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19th Annual Red River Oktoberfest

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

Thursday

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

Friday

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

Saturday

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

Sunday

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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