Oktemberfest Saturday

September 23, 2023

 Marshalltown, IA 

The Grand Parade, children's activities, live music.   

Admission is Free for all band/concert events this year!

Saturday's Schedule for 2023 - Details Subject to Change

5K / 10K Run  

 7:00 am - 9:45 am

 See the 5K/10K Run Registration link (also on the Forms tab) for more details.  

               5K Run  / 10K Run - Course Map  

**** Online signups have closed.  In person signup at the information tent Sat morning at the Run registration tent.

Oktemberfest Grand Parade               Parade Staging Map

 10:00 am

Parade Lineup -           (Rev 4 as of Sept 22)

  2023 Parade Lineup   (xlsx)

  2023 Parade Lineup   (pdf) ABC Sort

  2023 Parade Lineup   (pdf) 123 Sort

 8:00 - 9:45 am

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.

Please use the intersection at Church St and 3rd St Sat morning for North to South traffic before the parade starts.  

***  This will be limited once the parade starts at 10 am, and during the parade will be designated for emergency vehicle crossing only.

Staging area includes:

S 11th St and around Miller School, Church St from 9th to 11th St, and Main St west of 9th St 

Parade route

Starting at the corner of Church and 9th St, traveling east along Church St, and ending at  Church St and 2nd Ave.

Parade end:

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

Food Vendors  

 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Crafters & Merchants 

 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 


 11:00 am - Close


Car Hop Registration

 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Car Show 

 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Live Music:  Grupo 515 

 1:30 pm -3:30 pm

Car Hop
   3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Beer Sales - The Thirsty Pig

11:00 am - Close

Live Music:   Tank Anthony Band 

 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

If you are still interested in helping, please contact any of the Oktemberfest board members for more information.

Volunteer Here  

Oktemberfest 5K / 10K

Oktemberfest Grand Parade

Oktemberfest Car Hop

Oktemberfest Live Music - Grupo 515

Oktemberfest Live Music -   Grand Marshall  

Oktemberfest Food Vendors

Bubba's Burnt Ends Meskwaki Chaos Forget Me Not Comal Kaxi

Kiawanis Boba Tea Summer Kitchen Maria's Tacos

WOW Donuts & More Big Acai El Pacifico Lily Mae

Oktemberfest Beer Sales

Oktemberfest Crafters and Merchants

Hope Naturopathic Healing - chair massages

Guiding Star 

Sabrina Russell - freeze dried candy

Snap button jewelry, 3D prints, T-shirts 

Little shop of Remix - tumblers/shirts

Whimsical Crafts - pour paintings, vase pours, yard decor 

Heavenly Sweet Breads

Live, Laugh & Shop 

Cathy Parsons - paper crafts, cards & journals       

Johna's Crafts & More

Marshalltown Self Storage

Kelly Fey: Croc Charms, Hair Clips & Jewelry 

 Nina's Gifts and Novelties

Tammy Hood: Car Coasters, Lunch Totes, Cuttings Boards & Tumblers

Tracey Kreiss: Wood Burning, Lap Quilts & Mugrugs 


Maria Sanchez: Accessories, Toys, Misc 

Unique Designs

Earth's Creations: Crystals, Jewelry and Metaphysical Items 

Cindy Patterson: Crochet Kitchen towels & Gift Baskets

Acie Earl 

Oktemberfest Carnival 

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the carnival. This is fun for the whole family; rides and other attractions for you to enjoy.

Scott Amusements will be here Thursday evening through Sunday afternoon.

Updated schedule:

               Thursday             5:00pm to close

               Friday                    5:00pm to close

               Saturday              11:00 am to close

               Sunday                 Noon – 4:00pm

2023 Oktemberfest Wristbands:

We will have wristbands on Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 5-9, and Sunday 12-4.
Cost for each 4 hour session will be $ 25