German Central Oktoberfest: 2014

Oktoberfest Celebration

2011 Oktoberfest Photo Gallery

Oktoberfest is celebrated throughout the world. In the United States and Canada there are more than 2,000 major Oktoberfest celebrations annually. The first Steve Bencic Original Greater Cleveland Oktoberfest was held 50 years ago at the beautiful German Central Farm.

Oktoberfest actually began as a royal wedding in Munich, Germany on October 12, 1810. In the years following the wedding, all the appreciative Bavarians in and around Munich held anniversary celebrations until, about ten years later, the celebrations turned into annual Oktoberfests.

Join the fun at our Oktoberfest here in Parma, Ohio. Observe the colorful heritage, culture, music, and dances of the German people. Our own unique version of this legendary event offers something for the whole family, and for both the young and the young-at-heart.

German Central's Oktoberfest, which was first held in 1999, provides a golden opportunity to get together with old friends and form new acquaintances. Enjoy the delicious food, flowing beer, and Gemuetlichkeit.

Oktoberfest Calendar of Events

Friday, September 12th, 2014


4:30: Gates Open

5:00 - 10:00: Kitchen Opens Downstairs
Schnitzel and Bratwurst Dinners, Sauerkraut, Potato Salad, Potato
Pancakes, Red Cabbage, Pastries, and Coffee.

5:00 - 10:00: Vienna Cafe
Fine Pastries, Tortes, and Coffee.

5:00 - 10:00: Pavilion
Brats and Sausage Sandwiches, Schnitzel and
Bratwurst Dinners.

5:00 - 11:30: Knusperhaus
Hot Dogs, Pretzels, Chips, Pop, and Water.

5:00 - 11:30: Sausage Tent (next to pavilion)
Pizza, Brats, Schnitzel and Sausage Sandwiches.

5:00 - 7:30: Donauschwabische Brass Band
(Main Hall)

5:00 - 8:00: DJ
(Pavilion)

5:00 - 9:00: Polka Revolution
(Downstairs)

6:00: Flag Raising / Ceremony
(Memorial Garden)

6:30 - 6:45: Saxon Dance Group
(Pavilion)

7:30 - 7:45: Saxon Dance Group
(Main Hall)

7:30 - 7:45: DZ Line Dancers
(Pavilion)

8:00 - 11:00: Musikverein
(Pavilion)

8:00 - 12:00: Hank Haller Band
(Main Hall)

8:45 - 9:00: Donauschwaben Kulturgruppe
(Pavilion)

9:30 - 9:45: Donauschwaben Kulturgruppe
(Main Hall)

10:30 - 10:45: DZ Line Dancers
(Main Hall)

Saturday, September 13th, 2014


2:30: Gates Open

3:00 - 10:00: Kitchen Opens Downstairs
Schnitzel and Bratwurst Dinners, Sauerkraut, Potato Salad, Potato
Pancakes, Red Cabbage, Pastries, and Coffee.

3:00 - 10:00: Vienna Cafe
Fine Pastries, Tortes, and Coffee.

3:00 - 10:00: Pavilion
Brats, Sausage Sandwiches, Schnitzel and
Bratwurst Dinners.

3:00 - 11:30: Knusperhaus
Hot Dogs, Pretzels, Chips, Pop, and Water.

3:00 - 11:30: Sausage Tent (next to pavilion)
Pizza, Brats, Schnitzel and Sausage Sandwiches.

3:00 - 7:30: Edelweiss 5
(Main Hall)

3:30 - 7:30: Polka Revolution
(Pavilion)

4:00 - 4:15: Donauschwaben Kindergruppe
(Main Hall)

4:30 - 4:45: Donauschwaben Kindergruppe
(Pavilion)

5:00 - 9:00: Willi Pfaff
(Downstairs)

6:30 - 6:45: Gottscheer Spielkreis
(Pavilion)

7:30 - 7:45: Gottscheer Spielkreis
(Main Hall)

8:00 - 11:00: DJ
(Pavilion)

8:00 - 12:00: Fred Ziwich
(Main Hall)

8:30 - 8:45: DZ Line Dancers
(Pavilion)

9:30 - 9:45: DZ Line Dancers
(Main Hall)