Since 1980, Germantown has been celebrating the traditions of the Munich Oktoberfest with its annual festival! In just a few short weeks, the 38th celebration of Nashville’s “oldest and largest festival” and street fair will commence, complete with food, fun, and, of course, beer.
If you’ve never been, it is a sight to see! Spanning 10 city blocks and attracting over 300,000 people, Oktoberfest has something for everyone. A few of the highlights include live music, Wiener Dog races, the Oktoberfest parade, and a 5k race.
This year, Oktoberfest is celebrating the 500th anniversary of Paulaner Brewery. Sample LOTS of beer, imported directly from the Paulaner and Hacker Pschorr brews in southern Germany. A special addition is Paulaner’s Oktoberfest Wies’n. This brew is only available once each year in Munich and is being shipped to Nashville in special casks for the festival. There are also 16 craft beers available for the tasting competition and 40+ food vendors, featuring international and specialty foods.
Bring the whole family! Family fun Oktoberfest activities include the Kid Zone and ferris wheel, annual parade, arts & crafts vendors, pup parade, live German music, and Bratwurst eating contest!
Oktoberfest gives back!
The Nashville Oktoberfest has donated over $70,000 to local charities and nonprofits. The Oktoberfest 5k Bier Run attracts over 1200 runners, making it the 2nd largest 5k in Tennessee! Proceeds from the race benefit the 501(C)3 registered nonprofit, Historic Germantown Neighborhood Association. Funds are used to restore and preserve projects in Germantown.
Get in on the run with the Wiener Dog races, where “the wiener takes all!” Proceeds benefit CrossRoads Pet Adoption in Germantown.
Other charities and nonprofits benefitted by Oktoberfest include the restoration of the Assumption Church – the 2nd oldest in Nashville.
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We’ll see you there!
- FREE Admission → Get your VIP Tickets!
- October 5-8, 2017
- Thursday, 5-10pm
- Friday and Saturday, 10am-10pm
- Sunday, 10am-8pm
- Jefferson Street → Check it out on Google Maps