The 2020 Oktoberfest Hays REVISION plan replaces the traditional event in Municipal Park with smaller events at local restaurants. As each restaurant will have limited capacity, Oktoberfest fans are encouraged to join in virtually via Facebook Live and participate by supporting these restaurants throughout the entire month of October.
Event organizers’ goal for 2020 is to still offer the community a way to celebrate German traditions, but without the large crowds.

Each participating restaurant will offer a special German menu item or an Oktoberfest-themed beer. Defiance Brewing Co. brewed a German Hefeweizen beer for the occasion, called “Hayzenbraü,” which will be available at multiple locations. In addition, these restaurants will donate a portion of their proceeds to a local nonprofit organization in hopes to offset those organization’s fundraising losses incurred this year.


*All restaurants are responsible for abiding by city ordinances that require masks, occupant capacity requirements, and social distancing.

September 26th: Defiance Brewing Co.* @ 4:00 pm - Tapping of the Keg “Hayzenbraü”

Including: The Local Food Truck, Stein Holding Contest, Beer Puppeteer Contest, Official Oktoberfest Merch and Mugs

September 28th: Thirsty’s Brew Pub and Grill* @ 6:00 pm - First pour “Hayzenbraü”

Including: Stein Holding Contest, Official Oktoberfest Merch and Mugs

September 29th: Old Chicago* @ 6:00 pm - First Pour “Hayzenbraü”

Including: Stein Holding Contest, Beer Puppeteer Contest, Official Oktoberfest Merch and Mugs

September 30th: Gutch’s Bar and Grill* @ 6:00 pm - First Pour “Hayzenbraü”

Including: Stein Holding Contest, Official Oktoberfest Merch and Mugs

October 1st: The Golden Q* @ 6:00 pm - First pour “Hayzenbraü”

Including: Stein Holding Contest, Beer Puppeteer Contest, Official Oktoberfest Merch and Mugs

October 2nd: Gella’s Diner & LB. Brewing Co.* @ 11:00 am - First pour “Victor E. Lager”

Including: Official Oktoberfest Merch and Mugs

October 2nd: Old Chicago* @ 7:00 pm - First Pour “Hayzenbraü” Second Event

Including: Stein Holding Contest, Beer Puppeteer Contest, Official Oktoberfest Merch and Mugs

 

Sake2Me Sushi Rolls:*

No live event, but will have the "Hayzenbraü" beer. Official Oktoberfest Merchandise and Mugs for sale.

 

Each location will make a donation to one of the local nonprofit organizations that rely on the annual income they gain from the festival.

 

Punch Card: Dine at each of these locations until 10/31/2020 to be entered to win some fun Oktoberfest prizes. Once your card is fully punched, fill in the back of with your name, email and phone number.  Drop it into one of the boxes at any of our participating sponsors.   

Viel Glück (Good luck) and Danke Schoen (Thank you)! 

VOLGA GERMAN CENTENNIAL ASSOCIATION

The Volga German Centennial Association exists to preserve Volga German history and traditions while educating younger generations about the ways of their forbearers.

CONTACT

PO BOX 1314, Hays, KS 67601

Phone: (785) 623-1240

www.oktoberfesthays.com

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