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Who's Ready For Oktoberfest 2023?

Written by Bridget Carey

Newberry, SC – Join us for authentic German cuisine, biergartens, artists and

craftsmen, live music and more during the 22nd annual Newberry Oktoberfest event!

The City of Newberry’s Oktoberfest event will be held in historic downtown

Newberry on Saturday, October 7 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

The event has grown to become a regional event that draws an estimated crowd of

over 35,000 people. This festival of German heritage has attractions for all ages and admission is free.

An array of fine arts and craft vendors will be lined along downtown’s Main Street

for visitors along with a food court offering authentic German food, quality

barbecue, gourmet and American fare. This year’s event will feature two

Biergarten locations offering a variety of domestic and German imported beers.

Live music will play all day to include polka and German traditional tunes, rock and

roll and other crowd favorites on the Rocktoberfest stage. At 1 p.m. the stage will

host the Best Traditional German Outfit contest for anyone attending the festival in

traditional Bavarian attire.

Families in attendance will want to stop by Kindertown, sponsored by Newberry

Hospital. Kindertown boasts the free kid’s fun park that includes a rock-climbing

wall, carousel, trampoline bungee jumping, a craft sponsored by Lowe’s as well as a

carnival organ. Vendors in this area will be selling children’s toys, knitwear, books,

shaved ice and more.

While you’re downtown, visitors will also have the opportunity to tour the

Newberry Opera House, see free puppet shows at the Ritz Theater and view cars

from the local Midlands SC Muscle and Classic Car group. In addition, local shops

and restaurants in downtown Newberry will be open for business.

For more information, visit the official Oktoberfest website at or follow the City of Newberry on Facebook

(, Twitter @CityofNewberry, and Instagram

For More Information Contact

City of Newberry Parks, Recreation, and Tourism: 803-321-1015


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