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The 18th Annual Oktoberfest in Rising Star is Scheduled for October 12th

Ribs and chicken

The 18th Annual Rising Star Oktoberfest celebration will take place at Colquitt Williams Park in Rising Star. The event is scheduled for October 12th, beginning at 8:00am and will include a dance, live music, a cook-off, “Jack Pot Pinto Bean” and pecan pie baking competitions. All monies raised benefit the Rising Star Chamber of Commerce.

The money raised from Oktoberfest will fund other Chamber events, like the Christmas Santa Claus And gift bags, Easter egg hunt for the community and the fourth of July fireworks display.



The 18th Annual Rising Star Oktoberfest Celebration


Colquitt Williams Park, located on Hwy 36, 1 mile West of the red light in Rising Star.

Date and Times

October 12th, 2013. the all day event goes from 8:00am-10:00pm


  • $80.00 to compete in the brisket cook-off (it includes brisket, ribs and chicken)
  • $10.00 to enter the “Jack Pot Pinto Bean” cook-off
  • $5.00 for the dance featuring Gene Williams and the Wheels from 7pm-10pm
  • Free to enter Pecan Pie baking contest


Mrs. Judy Green with the Chamber of Commerce at 254-643-5048

More Info.

The top five places in the brisket competition will win cash prizes, while only the top three places will be paid in the Jack Pot Pinto Beans competition. The full baked pecan pies will be sold by the slice after the competition. The dance will be at the Market Building on Main St. There will be vendor booths, antique cars and tractors, BBQ sandwiches with all the trimmings, raffles, a silent auction, inflatables and a “Freedom Train” for the kids.

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