Oktoberfest 2012 at Ober Gatlinburg

Oktoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg

image courtesy of Ober Gatlinburg

Oktoberfest begins again this year at Ober Gatlinburg this Friday, September 28, and runs all through October until November 4.

During this time the Bavarian Fun Makers Band will perform several daily shows, with extra performances on weekends. In authentic costumes, the band will perform traditional Bavarian folk dances, schuhplattlingoompah music, sing-a-longs, yodels and more.

There will be special Oktoberfest Biers and traditional German wurst, schnitzel, sauerkraut, strudel, pretzels and more. For more details check the Ober Gatlinburg Oktoberfest event page.

While nature signals a change in season with leaves gracefully turning color, the world at large annnounces its holiday season a little more brashly, with the world’s first big party!

Oktoberfest is increasingly celebrated all over the world, from Brazil to Australia to Hong Kong. In Munich the festival has already started, continuing the tradition begun there two centuries ago. This original Oktoberfest, still the largest in the world, will draw more than 6 million attendees this year (last year’s crowd drank almost 8 million liters of beer!).

So, here comes holiday season – have fun!

And here’s a taste of the event:

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About Carrie Waxler

Carrie Waxler

I’ve worked for Gatlinburg Falls since March 2011. Lived in TN since 1996.

I have now hiked Mt. LeConte three times. I’ve been on every trail that leads to the top. The last one we hiked up the Boulevard. I have walked my first 2.7 miles on the Appalachian Trail. Only 2176 miles to go.

I plan to hike the Appalachian Trail when my children graduate.

I also love lake kayaking on Cherokee Lake and Douglas Lake. We take our kayaks camping to middle Tennessee as well for river kayaking.

I love talking to guests from the places I’ve visited or lived. Brings back many good memories. I love to be where people are having fun.