About Our Organization

In 1979, councilman Bill Lowe introduced a resolution in City Council establishing The Cuyahoga Falls Oktoberfest. The first one was held October 1980.

Oktoberfest was the first festival ever held on the Front Street Mall (now Riverfront Square). It started a tradition of events that includes IROK, the Irish-American Festival, the Italian-American Festival, the Rib Roast and other expositions that attract thousands of people to Cuyahoga Falls from Memorial Day until the end of the season.

In the 37 years of its existence, the Cuyahoga Falls Oktoberfest has raised nearly $1M that has been contributed back to the city in various local charities and services including 3 river tour boats for the Cuyahoga River. Each year, the Oktoberfest Committee has given scholarship grants to at least 4 deserving high school seniors for their college education.

Donations

The Oktoberfest Committee wishes to thank you for attending the 37th Annual Cuyahoga Falls Oktoberfest. Proceeds from current and past Oktoberfest’s are donated to local charities and organizations such as:

Special Thanks To:

Mayor Don Walters and the City Administration, Mall Operations, the Parks and Recreation Department and all of the city workers who graciously helped make this annual celebration a reality!

Also grateful thanks to the many community-minded volunteers who gave of their time and talents.

  • OKTOBERFEST COMMITTEE MEMBERS will be wearing Oktoberfest Identification
  • OKTOBERFEST HEADQUARTERS will be on the South end of the mall and will be identified as such.
  • Souvenirs and Official Beers Mugs will be sold at Headquarters.