Oktoberfest is an international celebration that is usually celebrated from mid-September through early October! Every year, Nashville features a variety of events in honor of Oktoberfest, which include German food, beer, games, music, and so much more! Here is Nashville Guru’s guide to Oktoberfest Events in Nashville.
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Oktoberfest Events in Nashville
Oktoberfest at Smith & Lentz Brewing
September 17, 2023
Oktoberfest at Smith & Lentz Brewing is Sunday, September 17, 2023, from noon to 7:00pm. Expect Festbier on tap, homemade German food, and activities in the beer garden! There will also be wine for non-beer drinkers. Admission is free and open to all ages.
Oktoberfest at The Dutch
September 21-23, 2023
Celebrate Oktoberfest at The Dutch with a specialty German Feast menu featuring bratwurst with sauerkraut and apples, weisswurst served with a Bavarian pretzel and sweet mustard, a pork schnitzel sandwich, German potato salad, and more. This menu is served from Thursday to Saturday, September 21-23, 2023. Reservations can be made online here.
Oktoberfest at Pharmacy Burger at Assembly Food Hall
September 23, 2023
Oktoberfest at Pharmacy Burger at Assembly Food Hall is Saturday, September 23, 2023, from noon to 3:00pm. Expect delicious food including their signature brats, “the” classic pork and beef wurst, and German potato salad. Admission is free and all ages are welcome.
Oktoberfest at Hi-Wire Brewing Nashville
September 24, 2023
The first annual Oktoberfest at Hi-Wire Brewing Nashville is Sunday, September 24, 2023, beginning at noon. Expect refreshing beer, individual and team games like the Keg Lift, a pretzel-eating contest, a dog costume contest, and more! Admission is free and open to all ages.
Oktoberfest Pool Party at W Nashville
September 24, 2023
The Oktoberfest Pool Party at W Nashville is Sunday, September 24, 2023, from 1:00pm to 6:00pm. Hang by the pool with German beer, great food, and Bavarian music. Tickets are $30. Admission is 21 and over only.
Stein Hoisting Competition
September 30, 2023
The Stein Hoisting Competition at City Tap Nashville is Saturday, September 30, 2023, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. All participants will receive a complimentary beer! This event will also have German-inspired food and drinks. Admission is free. Guest must be 21 and over only.
Oktoberfest at Von Elrod’s
October 5-8, 2023
Oktoberfest at Von Elrod’s is Thursday through Sunday, October 5-8, 2023, at Von Elrod’s in Germantown. This fun celebration takes place alongside Nashville Oktoberfest in the Germantown neighborhood. There will be a DJ in the beer garden, stein holding contests, a costume contest on Saturday, local and international Oktoberfest and Märzen beers, house-made sausages, and fresh-baked pretzels! Admission is free. Guests must be 21 or older on Saturday, but all other days are all ages.
Nashville Oktoberfest 2023
October 5-8, 2023
The annual Nashville Oktoberfest is Thursday through Sunday, October 5-8, 2023. Up to 300,000 people attend this free, family-friendly festival in Nashville’s Germantown neighborhood each year! This four-day celebration will feature great food, live music, vendors, beer, and entertainment. Some of the activities include the 5k Bier Run, Bratwurst Eating Contest, Pup Parade, and the Dachshund Derby.
Oktoberfest at Fat Bottom
October 6, 2023
Oktoberfest at Fat Bottom is Friday, October 6, 2023. This family-friendly fall festival will include a Polka Band, DJ, sauerkraut, bratwurst, pretzels and beer. More details coming soon!
Oktoberfest at 6th & Peabody
October 14, 2023
Oktoberfest at 6th & Peabody is Saturday, October 14, 2023. This event will take place all day and feature football, beer, and moonshine. Admission is free. All guests must be 21 and over only.