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Cleveland, Mississippi

Join us on October 11th & 12th as Octoberfest celebrates its 37th year in downtown Cleveland.

Octoberfest will celebrate its 37th anniversary on October 11th and 12th in downtown Cleveland. 

On Friday evening the annual festival kick off with the lighting of the ceremonial grill, as well as the beginning of the BBQ competition and a street dance featuring live music. 


Octoberfest will feature barbecue cooking teams come from all over the country. The contest is a Memphis Barbeque Network sanctioned event.  The winners are announced on Saturday.


Saturday’s events bring a good time downtown for all ages. Live entertainment takes place all day along with children’s activities such as face painting, a rock wall, inflatables, train rides, and other fun entertainment.

Artisans will line the sidewalk downtown, showing off their crafts and selling their goods.  A huge variety of food is available for visitors of Octoberfest that includes our signature barbeque plates


Octoberfest draws over 15,000 people to downtown Cleveland each year.