Oktoberfest at Ober (September 28th)

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The Smoky Mountains are at their most beautiful in the fall, and nothing goes with a beautiful mountain sunset like an ice-cold beer. A great place to enjoy that beer is at Oktoberfest at Ober in Gatlinburg. The 10th annual festival takes place from September 27th to November 3, 2019. It celebrates traditions from the original Oktoberfest in Germany. Beer cards are a mere $20 at the festival, and you can enjoy the traditional foods and music of Germany offered by some of the best restaurants and bands in town.


An outdoor biergarten offers those over 21 the opportunity to sample many kinds of ale. Each week brings a new set of breweries and there will be a representative from each company there every Saturday to answer any questions that you may have. Breweries in attendance include such local favorites as Yee Haw Dunkel. The biergarten is open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm on Saturday and noon to 6:00 pm on Sunday.


You can get everything from wiener schnitzel to giant salted pretzels with mustard to every kind of strudel you can name. The Seasons of Ober restaurant changes to an Oktoberfest menu in the month of October. German food is high in carbs and it makes for the perfect accompaniment to all that beer you will enjoy.


It wouldn’t be a true Oktoberfest without some traditional German music, and there is plenty of it at Oktoberfest in Gatlinburg. The Smoky Mountain Oompah Band will provide the tunes and they will be dressed in traditional lederhosen. They will perform dances and there will even be a bit of yodeling in the mix.

The History of Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest at Ober may be a beer and food fest now, but it all started with a royal wedding between Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxony-H-Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810.

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