Red River Oktoberfest

19th Annual Red River Oktoberfest

Brought to you by the Red River Chamber, and Red River Brewing Co & Distillery: October 11 - 13, 2024

Red River Oktoberfest, aptly coined "where lumberjack meets lederhosen," holds a special place in the hearts of the community and those to travel to attend it annually. Originating in 2005 as an idea from the Red River Chamber of Commerce, this lively event was created to keep the town bustling with activity during the vibrant fall season. Over the past 18 years, Oktoberfest has not only prolonged the fall shoulder season but also provided an opportunity to share the region's stunning autumn colors with visitors from across the state, the Southwest, and even the nation. The festival, which draws crowds seeking respite from the chaos of the International Balloon Fiesta and a glimpse of New Mexico's most beautiful fall foliage, contributes significantly to the local economy. This year, the event promises an array of vendors, artisans, food trucks, breweries, wineries, and distilleries, showcasing the town's festive spirit and attracting a diverse audience. Exciting additions like the Red River's Strongest Man competition, a judged Beard and Mustache competition, and the annual Mrs. and Mr. Oktoberfest competition, along with activities like face painting and children's log painting, ensure that Red River Oktoberfest continues to thrive as a cherished tradition with economic and community-building significance.

Bring your ID - it will be checked at the gate!

Food all day! Hot breakfast, delicious German food; New Mexico craft beers, wines and spirits; artisan vendors; games & contests for all ages; gorgeous fall colors - and more!

Event Schedule

Details subject to change


6:00 PM - 8:00 PMVendor reception venue TBA


10:00 AM - 6:00 PMFestival Open
10:00 AM - 5:30 PMAlcohol Service
11:00 AM - 12:00 PMMusic
12:00 PM - 2:00 PMMusic
2:00 PM - 3:00 PMMusic
3:00 PM - 6:00 PMMusic
3:00 PM - 4:00 PMBeard & Mustache Competition
4:00 PM - 5:00 PMMusic


10:00 AM - 6:00 PMFestival Open
10:00 AM - 5:30 PMAlcohol Service
11:00 AM - 12:00 PMMusic
12:00 PM - 1:00 PMMr & Ms Oktoberfest Competition
1:00 PM - 3:00 PMEvent
3:00 PM - 4:00 PMMusic
3:00 PM - 3:30 PMKids Event
3:00 PMBooth Voting Closes
3:00 PM - 5:00 PMMusic
4:00 PMBest Booth Winner Announcement
5:00 PM - 6:00 PMMusic


10:00 AM - 4:00 PMFestival Open
10:00 AM - 3:30 PMAlcohol Service
11:00 PM - 12:00 PMMusic
12:00 PM - 2:00 PMEvent
2:00 PM - 2:30 PMKids Event
2:00 PM - 3:00 PMMusic

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Our Vendors

Adventurous Aphids
Affordable Elegance Jewelry
Bakery Bowkayes & Beyond
Bearly Awake Coffee
Betsy's Ice Cream
Bronzed Brawdee & Boutique
By Robin Creations Skin & Body Care
Clay by EJ
Daly-Rizek Art Creations
Downshift Brewing Company
Eat Cute Bakery
Fancy Faces Face Painting
Freeze Dried Mountain Goodies
Frontier Soap
J & A Rustic Wood Products
Kichwa's Souvenirs
Little Toad Creek Brewery & Distillery
Melody Monarch Jewelry
Mountain Bear Creations
Naked Baker
NM Fairy Hair
Noisy Water Winery
Portraits by Cecelia
Questa Creative Council
Rebel Cowgirl Crafts
Reflections in Metal
Regina Rizek Art & Jewelry
Red River Brewing Co & Distillery
Rustic Rose Closet
Sanchez Taco Truck
Sandra Piñon Jewelry
Sheehan Winery
Skin & Body Care by Robin
The Living Flame Candle Company
Thistle & Thorn
Tiny Elephant Clothing
Tonya's Food Truck
Turn Turn Woodworking
Unique Crosses & Creations
Viva la Vida 505
Wood 4 Wine
Zia Bro's Pizza

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