Oktoberfest - ein Fest der Landeshauptstadt München
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Join the traditional costume and hunter’s parade

Do you want to join the parade with your costume club or band? Here’s how to apply

Are you a member of a band or a costume club and want to be part of the traditional costume and hunter’s parade on the first Wiesn Sunday? Here is all the information about how you can apply!

Join the traditional costume and hunter’s parade

The traditional costume and hunter’s parade is one of the highlights of the Munich Oktoberfest. It has a long tradition – the parade took place for the first time in 1835, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Oktoberfest. Around 9,000 people from throughout Europe present the vast array of traditional costumes, customs and folk dances. Many have dreamed of being part of the action when the parade makes its way from the Max II monument to the festival site through Munich city center. Now your dream can become reality. If you and your band or costume club would like to join the traditional costume and hunters’ parade, you can apply to participate through Festring München e.V. The association has been in charge of organizing the parade, which has always taken place on the first Oktoberfest Sunday since 1956.


Applications should be made in writing and must be submitted to Festring e.V. by January 15th of the respective year. You can find an application form on the association website. Participants are selected for the parade in February. Applicants are informed of their acceptance or rejection in early March. Participants in the traditional costume and hunter’s parade do so voluntarily. There is no payment – the unique experience and the cheer of the crowds is reward enough.

Contact details for Festring München e.V.

All additional information on how you can participate in the traditional costume and hunters’ parade is available directly from Festring München e.V.:
Festring München e.V.
Organizer of the opening festivities at Oktoberfest
Oskar-von-Miller-Ring 1
80333 Munich, Germany
Tel.: +49 89 260 81 34
Fax: +49 89 263 065
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Website: https://www.festring.de/