Ober Gatlinburg is celebrating October with a
fantastic festival featuring Bavarian-style food, drink and music, but
you don’t have to don your finest lederhosen or dirndls to be a part of
Octoberfest returns to its Gatlinburg-style roots with 38 days of
merrymaking from September 25 through Nov. 2, 2015 as the resort
commemorates the 205th anniversary of the popular festival held in
Munich, Germany.The Bavarian Fun Makers Band, in authentic costumes, will perform
traditional Bavarian folk dances,schuhplattling, oompah music,sing-a-longs, yodels and more with daily shows and multiple performances
every day during Oktoberfest. Special Oktoberfest Biers will be served
along with traditional German wurst, schnitzel, sauerkraut, strudel,
pretzels and more.
Oktoberfest was a popular event when the Heidelberg Castle operated its restaurant at Ober Gatlinburg in the 1980s.The first Oktoberfest was not really a festival at all, but the public
celebration of the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig I and Princess Therese
of Bavaria on October 17, 1810. Held on a large meadow named the
Theresienwiese in Munich, the party featured a horse race, beer, food,
music and dancing.
If you have not had the chance to visit during October this is an amazing time to come visit our gorgeous area. From business to business everyone participates in beautiful fall decor and festivities of the fall season. The smells of pumpkin spice and apples fill the air. Please call or visit our website and reserve your stay to experience fall in a true Southern fashion. We hope to see you very soon!