October 19-27, 2018, downtown Jacksonville, NC
Bratwurst and Beer Garden, Assorted Food Vendors, SOUPer Fun Run, Children and Family Friendly Activities, Live Entertainment, Arts & Crafts, Amusement Rides and Animal Rides
3 days of activities.
2018 is the 11th Annual Festival.
15,000 projected attendance.
Oktoberfest proceeds benefit Onslow Community Outreach, a 501c3 nonprofit that was founded in 1990. The Outreach provides for the basic human care needs of economically vulnerable and medically at risk residents of Onslow County. Programs are Soup Kitchen, Homeless Shelter, free medical and dental clinics and Christmas Cheer. Collectively, programs impact and change lives of almost 9,000 residents. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.
The first Onslow Oktoberfest occurred in 2008. Activities occur over three days to raise money to support charitable programs, to enhance the cultural offerings of Eastern North Carolina and to attract visitors to Jacksonville-Onslow.
October 19-21: Oktoberfest Softball Tournament at the Commons Park
October 25: Reception at The Carolina Ale House
October 26: Tapping of the Keg, Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours and SOUPer Run in Riverwalk Park
October 27: Festival, Last Man Standing, Miss Oktoberfest, children’s area, food court, vendors and concerts in Riverwalk Park
Don Herring, OCO Chairman
Diana DeVusser, OCO Vice Chair
Theo McClammy, OCO Executive Director