Fall is one of the best times to visit the Smoky Mountains. The leaves are changing into beautiful colors, the air is crisp, and there is always something fun happening. Autumn in Gatlinburg means fun for the entire family with activities and events that celebrate the season. Oktoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg is one of the highlights of the fall. This annual celebration begins September 22nd and runs through October 29th. This celebration offers something for all ages in a beautiful environment with the Great Smoky Mountains as the backdrop.
All About Ober Gatlinburg
Ober Gatlinburg has been one of the area’s most popular destinations since it was first opened. This mountain-side amusement park has an alpine slide, ice skating, a chair lift, and rides for young children. There are also shops and eateries, making it a great place to spend the entire day. When traveling to Ober Gatlinburg, you can take the scenic tram from downtown or drive up the mountain. The tram is a unique experience and one of the most recognizable attractions in town. Ober Gatlinburg is also home to a mini-golf course, arcade, and a wildlife encounter where you can see the majestic black bear, river otters, bobcats, and other local wildlife.
Food and Drink at Oktoberfest 2017
Experiencing Bavarian food and drink is one of the highlights of Oktoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg. Much of the food is inspired by traditional German recipes. Some favorites include sauerkraut, bratwurst, schnitzel, soft pretzels, strudel and turkey legs. Visitors over 21 can visit the outdoor Bier Garden for a sampling of many different types of brews. Different breweries will be on hand throughout the event to showcase their unique beers. Ober Gatlinburg will also have eateries serving other types of food for anyone who prefers it.
Music and Games
The Oktoberfest celebration at Ober Gatlinburg will also include some fun games and traditional music. The featured bands wear lederhosen and perform traditional Bavarian folk music, yodels, and more. This is a great opportunity to introduce the kids to a different culture through dance and music. The musical performances happen in different areas throughout Ober Gatlinburg at different times each day of the event. Inflatables will be on-site so the kids can play and run off some energy. Face painting will also be available on Saturdays.
This 8th annual Oktoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg has indoors and outdoors activities to ensure that visitors can enjoy the fun no matter the weather. If you’re vacationing with the family in Gatlinburg for the fall season, you’re in for a treat. Not only can you experience the beautiful display of colors with the changing leaves, but you can also enjoy Oktoberfest from late September through the end of October. With the beautiful Smoky Mountains as the backdrop to your autumn vacation, your family is sure to enjoy your trip to Gatlinburg and your time spent celebrating at Oktoberfest. There’s no better place to enjoy great food, music, and family fun than the Bavarian-style mountain town of Gatlinburg.