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What is Octoberfest?


Cleveland, Mississippi

Join us on this October as Octoberfest celebrates its 40th year in downtown Cleveland.

For over 40 years, Octoberfest has served as the largest festival in Bolivar County. The weekend is jam packed with food, music, arts, and entertainment for the entire family! Join us in historic downtown Cleveland, Mississippi on October 8th and 9th for your class reunion, BBQ battle, artistic showcase, or Delta jam session. Vendor applications are live now, and we look forward to hosting you! 

This year’s festivities will include a barbecue contest sanctioned by the Memphis BBQ Network, the Mississippi Delta State Barbecue Championship, arts and crafts, children’s activities, and live entertainment, including a street dance on Friday night. 

Octoberfest is also a contest on the Delta BBQ Battle circuit, which awards $5,000 to the Championship team and $1,500 to the Patio team with the highest cumulative score from three of the four contests on the circuit. With the participants hungrier than ever for competition, the food is sure to be out of this world! Check out our vendors and plan your weekends section to secure your spot for the fall’s biggest party in the Delta!

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