Members of the Hays Volga German Society, organizers of Oktoberfest Hays, are looking for vendors for the two-day event. The Annual Volga German Oktoberfest will take place Friday, October 2 and Saturday, October 3rd in Municipal Park.


The raising of steins and wearing lederhosen will be part of the 2020 Oktoberfest Hays. The free admission event will feature two days packed with many German traditions, from food and drinks, to music, contests, dancing and more! There will be fun for the whole family.


Registration is open for vendors to become an integral part of a long-standing Hays, KS tradition. Oktoberfest Hays consistently attracts thousands of visitors and residents who attend every year. Oktoberfest provides the opportunity to expose businesses to a diverse demographic, due in part to the multitude of activities offered for every age and family size.


Businesses, artists, community groups and crafts vendors are invited to register for booth spaces. Vendors contribute to the Oktoberfest spirit and tradition by showcasing German-style crafts, activities, or foods into their vendor space.  Working together with vendors makes Oktoberfest Hays a truly one-of-a-kind experience for all.


For preferred placement, registrations forms must be received by September 1st. Any forms received after September 1st will be charged an additional $50. Spaces are limited! To register visit https://haysoktoberfest.com/vendors. For questions contact Tom Bird or email oktoberfesthays@gmail.com


The mission of the Hays Oktoberfest is to celebrate the rich German heritage of Ellis County while generating scholarship money for students of Volga German descent and fundraising for preservation of Volga German churches in Ellis and Rush Counties.


As one of the most highly attended fall festivals in the western half of the state, Oktoberfest Hays is an opportune and fun venue for businesses to promote themselves. Oktoberfest sponsors are promoted through posters, social media, website links, signage and contests. The level of recognition depends upon chosen sponsorship levels. To be included as an Oktoberfest sponsor, please view the different tiers available at haysoktoberfest.com/sponsors or email Tom Lippert at oktoberfesthays@gmail.com for more information. Sponsors are vital to bringing this event to life each year and contributing to enriching the Hays community. All levels of sponsorship are greatly appreciated for making Oktoberfest Hays a community success every year.


For details and updates on the event, check the group’s website at haysoktoberfest.com or the Oktoberfest Hays Facebook page @oktoberfesthays.