Coxe Avenue Asheville NC
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The Asheville Downtown Association’s Oktoberfest eturns on Saturday, October 11 from 1pm to 6pm on Coxe Avenue on downtown Asheville’s south slope. Tickets will go on sale Monday, August 1 at noon for $30. Ticket prices will increase to $35 on Sept. 1 and to $40 on Oct. 1.
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.
Back for the 6th 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:
- Appalachian Mountain Brewery
- Asheville Brewing Company
- Boojum Brewing Company
- Catawba Brewing Company
- French Broad Brewing Company
- Green Man Brewery
- Highland Brewing Company
- Hi-Wire Brewing
- Lexington Avenue Brewery (LAB)
- Noble Cider
- Oskar Blues Brewery
- Pisgah Brewing
- Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
- Twin Leaf Brewery
Many brewers will feature seasonal ales for Oktoberfest and will be on hand to discuss their beers.
Oktoberfest will also feature traditional German lagers from Spaten-Franziskaner and Chateau Ste. Michelle will be sampling several wines from their line.
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.