEW)|
|Jasmine (NEW)||JenJie’s Spud Shop||Junkyard BBQ (NEW)|
|Kelly’s Concessions (NEW)||Kiwanis Club||Knights of Columbus|
|Lola’s Modern Kitchen (NEW)||Mi Casa||Miller Foods|
|Miss Piggy’s Pork Shop||Mr. Beefy’s||Oriental Cookery|
|Psi Lota Psi Ruebens||Puckett’s Wood Fired Pizza||Red Frazier Bison|
|Redeemer Lutheran Church||Sati-Babi||Seymour Firefighter’s Union Tenderloins|
|Small Town Satisfied Walking Tacos||SpudBank (NEW)||The German Corner|
|The Grill||The Pretzel Wagon||The Rolling Pig Pin (NEW)|
|Aunt Jeanetta’s World’s Finest Funnel Cakes||Boozee Bundts||Cinnamon Shack|
|Elllison Kettle Corn||Grateful Grub Treats||Jill’s Sweet Tea & Treats|
|Lemon Shake-Ups||Little Richard’s Concessions||Mark & Beth’s Smalltown Sweets (NEW)|
|Might Mini Donuts||Moutoux’s Nut House||Premier Frozen Treats|
|Red Barn Elephant Ears||She’s Nuts||St. Ambrose Baked Goods & Fudge|
|Sweet Tea & Jesus||Thornberg Concessions Super Twist||Tri Kappa Cake Walk|
|Zion Lutheran Church Apple Dumplings|
The Seymour Oktoberfest Biergraten by the Knights of Columbus operates from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, October 4, and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. October 5 through October 7. To purchase a drink, you must have a ticket. One ticket will get you one drink. There will be wine and seltzers available as well. Drinks will be $6 each.
|Seymour Bocktoberfest Official 50th Year Beer||Spaten Oktoberfest||Spaten Franziskaner|
|Black Dog Oktoberfest||Brewlink Oktoberfest||Cedar Creek Blood Orange|
|Metazoa Hoppopotomus IPA||Breckenridge Vanilla Porter||Kona Big Wave|
|Golden Road Mango Cart||Busch Light||Bud Light|
The Seymour Brewing Company Biergarten will operate from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the North Stage.
The carnival operates from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, October 4, and Thursday, October 5; and 1 to 11 p.m. Friday, October 6, and Saturday, October 7, in the B&O Parking Lot.
Bracelets are $20 a day and can be purchased at Seymour City Hall, 301-309 North Chestnut Street, Seymour, during these times:
|9/27||9 a.m. to 7 p.m.|
|9/ 28||9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.|
|9/29||9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.|
|10/3||9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.|
|10/4||9 a.m. to 4 p.m.|
Those bracelets will be good for 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. October 4 & October 5; and 1 to 5 p.m. October 6.
Bracelets can be purchased for $30 at Luehrs’ Ideal Rides for $30, which can be used from 5 p.m. to close October 4 & October 5; and 1 to 5 p.m. October 6.
Start: 1:30 p.m., October 7, Location: North Walnut Street turn left onto North Walnut Street, end at Fifth Street.
Schedule of Events
|Thursday, October 5|
|10 a.m. to noon||Baking Contest||Community Foundation of Jackson County, 107 Community Drive|
|4:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.||SHS Marching Band||Schwätzer’s German Restaurant North Stage (Third & Chestnut Streets)|
|5 p.m. to 6 p.m.||Stars & Stripes Cloggers||My Tru Advantage South Stage (South Chestnut Street)|
|5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.||Opening Ceremonies||Schwätzer’s German Restaurant North Stage|
|THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO NOON TO 2 P.M. 10/7||Johnny Martel (jazz pianist)||Schwätzer’s German Restaurant North Stage|
|6:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.||Bluegrass music||My Tru Advantage South Stage|
|6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.||Southern Indiana Cloggers||German American Bank West Stage (West Second Street)|
|7:15 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.||Schulhaus 4 + 3 German Band||German American Bank West Stage|
|9 p.m. to 11 p.m.||Jayne Bond & The Pink Martinis||Schwätzer’s German Restaurant North Stage|
|Friday, October 6|
|5 p.m. to 6 p.m.||Country Kickers||My Tru Advantage South Stage|
|6 p.m. to 7 p.m.||TAPP’D Seymour||Schwätzer’s German Restaurant North Stage|
|6:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.||Bluegrass music||My Tru Advantage South Stage|
|6:30 p.m.||Chicken & Polka Dance Contest||German American Bank West Stage|
|6:30 p.m.||Schulhaus 4 + 3 German Band||German American Bank West Stage|
|7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.||Hot Air Balloon Glow||Corner of Fifth and Chestnut Streets|
|7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.||Ryan David & The Roadhouse Band||Schwätzer’s German Restaurant North Stage|
|9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.||Hot Red Chili Peppers (Red Hot Chili Peppers Tribute Band||Schwätzer’s German Restaurant North Stage|
|Saturday, October 7|
|8 a.m. (registration 7 a.m.)||Seymour Oktoberfest 5K||Seymour High School Commons|
|9:30 a.m.||Baby Contest||Schwätzer’s German Restaurant North Stage|
|Noon to 4 p.m.||Seymour Museum Center open, special Oktoberfest Exhibit (NEW)||Seymour Museum Center|
|1 p.m.||Cornerstone Praise Team||My Tru Advantage South Stage|
|1 p.m.||Passport Drawing (NEW)||Corner of Second and Walnut Streets|
|1:30 p.m.||Seymour Oktoberfest Parade||Corner of Second and Walnut Streets|
|2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.||Schulhaus 4 + 3 German Band||German American Bank West Stage|
|3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.||Operation Pumpkin (NEW)||Grass lot north of Schneck Medical Center|
|4 p.m.||Seymour Oktoberfest Stein Hoist||Biergarten|
|5:15 p.m.||Hot Air Balloon race||Fifth and Chestnut Streets|
|5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.||Derick Howard One Man Jam Band||Schwätzer’s German Restaurant North Stage|
|5:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.||Bluegrass music||My Tru Advantage South Stage|
|6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.||Schulhaus 4 + 3 German Band||German American Bank West Stage|
|6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.||Sy & Albert’s Better Off Dead||Schwätzer’s German Restaurant North Stage|
|8 p.m. to 11 p.m.||Hyryder (Grateful Dead Tribute Band)||Schwätzer’s German Restaurant North Stage|
Arts & Crafts
|Kim’s Krafts||Hairwraps by Christy||Kountry Kandles by Kelly|
|Sydney’s Wood Creations||Creations by Carrie||Mak’s Handmade Crafts|
|Three Dogs & A Mom||Sew Vivid Designs||Henna Art|
|Extreme Face Painting||Little Miss Hollywood||A&M Farm Creations|
|A’s Custom Crafts (NEW)||Genuinie GG (NEW)||Blessed Farms|
|Shelby Wanders Art||The Name Game||Cole’s Crafts|
|Tie Dye by Ray’s||Innovated Adventures (NEW)||Yarina Arts|
|Smith’s Beekeeping||Clean Your Skin Nature’s Way||Celeste Art Co. (NEW)|
|AJ’s Creation||Sammy’s Early Treasures||Sakura Helping Hands|
|Heather LeeAnn Designs||Maris’s Sweaters||The Country Crafter|
|Luedeman’s Wood Crafts (NEW)||The Front Porch (NEW)||M&M Girls’ Boutique|
|B&B Handmade Creations||Lily May’s Creations (NEW)||The Woodsmith|
|Me & Mo||Craft Creations with SAF||Name of Rice|
|Prettty Crafty||Alaskans Art-n Around||TnLz Bracelets|