Oktemberfest 2023

Dates: September 21st - 24th

Downtown Marshalltown, IA 

Activities For Everyone!

The 2023 Theme: 

No Place Like Home

We have started planning for Oktemberfest 2023.
September 21-24, 2023 in Marshalltown.

We are active seeking new members for planning Oktemberfest 2023.  

Please contact a board member if you are interested in helping with planning and/or participating in any events at a board member or committee member commitment level. 

Go to the Board tab at the top of this page for Executive and Committee members' contact information or click the link below.

Volunteer Here  


Thank you to our 2022 Diamond Sponsor!


Special Advanced Notice:  Street Closures

Downtown Street closures 

Effective - Sept 19 to 26 (subject to change)

Parade Staging and 5k/10k route

Effective Saturday - Sept 24, 2022. 

Street closures for portions of the 5K/10K route, the Parade staging and route, along and across the parade route and staging areas.

Closures and restricted travel will start around 6:30 / 7AM Saturday morning for the start of the 5K/10K, and will remain Closed until the end of the parade.  Everything west of 3rd St will be opened at the end of the parade.

Please do not drive across people's lawns to get around the barricades in place for the safety of all participants and coordinators.  Plan accordingly with alternate routes around this area, and remind employees/coworkers as needed.  If you live in this area, you will be receiving a postcard reminder to have all vehicles along the route moved to an alternate side street for that day.

Parade route:

Main Street from 9th St to 2nd Ave

Staging areas:

Main Street from 13th St to 9th St 9th St - N & S, between Summit and W Church,

Denmead Blvd, 900 and 1000 blocks of W Church,

100 - 200 Block of S 11th  Limited travel on 9th St at W Linn

Parade end:
Parade entries will turn north or south at 2nd Ave, and will disembark from there using State, Church, or other streets as needed.