Cullman Oktoberfest 2023 dates, details announced

Polkawagen’s Kurt Heinecke helps kick off the 2020 Oktoberfest. (Tribune file photo)

CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman Oktoberfest 2023 – which will also celebrate the 150th anniversary of Cullman – will take place Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 28-30. 

The expanded biergarten, located at Festhalle, will officially open at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28.

The must-see parade, including a horse-drawn German beer wagon, entertaining street performers, live music and the 2023 Burgermeister, will travel down First Avenue Southeast beginning at 6 p.m.

Nominations for the 2023 Burgermeister are open now. The form can be found at

To apply for an arts/crafts vendor booth, go to

If any civic, religious or private group is planning a special German-themed event during the course of the Oktoberfest, Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism (CPRST) would like to promote and include those events in any advertising and publications as a mutual community interest. To learn more, or to submit the information to CPRST, contact Kelly Pulliam at All event information should be submitted by Aug. 9, 2023.