It looks like North Carolina has a pretty decent list of 2014 Oktoberfest festivals. I would expect nothing less from a state that has one million residents with German heritage. You represent even though less than ten percent of citizens are of German descent. Great job, North Carolina!
Charlotte Oktoberfest – Charlotte, NC – September 27, 2014
This 16th annual North Carolina Oktoberfest will have live music, beer from local, national and German breweries, games in the Creative Loafing Beerlympic Village, and food vendors with brats and other foods. It benefits three charities: Kids Rein, Classroom Central and Camp CARE.
Location: NC Music Factory, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28206
Onslow Oktoberfest – Jacksonville, NC – October 25, 2014
The community fundraiser for Onslow Community Outreach includes live music, 5K, and children’s area.
Location: Riverwalk Crossing Park, 421 Court Street, Jacksonville, NC
Asheville Oktoberfest – Asheville, NC – October 11, 2014
THis Oktoberfest mixes Bavaria with Asheville. Local breweries, oompah band, Oktoberfest games and food. Only 3000 tickets will be sold. Ticket prices escalate as the event approaches and they expect them to sell out. New location in 2013 according to is Coxe Avenue rather than Wall Street where it has been historically held.
Location: Coxe Avenue, Asheville, NC
Sugar Mountain Resort Oktoberfest – Village of Sugar Mountain, NC – October 11-12, 2014
24thd annual Oktoberfest with fall foliage and a weekend of festival activities. The Avery Smooth Dancers and the Mountain Laurel Cloggers will be there. Bavarian food, Spaten Oktoberfest beer, the Harbour Towne Fest Band, arts & crafts and children’s fun center.
Location: Sugar Mountain Resort Main Lodge, 1009 Sugar Mountain Drive, Village of Sugar Mountain, North Carolina 28604
Triad German Club Oktoberfest - Winston Salem, NC – September 27, 2014
This Winston-Salem Oktoberfest is hosted by the Triad German Club and includes live music, traditional German food and beer. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Food and beverage tickets are sold separate.
Location: Millennium Center, 101 W. Fifth Street, Winston-Salem, NC
Carolina Oktoberfest at Tanglewood Park – Clemmons, NC – September 20, 2014
The 4th Annual Carolina Oktoberfest will offer beer samples from national and local craft breweries as well as live music, food and cornhole tournament. Tickets are $20 in advance.
Location: 4061 Clemmons Rd Clemmons, NC 27012
Hickory Oktoberfest – Hickory, NC – October 10-12, 2014
A three day outdoor festival on the second weekend in October with live music, two beer gardens, carnival games, 5K run/walk OR 10K run, arts and crafts show and KidFest area for children.
Location: Union Square, Main Ave NW, Hickory, NC 28601
Oktoberfest House Party – Cashiers, NC – October 18, 2014
The High Hampton Inn will host its fifth annual Oktoberfest House Party on October 18th with German food, German beer, live music and dancers.
Location: High Hampton Inn, 1525 Highway 107 South, Cashiers, N.C. 28717
Maggie Valley Oktoberfest – Maggie Valley, NC – October 3-4, 2014
Craft beer, German food, live music, chicken dance, arts and crafts and Kid’s Zone for children.
Durham American Legion Oktoberfest - Durham, NC – September 7, 2013
Location: 406 E Trinity, Durham, NC
Wilmington Oktoberfest – Wilmington, NC – October 18-20, 2013
This 12th Annual Oktoberfest at the New Hanover County Government Center will include authentic German food and beer, wiener dog races, live music by the Harbour Towne Fest Band and kids zone. Admission is $5 and benefits the Pretty in Pink Foundation.
Location: 230 Government Center Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403
Lafayette Village Oktoberfest – Raleigh, NC – September 21, 2013
Wiener dog races and live music at this Raleigh European Style Village.
Dtwn Oktoberfest - Durham, NC – October 26, 2013
This Durham Oktoberfest will have a mini parade led by the Bulltown Strutters to start the festivities. The Little German Band and dancers will entertain with oompah music and dancing from 1-4 PM. Beer inside the Motorco decorated as a beer hall serving Spaten Oktoberfest beer. Bratwurst and pretzels will also be available.
Location: Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee, Durham, NC
Waldhorn Restaurant Oktoberfest – Friday and Saturday from Sept. 20 – Oct 12
This German restaurant will close and open up for their 15th Annual Oktoberfest with German food and live music under the tent.
Location: 12101 Lancaster Hwy, Pineville, NC 28134-6375
J. Betski’s Oktoberfest – Raleigh, NC – October 20, 2013
J. Betski’s will throw this Raleigh Oktoberfest from 3-8 PM with German food, beer and live music. Tickets are $65.
Location: 10 West Franklin St Suite 120, Raleigh, NC 27604
Whether you have found a festival to enjoy or you will be celebrating from home, Funtober has some other resources that will help you prepare for Oktoberfest. Read about the history of Oktoberfest. Learn about Oktoberfest beer. Find the words to Oktoberfest music. Plan your Oktoberfest outfit. And try cooking some of these Oktoberfest recipes.
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