Face-painting is provided by members of the New Friends, who also give surprise grab bags to kids
Inspired by a 1972 visit to Schweitzer Fest, an
annual festival held by neighboring Tell City, Indiana, members of
the Seymour Jaycees determined that their town should have its own
street celebration, reminiscent of street fairs of long ago.
Because many in Jackson County were of German heritage, it was
decided that the annual festival should reflect this theme. Thus
was born the Seymour "Oktoberfest," opening in 1973. From the
first, it was a great success. Twenty-seven years later, the
Oktoberfest has become a vital and inseparable part of the Seymour
Originally submitted by: Baron P. Hill, Representative (9th District).
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