Ober Gatlinburg will celebrate Oktoberfest with a month-long festival featuring Bavarian-style food, drink and music. The resort commemorates the 200th anniversary of the festival held in Munich, Germany with weekend activities throughout the month of October. The Bavarian Fun Makers Band will be dressed in authentic costumes, will perform traditional Bavarian folk dances, schuhplattling, oompah music, sing-a-longs, yodels and more with shows at 1, 4 and 6 p.m. every weekend.
Special Oktoberfest Biers will be served along with traditional German wurst, schnitzel, sauerkraut, strudel, pretzels and more. Oktoberfest was a popular event when the Heidelberg Castle operated its restaurant at Ober Gatlinburg in the 1980s, and for some of the Bavarian Fun Makers Band, it will be like coming home as they are part of the original band.