In September and October, Charlotte is normally are bursting with Oktoberfest celebrations. You’ll find them at breweries, restaurants, music venues and more.
At some of these celebrations you can enjoy beer that’s not available other times of years. At some you can enjoy wiener dog racing, beer stein hoisting competitions, and more.
But, the celebrations are a bit fewer and further between this year.
Traditionally, Oktoberfest is an annual 16-18 day folk festival in Munich, held in mid or late September to the first weekend in October. Large quantities of beer are consumed at Oktoberfest. There are also amusement rides, live music, traditional foods, and games.
The first Oktoberfest was held on October 12th, 1810, to celebrate the marriage of King Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen.
Of course, Oktoberfest has grown since then. The Munich festival is huge, and you’ll find celebrations all over the world.
But not so much this year. Even the Munich festival has been canceled.
But we have been able to find a few places in the Charlotte area that are holding Oktoberfest celebrations, with modifications to make them safe.
Know of more Oktoberfest celebrations that should be added to the list? Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll try to get it on.
Interested in fall festivals, haunted trails, pumpkin patches and Halloween parties, as well as free events every day in the Charlotte area? Check out the following links (and then, scroll down for the Oktoberfest list.)