**Canceled for 2021**
Don't miss the fun and tasty Oktoberfest in downtown Asheville in Pack Square Park. 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 and hard cider tastings from 20 breweries, with many featuring seasonal ales for Oktoberfest. Pair the brews with German staples like bratwurst, pretzels, and traditional sides.
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 return, including the Brezel Toss (pretzel toss), Stein Hissen (stein hoist), Staffellauf (relay race) and Fass Roll (Keg Roll). Music by the Mountain Top Polka Band.
Advance tickets are available at ashevilledowntown.org. This year’s event is expected to sell out, so purchase early! Tickets start at $40/person and include a complimentary tasting stein and opportunity to taste a variety of local and regional beers as well as local cider and select wine. Not drinking? Designated Drivers $10/person. No pets allowed.
Across from Pack Square Park is the Buncombe County Parking Garage at 164 College Street. A few blocks away, the First Baptist Church sell parking as a fundraiser at 5 Oak Street.
See our Downtown Asheville Guide for more things to do nearby.