Oktoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg

With all the Gatlinburg events going on in Gatlinburg right now–The Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair, Ripley’s Fright Nights (post on this coming within the week, so stay tuned)–it can be hard to choose how to spend your fall in Gatlinburg. Well, today we have a unique suggestion for you.

Gatlinburg Oktoberfest

image courtesy of Knoxville Journal

Oktoberfest began at Ober Gatlinburg on September 30th and will continue through October 31st. The festival is Gatlinburg’s version of the 201 year-old festival held every year in Munich, Germany.

Oktoberfest commences every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and features Bavarian musicians donned in the traditional Bavarian costumes. The musical shows include traditional Bavarian folk dances, schuhplattling, sing-a-longs, oompah music, and yodels by the Bavarian Fun Band at noon, 2 pm, 4 pm, and 6 pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; and also on Monday through Thursday at 1 pm.

Food and drink will be served in the form of Oktoberfest Biers, German wurst, sauerkraut, schnitzel, strudels, and pretzels, so come hungry and thirsty.

This is truly a unique event for Gatlinburg–certainly one worth attending to break the monotony of the usual fall festivals and events in Gatlinburg; not that they are not fun, too. So, if you’re in town, drop in and celebrate like it is 1810.

We have to know: who has attended the original Oktoberfest in Munich? If anyone, is it everything it is cracked up to be? We are guessing it is.

And of course, has anyone attended Gatlinburg’s version of Oktoberfest?

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