Dust off your lederhosen, dirndls and chicken-dancing shoes, the Asheville Downtown Association’s Oktoberfest celebration is back and bigger than ever for 2014. Taking place Saturday, October 11 from 1-6 pm on Coxe Avenue, the ADA already has a host returning breweries lined up, including Asheville Brewing Company, Catawba Brewing Company, French Broad Brewery, Green Man Brewery, Highland Brewing Company, Hi-Wire Brewing, Lexington Avenue Brewery (LAB), Oskar Blues Brewery, Pisgah Brewing and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. Traditional German lagers from Spatan-Franziskaner and wines from Chateau Ste. Michelle will also be available.
Cider will be making an appearance this year with Noble Hard Cider pouring, and newcomers Twin Leaf Brewery will be making their Asheville Oktoberfest debut as well.
Of course, no Oktoberfest celebration would be complete with out the get down sounds of traditional “oompah music” from the Stratton Mountain Boys, as well as plenty of German treats from local food vendors. Oktoberfest also marks the annual Brewery Battle, with area brewers battling it out to take home the DAS BOOT trophy.
Online ticket sales have ended, but there will be about 100 tickets on sale Saturday, Oct. 11, beginning at noon at the festival site on Coxe Avenue, near Hilliard Ave. $40 each cash or credit.
Festival organizers want to remind you that ALL ATTENDEES MUST HAVE ID. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Oktoberfest is a 21 and over festival, so 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. Prosit!
What: Asheville Downtown Association‘s Oktoberfest Celebration
Where: Taking place on Coxe Avenue, near the Hilliard Ave. intersection.
When: 1-6 pm, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014