Remsen to celebrate 48th Annual Oktoberfest

Thursday, October 13, 2022
Oktoberfest sign from the 2021 celebration. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, October 29.
(Photo by Megan Sabin)

REMSEN - The community of Remsen will be celebrating their 48th annual Remsen Oktoberfest Celebration on Sat., October 29, 2022.

Over 70 vendors will be displaying their goods for the Oktoberfest Fall Frenzy Craft/Retail Vendor Event in both gyms at the MMCRU Middle School in Remsen from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will also be available.

The Luxembourg Heritage Society will be featuring family histories at the Remsen Heritage Museum from 9 a.m. - 12 noon and then at St. Mary’s High School Gym from 3 - 8 p.m.

The Children’s Bavarian Costume and Dance Contest will be held in St. Mary’s High School Gym, starting at 1:30 p.m. Youngsters will be judged on their Luxembourg attire, event participation and the chicken dance!

Live polka music will be featured in the St. Mary’s gym all afternoon. “The Jim Busta Band” will take the stage from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. and “The Jim Kucera Band” will play from 6 – 9 p.m.

The All You Can Eat Bavarian Feast will be served in the St. Mary’s High School cafeteria from 4 – 7:30 p.m. Delicious dishes on the menu will include some German/Luxembourg favorites such as: Luxembourg treipen, bratwurst, headcheese, German potato salad, German kraut and some American favorites which will include: roast beef, chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, cole slaw, rolls, milk and coffee.

Meal tickets will be available for purchase at the door beginning at 11:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m., but tickets can also be purchased in advance at American Bank or Iowa State Bank.

Everyone is invited on Sat., October 29, 2022, to share in the good times during Remsen’s 48th Annual Oktoberfest!

For more information visit the website at www.remseniowa.org or like Remsen Oktoberfest on Facebook. You can also email remsenoktoberfest@gmail.com.