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October 4, 2013

2013 Cullman Oktoberfest, Oct. 5-12

32nd Anniversary Celebration


The Cullman Times

CULLMAN — 2013 Cullman Oktoberfest

32nd Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, Oct. 5-Saturday, Oct. 12



Schedule of Events



Every Day

• 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Farmers Market at Festhalle Market Platz (256-590-2003).

209 1st Ave. NE, Cullman (no farmers market on Sunday).

• 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Cullman County Museum (800-533-1258); special hours on Sunday.

• 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.: Weiss Cottage (800-533-1258); closed Sunday.

• Every day: Photography Contest, Festhalle Market Platz. Registration fee to particpate is $5. Info: 256-739-1258.

• Every night: Paper Airplane Contest, Festhalle Market Platz (256-297-0622). All ages — show up for loads of fun!

• 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Quilt Makers Quilt Show, 2nd Ave. NE, Cullman. Free admission (special hours Sunday, Oct. 6, 1 to 5 p.m.; 800-533-1258).



Restaurants

Oct. 5-12

• Oct. 5, 11, 12; 5 to 8 p.m. Rumor’s Deli & Coffee House, 105 1st Ave. NE, Cullman (256-737-0911). German menu only; carryout available.

• 5 to 11 p.m.: Grumpy’s Italian Grill, 402 5th St. SW, Cullman. Sam Adams on tap; music and German food. Info: 256-709-2608.

• Oct. 5-12: 5 p.m. Busy Bee Oktoberfest meals, 101 5th St. SE, Cullman; closed Sunday (256-734-9958).

• Oct. 7-12; noon to 11:30 p.m. Blue Moose Café’s bierfest, 216 1st Ave. SE, Cullman (256-338-7237).

• Oct. 5-12: Get Your German on at Moe’s Original BBQ, 318 1st Ave. SE, Cullman (256-841-5324). Daily German fare, live evening music.

• Oct. 5-12: Elks Lodge German meals - serving daily at 209 1st Ave. NE, Cullman



Festhalle Market Platz Entertainment

Oct. 5, Saturday

• 9 a.m. East/West elementaries chorus

• 9:30 a.m. Cullman High School chorus

• 11 a.m. to noon Cullman High School German Band

• noon to 4 p.m. Wolfgang Moritz

• 5 to 8 p.m. Round 2

• 9 p.m. to midnight Big Daddy Kingfish

Oct. 6, Sunday

• 1:30 p.m. St. Paul’s Praise Team

• 2:30 to 7 p.m. Wolfgang Moritz

Oct. 7, Monday

• 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wolfgang Moritz

• 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Community Band

• 6:30 to 9 p.m. Terry Cavanaugh & The Alpine Express

Oct. 8, Tuesday

• 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wolfgang Moritz

• 6:30 to 9 p.m. Terry Cavanaugh & The Alpine Express

Oct. 9, Wednesday

• 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wolfgang Moritz

• 6:30 to 9 p.m. Terry Cavanaugh & The Alpine Express

Oct. 10, Thursday

• 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. Kevin Adams

• 5 to 7 p.m. Terry Cavanaugh & The Alpine Express

• 7 to 9 p.m. Georgia Red Clay

Oct. 11, Friday

• 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wolfgang Moritz

• 5 to 8 p.m. Terry Cavanaugh & The Alpine Express

• 9 p.m. MP4

Oct. 12, Saturday

• 9 a.m. TBA

• 10 a.m. Wallace State Singers

• 11 a.m. Wallace State Jazz Band

• 1 to 3 p.m. Terry Cavanagh & The Alpine Express

• 3 to 4 p.m. Roy Crawford and the Cullman County Bluegrass Band

• 4 to 6 p.m. Horizon

• 7 to 10 p.m. TBA

• 10 p.m. to midnight TBA



Alabama Craft Biergarten

209 1st Ave. NE

Oct. 5, 12 Saturdays: noon to midnight; Monday-Friday open at 6 p.m. with live music, Alabama Craft Beer, sports TV. No beer on Sunday.

• College football viewing: Oct. 5 and 12, Saturday games at the Biergarten; Oct. 10 and 11, Thursday and Friday games

• NFL viewing: Oct. 7, Monday night football

7 p.m. nightly is Stein Hoisting Contest



Events Around Town

Oct. 5, Saturday

• 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oktoberfest Car Show at Depot Park. Cruise in format. Register on site (256-739-1258).

• 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Volksmarch - a self-guided tour beginning at 1615 Town Square SW, Cullman (256-739-9931/352-8936.

• 9 a.m. East-West elementaries chorus

• 9:30 a.m. Cullman High School Chorus

• 10 to 11 a.m. Zumba Party in Pink at Festhalle Market Platz. $10 donation for Susan B. Komen cancer. www.shirley.biz; 256-255-1515.

• 11 a.m. Opening Ceremonies. Program available online at cullmanoktoberfest.com.

• Noon Tapping of the Keg. Traditional Root Beer; New Tradition Craft Beer.

• 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Bratwurst Tasting at Festhalle Market Platz.

• 12:30 to 2 p.m. Guinness World Record. See website for details of cullmanoktoberfest.com.

• 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Stories from the Past Living History Cemetery Tour, 1st Ave. NE, tours every thirty minutes. Adult-$8; 18 months to 6 years-$5. 256-734-3327 or 734-0383.

• 5 to 7 p.m. St. Paul’s Oktoberfest Dinner, 510 3rd Ave. SE in the school’s gym. $10. info: 256-734-3821. Entertainment provided by Wolfgang Moritz.

• 1 to 11 p.m. Oktoberfest Block Party, 353 3rd Ave. SE, 256-734-4322, live music, food and drinks. All Steak and Carlton’s restaurant.

Oct. 6, Sunday

• 1:30 p.m. St. Andrews Praise Team provides music at Festhalle.

• 2 p.m. Oktoberfest Paddle Board Race, 3 mile relay at Smith Lake Park. Info: 256-739-3002.

• 2:30 to 4 p.m. Fashion Show & Miss Oktoberfest Contest, models wearing authentic German clothing and modern dress at Festhalle Market Platz.

• 3 to 5 p.m. Oktoberfest Choir Concert at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Free admission and refreshments, 256-338-0432.

• 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Stories from the Past Living History Cemetery Tour, 1st Ave. NE, tours every thirty minutes. Adult-$8; 18 months to 6 years-$5. 256-734-3327 or 734-0383.

• 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Polka Party at the Festhalle, 512 2nd Ave. SE, $10, info: 256-734-0344 or 734-0582.

Oct. 7, Monday

• 5 to 7 p.m. St. John’s Oktoberfest Dinner, 512 2nd Ave. SE, $10, info: 256-734-0344 or 734-0582.

• 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cullman Community Band

• 7 p.m. Traditional German Music, 209 1st Ave. NE in Cullman.

• 7 to 8:15 p.m. Candlelight Walking Tour in Downtown Cullman, 209 1st Ave. NE, free admission.

Oct. 8, Tuesday

• 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. German Dinner at Cullman Regional Medical Center, 1912 Highway 157 in Cullman, Col. Cullmann Room POB II. Adults-$15; RSVP to 256-737-2600.

• 7 to 8:15 p.m. Candlelight Walking Tour in Downtown Cullman, 209 1st Ave. NE, free admission.

Oct. 9, Wednesday

• 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. TP Country Club Oktoberfest Lunch, 700 Pine Hill Drive, Cullman. $15/person; RSVP to 256-739-0738.

• 5 to 7 p.m. Sacred Heart German Dinner, 217 2nd Ave. SE at the Family Life Center, Adults-$10; under 12 years-$5. Info: 256-734-0980.

• Oct. 10, Thursday-Senior Day at Festhalle Market Platz

• 10 to 11:30 a.m. Kevin Adams provides music and fun.

• 11 to 11:30 a.m. Seniors’ lunch at Festhalle: free hotdog lunch to first 800 seniors to arrive.

• Noon Seniors’ Bingo at Festhalle. Free for seniors.

• 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oktoberfest Charity Auction at 201 1st Ave. SW, Finders Keepers: 256-727-5341.

• 6:30 to 9 p.m. All Steak’s German Buffet, 323 3rd Ave. NE, live music. Info: 256-734-4322.

Oct. 11, Friday

• 5 to 7 p.m. Christ Lutheran Oktoberfest Dinner, 424 2nd Ave. SE, $10/tickets available in advance. Info: 256-734-7056.

Oct. 12, Saturday

• 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sacred Heart Street Sale and German Festival, 112 2nd Ave. SE. Info: 256-734-4563 or www.shscullman.net.

• 7 to 10 a.m. Oktoberfest 5K and 10K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run; 7 a.m. registration. Fee is $10/1 mile; $25/5K; and $50/10K. Info: 256-708-3971 or chrisv@camha.com.

• 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Community Arts and Crafts Fair at Depot Park, includes food vendors. Info: 800-533-1258.

• 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kinder Art Park, free children’s art and craft activities.

• 8 a.m. Oktoberfest Bed Race, 401 2nd Ave. NE at Depot Park. Info: Lion Ron Seybold at 256-531-6075.

• 8 a.m. Oktoberfest BBQ Challenge at Depot Park. Info: 256-348-9590. Sponsored by Bama Chapter.

• 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Get on Board with United Way - visit the historic train depot. Info: 256-739-2948.

• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hundfest. Doggy events at Depot Park, 211 2nd Ave. NE, Cullman. Registration is at 9 a.m.; Wiener Dog Race at 10 a.m.; and Hund Blitz at 11 a.m. (all dogs under 12, except wiener dogs). Noon is the Pet Parade for all dogs. 1 p.m. is a Fun Show. 2 p.m. is the Canine Good Citizen testing. Registration fee is $5 per class. Info: 256-507-1459.

• 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Student Sidewalk Art Show at 204 2nd Ave. NE, 256-739-4321. Sponsored by the Cullman Arts Council, www.cullmanartscenter.com.

• 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wallace State Show Choir and the Wallace State Jazz Band.

• 12:30 p.m. Bratwurst Eating Contest, 209 1st Ave. NE, 256-739-1258. Sponsored by Piggly Wiggly.

• 1 and 3 p .m. Historical District Bus Tour, 209 1st Ave. NE, Admission  is $3. Tickets are available at the Festhalle Market Platz. 256-734-3327.

• 7 to 11 p.m. Burgermeister Ball at the McGukin Civic Center. Tickets are $10 and RSVP $22. Tickets available at the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce and the Cullman County Museum at 256-739-1258.