Have you ever thought about the logistics in hosting over 700,000 Festival-goers during a 9-day international Festival promoting the Spirit of Gemuetlichkeit? Although Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest employs eight full-time staff, the Festival would not be possible without the dedication of our over 500 volunteers to stage Canada’s Greatest Bavarian Festival — Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest. Since 1969, our constant growth and success promoting a unique German heritage experience is a testament to our dynamic volunteers.
Each year Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest volunteers are nominated to win the Volunteer of the Year award. The recipients are chosen by an impartial panel and awards are presented at the President’s Invitational Luncheon on the Thursday of the Festival.