Many residents have fond memories of Bremen’s annual Oktoberfest, which ran from 1977 through 1991. The festival featured live German music, food, craft vendors, a beer garden, and competitions of all sorts, including a bed race and a coloring contest.

Click for photos of Oktoberfests past!

Last year, as part of the Indiana Bicentennial celebration, we brought back Oktoberfest with new additions like a longboard (skateboard) race, cornhole tournament, and entertainment from a wide range of musical performers. The festival was a terrific success and inspired a great deal of interest by vendors and local residents to turn it into an annual event again.

We hope you will join us in honoring our shared heritage and partnering to make our Good Town even better!

October 6, 7, & 8

  • Friday: 5 pm to 9 pm
  • Saturday: vendors 9 am to 8 pm; entertainment 11 am to 9 pm
  • Sunday: noon to 4 pm
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The festival will take place again on Plymouth, Center, and Jackson streets in downtown Bremen, Indiana, over three days. Free parking is available on downtown streets and municipal lots. Shuttle parking will not be available. The Brew Fest will return as a separate concern with an entrance price.

Follow “@BremOktoberfest” on Twitter for updates on our latest projects and events and opportunities for getting involved.

For additional information, contact at Krista Smith at 546-2044, or

Check out our 2016 photos on Flickr!

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