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North Alabama’s Popular German Celebration Hits Downtown Cullman Sept. 29-Oct. 1

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 September 29 through October 1, 2022, and during the three-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.

Oktoberfest gets underway at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 with the opening of the biergarten. Official opening ceremonies are slated for 6 p.m. and throughout the evening there will be live music, crowning of Miss Oktoberfest, carriage rides and candlelight walking tours.

Friday’s festivities get underway at 4 p.m. Sept. 30 and include a children’s area, a kid’s pickle eating contest, stein hoisting contests for kids and adults, carriage rides and more live music.

Family-friendly fun resumes Saturday morning, Oct. 1 when the arts and crafts show and children’s area open at 9 a.m. Biergarten and food vendors featuring tasty German food open at 10 a.m. and additional activities lined up for the day include wiener dog races, live music, pet costume contest and parade, stein hoisting and best dressed contests for kids and adults, carriage rides and a brat eating contest.

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. 

Additional activities are planned in the community leading up to the event. For more information, including a 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