New Features to Chattanooga’s 21st annual Oktoberfest

Get your lederhosen and dirndl ready for Chattanooga’s 21st annual Oktoberfest – a two-day festival on Saturday, October 8th and Sunday, October 9th. Chattanooga Market organizers are thrilled about the final preparations for this year’s event. 

The must-attend festival features authentic German music, culture, and a large selection of beer, food, and fun. The event is recognized as a family friendly celebration where people of all ages can enjoy authentic German culture and kids can enjoy their first brat or hot pretzel. 

“It’s Chattanooga’s most anticipated fall festival, and is regionally known as well. We (at Chattanooga Market) look forward to bringing this free event to the community for its 21st year,” says Chris Thomas, Executive Director of Chattanooga Market to Chattanooga Pulse

New to this year, is a “locals-only” themed biergarten, to provide a unique experience to attendees. A few local breweries have already confirmed their spots for this year’s event, including: The Barley Mob, Chattanooga Brewing, Five Wits Brewing, Hutton & Smith and Wanderlinger Brewing. Be sure to stop by and chat with the brewers personally to learn more about their unique styles of brews. 

Other participating brewers include: Bell’s Brewing, Big River Brewing, Blackberry Farms, Bold Rock Hard Ciders, and many more. Participants will also have the opportunity to purchase a 20-ounce commemorative stein. 

It wouldn’t be an event without musical guests right? At the main stage, The Wustbrats Oompah Band will play all weekend long. DJ Eric will also be spinning a variety of German American music. There will be plenty of Polka lessons as well as chicken dancing for the whole family to join in.

Whether you plan to eat delicious food, learn more about local Chattanooga breweries, or need to brush up on your Polka dancing, Chattanooga’s Oktoberfest has it all, for any age!  Enjoy the free event featuring over 100 seasonal and local beers, live music and Oktoberfest food. To see the full scheduled events and countdown clock, check out Chattanooga Oktoberfest here. 

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