The hills of Hermann are showing the first flickers of fall color, just in time for the month-long Oktoberfest celebration. A few highlights:
The Brush & Palette Club's 58th annual Arts & Crafts Festival will be held the second weekend of October at the Hermann Middle School.
The Artists of Wine Country open their studios to the public the third weekend of October. Stop by the Welcome Center for a free tour map.
Special performances at the Showboat Theatre include the Wine Country Follies at 2:15 on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. The Riverside Players will present the Neil Simon play Chapter Two at 7:30 p.m. on October 9 and 10.
The Holiday Fare Wine Trail is a great way to kick off the holiday season. Sip and sample festive food and wine pairings at six wineries.
Hermann takes on a special glow at Christmastime. Kristkindl Markts at Stone Hill Winery the first weekend of December and at the Hermannhof Festhalle the second weekend of December are reminiscent of Germany's famous Christmas Markets.