October 6, 2018
Guten tag! The 2018 Asheville Oktoberfest will be held at Pack Square Park in Downtown Asheville on Saturday, October 6 from 1-6pm. All ticket sales are final. Tickets include 2oz samples (regulated by NC Alcoholic Beverage Commission), your stein tasting glass, entertainment and activities.
This event typically sells out. We recommend getting your tickets early. We will offer both general admission and VIP tickets.
CONTEST ALERT! Buy your tickets to Oktoberfest by Saturday, September 29 and you'll be entered to win a VIP Upgrade for two and two passes to the OMNI Grove Park Inn Spa. That's a sweet prize!
List of participants (more to be added and list subject to change)
Aviator Brewing Co.
Blue Ridge Cold Brew
Bold Rock Hard Cider
Catawba Brewing Co.
Chateau Ste. Michelle (wine)
Currahee Brewing Co.
Devil's Foot Beverages (non-alcoholic craft sodas)
Eluvium Brewing Co.
French Broad Brewery
Green River Booch (kombucha)
Habitat Brewing Co.
Highland Brewing Co.
Lagunita's Brewing Company
Lazy Hiker Brewing Co.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Upcountry Brewing Co.
Urban Orchard Cider Co.
Whistle Hop Brewing Co.
Wicked Weed Brewing
Local AVL food vendors inlcude Cecilia's Kitchen, D.O.G.S, Haus Heildleberg, and Blunt's Pretzels.
Games and activities are shaping up. More info to come soon. Sam Adams is back with the official Stein Hoist competition. Preliminary rounds will be held at their booth and finals on the stage. If your time is one of the best in the nation, you could move on to the national competition.
Are children allowed at this event?
Oktoberfest is a beer festival and we do not encourage attendees under the age of 21. Children 6 and under may enter the festival at no cost, and anyone between the ages of 8 and 21 is required to purchase a child or designated driver ticket ($10). 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
- Cambria Hotel
- Haywood Park Hotel
- Hilton Garden Inn
- Hyatt Place
- Hotel Indigo
- Renaissance Asheville Hotel
Where should I park?
We recommend parking in the city garages. There is also a Buncombe County garage on College Street adjcent to the venue. See our parking and transit page for details about garages.
The First Baptist Church Youth Group will hold a fundraiser and offer parking nearby at 5 Oak Street for $5.
We also encourage attendees to utilize taxi, Uber or Lyft.
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, ciders, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. There will also be live entertainment throughout the day from The Mountain Top Polka Band, as well as 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.