OktOBERfest returns at Ober Gatlinburg now thru November 2

oktoberfest-logoGATLINBURG (press release)—OktOBERfest returns to its Gatlinburg-style roots with 38 days of merrymaking from September 26 through Nov. 2, 2014 as the resort commemorates the 204th anniversary of the popular festival held in Munich, Germany.

The Bavarian Fun Makers Band, in authentic costumes, will perform traditional Bavarian folk dances, schuhplattling, oompah music, sing-a-longs, yodels and more with daily shows and multiple performances every day during Oktoberfest. Special Oktoberfest biers will be served along with traditional German wurst, schnitzel, sauerkraut, strudel, pretzels and more.

Show Times for Ober restaurant:
Monday – Thursday: 1 p.m. & 5 p.m.
Friday – Sunday: 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. & 7 p.m. (seating 30 minutes prior to showtime)

Outdoor Bier Garten:
Thursday –  Sunday: Noon – 6 p.m. with live entertainment outside.

In addition to a variety of OktOBERfest biers on tap each weekend, Ober will also feature German-style wines. Each weekend will highlight specialty biers from Blackhorse, Saw Works, Paulner, Cottonwood, Highland, and Sam Adams. To round out the OktOBERfest experience, play ladderball, cornhole, other children’s games free of charge, including a bounce house.

OktOBERfest was a popular event when the Heidelberg Castle operated its restaurant at Ober Gatlinburg in the 1980s. The original Munich Oktoberfest was not really a festival at all, but the public celebration of the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Bavaria on October 17, 1810. Held on a large meadow named the Theresienwiese in Munich, the party featured a horse race, beer, food, music and dancing. Anniversary celebrations continues each year, usually starting in late September and ending in the first week of October with some six million people attending annually.OktoberFest at Ober

Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area and Amusement Park is Tennessee’s only ski area and continues to be a favored year-round destination. Ober offers skiing, snowboarding, and tubing in the winter and an alpine slide, scenic chairlift, chair swing, maze, water raft rides and mini-golf in the summer. Year round, one can see animals at the Wildlife Encounter, play arcade games and ice skate at Ober’s indoor ice rink.

The first Oktoberfest was not really a festival at all, but the public celebration of the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Bavaria on October 17, 1810. Held on a large meadow named the Theresienwiese in Munich, the party featured a horse race, beer, food, music and dancing.  Anniversary celebrations continues each year, usually starting in late September and ending in the first week of October with some six million people attending annually.

For more information on OktOBERfest call 865-436-5423 or visit www.obergatlinburg.com.

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