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The second weekend of Oktoberfest has arrived in Tennessee! Here are some of the events for Oktoberfest that are happening around you this weekend!

Ober at Gatlinburg Oktoberfest-Gatlinburg, TN September 21 to Oct. 28, 2018

A festival will be held for Ober Gatlinburg, a Bavarian-style with food such as traditional German wurst, schnitzel, sauerkraut, strudel, pretzels and more, folk dances, schuhplatting, oompah music, sing-a-longs, and yodels.

Chattanooga Oktoberfest – Chattanooga, TN – Oct 13th and Oct 14
The 17th annual Oktoberfest is one of the oldest and largest celebrations in Chattanooga. Enjoy German food, bier garten with over 99 local and seasonal beers, oompah band, 5K run and car show.

The Nashville Oktoberfest-Nashville, TN October 11th-14th
Annual Oktoberfest in Nashville’s Historic Germantown. The admission is free. Join for German music plus live entertainment. Enjoy German food, beverages, polka dancing, and stein hoisting contest. Arts, crafts, and tours of Germantown’s historic churches will be available. Bring the kids with you! There will be activities for them featuring pony rides, clowns, and inflatables.

Oktoberfest in Old City-Knoxville, TN October 13th
BIG things happening in the Old City! German food & music, live music, and  craft vendors will be there. Bring out your lederhosen. All ages welcome! An advance ticket is $10, $15 at the door. Ticket includes a stein glass for the first 1000 people and one drink ticket.

Rocktoberfest at Rock City-Lookout Mountain, GA October 6th – 28th
The region’s longest running Oktoberfest celebration begins Saturday, Oct. 6 through Sunday, Oct. 28 at Rock City Gardens! The 13th annual German -themed harvest festival, Rocktoberfest, offers a variety of entertainment and delicious food from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday.
Rock City’s German heritage comes alive with music from The Wurstbrats, The Musik Meisters and The Best Wurst Band, as well as dance performances and polka lessons for guests! Take a guided tour of the gardens during peak fall foliage at 9 a.m., 12 p.m. or 3 p.m. and learn about the attraction’s founder, Frieda Utermoehlen Carter, and her love of German folklore and fairytales. Stop by the pavilion for specialty German food such as grilled bratwursts, sauerkraut, beer cheese soup, or dine at Café 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and have some Weiner Schnitzel or apple crisp with Clumpies vanilla ice cream.
Be sure to visit the Fudge Kitchen for seasonal pumpkin spice fudge. Rocktoberfest hosts one-of-a-kind characters to meet along the way including the fall fairy, Ik the Troll King, a mime and Rocky the Elf! Kids also receive an adventure passport from a scarecrow upon entering the park! The passport features activities, coupons and pages for children to collect stamps during their visits throughout the year. A must-see at the festival are Birds of Prey Shows at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Other special offerings include pumpkin painting, interactive caricatures and geode digs!

Stay tuned each week for a list of Oktoberfest events that will happen through the month of October!