Linde Oktoberfest commissioned Tulsan Josh Stout to create the commemorative festival poster for 2019.
Each year, Oktoberfest selects a local artist to create a festival inspired poster. Stout received the honor of creating the poster for the 41st year of the event.
Born in Tulsa, Stout has a unique way of expressing all that he loves about the city. Painting primarily oil on canvas, he seeks inspiration from Oklahoma’s past, present and future. His colorful pieces harken back to Oklahoma’s history, especially that of its Native American ancestors, and he is excited to be bringing his unique outlook on the world and artwork to this year’s Oktoberfest. A world-wide exhibiting artist, Stout’s permanent home is in Jenks. He joins the community at Oktoberfest as the official poster artist, and will feature his works at the Official Oktoberfest Poster Tent near the Arts and Crafts Markthaus.
The commemorative poster is sponsored by the German American Society of Tulsa (GAST). GAST has partnered with Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa for many years. The nonprofit organization hosts the annual Poster Party reveal event at its facility and also sells traditional German food at the festival as a fundraiser.
Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa is celebrating its 41st year as one of northeastern Oklahoma’s favorite fall festivals. The festival consistently receives not only local recognition, but has been named one of the top Oktoberfests in the U.S. by USA Today and Conde Nast Traveler magazine. It is also recognized as one of the most authentic, largest and longest running Oktoberfest celebrations in America.
Oktoberfest has long been dedicated to fostering true German authenticity at the festival, with performers traveling from Germany, imported German steins, hats and collectibles for sale, costumed hosts and hostesses, and, of course, outstanding German foods and beers.
The festival’s ties to Germany were drawn even closer when Linde, a world leader in gases and engineering with headquarters in Munich, Germany and over 200 employees in Tulsa, signed on as Oktoberfest’s title sponsor in 2014. Christened “Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa,” the partnership has allowed the festival to expand its size and entertainment offerings and raise its visibility even further both locally and across the nation.
From humble beginnings, Oktoberfest grew and was incorporated in 1982 with the purpose of Tulsa and its River Parks system. The non-profit Tulsa Oktoberfest, Inc. has met both goals head on and with great success.
About Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa
Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa will be held October 17-20 at River West Festival Park in Tulsa, OK. The four-day festival features traditional German foods, drinks and entertainment, as well as friendly competitions and games, carnival rides, arts and crafts, children’s activities, and competitions including a 5k race, beer barrel race, Dachshund Dash and more. Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa is the signature event of Oktoberfest, Inc., a 501(c)(3) corporation based in Tulsa, and is produced by River Parks Authority. The festival’s mission is to promote German culture and benefit Tulsa’s River Parks. More information is available at www.tulsaoktoberfest.org.
Title Sponsor Linde is a leading industrial gases and engineering company, serving customers in more than 100 countries worldwide. The company employs approximately 80,000 people globally. Linde delivers innovative and sustainable solutions to its customers and creates long-term value for all stakeholders. The company makes our world more productive by providing products, technologies and services that help customers improve their economic and environmental performance in a connected world. For more information about the company, please visit www.linde.com.