It is time once again to celebrate OktoberFest with the New Bern Breakfast Rotary Club. With your participation, the money from this fundraiser helps to support our unique“Kicks for Kids” program that purchases shoes for over 300 needy Craven County elementary school students. We also provide support to the YMCA summer camp program.


Saturday, September 30th, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM,
New Bern Riverfront Convention Center

Adult tickets for Oktoberfest are $20.00 in advance, and $25.00 at the door. Active duty military personnel may buy tickets at the door at the advance ticket price of $20.00.
Children’s admission is $5 for ages 6-12
(includes a hot dog, chips, and drink). Kids 5 & under are free.

Enjoy a traditional Oktoberfest plate of bratwurst, roll, German potato salad and sauerkraut, as well as iced tea and water. For additional fees, other beverages including beer and wine and soda will be available. Traditional large pretzels and desserts can also be purchased.

The award winning Harbour Towne Festival Band – a full size authentic OktoberFest Blaskapelle band from Wilmington – will again be providing music for your dancing and listening pleasure.

Attendees will have the opportunity to enter and compete for bragging rights in the traditional Oktoberfest “Masskrugstemmen,” a contest of strength and determination (for a small additional fee).

Thanks to the generosity of BSH Home Appliances Corporation, one of the event sponsors, raffle tickets for a BOSCH dishwasher will be available for sale at $5 each or 5 for $20 at ticket locations, online and at the event.

Ticket Purchase

Adult and children’s Oktoberfest tickets, as well as beer, wine, soft drink and dessert tickets are available from Monday, August 14 until Thursday, September 28 at the following locations:

Mitchell’s Hardware, 215 Craven Street, New Bern

Coastal Sole 2122 Trent Boulevard, New Bern

Raffle tickets will also be available.

All tickets are available for sale online immediately and until midnight on Thursday, September 28.

Please note that a small handling fee will be added and the tickets will be available for pickup at the “Will Call” table on Saturday, September 30.



Oktoberfest is generously supported by the following major donors:

B/S/HNew Bern Sun Journal

Other Oktoberfest donors are listed below: