Tuscaloosa Oktoberfest

Schedule of events

An entire day of family-fun!

A memorable experience awaits in Downtown Tuscaloosa captivated by performances, food, games, beer and more!  As details continue to be finalized, we will update this page.


9:00 am – Tuscaloosa Oktoberfest 5k presented by Mercedes-Benz U.S. International

9:45 am – Tuscaloosa Oktoberfest gates open for 5k participants only.

10:15 am – 5k Awards Ceremony at Druid City Social and Early Festival Access for 5k

11:00 am – Official Tapping of the Keg with Mayor Walt Maddox and Mercedes-Benz U.S. International Representative and the Tuscaloosa Oktoberfest begins!

11:00 am – Entertainment from Oompah-Calypse Oktoberfest Band

Noon – Kid’s Costume Contest

1:00 pm – Dachshund Dash presented by the Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter and Buffalo Rock-Pepsi begins

2:15 pm – Stein Hoisting Competition (21 & up) presented by UA Online (men and women’s divisions)

2:45 pm – Rolling in the Hay Performance Begins

3:45 pm – Adult Costume Contest

5:00 pm – Festival Concludes

Kids Zone* – 10:30 am – 5 pm

*Includes Games, face painting, inflatables, photo opportunities, art activities with The Art Garage, and more!  A special thanks to Tuscaloosa Academy and Tuscaloosa Sister Cities for making this possible.