Oktoberfest in Hays boasts a wide range of traditional food, music, and drink. As always the festival coincides with homecoming weekend at Fort Hays State University.
The Volga German Society Oktoberfest is an annual celebration of the German Russians of Ellis County. It is held at Municipal Park on the Friday and Saturday of FHSU’s Homecoming Weekend. The festival includes various activities and booths that provide food, crafts, beer and musical entertainment. The Volga German Centennial Association, established in 1974, promotes the heritage of the German immigrants through the annual Oktoberfest.