It’s full-blown stein and schnitzel season around Knoxville. If you’ve been looking for an excuse to get your inner party animal out, it’s time, amigos. The annual, weeks-long ode to Germany’s Oktoberfest has begun. 

The Oktoberfest calls for extensive celebrations with bratwurst, crisp pints, polka dancing, and live music. So the coming few days are a perfect excuse to bust out lederhosen.

If you’re wondering which door to knock on first, we have a full roster of Oktoberfest events. Explore the places you can visit in Knoxville to celebrate Oktoberfest the authentic way!

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Breweries & Distilleries $
126 Bernard Ave, Knoxville TN, 37917
Dust off your dirndl and lederhosen to attend the most iconic Oktoberfest in town. Schulz Bräu Oktoberfest is a two-week long festival where the host religiously follows Munich traditions. The fest began on Sep 17 and will go on until Oct 3.
Throughout the length of the festival, you can also indulge in stein hoisting contests, brat-eating contests, outfit competitions, and trivia. If you like to take away new experiences, this German brewery and distillery are quite popular for their 5 am Barrel-Tapping ceremony.
Balter Beerworks
Bar & Restaurant $$
100 S Broadway St, Knoxville TN, 37902
Balter rehabilitated an old service station and turned it into a welcoming environment that celebrates craft beers and delicious food. Keeping the Oktoberfest spirit alive, they’re hosting the specialties till Oct 20.
Their special Oktoberfest menu adds a twist to the taste of the culinary creations of the cultural celebration. Do not forget to chug their Oktoberfest beer.
10943 Kingston Pike, Knoxville TN, 37934
Just like every year, the local’s favorite, The Farragut pub, is hosting the much-awaited Oktoberfest at their premises. They celebrate the German festival with large tents along its Kingston Pike lawn.

Join this family-friendly event with your loved ones for 3 days. The festivities began on Sep 30 and will continue until Oct 2. Your weekend is sorted here!