Visit www.oktemberfest.com for more information and the full schedule for Marshalltown's annual fall festival.
Four days of fun during Oktemberfest, September 22-25
Thursday - Kids Night events start at 5:30 p.m. featuring the crowning of Little Ms. and Mr. Oktemberfest, the family color run and other family-friendly events. “We have some exciting new things in the works too,” said Stephanie Anderson, president of the Oktemberfest board.
Friday- Classic Car Show is back (5-8 p.m.) and music by Bob Dorr and friends starting at 7 p.m. on the downtown stage.
Saturday - The grand parade is easily one of the best annual parades in the state. It will return at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning. Parade forms are available at oktemberfest.com.
Sunday- The chili cook off returns after years without it.
“It’s kind of an old favorite so we are bringing it back,” Anderson said.
The motorcycle show will return Sunday as well.
Throughout the festival will be the carnival rides as well.
The Hype performs downtown at 7 p.m.
on Saturday, September 24
The Hype returns to headline Oktemberfest
The Hype, a tribute band featuring the music of Motley Crue, Poison, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, and Aerosmith, will return to Oktemberfest for the second straight year. The free Saturday show will no doubt be a rocking good time in Marshalltown.
“They were well received last year and they put on a fun show,” said Stephanie Anderson, president of the Oktemberfest board.
The Hype hits the stage at 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 24. The stage will again be set up on the corner of Main Street and Center Street.