Oktoberfest Plans Are Underway For 2013

Planning is well under way for this year’s Maysville Oktoberfest Aug 9 and 10, 2013. For those of you that may ask, ” Why does Maysville have their Oktoberfest in Aug?”

Maysville Kentucky and the greater Cincinnati Ohio area have a very large German population. Cincinnati’s Oktoberfest is the world’s 2nd largest Oktoberfest. It is 2nd to Munich, Germany! With that in mind, our committee sought advice from our friends at the Germania Club in Ohio. They strongly adviced not to  compete with the established Oktoberfest season in the greater Cincinnati area in the month of Sept. This has proven to add to the success of our festival due to the fact that Maysville kicks off the Oktoberfest season in August. We can then enjoy the entire festival season by visting other Oktoberfest’s as they have visted our’s by the bus load!!!!


This is our 3rd annual Oktoberfest. We have a great line-up of activities starting Fri evening. Food, beverage and vendor booths open from 5pm-10pm. The Chardon Polka Band will perform  from 6pm-10pm. They are a must see! Saturday proves to be very entertaining with food, beverage and vendor booths opening at 12pm. Please join us for lunch and the spend the day participating with Log Sawing, Tug of War and watching the fabulous Enzian Dancers. We also have a weiner dog race, a puppet show, kiddie rides and a parade. We can’t forget the ceremonial keg tapping from our very own Burgermeister! The Schnapps Band  performs from 1pm-5pm. Dinner is sure to be delicious with a great selection of food vendors to choose from. Or you can become an official sponsor of the Oktoberfest and have reserved seating all week-end for you and your guests. Included in the Grandios sponsorship is  a delicious catered German meal by Caproni’s Restaurant on Sat. evening. Thank you to all of our sponsors who make this wonderful event possible. Check out our web-site to get more information on becoming a sponsor or how to participate as a vendor!  www.maysvilleoktoberfest.org