Cullman Oktoberfest                October 4-11 2014
German Heritage, Southern STyle

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When is Cullman Oktoberfest?
A: Cullman Oktoberfest starts the first Saturday of the month and ends the 2nd Saturday night with the Burgermeister Ball.

Q: Who is in Charge of Cullman   Oktoberfest?
A: Cullman Oktoberfest is governed by a board of directors.

Q: Is there an admission fee to go to Oktoberfest?
A: Events that are held at the Festhalle and the Cullman County Museum and are sponsored by the Cullman Oktoberfest Board are usually free admission to attend. Events that are sponsored by other organizations, may have an admission fee. We try to list which are events are free so if in doubt, give us a call 1-800-533-1258 or 256-739-1258, or email us at oktoberfest@cullmancity.org .
 

Q: Who benefits from the money brought in by this event?
A: Cullman Oktoberfest is a non-profit organization. This festivial is funded by  Cullman County, City of Cullman,  cooporate sponsors, ad sales, and vendor fees, participation fees, and public donations. These funds go towards planned activities, entertaiment at the festhalle, and to promoting tourism in Cullman. Other official events not sponsored by the board, retain all monies earned from their event, minus participation fees. For example, Sacred Heart's Festival is a fund raiser for the school, they keep funds earned minus their participation fee.

Q: How is Miss Oktoberfest Contestants picked?
A: Each high school in Cullman provides one representative from their school; this representative is typical the winner of the schools “Miss High School” contest held at each school. The only contestant that is not chosen in this fashion is the representative from St. Bernard Prep School. For their representative, the teachers and administrators choose who will represent their school in Miss Oktoberfest pageant.