Nashville is known for its fun friendly spirit and I would have to agree. During a time like Oktoberfest it really comes more alive and offers fun Oktoberfest activities for all to enjoy, especially those who are 21 and up. It doesn’t only have to be an adult celebration there are also activities for children to enjoy. It’s tons of fun and the whole town dresses up in festive costumes. Here is a Guide to Local Oktober Fests in Nashville, Tennessee.
-Historic Germantown Nashville, Oktoberfest
On Saturday October 9th it will mark the 31st annual Oktoberfest in Germantown. Germantown is a historic part of Nashville. Predominant German historians such as brewer William Gerst, meat packer Henry Neuhoff, and distiller George Dickel graced Nashville with their presence. Which is where Germantown received its name. It is free and fun for the whole family to enjoy. This event is hosted by the Church of the Assumption and Monroe Street Methodist Church. This is not only fun but also raises money for the restoration of both of these historic churches and outreach projects for the needy. At the Oktoberfest Gala you can enjoy, authentic German food and beverages, free Funland for the kids. But, lets not forget about the street performers. There are four stages with live entertainment. This is one Oktoberfest that I will be attending. I can’t wait!
-Paulaner Bier Oktoberfest 5K Bier Run Corporate Challenge
This event also takes place on Saturday October 9th. The route of this race is one of the best scenic routes in Nashville starting off in the Bicentennial Mall and then crosses Jefferson Street, Germantown heads back to the mall, goes through the Farmer’s Market for a food tease and then finishes off at Germantown. All participants get a free T-Shirt and an Oktoberfest Bier mug for those who are 21 and up. Those who finish in the top three receive awards. There are also awards for team efforts. The greatest part of the race is that you wind up at the Germantown Oktoberfest which I have mentioned above.
-Wilson Bank & Trusts Oktoberfest
This event takes place on October 16-17th. There are several fun events and on goings and it all takes place in Lebanon. Events include an antique car show, corn hole games, live music, a patriotic ceremony and games for the little ones. The admission is free of charge and children of all ages are welcome to celebrate in the festivities.