October 14, 2017
Are children allowed at this event?
Oktoberfest is a beer festival and we do not encourage attendees under the age of 21. Children 7 and under may enter the festival at no cost, and anyone between the ages of 8 and 21 is required to purchase a designated driver ticket/child ($15). No exceptions.
Are tickets refundable?
All ticket sales are final.
What hotel options are available?
Hotels are booking fast for Oktoberfest weekend. We recommend booking your room ASAP. Downtown hotels within walking distance of the festival area include:
- Aloft Asheville
- Haywood Park Hotel
- Hilton Garden Inn
- Hyatt Place
- Hotel Indigo
- Renaissance Asheville Hotel
Where should I park?
We recommend parking in the city garages. The first hour is free and each garage and $1 per hour after that. There is also a Buncombe County garage on College Street adjcent to the venue. See our parking and transit page for details about garages.
We also encourage attendees to utilize taxi or Uber services. Please save these numbers:
- Checker Cab: 828-232-4476
- Yellow Cab: 828-253-3311
- Blue Bird Cab: 828-258-8331
- AVL Bike Taxi: 828-777-5115
- Uber (download app)
When purchasing multiple tickets, I was asked for names of each attendee. Can I purchase additional tickets without providing the names of those attendees?
Yes. Please just fill in your name, or a filler name. The ticket holder does not have to be registered in the same name as the ticket. However, all attendees must bring a valid ID to verify your age in order to get into the festival area.
Will food be available?
Yes, food is available for purchase. We will have some German-inspired options as well as pretzels, bratwursts and more.
What does my ticket get me?
Your Asheville Oktoberfest ticket includes a complimentary tasting mug, and opportunity to taste a variety of local beers in their own bier gardens. There will also be live entertainment throughout the day from Lagerhosen. There will also be games and activities. Your ticket does not include food, t-shirt or any other merchandise that will be available for sale.
Are dogs allowed in the event?
No, dogs are not allowed in the event area.
Can I volunteer?
Yes! Volunteer opportunities here. Volunteer opportuntities will be open for Oktoberfest within 1 month of the event.