Oktoberfest in Kentucky 2022
If you are in for an Oktoberfest in Kentucky, you are lucky. You are surrounded by some of the best festivals for Oktoberfest in the country. If you don’t head up to Cincinnati for their Oktoberfest, you are missing out! If you are looking for something close to home, consider one of these Kentucky Oktoberfests already scheduled for 2022.
All listed Oktoberfests have been checked for 2022 dates - some with old dates were marked as canceled for this year but many just had no updates available that we could find. Still plenty of Oktoberfest parties running all the way into November to enjoy, so Prost!
All events showing current dates need to be verified to confirm that changes to the schedule were not made by the organizers after publication here, due to COVID-19, weather/natural disasters, or other reasons. We do not run these events, and would hate for anyone to go out of their way only to find the event had been canceled after releasing a date. Please click through to the event website to confirm! Be safe and have a great fall!
You are so close to so many fantastic festivals in Kentucky, but you should definitely check out the largest Oktoberfest in the United States and the festivals in surrounding states: Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia.
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Butchertown Oktoberfest - Louisville, KY - Sep 25, 2021
A tradition for more than 50 years, celebrating the heritage of this historic neighborhood. This Louisville Oktoberfest will have German food and beer with music. Location: St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1406 E Washington St, Louisville, Kentucky.
Belle of Louisville Oktoberfest Cruise - Louisville, KY - Oct 5 to Nov 6, 2021
A three hour cruise with live music and German theme on the Ohio River. Choose from sightseeing only or make advance reservations for the lunch buffet. Tickets with buffet range from $30 for kids to $40 for adults. Generally runs from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm.
Maysville Oktoberfest - Maysville, KY - Aug 12 to Aug 13, 2022
Held on the second Friday and Saturday of August annually in the the historic downtown area of Maysville. Why so early? Because if they had it in September, it would compete with the huge festival in Cincinnati. So they kick off the season instead. They have a ceremonial keg tapping, live music and dancing. Consume German food, beer, wine and schnapps. Watch the parade, log sawing, tug of war and weiner dog races. Your kids will like the puppet show and carnival rides.
Christ the King Oktoberfest - Lexington, KY - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2022
This is a fall fundraiser for the church. Food vendors provide German food and other options. Live music on both Friday and Saturday. There are games and inflatables for kids. Bingo and auctions for adults. Festival admission is free. Location: Cathedral of Christ The King, 299 Colony Blvd, Lexington, KY 40502
German-American Club Gesangverein Oktoberfest - Louisville, KY - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2022
Covington Oktoberfest - Covington, KY - Sep 9 to Sep 11, 2022
Taking up where the MainStrasse Oktoberfest left off, this local Oktoberfest raises a stein to German culture with live music from local artists, local food, beer, and art! Since 1979, families from throughout the Midwest have joined local crowds to celebrate German heritage and culture at Covington Oktoberfest in Goebel Park.
Saint Timothy Parish Oktoberfest - Union, KY - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2022
Annual parish festival with German & American food, drinks, live music, midway rides, games and entertainment. 5K Twilight Run/Walk on Saturday evening, with kids free fun run before the event. Top 25 men and women receive an official Oktoberfest mug. Sunday is family day with all you can ride bracelets on sale. Free on site parking. Location: 10272 US 42 Union KY 41091
Newport Oktoberfest - Newport, KY - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2022
The event will be in the Munich Oktoberfest style of large Fest Tent sponsored by German Beer Breweries. Each tent will have food, beer and music. Participating restaurants include Wertheims and others. There will also be continuous live German entertainment. Free admission. On Friday evening, enjoy the fireworks after the Cincinnati Reds game. The Cincinnati Beer Run also happens this weekend, with a short 2.5 mile course charity run that has craft beer sampling from local breweries every half mile. Participants get a souvenir glass and t-shirt. Location: Riverboat Row, Newport, Kentucky, 41071
Saint Agnes Parish’s Oktoberfest - Fort Wright, KY - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2022
Food, drinks, games, rides, silent auction and live music. Located at St. Agnes Parish Grounds.
Fort Knox Brooks Field Oktoberfest - Fort Knox, KY - Sep 23, 2022
Free admission and open to the public, this Oktoberfest is held at Fort Knox and is hosted by the MWR (Morale, Welfare and Recreation) team. Features German food, Oktoberfest and German foods, kids zone and bounce house, live music and more.
Harrodsburg Oktoberfest - Harrodsburg, KY - Sep 30 to Oct 2, 2022
The Harrodsburg First Main Street Program produces the biggest Oktoberfest in Central Kentucky, which draws over 15,000 people to downtown Harrodsburg. The Festival features free concerts from 13 live bands over the course of 3 days as well as local beers, specialty foods, and family fun.
Smithland Octoberfest - Smithland, KY - Oct 1, 2022
An annual celebration since 1987. They will have a parade with floats, Pow Wow history presentation, live music and silent auction. There have also been mini-tractor pulls and the firefighter olympics.
Spencer County Octoberfest - Taylorsville, KY - Oct 1, 2022
5k fundraiser a few days before. Parade and festival the day of the event.
Maiden Alley Oktoberfest - Paducah, KY - Oct 15, 2022
Held at Dry Ground Brewing Company. Featuring craft beer from across the state, live music, art vendors and more.
Find other fun things to do in Kentucky in fall:
Kentucky Corn Mazes
Kentucky Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in Kentucky
Pumpkin Patches in Kentucky
6 thoughts on “Oktoberfest in Kentucky 2022”
Please include the older Oktoberfest in Louisville. The Original Butchertown Oktoberfest 2012 on October 6, 2012. It is celebrated on the 1400 block of E. Washington St. in Butchertown since 1974.
The Sharpenstein Polka Band from 6pm to 10pm.
Art Fair from 3pm to 12 midnight.
German Classical Music at St. Joseph Catholic Church from 6.15pm to 9.15pm
I have attended the St. Timothy Oktoberfest the last several years. It gets better every year and the Goetta sandwiches, cream puffs and fried potatoes are amazing!
I strongly suggest including the Louisville German-American Club Oktoberfest Sep 11th-12th. Having been to many authentic Germanic festivals in surrounding states and this is definitely the best we have attended.
German-American Club Gesangverein, Inc.
1840 Lincoln Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky 40213
Founded in 1878
Please add Louisville’s German-American Club Oktoberfest for September 11-12, 2015. Truly the best
Heart of Danville’s Oktoberfest in the Park. Constitution Square Park, Danville KY. Sat, September 26. 5-10pm. Cold bier, local food with a German flair, and music by Cincinnati’s premiere German band, PROST! Free admission and all ages. Beer proceeds benefit preservation and beautification of downtown Danville.