While the autumn season in the Smoky Mountains brings cooler temperatures and beautiful fall foliage, it also signifies the return of the Oktoberfest celebration at Ober Gatlinburg! This beloved annual event is held from Sept. 21 to Oct. 28 and celebrates many of the time honored traditions of the original Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, with fun activities for all ages! Here are some of the highlights that you can expect at Oktoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg this fall:
1. Delicious German Food
One of the highlights of Oktoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg is the delicious German-inspired food that has been derived from the recipes and cuisine from traditional Bavarian festivals! During this month-long celebration of the fall season, the Seasons of Ober Restaurant at Ober Gatlinburg switches over to their special Oktoberfest menu. The tempting menu includes tasty delicacies such as bratwurst, schnitzel, strudel, sauerkraut, turkey legs, pretzels and much more! If you aren’t a fan of German food, you can still join in on the fun, as there are plenty of other eateries on site.
2. Outdoor Bier Garten
Guests who are 21 and over can enjoy a variety of beer at the Outdoor Bier Garten! Each weekend will include different featured breweries with a unique selection of “Oktoberfest Biers” to try out. You can even purchase a special sampling cup to try them all, so you might just discover a new favorite! After visiting the Bier Garten, be sure to check out the Beer Necessities kiosk inside the Ober Gatlinburg mall. This kiosk contains an eclectic selection of gifts and accessories for the true beer aficionado!
3. Live Music Performances
Oktoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg isn’t complete without a performance from the Bavarian Fun Makers Oompah Band! This group of talented musicians dresses in authentic lederhosen while performing traditional Bavarian folk dances, sing-a-longs, yodels and of course, oompah music! There are multiple performances throughout the day that all take place in the Seasons of Ober Restaurant.
4. Kids Activities
Since this is a family-friendly event, there are plenty of wonderful kids activities for your children to enjoy! There are outdoor games and inflatables for entertainment, as well as free face painting on Saturdays and Sundays. While at Ober Gatlinburg, take advantage of all the awesome attractions that your kids are sure to love! This includes the Ski Mountain Coaster, Alpine Slide, Wildlife Encounter, Mini Golf, Amaze’n Maze and more!
Where to Stay
Stay close to Oktoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg with a vacation at Alpine Chalet Rentals! Our cabins are situated in beautiful locations among the Smoky Mountains but are still just minutes from all the attractions, restaurants and shops of downtown Gatlinburg! We have cabins of all sizes to accommodate your needs, including a selection of pet-friendly cabins where you can bring your furry companion along for the fun! While staying with us, enjoy all types of fantastic amenities including fully equipped kitchens, private decks, soothing hot tubs and fireplaces!
Check out all of our cabins in Gatlinburg TN today to plan your vacation near Oktoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg! We hope to see you this fall at Alpine Chalet Rentals!