With breathtaking colors and crisp, refreshing air, the Great Smoky Mountains are a fantastic place to visit in the fall. If you are planning an Autumn vacation, the 2014 OktOBERfest is the perfect seasonal celebration!
This fall event in Gatlinburg will be held from September 26 through November 2 at the Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Amusement Park, 1339 Ski Mountain Road, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738. There will be plenty of food, drink, and entertainment giving you the feeling that you are in an authentic European setting.
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What to Expect at the 2014 OktOBERfest
This year’s festivities include traditional Bavarian folk dances, oompah music, sing-alongs, and yodeling. Authentic German food such as bratwurst, schnitzel, sauerkraut, strudel, and pretzels, will be served along with Oktoberfest beers on tap! The Bavarian Fun Makers Band, dressed in authentic costumes, will be performing for your enjoyment. Show times are Monday through Thursday at 1 pm and 5 pm; Friday through Sunday at Noon, 2 pm, 4 pm, and 6 pm.
A 204 Year Tradition
The tradition of Oktoberfest began as a celebration of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Bavaria in October 1810. Festivities were held in the field in front of the city gates and included a horse race. The horse race was held each year after that, and this annual celebration became the Oktoberfest we know today. This fall event in Gatlinburg has been a Smoky Mountain tradition since the 1980s when the Heidelberg Castle operated its restaurant at Ober.
Where to Stay Near Ober Gatlinburg
If you want to enjoy the exquisite scenery of the Great Smoky Mountains in a luxurious setting, we invite you to stay at Timber Tops Luxury Cabins. Timber Tops offers cabins in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville, just minutes away from OktOBERfest 2014. Our cabins come with the very best amenities including hot tubs, Jacuzzis, saunas, spas, private indoor heated pools, game rooms, home theaters, plasma TV’s, Play Stations, and high speed internet. To start planning your Autumn vacation in the Smokies, give us a call at 877-549-6775.