Oktoberfest in Tennessee
Check out our small list of 2016 Oktoberfest in Tennessee festivals.
We hope you enjoyed last year’s list. We will be updating this information for 2016 over the next few weeks. Stay tuned!
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We update the list of dates and locations for these German festivals when they are announced throughout the year. Here is the current list:
Ober at Gatlinburg Oktoberfest – Gatlinburg, TN – September 23 – October 30, 2016
Ober Gatlinburg hosts this festival with Bavarian-style food, Oktoberfest biers and live music. Entertainment includes Bavarian folk dances, schuhplattling, oompah music, sing-a-longs, and yodels. Location: Ober at Gatlinburg Resort
Kingsport Oktoberfest – Kingsport, TN – October 1, 2016
6th annual Oktoberfest with craft bier garden with 45 breweries offering over one hundred craft beers, live music, German food, wiener dog race, craft market, cornhole tournament, Tennessee Idiotarod shopping cart race and kid zone. It has been named twice by Blue Ridge Outdoor Magazine as a Top 50 festival. Admission is free.
Location: 100 Main Street, Kingsport TN
Knoxville Chapter of the Women’s Council of REALTORS Oktoberfest – October 7, 2016
Nashville Oktoberfest – Nashville, TN – October 7-9, 2016
37th Annual Tennessee Oktoberfest in Nashville’s Historic Germantown. Autumn festival with free admission. German music and live entertainment. German food, beverages, polka dancing and stein hoisting contest. Children’s activity area featuring pony rides, clowns and inflatables. Arts, crafts, antiques and tours of Germantown’s historic churches. Location: 7th Avenue & Monroe St, Nashville, TN
Crossville Oktoberfest – Crossville, TN – October 7-8, 2016
26th annual festival hosted by the Crossville Knights of Columbus Council 8152 with live music, and both domestic and imported beverages. German food includes pork schnitzel, kasseler rippchen, bratwursts, knackwursts, weisswursts. Admission is $6 in advance and $7.50 at the door. Children under 14 get in free. Held the second weekend in October every year at the Crossville Knights of Columbus property on Highway 70. Attendance is approximately 2000. Location: 2892 Hwy 70 East, Crossville, TN 38555
Chattanooga Oktoberfest – Chattanooga, TN – October 15-16, 2016
The 15th annual event will have German food, bier garten with four dozen local and seasonal beers, oompah band, 5K run and car show.
Location: First Tennessee Pavilion, 1826 Reggie White Blvd Chattanooga, TN 37408
Oktober Heritage Festival – Hohenwald, TN – October 9-10, 2015
Annual festival and 22nd Annual Fall Classics Car and Truck Show host live entertainment, food, arts & crafts, BBQ cook-off and kids activities.
Location: 106 N Court Street, Hohenwald, TN
Clarksville Oktoberfest – Clarksville, TN – October 2-3, 2015
Live music, German dancers, chicken dance as well as food and drink at this 35th annual Bavarian style Oktoberfest. Location: Clarksville Speedway, 1600 Needmore Rd Clarksville, TN 37040
Oktoberfest – Knoxville, TN – Oct 15-17, 2015
Oktoberfest Memphis – Memphis, TN – October 3, 2015
South Main Oktoberfest – Memphis, TN – Sept 27, 2015
If you find that these Oktoberfests aren’t up to par, try the largest Oktoberfest festivals in the United States for the most popular and attended celebrations of German heritage. You should also look at the surrounding states that also celebrate Oktoberfest: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.
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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