Welcome to the 34th Annual
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 now accepting applications for sponsors, vendors, and volunteers! Please explore the links on the right to learn more about opportunities to be part of Oktoberfest.

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 info@DowntownHickory.com.

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