Seymour Oktoberfest: The Complete Guide

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The Seymour Oktoberfest returns for its 48th year September 30-October 2 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 30 through October 2. The Shuttle will run from the intersection of Walnut and Second streets to Seymour High School beginning at 4 p.m. September 30 and October 1, and then following the parade on October 2.


Savory meals

Big Daddy Rabbit Bob & Kev’s BBQ Boy Scout Troop 529
Colglazier’s Concessions Steak Tips Das Wurst Haus Dockside Seafood
Dr. Vegetable Ellison Concessions Enter His Courts – Pommes Frites
Erica’s Deli Fire Kissed Pizza Fist Full of Tacos
German Corner Specialty Ginocchio’s Pizza Granny Franer’s Homemade Noodles
Grateful Grubb Grill Wagon Hot Wisconsin Cheese
Immanuel Lutheran Church Suppenhaus Indiana Grill Kiwanis Club of Seymour Fish
Mi Casa Miller Foods Miss Piggy’s Pork Shop
Mr. Beefy’s Peace Lutheran Church Pizza Palace
Pretzel Wagon Red Frazier Bison Redeemer Lutheran Church
Sati Babi Seymour Fireman’s Union Smalltown Satisfied Big Walking Tacos
The German Corner The Grill The Oriental Cookery


Aunt Jeanetta’s World’s Finest Funnel Cakes Cinnamon Station Coffman Concessions
Cookie Dough Bliss Ellison Kettle Corn Iron Forge Belgian Waffles
Jill’s Sweets & Treats Lazy J’s Kettle Corn Lemon Shake-Ups by Gresham Foods
Little Richard’s Concessions Mighty Mini Donuts Premier Frozen Desserts
R & D Concessions Red Barn Elephant Ears Rosie’s Sweet Tea & Jesus
Salt Water Taffy She’s Nuts – German Roasted Nuts Tara’s Crazzee Crepe’s
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. September 29 and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. September 30 through October 2. To purchase a drink, you must have a ticket. One ticket will get you one drink. It is $5 per ticket.

Spaten Oktoberfest Franziskaner Goose Island Oktoberfest
Four Day Ray Oktoberfest Four Day Ray Blood Orange Blonde Metazoa Hippopotamus
Metazoa Nap in the Hammock Breckenridge Vanilla Porter Amber Bock
Michelob Ultra Shock Top Busch Light
Budweiser Bud Light
White Zinfandel Chardonnay Sweet Red
Watermelon Ritas Peach Spritzer Pear Spritzer

Craft Vendors

K & R Krafts Hairwraps by Christy Kountry Kandles
Sydney’s Wood Creations Frisbie’s Creations Creations by Carrie
Love, Aunt Jess Henna Art Extreme Face Painting
Mak’s Handmade Crafts Plain and Simple Enterprises Alan & Mistzi’s Farm Creations
Sew Vivid Designs Little Miss Hollywood Bob and Mary Simpson’s Handmade Crafts
Blessed Farms Siam Sandals The Name Game
MJ Crafts & Designs Tie Dye by Ray’s Clean Your Skin Nature’s Way
Yarina Arts Smith’s Beekeeping Spiritual Legacy Creations
AJ Creation Perucrafts Sakura Helping Hands
Sugar Coated Candy Me & Mo

Click here for craft vendor descriptions.



The carnival operates from 5 to 10 p.m. September 29, 5 to 11 p.m. September 30 and 1 to 11 p.m. October 1 and 2.

Bracelets are $20. Bracelet hours are during operation except for October 1, when bracelets will only be accepted from 1 to 5 p.m. Bracelets are not accepted October 2.


Start: 1:30 p.m., Location: North Walnut Street turn left onto North Walnut Street, end at Fifth Street.

60 entries

Parade Marshals: The late Dan Colglazier and late John Burkhart.

North Stage

Day Time Act
Thursday, September 30 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. SHS Band
5:30 to 6 p.m. Opening Ceremonies and Awards
6 to 7:30 p.m. Southern Indiana Taiko
8 to 10 p.m. Killin’ Smalls
Friday, October 1 3 to 6 p.m. Colts in Motion
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. TAPP’D Seymour
8 to 11 p.m. Mellencougar (John Mellencamp Tribute)
Saturday, October 2 9 to 10:30 a.m. Baby Contest
1 to 3 p.m. Indianapolis Liederkranz Brass Band
3 to 5 p.m. Mike Wade & The Nasty Nati Brass Band
6:30 p.m. Brat Eating Contest
7:30 p.m. Talent Show

D.L. Tatlock Stage

Day Time Act
Thursday, September 30 5 to 6 p.m. Stars & Stripes Cloggers
6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Bluegrass:

Wright Hands

Bluegrass Express

Sky Riders

Friday, October 1 4 to 5:30 p.m. The Balsamic Vinaigrettes
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Country Kickers
6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Bluegrass:

Hoosier Hills

Dan Branaman & Eagle Ridge

Left Field String Band

Saturday, October 2 1 to 2:45 p.m. Cornerstone Praise Team
3 to 5 p.m. Cotton Patch
5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Bluegrass:

Lost River Risin’

Cumberland Gap

Indiana Rail

Highway 46 Band

German American Stage

The Schulahus 4+3 Band will play from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday, September 30 and Friday, October 1; and from 2:30 to 4 p.m. and 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. October 2.

Hot Air Balloons

Glow – The Hot Air Balloon Glow is from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. October 1 at the corner of West Fifth and North Walnut streets.

Race – The Hot Air Balloon Race is at 4 p.m. October 2 at the corner of West Fifth and North Walnut streets.


Baking Contest Click to Register
Baby Contest Click to Register
Brat Eating Contest Click to Register
Prince & Princess Contest Click to Register
Stein Hoist (21+) Click to Register
Talent Show Click to Register
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