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Fall 2018 Oktoberfest Roundup

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Oktoberfest • Andrews • September 29, 2-8 p.m.

Beer and wine lovers alike will enjoy this Main Street celebration, which will host Andrews Brewing Company, Hoppy Trout Brewing, Calaboose Cellars, and FernCrest Winery.

Harold H. Hall Memorial Park • 33 First Street, Andrews, NC 28901

Asheville Oktoberfest • Asheville • October 6, 1-6 p.m.

Celebrate Oktoberfest with unlimited beverage samples — served in commemorative stein tasting glasses — from a selection of regional and national breweries.

Pack Square Park 80 Court Plaza, Asheville, NC 28801 

Hickory Oktoberfest • Hickory • October 12-14

Hickory’s three-day, family-friendly festival downtown will feature beer gardens, vendors, amusement rides, a kids’ area, and three stages of live entertainment.

Union Square 76 North Center Street, Hickory, NC 28601

 Oktoberfest • Mills River • October 13, 5-10 p.m.

Admission to Sierra Nevada Brewing Company’s festival includes a German-inspired meal; a beer stein; and a drink, pretzel, or cupcake ticket — with additional tickets available for purchase online.

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company 100 Sierra Nevada Way, Mills River, NC 28732

Oktoberfest • Sugar Mountain • October 13-14

Don your most festive attire and head to Sugar Mountain Resort to partake in the fun of this Bavarian-themed event, now in its 28th year.  

Sugar Mountain Resort 1009 Sugar Mountain Drive, Sugar Mountain, NC 28604

Market Street Oktoberfest • Mount Airy • October 28, 4-10 p.m.

Find brews from White Elephant Beer Company and Thirsty Souls Community Brewing at this collaborative event, which will bring traditional German food, live music, and beer to downtown.

Market Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030

Tryon Beer Fest • Tryon • November 3, 12-6 p.m.

Plan ahead and purchase your ticket by November 2 to receive $5 off admission to this seventh annual event. There will be unlimited wine and beer samples, as well as German food available for purchase.

Depot Plaza Depot Street, Tryon, NC 28782



Oktoberfest • Concord • September 28-30

Head to Cabarrus Brewing Company to celebrate fall with a traditional German brass band, a food truck gathering, and steins of Bavarian-style beer.

Cabarrus Brewing Company 329 McGill Avenue Northwest, Concord, NC 28027

Oktoberfest • Pineville • September 28-29, October 5-6 & 12-13

With authentic German food and nearly 40 German beers on its menu, Waldhorn restaurant is the perfect place to celebrate Oktoberfest — complete with polka dancing.

Waldhorn Restaurant 12101 Lancaster Highway, Pineville, NC 28134

Charlotte Oktoberfest • Charlotte • September 29, noon-5 p.m.

More than 75 breweries and cideries have signed up to pour at this Queen City festival, now in its 19th year.

Bojangles’ Coliseum 2700 East Independence Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28205

Oktoberfest • Pittsboro • September 30, 3-7 p.m.

Food and drink samples are included in the admission price to this inaugural festival at Fearrington Village. A portion of the proceeds will go to charities CORA Food Pantry and No Kid Hungry. In addition to tasty German-inspired food created by local chefs, there will also be breweries on hand from both North Carolina and Munich, Germany.

Fearrington Village 2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro, NC 27312

Oktoberfest • Siler City • October 6, 2-8:30 p.m.

Take to the streets of downtown for dancing, games, and shopping while sipping on Four Saints Brewing Company beers and eating Bavarian food.

100-131 South Chatham Avenue, Siler City, NC 27344

Oktoberfest • Kernersville • October 6, 3-6 p.m.

Admission to this German-themed beer and food sampling includes a ticket for a self-guided tour of Körner’s Folly, redeemable on that Saturday or Sunday.

Körner’s Folly 413 South Main Street, Kernersville, NC 27284

Oktoberfest • Fayetteville • October 7, 3-9 p.m.

Find a petting zoo, climbing wall, harvest games, and more at the afternoon portion of this event. When evening falls, adults are welcome to stay for the German food, beer, and music.

St. Patrick Catholic Church 2844 Village Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28304

Oktoberfest • Cary • October 19-20

Flex your muscles in the stein-hoisting contest or lend your voice to the yodeling portion of this festival. A wiener dog race, parade, and polka band will also provide entertainment. 

Town of Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre  • 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary, NC 27518

Oktoberfest • Aberdeen • October 20, 6 p.m.-12 a.m.

Practice your best chicken dance before heading to Railhouse Brewery for drinking games, themed beer, and German-inspired eats.

Railhouse Brewery 105 East South Street, Unit C, Aberdeen, NC 28315

OkLagerFest • Fuquay-Varina • October 27, 12-6 p.m.

Test your stein-hoisting and -racing skills at The Mason Jar Lager Company’s annual lager-only German-themed party.

The Mason Jar Lager Company 341 East Broad Street, Suite 151, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

Kinderfest & Oktoberfest • Pinehurst • October 27, 4-9 p.m.

Bring your whole family along for crafts, face painting, and a Halloween costume contest during Kinderfest from 4-6 p.m., then enjoy stein-related games, German music, and more until 9 p.m.

James W. Tufts Memorial Park 1 Village Green Road West, Pinehurst, NC 28374



Oktoberfest Celebration • Southport • September 29, 3-7 p.m.

Be sure to order a round or two of beers while listening to The Back Porch Rockers at Check Six Brewing Company — the day’s proceeds will be donated to local first responders.  

Check Six Brewing Company 5130 Southport-Supply Road Southeast, Southport, NC 28461

Oktoberfest • New Bern • September 29, 6-10 p.m.

Take part in a traditional stein-holding contest for a good cause — proceeds will support the New Bern Breakfast Rotary Club’s Kicks for Kids fund-raising program.

New Bern Riverfront Convention Center 203 South Front Street, New Bern, NC 28560

Oktoberfest • Greenville • October 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Enjoy food, beer, live entertainment, and a craft fair at this fund-raising event for Meals on Wheels. Purchase a lunch ticket and you’ll also provide two home-delivered lunches for seniors.

Pitt County Senior Center 4551 County Home Road, Greenville, NC 27858

Oktoberfest • Wilmington • October 6, 1-9 p.m.

Pre-order a commemorative stein and T-shirt online, or bring your own stein to fill with freshly tapped beer during this family-friendly festival.

Waterline Brewing Company 721 Surry Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Oktoberfest • Surf City • October 6-7

Receive a free glass when you order a pint of Salty Turtle Beer Company’s Oktoberfest beer during this two-day event. 

Salty Turtle Beer Company 103 Triton Lane, Surf City, NC 28445

Onslow Oktoberfest • Jacksonville • October 19-27

A softball tournament, a tapping-of-the-keg ceremony, a pageant, and children’s programming are all on the schedule for this weeklong celebration.

Riverwalk Park 421 Court Street, Jacksonville, NC 28540

Oysterberfest • Wilmington • October 20, 12-8 p.m.

Celebrate Oktoberfest and oyster season at this unique event, which will combine an oyster roast with German food and seasonal brews.

Wrightsville Beach Brewery 6201 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403

Oktoberfest • Calabash • October 27, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Compete in the arm wrestling, stein-holding, and polka dancing competitions between ordering Bavarian bites and pints.

947 Carter Drive Southwest, Calabash, NC 28467


This story was published on Sep 27, 2018

Katie Schanze

Katie Schanze is an associate editor and digital content editor at Our State.