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Cullman’s German Celebration Set for October 2-3
Decatur, Ala.  – For over three decades, the town of Cullman has celebrated its German beginnings with a family-friendly festival offering all things German. Cullman Oktoberfest, one of North Alabama’s largest and most anticipated events, will take place at Depot Park in downtown Cullman October 2-3, 2020, and during the two-day festival, the entire Cullman community rolls out the welcome mat and invites everyone to enjoy a multitude of fun activities, including a biergarten, an arts and crafts show, live German music, kids’ activities, a bratwurst eating contest and more.

Now in its 39th year, Oktoberfest gets underway at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2 with the opening of the biergarten and food vendors. Official opening ceremonies are slated for 6 p.m. and throughout the evening there will be live music, carriage rides, contests and walking tours.

Family-friendly fun resumes Saturday morning, Oct. 3 when the craft show opens its doors at 8 a.m. Biergarten and food vendors open at 10 a.m. and activities lined up for the day include a sidewalk chalk contest, wiener dog races, live music, kid crafts and activities, carriage rides, pet costume contest and parade, a cruise-in, contests and walking tours.

A variety of competitive events, including a cornhole tournament, paper airplane, stein hoisting, pickle eating, best costume and bratwurst eating, will take place both days. 

The kickoff to the 2020 Cullman Oktoberfest will take place on Saturday, September 26  with Goatoberfest at Goat Island Brewing. Catering will be provided and activities include live music and entertainment, appearance by Colonel Cullman, a Biergarten and a dirndl and lederhosen competition. Goat Island Brewing is located at 1646 John H Cooper Drive SE in Cullman.

All activities will take place at Depot Park unless otherwise noted. Depot Park is conveniently located just outside the warehouse district on the corner of Arnold Street and 2nd Avenue, across the street from the Festhalle Farmer’s Market and the Cullman County Museum. For more information, including a detailed daily schedule of events, visit online at or call 256.734.9157.

About Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association (AMLA)
AMLA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the travel industry within the 16 northernmost counties of the state. It is supported by 500-plus members consisting of chambers of commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureaus, attractions, campgrounds, festivals, communities, counties, golf courses, restaurants, tour operators, accommodations, vendors, financial institutions and individuals. Counties included within the AMLA region are Blount, Cherokee, Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan and Winston. Additional information on North Alabama destinations, accommodations and special events is available by calling 800.648.5381 or by visiting Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @VisitNorthAL and like us at