CULLMAN — Saturday, Oct. 3-Saturday, Oct. 10
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7 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Farmers’ Market at Festhalle Market Platz, 209 1st Ave. NE, no farmers’ market on Sunday, Oct. 4.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Cullman County Museum presents: Historical Tours; Nimble Thimble Quilt Show, 2nd Ave. NE. Free Admission. Special hours Sunday, Oct. 4, 1-5 p.m. (800) 533-1258
1:30-5 p.m.: Weiss Cottage, 402 First Ave. SE. Closed on Saturday and Sunday.
3:30-4:30 p.m.: Children’s activities at the Cullman County Library-Main, 200 Clark Street, NE, Cullman. No activities Saturday or Sunday, sponsored by: Cullman County Library.
Daily German Lunches
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Rumor’s Deli & Coffee House, 105 1st Ave. NE, Cullman 256-737-0911 Carry-outs available.
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Boy Scouts German lunch, Festhalle Market Platz at 209 1st Ave. NE.
Daily German Dinners
5 to 7 p.m.: Rumor’s Deli & Coffee House, 105 1st Ave. NE. 737-0911 Carry-outs available. Closed Friday evening Oct. 9, Saturday evening, Oct. 10 and all day on Sunday.
5:30 to 8 p.m.: Boy Scouts German dinner, 209 1st Ave. NE.
Musical entertainment at the Festhalle Market Platz
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3
3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5 through Friday, Oct. 10
Terry Cavanaugh and The Alpine Express
5:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5 through Friday, Oct. 9
1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10
7 to 11 p.m. Burgermeister Ball at McGukin Civic Center, Oct. 10
Schedule of Official Events
Friday, Oct. 2
7 to 9 p.m.: Heritage Play Dinner Theatre, sponsored by The Arts Center, $20 admission, 739-4321; www.cullmanartscenter.com.
Saturday, Oct. 3
6 to 9 a.m.: Potato pancake breakfast at the Festhalle Market Platz; $5/plate, hosted by St.Paul's Lutheran Church.
6 a.m.: Sacred Heart street sale. 112 2nd Ave. SE, 734-4563; www.shcullman.net; festival starts at 10 a.m.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Oktoberfest – Traditions Car Show at Depot Park. Cruise-in format; no judging. Register on site: $10 for cars, trucks, bikes, motorcycles. Sponsored by Traditions Bank
9 a.m.: Ribbon cutting
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Hundfest at Depot Park 211 2nd Ave NE.
9 a.m.: Dachshund Stampede (Wiener Race).
10 a.m.: Hundfest activities
Noon: Pet Parade
1 p.m.: Canine Good Citizen testing; demonstrations of dog competition through out the day. Registration fee $5/class or $20/as many classes as you like. Sponsored by Paradise Pets, 737-7378.
10 a.m. to noon: Volksmarch - Cullman’s Tour of Churches. Free admission. Walking tour leaves from Cullman County Museum. (800) 533-1258.
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.: Sacred Heart German Festival, 112 2nd Ave. SE, games, food; 6 a.m.: street sale, 734-4563, www.shcullman.net.
11:30 a.m.: Bratwurst tasting at Festhalle Market Platz. First 100 free. Sponsored by Traditions Bank.
2 p.m.: Lederhosen and Dirndl fashion show at the Festhalle Market Platz. Sponsored by Touch of German store, 739-1259.
5 to 6 p.m.: Cullman Community Concert, band directed by Robert Bean. Free admission.
5:30-7:30 p.m.: St. John’s Oktoberfest Dinner, 512 2nd Ave SE. Cost $8, entertainment. 734-0344.
6 to 8 p.m.: Stories from the Past Living History Cemetery Tour, 211 1st Ave. NE. Admission: $8. First bus will leave at 5:40 p.m. from Festhalle Market Platz. Advance ticket sales available. Sponsored by the Cullman County Historical Society.
Sunday, Oct. 4
1:30 p.m.: Opening ceremonies at Festhalle Market Platz, 201 1st Ave. NE; Miss Oktoberfest contest, German Sing-A-Long, 2008 Burgermeister Installation and Cullman High School German Band.
3 to 5 p.m.: Combined Church Choir Concert at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Free admission, refreshments following. Sponsored by Sacred Heart Church Choir.
6 to 8 p.m.: Stories from the Past Living History Cemetery Tour, 211 1st Ave. NE. Admission: $8. First bus will leave at 5:40 p.m. from the Festhalle Market Platz. Advance ticket sales available. Sponsored by the Cullman County Historical Society.
Monday, Oct. 5
5 to 8 p.m.: Good Hope Elementary German dinner, 204 Good Hope School Road, 734-3824, email@example.com.
Tuesday, Oct. 6
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.: German Dinner at Cullman Regional Medical Center, 1912 Ala. Highway 157 in the Col. Cullman Room, POB II. Adults/$10; under 12 years/$5; reservations only, 737-2600.
Wednesday, Oct. 7
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: German lunch, Terri Pines Country Club, 700 Pine Hill Dr.; $15/person; reservations required, 739-0738.
5 to 7 p.m.: Sacred Heart Oktoberfest German dinner, 217 2nd Ave. SE in the Sacred Heart Family Life Center. Adults/$10; under 12 years/$5. Entertainment by Dave Leonard. Carry-outs available, 734-0980.
6:30 to 8 p.m.: Youth Night at Festhalle Market Platz.
Thursday, Oct. 8
Senior Day at Festhalle Market Platz, 209 1st Ave. NE
9:30 to 10 a.m.: Rap & Tap Band
10 to 11:30 a.m.: Kevin Adams (singer, impersonator)
11:30 a.m.to 1 p.m.: Wolfgang Moritz (singer, entertainer)
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Senior lunch at Festhalle Market Platz, free hotdog lunch to the first 750 to arrive.
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Senior contest at Festhalle Market for best polka, waltz, chicken dance, costume, yodel.
1 to 2:30 p.m.: Senior Bingo at Festhalle Market Platz, free Bingo for seniors.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: German lunch at Wallace State Community College, 801 Main St. NW Hanceville, 352-8227.
6:30 to 9 p.m.: All Steak restaurant's German buffet in the banquet room, 314 2nd Ave. SW, with live music; $25/person. Tickets available in advance, 734-4322.
6:30 to 10 p.m.: Oktoberfest tennis tournament, 510 13th St SE. No cost to attend. Entry fee for players only. Men and women’s mixes, doubles, for ages 16 and older; firstname.lastname@example.org or www.cullmantennis.com.
Friday, Oct. 9
5 to 7 p.m.: Christ Lutheran Church's Oktoberfest dinner at 424 2nd Ave. SE, tickets available at the church.
6:30 to 9 p.m.: Oktoberfest tennis tournament, 510 13th St. SE. Continuation…
5:30 to 9 p.m.: Pre-Race dinner for 5K runners and family at the Festhalle Market Platz.
Saturday, Oct. 10
7 to 10 a.m.: Oktoberfest 5K Run
7 a.m.: Registration - 8 a.m. start time. $20 pre-register; $25 race day register. 708-3971 or email@example.com.
8 a.m. to noon: First Federal “Shred-A-Thon” in the main parking lot across from courthouse. Free to all individuals and First Federal business customers-5 boxes maximum; www.firstfederalcullman.com.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Community arts & crafts fair at Depot Park, (800) 533-1258.
8 a.m. Oktoberfest tennis tournament
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Oktoberfest student sidewalk art show, 204 2nd Ave. NE, in front of City Hall, sponsored by the Cullman Arts Council, 739-4321; www.cullmanartscenter.com.
10 to 11 a.m.: Wallace State Singers at the Festhalle, directed by Ricky Burks. Free admission.
10 a.m. to noon: Volksmarch Cullman’s Walking Tour of Churches, free admission, (800) 533-1258.
10 a.m. to noon: “Quality Hill” Front Porch Tour. 6th Ave. NE Betz Historical District, free admission. Deannie Penny at 737-5010.
11 a.m. to noon: Wallace State Jazz Band at the Festhalle, directed by Ricky Burks. Free admission.
Noon to 12:30 p.m.: East and West Elementaries Singers at the Festhalle, directed by Tim Clemmons.
12:30 p.m.: Bratwurst eating contest at the Festhalle, sponsored by Piggly Wiggly, 739 1258.
1 p.m.: Historical District Bus Tour, bus leaves from the Festhalle Market. Admission $5, sponsored by the Cullman County Historical Society.
3 p.m.: Historical District Bus Tour, bus leaves from the Festhalle Market, admission $5, sponsored by the Cullman County Historical Society.
7 to 10 p.m.: Burgermeister Ball at McGukin Civic Center, 510 5th St. SW. Adults/$10; 19 and younger/$5, music by Terry Cavanaugh and the Alpine Express, 739-1258.
The Cullman County Museum and Festhalle Market Platz are located in downtown Cullman Alabama.
We are mid-way between Huntsville and Birmingham on Interstate 65. We are conveniently located less than 2 miles off I-65 and 2 blocks off U.S Highway 31.
If traveling on I-65, take Exit 308 (Highway 278 exit) and turn east. Continue east about one mile, crossing the railroad tracks and turn north (left) on 2nd Ave. We are three blocks up on the corner.
If traveling on U.S Highway 31, turn east at Arnold St. NE, go two blocks across the railroad tracks and you will see the museum on the corner of Arnold St. NE and 2nd St. NE.
For more information, contact the Cullman County Museum at (800) 533-1258; or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.