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Join us September 28th- November 4th for our 3rd Annual OktOBERfest!


September 28, 2012 - November 2, 2014


Ober Gatlinburg Restaurant
1339 Ski Mountain Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738


1-800- MUCH FUN

Monday - Thursday: 1 & 5pm
Friday - Sunday: Noon, 2, 4 & 6pm


Ober Gatlinburg Rolls Out Bavarian-Style Oktoberfest 

     Ober Gatlinburg is celebrating October 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.

  Oktoberfest returns to its Gatlinburg-style roots as the resort commemorates the 202nd anniversary of the popular festival held in Munich, Germany with merrymaking daily throughout the month of October.
     The Bavarian Fun Makers Band, in authentic costumes, will perform traditional Bavarian folk dances, schuhplattling, oompah music, sing-a-longs, yodels and more with shows at noon, 2, 4 and 6 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as at 1 and 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
     Special Oktoberfest Biers will be served along with traditional German wurst, schnitzel, sauerkraut, strudel, pretzels and more.
     Oktoberfest was a popular event when the Heidelberg Castle operated its restaurant at Ober Gatlinburg in the 1980s, and for some of the Bavarian Fun Makers Band, it will be like coming home as they are part of the original band.
     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.