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Saturday, September 9 from 5:30 – 9:30 pm

A celebration of beer, brats and lederhosen.
Saturday, September 9th starting at 5:30 pm
Stutsman County Fair Grounds in Jamestown.

5:30 – 9:30 pm Food, Beer, Games, Music

5:30 – 8:00 pm Hammerschlagen Practice

6:00 – 6:30 pm ND Beer: A Heady History by Alicia Underlee Nelson book talk (15 min presentation and 15 min Q & A)

6:30 – 7:30 pm ND Beer/Oktoberfest Trivia: Teams can be 1 – 4 people. Prizes for the top three trivia teams!

7:30 – 9:30 pm Polk Band & Dancing by: Matt Hodek and the Dakota Dutchmen

8:00 – 9:30 pm Hammerschlagen Tournament ($5 buy-in)

A 50/50 Raffle will be held, so bring some cash to join in!


Summer is quickly coming to an end with Autumn on its heels and we are gearing up for one of the season’s best celebrations, an occasion recognized the world over: Oktoberfest! The Arts Center is proud to welcome the Oktoberfest season with our Seventh Annual Oktoberfest.

Oktoberfest is a great time of camaraderie, beer, music, costumes, fun. Look for some great mouth-watering Oktoberfest food. Enjoy the Polka Band, games and, of course, there is the beer. As with all Oktoberfest celebrations around the world quaffing great beer, partying with wonderful, enthusiastic members of the community and celebrating life, German style is what it is all about.

Tickets are $35 and are available from Cork & Barrel, The Arts Center, Arts Center Board members and at the gate.

The home base of all Oktoberfest celebrations takes place in Munich, Germany each year and spans 16 – 18 days running from late September to the first weekend in October. It is one of the most famous events in Germany and the world’s largest fair, with more than 5 million people attending every year. The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture. Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations, modeled after the Munich event.

All proceeds from this event will go to support programing at The Arts Center. Oktoberfest is sponsored by Jamestown Tourism, Cork & Barrel, Cargill Malt, Bergseth Brothers, Cavendish Farms, Beverage Wholesalers, and Valley Sales.