This past Saturday kicked off Cullman, Alabama’s annual Oktoberfest Celebration. In it’s 31st year, Oktoberfest celebrates Cullman’s rich German heritage with a week long schedule of events. A variety of musical entertainment, German cuisine, various tours and other events are taking place around town during the week. This Saturday promises no shortage of fun events for the entire family!! Stop by Southern Accents to pick up Oktoberfest information or visit www.cullmanoktoberfest.com for a complete schedule of events.
Saturday morning starts early with the annual Oktoberfest 5k and 10k run at 7:00 am. For the more adventurous, this year offers a first time event: the Oktoberfest Mud Run at Stony Lonesome OHV Park. Racers will be challenged both physically and mentally as they make their way through this fun obstacle course. Race begins at 7:30 am. Expect to get dirty!! Perhaps you’re more of the couch potato kind… you may want to get in on the Oktoberfest Bed Race at Depot Park which begins slightly later at 8:00 am. Not forgetting our four legged friends, the Hundfest Doggy Events promises lots of fun and laughs with the Wiener Dog Race and Pet Parade. Registration for these events and many others begins at 9:00 am at Depot Park. While in the Depot Park/Festhalle area you can also enjoy arts and crafts, a bratwurst eating contest, carriage rides, lots of good eats and plenty of festive German folk music.
Cross the street and round the corner on to Clark Street and you’ll bump into the Biergarten sponsored by Smith Farms. Each night for the rest of this week you can enjoy awesome entertainment, including one of our favorite bluegrass bands Rollin’ in the Hay who are set to take the stage Thursday night at 8:00 pm. Enjoy a catered “all you can eat” meal Thursday – Friday night from 6:00 – 9:00 pm and Saturday from 12:00 noon – 9:00 pm for only $15 per person. Meal includes one beer ticket and wine sampling. Saturday, sit back and enjoy the Alabama and Auburn football games as they are broadcast on the BIG screen! Visit Smith Farms on their Facebook page for a complete schedule of events at the Biergarten.
An event that we are super excited about is the 2nd Annual Oktoberfest BBQ Challenge. This event sponsored by the Cullman Women’s League is an officially sanctioned Kansas City BBQ Society state championship competition! Teams from all over the country will be competing for bragging rights, big prizes, and a bigger trophy. The sweet smell of smoked cuisine will be wafting from the fair grounds on Sportsman Lake Road starting at 9:00 am. The day long event will include a huge kids area full of free activities. A variety of food and drinks will be available including a beer tent for those celebrating Oktoberfest in the traditional style. Locally favorite bands will be taking the stage throughout the day including the Blake Scott Band, Barflys, Microwave Dave & The Nukes and Chad Bradford. Admission is only $5 per person with Senior Citizens 65+, Military (active duty, retired, veterans) and Kids 5 and under admitted for free. Visit the Oktoberfest BBQ Challenge website for detailed information or to register for the Kamado Joe “Whole Meal on the Grill” cooking demonstration. This $10 per ticket event begins at 11:00 am under the pavilion and includes a cooking demo, meal and goodie bags. This is an event not to be missed!
Southern Accents will be open Saturday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm… we’ll also be out and about town enjoying all the festivities! Stop by the store, grab a cold drink and pick up a schedule of all the fun activities! While you are at the BBQ contest be sure and say hello to ~The Pig!
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