Oktoberfest Is This Weekend: Richmond IN!

News Release (Historic Depot District)

The Richmond, Indiana Historic Depot District presents the 2016 Oktoberfest September 24, 2016. You don’t want to miss this! Oktoberfest is a full day of family fun, live music, and unique local street vendors.

Get out your lederhosen and join us at the 4th Floor Blues Club Outdoor Stage and Biergarten for free live music starting at 2:00 PM featuring The Dead Man String Band, The Doug Hart Band, and The Funk Yard Dogs. Bounce houses and games for the kids.

Maria Mitrione’s Catering will be serving a variety of German and American items and the 4th Floor Blues Club will have locally crafted beer as well as German options.

Browse antiques, jewelry, clothing, and art from 11:00AM- 7:00PM. If you would like more information about becoming a vendor please email yaegersusan@gmail.com.

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Oktoberfest Is Nearly Here! Tomorrow, Saturday, September 27, 2014

oktoberfest picIf you are like us…we just love a good festival. And the annual Oktoberfest in the Depot District never disappoints!  Packed with great German food and drinks in the beer garden, live music, activities for the kids at Richmond Furniture Gallery and so much more.

The members of the Depot group really know how to organize a great festival that gets bigger every year.  (We even have family coming from out of town to enjoy the experience).  So pass the word…it’s tomorrow!

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Johnson brothers congratulate each other on winning the tricycle race at a past Oktoberfest. (photo GWC)

Mark Your Calendars for Oktoberfest 2014!

WANTED: Vendors with unique food, antiques, local handmade items, or art are wanted for the annual Oktoberfest in the Historic Depot District, Richmond IN.  If you are interested please contact Rick or Samantha at 765 966 3614.  The date is September 27, 2014 10am – 7pm. There will be food, a beer garden, live music, games, and other local vendors.

Also you can be a sponsor of this event at levels of 2,500.00 (headline sponsor), 1,500.00 (stage sponsor), or 500.00 (billboard sponsor).  Call Rick Parker for more information on being a sponsor at the number above, or Norene Groth at 765-238-1766.

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Oktoberfest Is Here! This Weekend In The Historic Depot District

oktoberfestHistoric Depot District Oktoberfest Celebration!

Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10am-7pm

Sunday, Sept. 29th from 11am-5pm

Come to the Historic Richmond Depot District for Great Food, Fun and Festivities during the Oktoberfest Celebration !  There will be loads of FREE fun for the entire family!

  • Huge Street Fair featuring Local Handmade Arts, Crafts & Antiques
  • Free Live Music at Little Sheba’s Restaurant and the 4th Floor Blues Club Parking Lot
  • Beer Garden featuring New Boswell Brewing Company – Richmond’s first brewery in over 100 years!
  • Model Trains by the Richmond Railroader Society at Richmond Furniture Gallery
  • Free Kids Train Bouncer at Richmond Furniture Gallery
  • Free Professional Kids Face Painting at Richmond Furniture Gallery
  • Poker Run
  • Mural Tours
  • Amazing Bed Races
  • Ice Cream
  • And Much, Much More!

Be sure to be in the 4th Floor Blues Beer garden outdoors at 1:00 on Saturday for some extra “surprise” fun!!

Booth and Vendor space is still available. Email Natalie@RichmondFurnitureGallery.com for vendor application

Oktoberfest Is Here! In The Depot District Today: Richmond IN

Back for another year…food, fun and more in the Depot District.

Break out your Lederhosen and brush up on your German. The 3rd Annual Oktoberfest is Saturday in Richmond’s Historic Depot District. It’s an all-day event from 10 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. No matter what your heritage, the whole family can celebrate the coming of Oktober with: a street fair, tricycle races, live music on several stages, Talent Show in the Depot, German food, a strudel cook off and much more. Proceeds will go to benefit Girls Inc. For more information on Oktoberfest visit depotfestival.com.

Don’t miss the party.  No admission fee.  Come visit all the new shops that have opened since last Fall: Roscoe’s, Two Sisters, Good Life and more!  All shops will be open for shopping and just stopping by to say “welcome to the Depot District.”  We’ll see you there!

Talent Show Auditions Start Tonight!

depot district talent show richmond indianaAUDITIONS:
September 25 and 27 (6:00-8:00 p.m.)
Saturday September 29 (4:00-7:00 p.m.)

Got talent? Do you like money? Whether you sing, dance, juggle, spin plates, do magic…whatever…use your talent to possibly win $2,000 at “Talent Show in the Depot” in Richmond’s Historic Depot District. Auditions are Tuesday September 25 and Thursday September 27 4:00-7:00 p.m. Finals are Saturday September 29 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. during Oktoberfest. Come show off your talent! Find out how to register at:www.kicks96.com under “contests” or www.depotfestival.com under “event calendar.”

Oktoberfest 2011 A Blast With Tricycle Races, Live Music & More!

Enjoying Oktoberfest 2011

Oktoberfest 2011 In The Depot District

This year’s Octoberfest did not disappoint as it was bigger and better than last year!  There was something for everyone from live music, delicious foods of all kinds, face painting, fresh baked goods, German foods cheesecake….and so much more!

The crowd gathered as the tricycle races began with teams competing for over 150.00 worth of gift  certificates from area merchants.  (see video below)  After several “heats” the overall champions of the day were the Johnson Boys team.

Two stages of live music played throughout the day, one in front of Steve Terzini’s Little Shebas and another stage in the beer garden by Joe’s Pizza.  (See more videos of live music at our Go Wayne County youtube site).

Kids enjoyed the bouncers throughout the fest as well as yummy soft ice cream and cotton candy- there were even hot apple dumplings.

The "Johnson Boys" team congratulate each other on winning the Tricycle Race

If you missed Oktoberfest this year

– no worries it will be back next year at the same time.  It gets better every year, thanks to all the sponsors and people who help organize this event.

For many more pictures of Oktoberfest visit our Go Wayne County facebook site.

Oktoberfest Is Finally Here: In The Depot District, Richmond IN, September 24, 2011

It’s what we have all been waiting for…Oktoberfest with live music, great food, vendors, sidewalk sales and much much more!  See below for the schedule for the Beer Gardens and other great events during Oktoberfest Saturday.  And be sure to get down to the historic Depot District- you’ll be glad you did!

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What’s on tap for this weekend…

Oktoberfest Barbie® Doll
Image by SageE. via Flickr


Open Mic – Live Music at E Street Pub

When:  Thursday, September 23, 9:30pm-2am
Sample some local talent!


Coffee House: Live Music- Brian Dannaker

When:  Fri, September 24, 7pm – 10pm

Where:  West Richmond Friends \ Corner of SW 7th Street and West Main

Homecoming : Richmond High School

When:  Fri, September 24, 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Where:  Richmond High School Lybolt Field (map)
Pre-game activities:  Game begins at 7:00 p.m. Richmond vs. Kokomo


Richmond OktoberfestOktoberfest/ Historic Depot District

When: Saturday, Sep 25, 2010, 10am
Where: Historic Depot District (map)
What: Free live music at Little Sheba’s and 4th Floor Blues Club parking lot, Beer Garden featuring Richmond’s first brewery in over 100 years–Boswell Brewing Co., Kid’s Land Bouncer & toys, Poker Run, Model T Show, Local arts, crafts & antiques. Call- 765-966-3614 or 800-966-3614 for more info or to get vendor info

This traditional German festival is 200 years old.  Now replicated across the globe, Oktoberfest is most often celebrated around the third weekend of September.

Since the late 1800’s, Oktoberfest has centered around the heritage of beer making (and drinking).  This famed Bavarian beverage is also part of Richmond’s new Oktoberfest. The DepotDistrict will host two beer gardens while celebrating its new micro brewery.

New Boswell Brewing Company is the first area brewery in over 100 years.

J&J Winery – Wine Festival

When: Saturday, Sep 25, 2010
Where: J & J Winery – off US 40 West on left past Kmart (map)
What: Wine Festival! Join us for grape stomping, contests and fun activities! Register your wine for our amateur wine making contest! Craftsman and artisans call to set up your booth (no booth fee).


Bicentennial Fashion Show & Tea

When: Sun, September 26, 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Where: Lingle Auditorium at Reid Hospital (map)
What: The Bicentennial committee will host a fashion show and tea at the Lingle Auditorium at 2:30 p.m. Refreshments and tea will be served. Styles will be covered from early 1800’s up to more modern designs of 1970. There will be live models as well as displays of older clothing and accessories. Cost 10.00/adults & 7.00/children