Ober Gatlinburg is celebrating Autumn with a fantastic festival featuring Bavarian-style food, drink and music, but you don't have to don your finest lederhosen or dirndls to be a part of the fun.
September 26, 2014 - November 2, 2014
1339 Ski Mountain Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Oktoberfest returns to its Gatlinburg-style roots with 38 days of merrymaking from September 26 through Nov. 2, 2014 as the resort commemorates the 204th anniversary of the popular festival held in Munich, Germany.
The Bavarian Fun Makers Band, in authentic costumes, will perform traditional Bavarian folk dances, schuhplattling, oompah music, sing-a-longs, yodels and more with daily shows and multiple performances every day during Oktoberfest. Special Oktoberfest Biers will be served along with traditional German wurst, schnitzel, sauerkraut, strudel, pretzels and more. Menu
Monday - Thursday: 1pm & 5pm
Friday - Sunday: Noon, 2, 4 & 6pm
Beer Tent open Friday - Sunday from noon - 6pm with live entertainment and Oktoberfest biers on tap!
Oktoberfest was a popular event when the Heidelberg Castle operated its restaurant at Ober Gatlinburg in the 1980s.
The first Oktoberfest was not really a festival at all, but the public celebration of the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Bavaria on October 17, 1810. Held on a large meadow named the Theresienwiese in Munich, the party featured a horse race, beer, food, music and dancing. Anniversary celebrations continues each year, usually starting in late September and ending in the first week of October, with some six million people attending annually.