A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS WILL BE FOR SALE AT THE GATE ON SATURDAY, OCT 10 BEGINNING AT NOON.
This year's Oktoberfest will be held in a much more spacious and shady Woodfin Street location. Come join us for beer, music and games!
ALL ATTENDEES MUST HAVE ID AND PRINTED TICKET. NO EXCEPTIONS. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A VALID ID YOU WILL BE GIVEN A DESIGNATED DRIVER WRISTBAND, REGARDLESS OF AGE.
Sorry, no refunds.
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 10, Downtown Asheville’s Woodfin Street will transform into “Little Germany” for the Asheville Downtown Association’s 7th Annual Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest runs from 1pm to 6pm, with check in beginning at noon.
Make sure you've liked the Asheville Oktoberfest Facebook page. Then, you'll be in the loop on all the fun including games and activities, breweries, info on seasonals, food vendors and more.
"Our new location on Woodfin Street offers much more space as well as some much-needed shade,” said Rick Fornoff, event committee chair for the Asheville Downtown Association. “We’re excited to switch things up and improve the festival experience for our attendees.”
Stage entertainment is provided by local polka group, Lagerhosen. This Bavarian-influenced 5-piece group, along with special guests, will perform polkas, waltzes and drinking songs to entertain attendees. Plus, they’ll roam through the crowd creating fun and mischief with their silly antics and sing-along beer jingles.
The event features beer tastings from local breweries, with many brewers featuring seasonal ales for Oktoberfest. Participating:
- Asheville Brewing Company
- Catawba Brewing Company
- French Broad Brewery
- Hi-Wire Brewing
- Highland Brewing Company
- Lexington Avenue Brewery
- New Belgium Brewing
- Noble Cider
- One World Brewing
- Oskar Blues Brewery
- Pisgah Brewing
- Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
- Spatan (traditional German lager)
- Urban Orchard Cider Co.
- Select German-inspired wines from Chateau Ste. Michelle
- More may be added
Satisfy your craving for Oktoberfest cuisine with German staples like bratwurst, pretzels and traditional sides from food vendors.
Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the Stein Hoist Contest, Costume Contest and the Organic Free-range Chicken Dance. Other games and activities include a nine-hole mini-golf course where attendees can challenge each other to a round or two and Asheville Plays will bring along their giant games like corn hole, Jenga and Connect Four.
Oktoberfest sponsors include: FastMed, The Brite Agency, Go Mini’s, Rock 105.1, 105.9 The Mountain, 97.7 The Brew, 98.1 The River, Asheville Scene, WNC magazine, BluBus Clothing Company, Asheville Plays/Haunted Trail WNC and Asheville Color & Imaging.
This is a limited capacity event so get your tickets today! Tickets are $40 September 1 through September 30. On October 1, tickets increase to $45. 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. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A VALID ID YOU WILL BE GIVEN A DESIGNATED DRIVER WRISTBAND, REGARDLESS OF AGE.
- 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 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.