German Central Oktoberfest: 2013

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 13th, 2013


4:30: Gates Open

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

5:00 - 11:30: Vienna Cafe
Fine Pastries, Tortes, and Coffee.

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

5:00 - 11:30: Pavilion
Brats and Sausage Sandwiches, Schnitzel and
Bratwurst Dinners.

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

5:00 - 11:30: DJ
(Pavilion)

5:00: Donauschwabische Brass Band
(Main Hall)

6:00: Flag Raising / Ceremony

6:30 - 6:45: Saxon Dancers
(Main Hall)

6:30 - 9:30: Polka Revolution
(Downstairs)

6:45 - 8:15: Brass Band
(Main Hall)

7:30 - 7:45: Saxon Dancers
(Pavilion)

8:30 - 12:00: Hank Haller
(Main Hall)

8:30 - 8:45: German Central Line Dancers
(Pavilion)

9:45 - 10:00: German Central Line Dancers
(Main Hall)

Saturday, September 14th, 2013


2:30: Gates Open

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

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

3:00 - 10:00: Knusperhaus
Hot Dogs, Pretzels, Chips, Pop, and Water.

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

3:00 - 10:00: Sausage Tent (next to pavilion)
Pizza and Brats.

3:30 - 7:30: Deutscher Musik Verein
(Main Hall)

3:30 - 7:30: Youngstown Saxon Band
(Pavilion)

4:45 - 5:00: Kulturgruppe Dance
(Main Hall)

5:15: Kulturgruppe Dance
(Pavilion)

6:30: Gottscheer Tanz
(Pavilion)

7:45: Gottscheer Tanz
(Main Hall)

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

8:00 - 11:30: DJ
(Pavilion)