How To Maypole Dance

Another big German tradition for Oktoberfest is a Maypole dance! With just three simple steps, you can create this dance for many to enjoy during the celebration. Put the maypole together. To do this you will need a tall pole and strong ribbons. First, plant the pole in the desired spot. Second, attach the ribbons…

How To Wear Lederhosen & Dirndls

When it comes to bringing out-of-the-country ideas into our festivals in the United States, we need to do a lot of research. There are many kinds of European traditions that are used within our borders. One of those traditions is Oktoberfest brought in from Germany.   Oktoberfest is a yearly autumn festival held in Munich,…

Interviewing Our Staff

Name: Tomarkkus Faulkner From: Almanance, North Carolina   Tomarkkus is a Ski Instructor for Ober Gatlinburg. Everyone that he works with says how much of an outgoing person and wonderful employee he is. He doesn’t complain about working or even doing extra work. Joe Ventimiglia, Director of Ski School, knows that when he calls Tomarkkus…