Oktoberfest in Tennessee

Check out our list of 2018 Oktoberfest in Tennessee festivals.

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2018 Events

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

Schulz Brau Brewing Oktoberfest - Knoxville, TN - Sep 22 to Oct 8, 2018

Oaklands Mansion Oktoberfest - Murfreesboro, TN - Sep 29, 2018
Oaklands will host its fourth-annual Oktoberfest on Saturday from 5:00 to 9:00pm. Supports Oaklands Mansion and features many local craft brewers. In addition to this impressive list of craft brewers, they also welcome the number one independently owned cider producer in the nation, Bold Rock. They are bringing their multi award-winning IPAs. Stones River Total Beverage will be pouring additional brews. Festival-goers will experience live music from local bands and enjoy delicious treats from local food trucks such as German fare from FitzWillys and gourmet hotdogs from That’s My Dawg. While at Oaklands.

Nashville Oktoberfest - Nashville, TN - Oct 11 to Oct 14, 2018
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

Oktober Heritage Festival - Hohenwald, TN - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2018
Annual festival and Annual Fall Classics Car and Truck Show host live entertainment, food, arts & crafts, BBQ cook-off and kids activities.

Chattanooga Oktoberfest - Chattanooga, TN - Oct 13 to Oct 14, 2018
The annual event will have German food, bier garten with four dozen local and seasonal beers, oompah band, 5K run and car show.

Crossville Oktoberfest - Crossville, TN - Oct 19 to Oct 20, 2018
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

 

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Past Events

Oktoberfest Memphis - Memphis, TN - Oct 8, 2016

Oktoberfest Dinner - Clarksville, TN - Oct 8, 2016

Kingsport Oktoberfest - Kingsport, TN - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2017
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.

Oktoberfest Lutheran Festival - Memphis, TN - Oct 14, 2017

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

Schulz Brau Brewing Oktoberfest - Knoxville, TN - Sep 22 to Oct 8, 2018

Oaklands Mansion Oktoberfest - Murfreesboro, TN - Sep 29, 2018
Oaklands will host its fourth-annual Oktoberfest on Saturday from 5:00 to 9:00pm. Supports Oaklands Mansion and features many local craft brewers. In addition to this impressive list of craft brewers, they also welcome the number one independently owned cider producer in the nation, Bold Rock. They are bringing their multi award-winning IPAs. Stones River Total Beverage will be pouring additional brews. Festival-goers will experience live music from local bands and enjoy delicious treats from local food trucks such as German fare from FitzWillys and gourmet hotdogs from That’s My Dawg. While at Oaklands.

Nashville Oktoberfest - Nashville, TN - Oct 11 to Oct 14, 2018
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

Oktober Heritage Festival - Hohenwald, TN - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2018
Annual festival and Annual Fall Classics Car and Truck Show host live entertainment, food, arts & crafts, BBQ cook-off and kids activities.

Chattanooga Oktoberfest - Chattanooga, TN - Oct 13 to Oct 14, 2018
The annual event will have German food, bier garten with four dozen local and seasonal beers, oompah band, 5K run and car show.

Crossville Oktoberfest - Crossville, TN - Oct 19 to Oct 20, 2018
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

Please don’t drink and drive. We want everyone to get home safe. Use a designated driver or take public transportation. Uber and Lyft often offer ride credits for new users.

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.

Find other fun things to do in Tennessee in October:

Tennessee Festivals
Tennessee Corn Mazes
Tennessee Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in Tennessee
Tennessee Pumpkin Patches

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