Asheville Oktoberfest presented by Harmony Motors
Coxe Avenue Asheville NC
Online ticket sales have ended. We will have a limited number of tickets for sale day of, beginning at 10am at the festival site. All people in your party must be present to purchase tickets.
The Asheville Downtown Association’s Oktoberfest, presented by Harmony Motors, returns on Saturday, October 12 from noon to 6pm on Coxe Avenue on downtown Asheville’s south slope. Tickets will go on sale Monday, August 12 at noon. Advance tickets are $25 through September 9 and are available at ashevilledowntown.org. Tickets increase to $30 after September 9 and $35 after October 6.
Oktoberfest is a 21 and over festival, we encourage you to leave the kids at home. If you must bring children, those 8 and up must have a designated driver ticket. Children under 7 will be admitted free. Designated driver tickets are available for $15.
We're excited to bring Oktoberfest to Downtown Asheville's South Slope. The move will allow us to feature more of Asheville's top-notch local beer and host more attendees.
Back for the 5th year is internationally-renowned “oompah” band, The Stratton Mountain Boys. Their happy yodeling songs, shoe-slapping dances and lively spirited Polka music are sure to incite dancing in the street and rousing cheers of “Prost!”
Following a parade down Coxe Avenue, the ceremonial tapping of the keg will officially open the festivities. Oktoberfest features beer tastings from local breweries including:
- Asheville Brewing Company
- Catawba Valley Brewing Company
- French Broad Brewing Company
- Green Man Brewery
- Highland Brewing
- Hi-Wire Brewing
- Lexington Avenue Brewery (LAB)
- Oskar Blues Brewery
- Pisgah Brewing
- Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
- Wines from Chateau Ste. Michelle
Many brewers will feature seasonal ales for Oktoberfest and will be on hand to discuss their beers.
The popular Oktoberfest Games are back as well pitting brewery against brewery with favorites like the stein race and keg-rolling contest along with new feats for participants to conquer. More info to come on games.