Jacksonville’s Oktoberfest is offered by The Schoolhaus Brewhaus on the Bigham Knoll Campus to celebrate our town’s German heritage.
Saturday, September 28 from Noon – 9 pm enjoy Oompa Bands, German bier & food and lots of family fun.
For more information go to: www.JvilleOktoberfest.org
Jacksonville’s Oktoberfest began 11 years ago- started in celebration of the soon to be open Schoolhaus Brewhaus. It was a small and quaint gathering of about 250 people in the old schoolhouse gym (now called the ballroom). Over the years Oktoberfest has definitely grown (a couple thousand attendees now!), but we still like to think of it as a small and quaint community celebration.
As the festival grew so did the financial burden and the necessity to bring in volunteers and the organizations behind those volunteers. Thanks to our sponsors we can afford to provide music all day free of charge. Cub Scout Pack 17 runs the cow train. The funds raised from the bratwurst competition go to the Jacksonville Fire Department. Rogue Valley Rotary After Five oversees parking and also staff’s many of the festival booths. And lastly, at the end of the day anything left goes directly to the Jacksonville Heritage Society, a non-profit dedicated to the restoration and preservation of Jacksonville’s pioneer heritage through education, outreach and maintenance. So, drink up! Guilt free, knowing every beer, sausage and pretzel is going to a good cause.