There are so many fun festivals in Nashville during the Fall season, it is often hard to decide which ones to attend. An absolute favorite among locals is the Oktoberfest in Historic Germantown. If you are new to Nashville or going to be in the area on Saturday October 9th you have to take part in this feast. If you are a food vendor and would like to have a chance to showcase your bites you can download an application. Bring the whole family there is something for everyone.
The festivities will begin at 9 am with the opening ceremonies. There will be Polka dancing and street performers throughout the entire day. For those who would like to partake in services they will be offered at the two sponsoring churches, Assumption Catholic Church and Monroe Street United Methodist Church. Unique arts & crafts and antique specialty booths will be at your disposal.
What would an Oktoberfest be without an eclectic mix of live German music. There will be four different stages set up, featuring music by, Die Musik Meisters, Steff Mahan Band, Conductor Jack and Ted Guillaum. There will also be a local radio station with live DJ playing some tunes and giving away prizes. Food & Drink Of course there will be tons of authentic German foods and home baked goods. There will be a Beer garden where you can sample a variety of German beer while being serenaded by The Odonnell’s and the Frank Light Band.
Entertainment for the Kiddies
An activity center will be setup for the children called Funland. It will featuring games, pony rides, face painting, clowns, food & beverage, Conductor Jack and his Musical Review. There is even a petting zoo with more than 20 different animals including: Cletus the miniature donkey, Orea the miniature cow, Hammy and Spammy, the miniature Pot Bellied Pigs, and some special surprises.
You will have a chance to tour Germantown’s historic churches and see unique exhibits. Admission is free and so is the parking, so mark your calendars and prepare to make some wonderful memories.