Jackson Oktoberfest 2018

Jackson Uptown Oktoberfest is changing it up this year with a Friday 10/5 night pre-party!  Things will kick off at 6p with the Oktoberfest crew, Head 1st will be playing live on the Urban Chestnut stage on the courthouse lawn.  Barton Street Biergarten and food vendors will be open! Come out Friday night and get warmed up for a full day of fun on Saturday!


As for Saturday, there will be activities, food and drink all day! The Samuel Adams Stein Hoisting Competition is back in full force this year! Are you ready for the challenge? Keep that arm stiff, a smile on your face and the beer in your stein as you hoist away!

Registration begins at NOON in the tent near the UCBC Stage at the courthouse, and the finals will take place at 5p on that stage!

A Cornhole Tournament is is scheduled 12-6p on the North side of the Courthouse lawn, to benefit the BstronG Forever Foundation.

Don’t miss the crowd favorite, this year's Pet Parade is at 2pm on Saturday, Oct 6. The event is sponsored by Mississippi Mutts and Canine Clipz. Bring your buddies in their best costumes and march throughout the biergarten, strutting your stuff!

Inflatable activities will be available for families throughout the event, on the NE quadrant of the Courthouse lawn, along with crafts in the History Center.

Don’t miss the pumpkin painting at Ace Hardware’s Tent from 11-4pm!

There will be lots of excellent live music lined up this year! Kicking it all off on Friday night (10/5) with Head 1st from 6p - 10p.

Saturday, you can catch the fun and authentic sounds of the Gemütlichkeit German Band from 11:30a to 3:30p on the Urban Chestnut Brewing Co Stage, and then jump to the Kohlfeld Dist. Stage on Adams St to see Jefferson Fox.  At the end of the night you can sip your brews with the sweet sounds of BitterSweet Fusion Band from 6-10p on the Kohlfeld Stage.

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