The Bier Nutz perform at a past Kilgore Oktoberfest. The oom-pah band will once again be performing on Saturday, along with other community groups.

Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany has been cancelled for the second year in a row, but Oktoberfest in Kilgore will take place Saturday, Oct. 16 from 1 to 9 p.m. downtown.

The family-friendly event returns this year with food, fun and more. Live music, authentic German food and, of course, many varieties of beer will be available.

Attendees wearing a traditional Lederhosen or Dirndl will have a chance to enter the “Best Dressed” competition.

The event schedule is as follows:

  • 1:15 p.m. — Opening and tapping of the keg
  • 1:25 p.m. — Performance by “Bier Nutz,” a local oom-pah band
  • 2:15 p.m. — Chicken Dance competition
  • 2:30 p.m. — Performance by Shannon Roberts Children’s Orchestra
  • 2:35 p.m. — Bier Stein Holding Competition
  • 3:00 p.m — Performance by “Bier Nutz,” a local oom-pah band
  • 4:15 p.m. — Performance by Texas Rhythm Cloggers
  • 5:30 p.m. — Performance by Kilgore High School Hi-Steppers
  • 6:00 p.m. — “Best Dressed” competition
  • 6:30 p.m. — 9 p.m. — Performance by local band “Covie”

Oktoberfest first began Oct. 12, 1810, in Munich, Germany to celebrate the marriage of King Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. The event grew year after year until it became what it is today: an annual folk festival lasting more than two weeks, drawing about 6 million guests each year and serving millions of beers. Other Oktoberfests have been established around the globe, with Kilgore joining in the celebration in 2014.

Recommended For You


(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.