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PHONE: 256.350.3500 / 800.648.5381

Cullman’s German Celebration Set for October 2-5
Decatur, Ala. (August 28, 2019) – 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 in the downtown area October 2-5, 2019, and during the multi-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, wagon rides, live German music, kids’ activities, a bratwurst eating contest and more.

During Oktoberfest, over 80 activities will be offered during and leading up to the event. Local restaurants will be serving German meals daily and merchants will host nightly events featuring beer, brats and live music. Opening ceremonies for Oktoberfest are slated for 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 2. The evening will be filled with a variety of family-friendly activities and live German music provided by Terry Cavanagh and the Alpine Express. 

Located adjacent to the Festhalle, the Cullman Oktoberfest Biergarten, featuring Oktoberfest beer, Alabama’s craft beers and Alabama breweries, will be opened Wednesday through Saturday. Music can be heard nightly from a variety of performers and activities and games for children will be offered nightly and all day Saturday. Thursday, Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. is designated Senior Day. Terry Cavanaugh and the Alpine Express will provide entertainment.

On Saturday, Oct. 5, the festivities get underway at 8 a.m. Festivalgoers can peruse for unique treasures at the popular arts and crafts show from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Depot Park. From 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, K-9’s For A Kause will host special activities for furry, four-legged friends (all dogs must be on a leash at all times). The popular charity bed race takes to the streets at noon and those up for a food contest will want to check out the bratwurst-eating contest set for 12:30 p.m. 

A variety of competitive events, including a corn hole tournament, pickle eating contest, paper airplane contest, best German costume, longest beard and braid contest and stein hoist contest, will be held throughout the multi-day festival. Additional activities to take place include a wine tasting, cemetery tours, carriage rides, candlelight walking tours and a 5K and 10K run.

For more information including a detailed daily schedule of events, visit online at or or call 256.727.0949.

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