October 8, 2016
Don't miss the fun and tasty Oktoberfest in downtown Asheville on Woodfin Avenue. This "Little Germany" mixes Bavarian traditions with Asheville’s eclectic vibe. It's a perfect time to celebrate our local beer scene. The ticketed event runs 1-6 PM. Buying advance tickets is recommended since it will probably sell out. It's a 21 and over festival. Enjoy a big variety of beer tastings from local breweries, with many brewers featuring seasonal ales for Oktoberfest. Pair the brews with German staples like bratwurst, pretzels and traditional sides from food vendors.
The stage will feature happy yodeling songs, shoe-slapping dances and lively spirited Polka music sure to incite dancing in the street and rousing cheers of “Prost!” The popular Oktoberfest Games include the stein race, pretzel toss, stein hoist and keg-rolling contest.
Advance tickets will be available at ashevilledowntown.org in August. This year’s event is expected to sell out, so purchase early! Tickets include a commemerative sample mug.