OktOBERfest at Ober Gatlinburg is the best way to experience the Smoky Mountains in the fall! Changing leaves and cooler temperatures make it the perfect time to visit the area and enjoy this indoor/outdoor festival!

Ober Gatlinburg’s 9th Annual OktOBERfest will be held from September 21-October 28, 2018. This beloved event takes place every October and celebrates some of the time-honored traditions of the original OktOBERfest in Munich, Germany. There are plenty of activities and lots of fun to be had by visitors of all ages.

One of the highlights of OktOBERfest is the food. Most of the food is German inspired and is derived from recipes and cuisine from traditional Bavarian festivals. Cuisine includes but is not limited to schnitzel, bratwurst, strudel, turkey legs, pretzels and sauerkraut.  During this month-long celebration, along with multiple daily shows, our Seasons Of Ober Restaurant switches to their OktOBERfest menu.

A great accompaniment to the food is beer. An Outdoor Bier Garten is open for beer sampling for festival-goers who are 21 and over. Different featured breweries will be included each weekend, with a company representative from each of these present on Saturdays.

Along with the authentic German cuisine and beer, you can also look forward to outdoor games and the Bavarian Fun Makers Oompah Band.  The band dresses in authentic lederhosen while performing traditional Bavarian folk dances, oompah music, sing-a-longs, yodels, and more! They have multiple performances daily during OktOBERfest.

If German food isn’t for you, there are other eateries on site that will offer meals suited to your taste and overall budget.


… And, of course, along with great memories, you’ll want to take home souvenirs of this month-long celebration. We have a wide variety of OktOBERfest  souvenir apparel, gifts and accessories available in our outdoor vendor tent.

Inside the mall, you’ll also want to check out our retail shops … most especially our unique and specific “Beer Necessities” kiosk,  which provides an eclectic selection of gifts and accessories for the true beer ( or “bier” ) aficionado. 

Bier Garten open 10:00am till 6:00pm Mon – Fri * … 10:00am till 7:00pm Saturday * … Noon till 6:00pm Sundays *

Outdoor games, including inflatables, open 10:00am till 5:00pm Mon – Thu *… 10:00am till 7:00pm Fri – Sun *

Free Face Painting on Saturday & Sunday ! *

* PLEASE NOTE: Hours & Closing times for OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES (Bier Garten, Games, etc …) are WEATHER PERMITTING … Please Call

Show Times for the Bavarian Funmakers Oompah Band in the Seasons of Ober Restaurant:

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday at 1:00pm and 5:00pm

Tuesday at 1:00, 3:00 and 5:00pm

Friday through Sunday at 1:00, 3:00, 5:00 and 7:00pm

Recommended seating 30 minutes before performance


$20 for each for a  Beer Card.

You must be 21 or older with photo ID.

You may choose from either 4 – 16oz beers or 8 – 7oz beers.

Boot of Beer  Approx 24oz … $14.95  ($7.00 refills)

Choose from any of the different styles of beers in the Bier Garden.

Beer Served in Bier Garten:

(may change due to availability)

Bud Light         Michelob Ultra

Schulz Brau Dunkel       Schulz Brau Pilsner

Schulz Brau Oktoberfest     Yuengling Oktoberfest

Cottonwood Pumpkin        Highland Oatmeal

Leinenlugel Oktoberfest       Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest

Angry Orchard       Sam Adams Oktoberfest

Yee Haw Dunkel      Warsteiner

Spaten Oktoberfest       Frankensteiner

Hosbrau Oktoberfest



Specialty Breweries with reps on property every Saturday:

All 6 Saturdays – Schulz Brau Brewing Company

Sep 22 – Yee-Haw/ Charles Ellis (Brewing Company)

Sep 28 – Sam Adams/ Jackie Mink (Brewery)

Oct 6 – Brewers Jam/ No rep

Oct 13 – Highland/ Donald Craig – Grubbs  (Brewing Company)

Oct 20 – Schulz Brau /Nikko Schulz ( Brewing Company)

Oct 27 – Sierra Nevada/ Russ Torbett (Brewing Company)

When you have had your fill of yodeling, schnitzel and Bavarian beer, you can enjoy everything else that Ober Gatlinburg has to offer. Some of the activities include the new Ski Mountain Coaster, the indoor Ice Skating Rink, the Alpine Slide, the Chair Swing, the Scenic Chairlift, the Amaze’n Maze, Mini-Golf, a full arcade, and the Wildlife Encounter. Remember to bring your camera along to capture the memories, as well as the gorgeous views from high above the city of Gatlinburg.

OktOBERfest is an event you won’t want to miss! Allow Ober Gatlinburg to provide you with an experience that you will never forget!