2013 Asheville Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
WE HAVE SOLD OUT OF ONLINE TICKETS. WE WILL HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS AVAILABLE SATURDAY BEGINNING AT 10AM AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE FESTIVAL NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF COXE AND HILLIARD AVENUES.
ALL ATTENDEES MUST HAVE ID. IF YOU ARE PURSHASING TICEKTS ON SATURDAY YOU MUST HAVE ALL ATTENDEES PRESENT, WE WILL GIVE YOU YOUR WRISTBAND AT THAT TIME. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Oktoberfest is a 21 and over festival, we encourage you to leave the kids at home. If you must bring children, those 8 and up must have a designated driver ticket. Children under 7 will be admitted free. Designated driver tickets are available for $15.
On Saturday, October 12, Downtown Asheville’s Coxe Avenue will transform into “Little Germany” for the Asheville Downtown Association’s 5th Annual Oktoberfest, presented by Harmony Motors. Oktoberfest runs from noon to 6pm, with check in beginning at 11am.
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 including Asheville Brewing Company, Catawba Valley Brewing Company, French Broad Brewery, Green Man Brewery, Highland Brewing Company, Hi-Wire Brewing, Lexington Avenue Brewery (LAB), Oskar Blues Brewery, Pisgah Brewing, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, with many brewers featuring seasonal ales for Oktoberfest. The brewers will also be on hand to discuss their beers. We'll also have traditional German lagers to sample. More breweries may be added.
The popular Oktoberfest Games, which pit local brewery teams against each other, are back with some old favorites like the “Stein race” and “keg-rolling” as well as some new games. Plus, there will be a festival-wide costume contest, so don your lederhosen and represent. A schedule of events will be available soon.
Satisfy your craving for Oktoberfest cuisine with German staples like bratwurst, pretzels and traditional sides from food vendors.
This is a limited capacity event so get your tickets today! Tickets are $25 until September 9. They will increase to $30 on September 10 and $35 on October 7. If tickets are still available the day of the festival, they will be $40. Tickets include a commemerative sample mug.
- You may purchase up to four (4) tickets in one transaction.
- You must be at least 21 years old to drink at Oktoberfest. When you come to check in you will be required to present your ticket and your valid ID (regardless of age) 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.
All sales are final and non-refundable.
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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, government, 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.