Schedule of Events


Saline’s Oktoberfest celebrates our sister city relationship with Lindenberg, Germany.  The term, Oktoberfest, is borrowed from the name of the famous 16-day celebration held in Munich, Germany where visitors consume great quantities of food and beer and dance to traditional music.  Parking Lot near 101 S. Ann Arbor Street.

An Oktoberfest party wouldn’t be complete without plenty of local and regional music favorites.  You’ll find a taste of both German and modern music to please all ears under our covered Entertainment Stage.


Friday, September 23

5:00 pm – 11:00pm   Bier Garten  ($5 Cover on FRIDAY NIGHT ONLY  if you are 21 & Over)

5:00 pm  – ?  Sponsor Exhibits and special drawings by Extang and LaFontaine

6:30 pm – Tapping of the Golden Keg Ceremony  Parade and Ceremony (S. Ann Arbor Street)

5:00 pm until gone:  Saline Culinary Arts Student Bake Sale on S. Ann Arbor Street (tentative)

8:00 pm- 11 pm Your Generation in Concert

Saturday, September 24

8 am- 12 pm  Farmer’s Market (behind Mac’s off Henry Street)

10 am – 3 pm Kinderplatz! (Located on S. Ann Arbor Street)  FREE inflatable bouncers, obstacle course, children’s crafts, scarecrow making demo, antique tractors & more!  Don’t miss this year’s return of the – Nelson’s Wildlife Safari exotic animal show!

11 am – Nelson’s Wildlife Safari Exotic animal show-

Corn Hole Tournament


12:00 pm – 1:00 pm New Horizons German Band

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm  Corn Hole Tournament

1:00 pm- 3 pm – Detroit Special (Rockabilly)

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm  Wiener Dog Races  (2:30 Costume Contest)

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Frankenmuth’s Linda Lee and Band

6:00 pm – ?  Hammerspiel Tournament  –
Sign up near the Information Tent.  $100 First Place, $50 Second Place (in Downtown Gift Certificates) Free to enter.

8:00 pm – 11 pm  The Phoenix Theory Band

Bier Garten and Food Vendors- (S. Ann Arbor Street) a great lineup of German & domestic brews & favorite German and American food and More!  Saline-Lindenberg Friendship Committee’s German fare including brats and sauerkraut.


Saline-Lindenberg Friendship Committee

Learn more about our sister city and the wonderful people
who help Saline maintain this international relationship.

Saline-Lindenberg Friendship Committee
City of Saline
Friendship Rock at Saline District Library

This festival wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our Corporate Sponsors!

11 x 17 2016 Sponsors