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Visit Tuscaloosa is proud to partner with organizations like Mercedes-Benz U.S. International for the return of Tuscaloosa Oktoberfest and 5k.  All proceeds from the 5k, as well as a portion of proceeds from the festival will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

For inquiries related to the festival, please complete the form below or you may call Visit Tuscaloosa at 205-391-9200.  You may also send an email to [email protected].  This includes festival sponsorship and volunteer inquiries.

For any inquiries related to the 5k, you can use the “Questions” button on the 5k registration site or you may email [email protected].  This includes 5k sponsorship and volunteer inquiries.


Want to volunteer? Select Sign Up, or click here, to provide your information. Questions? Email Josh Rivers at [email protected].

Travel & Parking

Tuscaloosa Oktoberfest is open to everyone! Planning to make a trip to Tuscaloosa out of it? Click below for resources.

Plan your stay in Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa Oktoberfest is open to everyone! Planning to make a trip to Tuscaloosa out of it?  Visit Tuscaloosa is a great resource to help you learn about places to stay, things to do, bites to eat and much more.

Event Parking

Festival goers will have many free parking options near the entrance of the festival.  Please consider parking in some of these areas:

  • Parking lot across the street from the entrance on Greensboro Ave. between Embassy Suites and Homewood Suites, which spills into the old Tuscaloosa News parking lot
  • River District Park and the Tuscaloosa Riverwalk, as well as the surrounding area
  • Temerson Square, which will be open once the 5k concludes
  • Downtown Tuscaloosa
  • Intermodal Parking Deck at the corner of 23rd Ave. and 7th Street, which is about a 4-5 block walk from the festival entrance
  • Overflow parking lot near the west side of the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on the opposite side of the train trestle, which is about .4 of a mile.