Are you ready to celebrate Oktoberfest in Georgia with a beer festival in Fall 2020? Make the drive north into Helen for one of the top German festivals in the country, or find a local celebration to enjoy beer and bratwurst closer to home. Atlanta residents have several options, so get out your calendar and invite your friends to one that works best for you.
At this point we have checked for 2020 dates on all events. Some websites were still holding off on releasing a date, whereas other websites had not been updated at all for this year.
All events showing 2020 dates need to be verified to confirm that changes to the schedule were not made by the organizers after publication here, due to COVID-19. We do not run these events, and would hate for anyone to go out of their way only to find the event had been canceled after releasing a date. Please click through to the event website to confirm! Be safe and have a great fall!
Helen Oktoberfest - Helen, GA - Sep 10 to Nov 8, 2020
Helen’s annual Oktoberfest opens with a parade, German music, dancing, food and drinks! This event draws thousands from around the world and is frequently listed on the Top Oktoberfest lists because of its authentic atmosphere. After opening for weekends only (Thursday to Sunday) in September, it is open daily. Helen is an alpine village located in the Southern Appalachian Mountains in North Georgia. It is known for its cobblestone alleys, luxury mountain accommodations and shopping. Location: 1074 Edelweiss Strasse, Helen, GA 30571
River Street Oktoberfest - Savannah, GA - Oct 2 to Oct 4, 2020
A three day festival on historic River Street overlooking the Savannah River that has been called Savannah’s party of the fall season. Annual Savannah Oktoberfest. Beer, wine and German food including bratwurst, sauerkraut and giant pretzels. Take part in the fun with a sausage eating contest, wiener dog races, and chicken dances. There will be live entertainment all weekend long on the Arbor Stage and regional arts and crafts vendors will exhibit. On Friday evening, you can also enjoy the monthly first Friday fireworks when the sky turns dark. Location: River Street, Savannah Georgia
Oktoberfest Atlanta - Atlanta, GA - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2020
Put on your lederhosen for a full weekend of German themed fun at Oktoberfest Atlanta! Enjoy a variety of deliciously cold German beers, craft beer from Bell’s Brewing, German food, live music, and an abundance of games and Oktoberfest themed activities
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Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest in the Park - Atlanta, GA - Oct 5, 2018
A fundraiser for Piedmont Park Conservency, with Sierra Nevada beer, games, costume contests, and musical performances.
Fort Gordon Oktoberfest - Fort Gordon, GA - Sep 27 to Sep 28, 2019
Stone Mountain Village Oktoberfest - Stone Mountain, GA - Oct 5 to Oct 12, 2019
Authentic German food and beer, historic hayrides, giant jenga, and other activities for kids and families. Live German music and folk dancers. Free admission and parking. Stone Mountain Village is a quaint village next to a granite outcropping that has shops, restaurants and other entertainment. It dates back to 1822 and features turn of the century architecture. It is located 12 miles from downtown Atlanta.
Trinity Lutheran Church Oktoberfest - Lilburn, GA - Oct 5, 2019
Annual Oktoberfest held rain or shine. Live music and dancing, arts and crafts fair, and kid’s carnival. Authentic German and American food and beverages.
Atlanta Oktoberfest - Atlanta, GA - Oct 12, 2019
Enjoy ‘Munich on Marietta’ in the heart of downtown. Grab a stein and indulge in over 18 different German draft beers, bratwursts as far as the eye can see and live music all day!
GAC Foundation Oktoberfest Run - Atlanta, GA - Oct 12, 2019
5K at Der Biergarten in Atlanta
VIlla Europa Oktoberfest. - Augusta, GA - Oct 18 to Oct 20, 2019
3 days filled with food, fun, music, dancing, boots and schnapps at Villa Europa.
Perry Oktoberfest - Perry, GA - Oct 19, 2019
Featuring multiple beer tents, live German music, free family friendly activities, and more, don your finest lederhosen or dirndl and celebrate Wiesn
We hope you enjoy these celebrations of Oktoberfest. Let us know below which one you've headed to and which one you like the best!
We have added maps with the locations of each Oktoberfest. We may not have had the exact location for each Oktoberfest so in some instances we have placed the marker in the general vicinity of the Oktoberfest. Be sure to get specific directions from another source and do not solely rely on our map at the moment. We have also noticed that the markers may not show up on some mobile browsers. We will work to sort out this bug in the future.
Please confirm dates, locations and activities available at the Oktoberfest before going. That's one reason that we provide a website address when we find one. We attempt to ensure that the information for each Oktoberfest is accurate but there are bound to be a few errors. If you let us know when you find one, we will fix it. In some cases, we may link to last year's event when information for this year is not yet available. Do not be fooled.
The festivals listed range in size. Some events may have hundreds of thousands of attendees. Others may have only a handful. We're sorry that we don't have more information about attendance numbers at the moment. We will do our best to add this information as time goes on.
Professionalism varies as well. Some Oktoberfests are professional operations with large budgets. Others are local operations run by volunteers. Do your due diligence before making plans to attend so that you know what to expect. We will happily publish information about your experience with any Oktoberfest so that our visitors will be better informed in the future.
Some Oktoberfests are more family friendly than others. If you have small children, look for an Oktoberfest that has activities for kids. Other events start out with family friendly activities and become more adult oriented as it becomes later in the evening.
Not all Oktoberfest celebrations will be authentic German festival experiences. Some may simply be an excuse to drink rather than celebrate German heritage. Some may call themselves Oktoberfest but provide local or seasonal beer rather than authentic German Oktoberfest beer. Be sure to consider the type of celebration that you are looking to attend when you pick your Oktoberfest.
Activities offered at each Oktoberfest varies. Some activities that you may find are parades, keg tapping ceremony, beer gardens, Miss Oktoberfest or costume contests, stein holding contests, bratwurst eating contest, chicken dance, wiener races, keg toss, live German bands and local entertainment, polka dancing and fairground games. Some Oktoberfest events will just have beer and brats.
We've got some other resources that would help you prepare for Oktoberfest as well. 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.
Do you run one of the Oktoberfests listed? Feel free to send us additional information and we will add it. We apologize for any errors: send us corrections or updates if you find them! We also love to list new Oktoberfests, and have advertising solutions if you'd like to reach a wider audience.
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