September 23-24, 2022 NEW LOCATION: Nicollet County Fairgrounds in St. Peter!

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Festmeister and Festsheister!

What’s a Festmeister, you ask? The Festmeister presides over the Oktoberfest event and appoints a Festsheister to be his sidekick. What’s a Festscheister…kinna speaks for itself, doesn’t it?!

Drum roll please! Your 2022 Festmeister is….Jeff Knutson and your Festsheister is Keith Bense!!

All Access Oktoberfest Buttons!

Make sure you get your ALL ACCESS Oktoberfest button for only $5 from any St. Peter Ambassador or at the Festgrounds gate!


Schedule of Events

Friday, September 23, 2022 The Festmeister’s Party

4:00pm Festmeister officially declares the Oktoberfest gates open
4:00 – 7:00pm Tent Stage: Bock Fest Boys
7:30pm Sauerkraut Eating Contest
8:00 – 11:00pm Main Stage: IV Play

Saturday, September 24, 2022 Family Day

12:00pm – 3:00pm Gates Open / Snowmobile Show
12:45pm Line-up for Kidtoberfest Parade at Veterans Field
1:00pm Kidtoberfest Parade to the Festgrounds hosted by St. Peter Ambassadors Festmeisters (meet at the ball field at Veterans Memorial Park)
1:00pm – 3:00pm Tent Stage: Larry Novotny
1:00pm – 4:00pm Volleyball Tournament
1:00pm – 4:00pm Family Day and Kid’s Zone
2:00pm – 5:00pm Pfeffer Tournament
2:30pm Bean Bag Tournament
3:00pm Chug Run
3:00pm – 5:00pm Tent Stage: Concord Singers
5:00pm – 8:00pm Tent Stage: Misfits
5:30pm Official Stein Hoisting Competition
7:30pm Lederhosen & Dirndl Competition
8:00pm – 11:00pm Main Stage: Blue Ringers

Sunday, September 25, 2022 Closing Ceremonies

3:00-6:00pm Larry Novotny at Patrick’s on Third

*Schedule subject to change