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….oh wait, we don’t know yet! Stand by!

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 Main Street Stage: TBD
7:30pm Sauerkraut Eating Contest
8:00 – 11:00pm Main Street Stage: TBD

Saturday, September 24, 2022 Family Day

12:45pm Line-up for Kidtoberfest Parade in Detlefsen State Farm parking lot on Third St.
1:00pm Kidtoberfest Parade down Third St. to the Festgrounds hosted by St. Peter Ambassadors Festmeisters

Gates Open

1:30pm Main Street Stage: TBD
1:00 – 4:00pm Family Day and Kid’s Zone
2:30pm Bean Bag Tournament
4:00pm – 7:00pm Main Street Stage: TBD
5:30pm Official Stein Hoisting Competition
7:30pm Lederhosen & Dirndl Competition
8:00 – 11:00pm Main Street Stage: TBD

Sunday, September 25, 2022 Closing Ceremonies

12:00-3:00pm TBD at Patrick’s on Third

*Schedule subject to change