The Nashville Oktoberfest is a free, family-friendly event that takes over the Germantown neighborhood. The festival will take place between 3rd and 6th Avenue and between Jefferson and Harrison Street. There are several events and attractions that will leave a huge grin on you and your entire family’s faces. With endless activities and attractions, you are sure to be busy exploring Nashville’s take on celebrating German culture.
Some of the events featured this year will be the annual parade, Dachshund Derby, pup parade, Bratwurst eating competition, Germantown 5K Bier Run, and much more! The festival hosts several live music events where you can enjoy authentic traditional German music. What would Oktoberfest be without enjoying some of the best beer around? Discover over twenty local craft beers at the several beer gardens set up across the festival. It would be rude not to try authentic German brats or schnitzel in your finest lederhosen. Get ready to indulge in some of the best eats in town with over 25 restaurants, specialty food vendors, and food trucks participating in this year’s Oktoberfest. There are other food options available like pizza, wings, and Caribbean cuisine for those who would prefer to pass on the sauerkraut.
The kid-friendly kid zone hosts a myriad of games, as well as live musicians and storytellers. Several inflatable obstacle courses and rompers will be available to let your children run free and enjoy during the festival. Get your face painted by professionals, ready to turn you into a lizard, dragon, flower, or anything else you can imagine. There will be plenty of well-seasoned arts and crafts vendors present to help your child roll their sleeves up and get creative!
The festival hosts over 100 arts and crafts vendors displaying some of the most sought-after treasures of America. Perusing the several booths is the perfect opportunity to shop for gifts for friends and family as you will be surrounded by some of the most unique art in the country.
Get your dancing or walking shoes on and get ready for Nashville’s Oktoberfest, as I’m sure you would regret missing it. Start planning and stay up to date on the event by checking out the official website for the festival. You’ll also want to look at Nashville vacation rentals to stay in before they’re booked.