Oktoberfest South Haven is held in downtown South Haven and celebrates the wonders of Michigan's harvest season including the great outdoors, food, people, fall colors, harvest season, and craft beverages!
YDC is the largest independent youth organization in Van Buren County, MI and plays a vital role in the lives of children and young adults in Southwest Michigan. Their vision is that every child knows that they have a safe place they can count on to celebrate who they are, develop their dreams and be empowered to achieve success.
So enjoy the YDC Pancake & Sausage Breakfast for only $10 and join us in supporting this great organization!
South Haven Oktoberfest Run/Walk! Put your sandals into sport mode or lace up your shoes and prepare for a fantastic event that combines community spirit and the festive atmosphere of Oktoberfest! Open to serious and not so serious runners, and power walkers. Each participant will receive a timing chip so they can see how they rank in their category. For the first time at any event in South Haven you'll run along a scenic course that includes North Beach, the Black River, and South Beach!
Of course, it wouldn't be Oktoberfest South Haven without bacon and brats! We're fortunate to have an award winning bacon and brat maker right here in our backyard - Bob's Processing. Bob's has won over 100 state blue ribbons, 10 National Championships, and 2 Gold Medals at the International IFFA show put on by the German Butcher Association.
At the awards ceremonies, those who reach the winners podium will go home with a gift certificate for an assortment of Bob's Processing world famous brats, franks and bacon! The rest of us will have to be satisfied with supporting a great cause and buying a YDC Pancake & Sausage Breakfast!
The first 250 to cross the finish line grab an Oktoberfest South Haven Stein. While all participants will enjoy an ice cold Harbor Light Brewery beer or root beer. (Must be over 21 with valid ID to be served beer.)
Every awesome event needs awesome volunteers and we need you!
This is a family fun event so bring the whole family to enjoy the fun. We love dogs and other pets, but unfortunately, we can't allow them to run in the race. Baby strollers are welcome as long as participants start in the back of the race with them. Come out and join us on September 23rd for what may be the most beautiful race you will do this year!!!!!
Race will begin in the 500 block of Huron Street, behind Harbor Light Brewery, 516 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090
Friday 9/22 - 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pre-Race Packet Pickup at Harbor Light Brewery, 516 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090
Saturday 9/23 - 6:30 am - 8:00 am
Packet Pickup for 5.5K Race in the Huron Street Parking Lot and Pavilion area behind Harbor Light Brewery
Saturday 9/23 - 8:00 am
5.5K RACE START – 500 block of Huron Street, South Haven, MI
Saturday 9/23 – 8:00am – 11:00am
Pancake Breakfast Benefit Fundraiser in the Huron Street Parking Lot and Pavilion area behind Harbor Light Brewery
Saturday 9/23 - 9:30 am 5.5K Awards Presentation
Here's a peek of our incredible route! Don’t miss out!
Oktoberfest South Haven 2023 may have come and gone, but join us on Saturday September 28, 2024!