October 12, 2013: NEW LOCATION
Don't miss the fun and tasty Oktoberfest in downtown Asheville. This year, the festival moves from Wall Street to Coxe Avenue (between Hilliard Avenue and Buxton Street) for more room. It mixes Bavarian traditions with Asheville’s eclectic vibe. It's a perfect time to celebrate our local beer scene. The ticketed event runs noon until 6 PM. Buying advance tickets is recommended since it will probably sell out.
Food and Drink
The event features beer tastings from local breweries including Asheville Brewing Company, Catawba Valley Brewing Company, French Broad Brewery, Green Man Brewery, Highland Brewing Company, Hi-Wire Brewing, Lexington Avenue Brewery (LAB), Oskar Blues Brewery, Pisgah Brewing, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, with many brewers featuring seasonal ales for Oktoberfest. The brewers will also be on hand to discuss their beers.
Internationally-renowned “oompah” band, The Stratton Mountain Boys, returns to the stage with 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 are back as well with favorites like the stein race and keg-rolling contest along with new feats to conquer.
With only 3,000 to sell and at only $25 per person, tickets will go quickly. Tickets are $25 until September 9. They will increase to $30 on September 10 and $35 on October 10. If tickets are still available the day of the festival, they will be $40.
Tickets will be available August 12 at ashevilledowntown.org. Last year’s event was a huge success and this year’s event is expected to sell out, so purchase early!