On Saturday, October 8, downtown Asheville’s Wall Street will transform into “Little Germany” for the Asheville Downtown Association’s 3rd Annual Oktoberfest.
Internationally-renowned “oompah” band, The Stratton Mountain Boys, returns to the stage with happy yodeling songs, shoe-slapping dances and lively spirited Polka music sure to incite dancing in the street and rousing cheers of “ein Prosit!”
The event features beer tastings from local breweries and many brewers are featuring seasonal ales for Oktoberfest. The brewers will also be on hand to discuss their beers.
The popular Oktoberfest Games are back as well with some old favorites like the “dizzy gnome” and “keg-rolling” contests as well as some new. Plus, there will be a festival-wide costume contest, so don your lederhosen and represent.
Satisfy your craving for Oktoberfest cuisine with German staples like bratwurst, pretzels and traditional sides from Cucina 24, Jack of the Wood and The Market Place served with local favorite Lusty Monk Mustard.
This is a limited capacity event so get your tickets today! Tickets are $25 and go on sale Monday, August 15th at 11am.
- You may purchase up to four (4) tickets in one transaction.
- You must be at least 21years old to drink at Oktoberfest. When you come to check in you will be required to present your ticket and your valid ID to receive your wristband.
- Each person in your party must have their ticket and ID in hand. You will not be allowed to check in for another person.
- You do not need to purchase a ticket for anyone attending who will not be drinking, i.e. pregnant women, designated driver, children or others who do not drink. They are free to join in the festivities but will not be issued a wristband and will not be allowed to drink.
If there are questions regarding any of these policies, feel free to contact the office at 828.251.9973 or by email at info@AshevilleDowntown.org before purchasing your tickets.
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Asheville Downtown Association
Created in 1987, the Asheville Downtown Association is a non-profit organization committed to the preservation and improvement of the central business district. Through programs and annual objectives, the Board of Directors work to make downtown Asheville the center of commerce, culture and leisure. Together, the Asheville Downtown Association board and members support the vitality of downtown through public advocacy, political involvement and community events. Membership is open to any person or organization interested in supporting the downtown community. Members reflect a wide variety of residents, property owners, business professionals, retailers and restaurants.