Oktoberfest Comes to AshevilleEnjoy a taste of old Europe and Asheville’s fabulous beer scene with the city’s first Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 10. Wall Street in downtown Asheville will host the fun from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
“Our Oktoberfest will mix Bavarian traditions with Asheville’s eclectic vibe,” says Adrian Vassallo, event organizer. He adds, “With Asheville’s recent recognition as ‘Beer City USA,’ the timing couldn’t be more perfect to celebrate our local beer scene. Plus, Wall Street is an ideal venue for this event with its old world feel and original cobblestones.”
Old World Fun Meets Asheville Funk
The event will feature beer tastings from local breweries including Highland Brewing, Asheville Brewing Company, Pisgah Brewing, Green Man Brewery and French Broad Brewing Company. Many brewers will offer seasonal ales for Oktoberfest and will be on hand to discuss their beers. Food will include authentic German cuisine—paired with local mustard from the Lusty Monk—from Cucina 24, Jack of the Wood and The Market Place.
Entertainment will range from traditional to modern. The Stratton Mountain Boys will bring a taste of Germany to the Blue Ridge Mountains with alphorns, yodeling songs, polka music and shoe slapping dances. The Goodies will also take the stage with their gypsy-style eclectic hard rock and funk. Yodeling contests, costume contests and stein races round out the fun. Tickets are $25 and include beer samples and a commemorative Oktoberfest glass.
Buy Tickets Early
Tickets go on sale August 31 at ashevilledowntown.org. Space is limited, so buy early!
August 19, 2009