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October 6, 2018

Tickets on Sale August 1st

Guten tag! The 2018 Asheville Oktoberfest will be held at Pack Square Park in Downtown Asheville on Saturday, October 6 from 1-6pm. All ticket sales are final. Tickets include 2oz samples (regulated by NC Alcoholic Beverage Commission), your stein tasting glass, entertainment and activities. 

This event typically sells out. We recommend getting your tickets early.

Tickets on sale here.

OKT VIP CONTEST: We’ve got an awesome giveaway for you. If you purchase tickets by 11:59pm on Friday, September 22, you’ll be entered to win two upgrades to VIP, which includes an official Oktoberfest Tshirt, 4 full-pour beers in our VIP tent, a German buffet, a private portajohn (oh la la), snacks and bottled water.

Plus, wait for it…a two-night stay at the uber-fancy Omni Grove Park Inn with breakfast for two.

So, get your tickets today before they sell out.

**Full-pour beers are from selections in VIP tent and must be consumed in the VIP tent.
**Rooms are based on availability and may not be available for the weekend of Oktoberfest

Participants include:
Archetype Brewing
Bhramari Brewing Co.
Black Star Line Brewing
Bold Rock Hard Cider
Catawba Brewing Co.
Chateau Ste. Michelle (wine)
Currahee Brewing
French Broad Brewery
Foothills Brewing
Ginger's Revenge
Highland Brewing Co.
Hillman Beer
Hi-Wire Brewing
HofBrau Brewing
Howling Moon Distillery
Lagunitas Brewing Co.
Lazy Hiker Brewing Co.
Lo-Fi Brewing
New Belgium Brewing Co.
Noble Cider
Oskar Blues Brewery
Pisgah Brewing
River Rat Brewery
Samuel Adams
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Terrapin Beer Co.
Twin Leaf Brewing

Whistle Hop Brewing Co.
Wicked Weed Brewing

Local AVL food vendors, Appalachian Smoke, D.O.G.S, The Grubbery, Luscious Liquers Ice Cream, Kernal Mike's Kettle Corn and Scott's Knots, will serve up Bavarian-inspired eats.


Are children allowed at this event?

Oktoberfest is a beer festival and we do not encourage attendees under the age of 21. Children 7 and under may enter the festival at no cost, and anyone between the ages of 8 and 21 is required to purchase a designated driver ticket/child ($15). No exceptions.

Are tickets refundable?

All ticket sales are final.

What hotel options are available?

Hotels are booking fast for Oktoberfest weekend. We recommend booking your room ASAP. Downtown hotels within walking distance of the festival area include:

See more lodging options here.

Where should I park?

We recommend parking in the city garages. The first hour is free and each garage and $1 per hour after that. There is also a Buncombe County garage on College Street adjcent to the venue. See our parking and transit page for details about garages.

We also encourage attendees to utilize taxi or Uber services. Please save these numbers:

  • Checker Cab: 828-232-4476
  • Yellow Cab: 828-253-3311
  • Blue Bird Cab: 828-258-8331 
  • AVL Bike Taxi: 828-777-5115
  • Uber (download app)

When purchasing multiple tickets, I was asked for names of each attendee. Can I purchase additional tickets without providing the names of those attendees?

Yes. Please just fill in your name, or a filler name. The ticket holder does not have to be registered in the same name as the ticket. However, all attendees must bring a valid ID to verify your age in order to get into the festival area.

Will food be available?

Yes, food is available for purchase. We will have some German-inspired options as well as pretzels, bratwursts and more.

What does my ticket get me?

Your Asheville Oktoberfest ticket includes a complimentary tasting mug, and opportunity to taste a variety of local beers in their own bier gardens. There will also be live entertainment throughout the day from Lagerhosen. There will also be games and activities. Your ticket does not include food, t-shirt or any other merchandise that will be available for sale.

Are dogs allowed in the event?

No, dogs are not allowed in the event area.

Can I volunteer?

Yes! Volunteer opportunities here. Volunteer opportuntities will be open for Oktoberfest within 1 month of the event.