SAVE THE DATE Saturday, October 7th, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Biergarten & German Cuisine | Arts & Crafts Vendors | Kindertown | Live Music | Classic Cars
Come celebrate Newberry's German Heritage with us! The festival will feature authentic German cuisine, Two German Biergartens, and plenty of art & craft vendors. Our Rocktoberfest stage will feature polka music, variety hits, and our Best German Costume contest! Once again there will be FREE Kids Activities in Kindertown: Family Fun Zone! We'll also host the Newberry Car Buff's Classic Car Display, this year by the setting of Downtown's original Coca-Cola Mural. And don't forget, the Newberry Oktoberfest is FREE admission!**
Vendor Applications for the Following Categories are now available (click title for application to download):
Arts & Crafts Vendor & 100% Handmade Definition- Please note that Main Street Booth Spaces are SOLD OUT, but Space Remains on Boyce Street!
Kindertown Vendor (Selling non-handmade items for children) (Only 2 Spaces Remain!)
Food Court Vendor
Oktoberfest is a Juried Vendor Festival. Our jury committee meets once a month on the following dates, or until spaces fill- April 17th, May 15th, June 19th, July 17th, & August 14th.
Call us for details or to find out if you qualify at 803-321-1015.
Rocktoberfest Music Stage Schedule for Oktoberfest 2017
|10:30 AM||Three Dot Polka Band|
|12:00 PM||Best Traditional German Dress Contest|
|12:15 PM||Three Dot Polka Band|
|1:00 PM||No Holds Barred Band|
|4:15 PM||Sweet Tea Trio|
Ritz Theater FREE Puppet Shows for Oktoberfest 2017
|11:00 AM||"Build it Better with the Three Little Pigs"|
|12:00 PM||"Build it Better with the Three Little Pigs"|
|2:00 PM||"Build it Better with the Three Little Pigs"|
Looking for a great volunteer opportunity? Contact us at 803.321.1015.
We have several types of opportunities available from welcome staff and event assistance, to the event set up and breakdown assistance!
Volunteer Job Descriptions
Festival Fast Facts
Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017
Location: Historic Downtown Newberry, SC
Admission: The Newberry Oktoberfest is FREE. There is no charge for the live entertainment or the kids' activities!
What can you expect to see at Oktoberfest?
The Newberry Oktoberfest abounds with German Food, German Biergarten, over 40 Arts and Crafts Vendors of all kinds, live entertainment for all ages, Community Organizations, Classic Cars, and all around Fall Fun!
What can you find in Kindertown?
Visit Kindertown for Toy Vendors, Face Painting, Photo Booth, and more!
Free Kids Activities Include Inflatable Slide, Obstacle Course, and Bounce House, Video Game Truck, Balloon Animals, and Musical Carousel.
Parking and Directions
There is free public parking around the festival area. Parking will not be allowed in closed street areas, and those who dismiss this rule will be towed by local law enforcement at the owner's expense. 11 special temporary van accessible parking spaces for the festival will be located at the Newberry County Public Library's drive through side parking lot (1100 Friend Street). Additional van accessible parking can be located by the library, in the parking lots at Friend Street (1400 and 1300 blocks), and behind the Ritz Theater (around 1512 Martin St.). The City of Newberry is conveniently located 4 miles off I-26 at exit 76, between Columbia and Greenville/Spartanburg. If you want to chart your course, enter this address on your favorite online mapping site: 1109 Main Street
Service animals are allowed. For the safety of our event patrons and due to the high volume of foot traffic we also recommend that pets are not brought to the event. We don't want them getting stepped on!There is currently not a ban on bringing pets. If they are brought they should be leashed and muzzled as necessary, and owners are responsible for cleaning up pet waste.
Special Traffic Information
Due to a large number of vendors and event patrons, street closures are necessary on September 30th from the hours of 4 a.m. to 8 p.m. Main Street will be closed between Holman and Nance Streets. College Street will be closed between Friend and Boyce Streets. Boyce Street will be closed between College and Nance Streets. The Newberry County Court House Parking Lot will be closed after 1 a.m. on September 30th. Please have your vehicle removed from these downtown locations by 1 am on September 30th, 2016
For more information contact Newberry Parks, Recreation, and Tourism at 803.321.1015
Thank You 2017 Newberry Events Sponsors!
Please submit any reasonable accommodation request by 9/5/17
**Please note the in the case of severe inclement weather the Newberry Oktoberfest will be moved to the 3rd Saturday in October, the 21st.