Thank you for visiting the Hickory Oktoberfest

Hickory, NC is proud to host Oktoberfest each year during the second weekend of October. Having been co-founded by a German, Adolphus “Dolph” Shuford, Hickory has a long, proud German heritage. Home to the United States headquarters for several German companies, and being a sister city with in Altenburg, Germany, our connection to Germany has never left us.

It’s with this pride in our heritage and our Historic Downtown, we invite you to this year’s 34th Annual Hickory Oktoberfest in Downtown Hickory. We are starting to plan for this year’s event and will be posting updates as things move forward. Please keep checking back for more information.

Currently, we have not started accepting applications for food or bands. We will make an announcement at a later date. If you have questions, you can email us at

Thank you for your interest and we will have updates for you soon!