About the Minster Oktoberfest

Click HERE to view live video from the 2014 Minster Oktoberfest!! (Link will be available in advance of the 2014 event)


Welcome to the Minster Oktoberfest

The Oktoberfest, which draws over 80,000 people to the Village, emphasizes the community's rich German heritage. The people of Minster feel that the Oktoberfest is not just an event; it's a feeling, a spirit, a happy mood that conveys the warmth and friendliness of the community.

An invitation is extended to each one of you to join us and help celebrate the Oktoberfest on the weekend of the first Sunday in October. The Oktoberfest was begun in 1975 by the Jaycees (The Minster Journeyman's Club) and Kiwanis (Minster Service Club) and since has grown each year.

This gala, fun filled festival provides delights for all. Sing and dance to German music. Taste the hearty German foods. Watch the spectacular parade featuring colorful floats, marching bands and many celebrities. See the many events in the Gazebo and the Spazz Plaz. Take part in the beer tray relay, the 10K run, and any numerous other games.

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Friday, October 03

06:00 pm STANDS OPEN (Mugs on Sale - Button Haus)
06:00 pm to 10:00 pm Arts & Crafts Open
06:00 pm to 10:00 pm MINSTER - Our Heritage and Home Video Presentation (Fourth Street Tent)
07:00 pm to 11:00 pm Ken & Mary Turbo Accordians (Gazebo)
08:00 pm to 10:30 pm Karma's Pawn (Spass Platz)

Saturday, October 04

09:30 am Car Show Registration (Community Lanes Bowling Alley)
10:00 am Little Miss Oktoberfest Pageant (K of C Hall, N. Main Street)
10:00 am to 09:00 pm A Walk Through History (Gym by the Church)
10:00 am to 10:00 pm Arts & Crafts Open
11:00 am STANDS OPEN
12:00 pm Opening Ceremonies (Gazebo)
12:00 pm OSU vs Maryland - Football (On TVs located throughout the Park)
01:00 pm Miss Oktoberfest Pageant (Spass Platz)
01:00 pm to 06:00 pm Sorgenbrecher (Gazebo)
01:00 pm to 10:00 pm MINSTER - Our Heritage and Home Video Presentation (Fourth Street Tent)
02:00 pm Beer Tray relays (Fourth Street)
03:30 pm to 07:00 pm The Klaberheads (Spass Platz)
04:00 pm The Jug Hoist (After Beer Tray Relay - Fourth Street)
04:00 pm to 06:00 pm Celebration Mass of our German Heritage (St. Augustine's Church)
06:00 pm to 10:00 pm The Bier Band (Strolling)
07:00 pm to 11:00 pm Cincinnati Schnapps (Gazebo)
08:00 pm to 11:30 pm Freudemacher (Spass Platz)

Sunday, October 05

09:30 am Oktoberfest 10k Run (Minster H.S. Start, Awards at Spass Platz)
10:00 am to 05:00 pm Arts & Crafts Open
10:00 am to 06:00 pm A Walk Through History (Gym by the Church)
11:00 am STANDS OPEN
02:00 pm to 08:00 pm Freudemacher (Spass Platz)
03:30 pm to 07:30 pm MINSTER - Our Heritage and Home Video Presentation (Fourth Street Tent)
03:30 pm to 08:00 pm Sorgenbrecher (Gazebo)

Wooden Shoes are Painted!

Submitted: Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 10:36pm
The Street painting crew was busy this morning getting the streets ready for Oktoberfest 2014!

2014 Minster Oktoberfest Parade Theme Announced

Submitted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 11:18am
The 2014 Minster Oktoberfest Parade theme is “It’s a Small World.”


Click here to register for the Oktoberfest 10K.
Online registration ends at 5:00pm on Wednesday, October 1, 2014.
Race Day registration starts at 7:30am on Sunday, October 5, 2014, at the Minster High School Gymnasium.

Beer Tray Relay is FULL!  Registration is now closed.


Contact Us

Use the form below to contact the Oktoberfest committee.