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130th German Day/Oktoberfest

September 19-20, 2014

 What: 130th German Day Celebration at OKTOBERFEST 2014

The Omaha German-American Society invites everyone to celebrate our 130th German Day with the great tradition of Oktoberfest, authentic Bavarian dancers and traditional German singers, five live bands, games for kids, and plenty of food and beverage.

When: Friday, September 19th 2014, 5:00 pm to Midnight, entry $5

         Saturday, September 20th 2014, 11:30 am to Midnight, entry $5

Where: German-American Society, 3717 South 120th Street, Omaha, NE  68144

                        Phone 402-333-6615

Friday evening (5 pm to Midnight), will open with the great “umpa” sounds of the Barry Boyce Band in our main hall that replicates a great German Beer hall.  Our South hall will be filled with the sounds of Bobby Z Polka Band and our lower Ratskeller will feature the versatile sounds of Wayne Miller .  There will also be short appearances of German Folk dancers and singers as they prepare their full programs for Saturday afternoon.  Great food and Bier will also be available in our large fest tent behind our Main hall.

Saturday (11:30 am to Midnight), the entire German-American Society complex will be open to admission. 

Throughout the day authentic German entertainment will be featured. 

  • Doors open at 11:30 am and the Munich tradition of “tapping the keg” will take place at 2 pm.
  • The Heimat Tänzer, (Bavarian and North German folk dancers) will perform twice in the afternoon with their children’s group highlighting the first performance.  The Singenden Wanderer, (folk singers), will also perform in the afternoon.  
  • The Festhaus Musikanten, (an authentic German style band from Kansas City), will play traditional Oktoberfest music in our main hall and the Nebraska Czech Brass Band will entertain us in our south hall all afternoon.
  • The Barry Boyce Band will perform in the North hall in the evening with the Bobby Z Polka band in our South hall and Wayne Miller playing in the Ratskeller…The whole place will be filled with festive live music.
  • Activities for kids from noon to 6pm will include Arcade Games, and Face painting. 
  • Saturday visit the German-American Heritage Museum located on the premises.  The Museum features the history of German clubs and organizations in Omaha and Nebraska.
  • Saturday our large “Ratskeller,” lower bar area will feature Nebraska Football on wide screen televisions


The food will include Brats, Schnitzel, Roasted Chicken, Roasted Pork from several pigs cooked over our large barbeque pit, and sauerkraut, German potato salad German tortes, pretzels and more.  Friday evening will feature a smaller menu, but Saturday a full menu will be available from noon until 7:00pm as selections last.  New this year a Wurst Haus tent will add to our food selection with tasty German Sausages, more than just Brats!!!

 And of course both days the Bar will feature several varieties of tap and bottled “Biers” direct from Germany along with domestic beers and non-alcohol selections.

Purchase a $1.00 raffle ticket for a chance at $1000 or other prizes.

Active Military ID entry FREE.

Plenty of free parking is available and Saturday a free parking shuttle service will be provided.


The German-American Society Inc. Omaha Nebraska is organized exclusively for educational and social purposes including the promotion of German culture, language, music, dance, choral singing, and gymnastics.

 Founded January 6, 1884.