WELCOME TO THE 36TH ANNUAL HICKORY OKTOBERFEST!!
Hickory, NC, is proud to host Oktoberfest this year on October 13th, 14th, and 15th, 2023. The festival is held each year during the second weekend of October. Having been co-founded by a German, Adolphus “Dolph” Shuford, Hickory has a long, proud German heritage. Home to the United States headquarters for several German companies, and being a sister city with in Altenburg, Germany, our connection to Germany, has never left us.
It’s with this pride in our heritage and our Historic Downtown, we invite you to this year’s 36th Annual Hickory Oktoberfest in Downtown Hickory. Please see pricing below, and explore the links on the right to learn more about opportunities to be part of Oktoberfest.
Thank you for your interest in joining us!
(See Festival Guidelines for Food Vendor Space Fees)
|3 Types Of Food Vendors||Electicity + Space Fee|
|Commercial Vendor||$250 / 10' x 10' Space|
|Crafts Vendor||$100 / 10' x 10' Space|
|Kids-Fest Vendor||$125 Participation Fee|
|Non-Profit Vendor||$125 Participation Fee|
ARE NOW CLOSED. WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING ANY NEW VENDORS. PLEASE ONLY PAY FEES IF YOU HAVE ALREADY FILLED OUT AN APPLICATION.
If you are interested in having your information added to a vendor wait list, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of Hickory is a North Carolina Main Street community, designated by the N.C. Department of Commerce Main Street & Rural Planning Center. Hickory Downtown Development Association is charged with administering the program at the local level and building public-private partnerships to spur economic development that achieves measurable results such as investment, business growth, and job creation.
As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Hickory Downtown Development Association is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities that share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by Main Street America.
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