Chattanooga Oktoberfest®

Coming Soon—Saturday AND Sunday

October 14th and 15th
First Horizon Pavilion

For Immediate Release – Chattanooga, Tennessee 

The Chattanooga Market will present its 22nd annual Chattanooga Oktoberfest® with a 2-day festival on Saturday, October 14th and Sunday, October 15th. The weekend is a celebration that is uniquely Chattanoogan and includes lively German accents, bringing back thousands of Chattanooga Oktoberfest fans each year. It’s a chance to dress up in German costume—kids and adults alike—and chicken dance the day (or evening) away while enjoying the season’s first brat or German beer.

The traditional Chattanooga Market vendors will be a part too, both Saturday and even more on Sunday. Hundreds of makers, farms, and food artisans participate to make the weekend a festive day of entertainment and shopping. Shoppers can expect seasonal treats such as Bavarian pretzels, apple streudel, apple cider and fall produce.

Admission to this annual event is free, making it truly a fall festival not-to-miss. German attire is highly encouraged; fedora hats, and other German accessories will be sold at the festival.

Fan favorite, The Wustbrats Oompah Band, will return under the big tent at the festival entrance. The band plays all weekend long, with plenty of chicken dancing for the whole family. Polka dancing is a must, and there will be a few free lessons over the course of the weekend.

Together with media partners HITS96 and Sunny 92.3, the center stage will be active all weekend long with live music and games for all ages. Favorites are the stein hoisting contest, brat toss and the beer stein race with prizes awarded for winners.

Saturday evening at 7pm, under the main tent, the annual Mr. and Ms. Chattanooga Oktoberfest Contest will be held and emcee’d by Natalie and Gino of HITS96. An applause-based, casual and fun contest, it’s a “see and be seen” sort of event. Interested individuals simply report to the tent at 6:45pm to jump into the fun.


Bavarian cuisine will be sold by many local vendors, and additional varieties of cuisine will be available to please any palate. The finest food artisans in our area will be creating German inspired specialties.

Chattanooga Oktoberfest® is known for an expansive selection of local and seasonal beers, with dozens of different varieties. Guests can enjoy the covered Bier Garten with plenty of seating.  A commemorative beer stein will be sold to handle plenty of refills at the many beer booth locations.

Admission to Chattanooga Oktoberfest is FREE.
This is a card only (no cash) event. All major credit and debit cards, apple/google pay are accepted.
German costume is highly recommended!
Hours: Saturday, October 14th, 10am-8pm and Sunday, October 15th, 11am-5pm
Look for Chattanooga Oktoberfest® merchandise for sale, including commemorative glass beer steins, fedora hats, head garlands, t-shirts and more, while they last.
No pets are allowed inside the pavilion–compliance is appreciated. for more.