From music festivals, car races, history, heritage, food and everything in between. Here's your guide.
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October 1, 2016
Oktoberfest would not be complete without music and dancing. This year will feature our main stage filled with entertainment throughout the day and into the night. There will be, of course, the all popular polka bands and traditional sounds of Bavaria in the air, but that’s just a start. There will be music and dancing free for everyone to enjoy, so bring a chair, spread out a blanket, it’s Oktoberfest!
If Birds Can Fly
Three kids from the mountains of Southwest Virginia that love to make music. Find them on Facebook.
Wise Old River
Wise Old River blends a variety of influences and instruments that combine tradition with originality. Find them on Facebook.
East Coast Reggae Jam Rock band, TreeHouse! jams hundreds of shows a year, having shared stages with 311, The Wailers, Steel Pulse, Dirty Heads, SOJA, Pepper, Stick Figure, Passafire, Giant Panda, Less Than Jake, and more, as well as spreading their message to thousands of people who are ready for some homegrown Conscious Music. Find them on Facebook.
Football & Beer, that’s a Tennessee Oktoberfest!
Kingsport Oktoberfest is proud to bring you 5 wide screen TV’s, 120 feet of tables, plenty of chairs all under a 20×40 foot tent right beside the Craft Bier Garden. Come on out and enjoy a few pints and watch some college football.
Advanced Disposal Cornhole Tournament
Advanced Disposal is proud to present the 6th Annual Oktoberfest Cornhole Tournament open to 96 players (novice to expert). So, if you like to throw the corn bags around or you’re ultra competitive, this double elimination tournament is open for play and paying big money. 32 sets of boards with all the equipment provided to compete under Standard ACO Tournament Rules.
Register for Cornhole Tournament
Wiener Dog “Brat Trot” Race
The crowd pleasing Wiener Dog ‘Brat Trot’ Race is expected to be another rousing success. Last year’s event SOLD OUT and this year event is expected to as well, so make sure to register early. This animal-friendly competition for all lovers of wiener dogs will be an exciting event for the entire family and community.
Limited spots for dachshunds with a need for speed and a nose for the finish line!
HOW IT WORKS
Each dog will race approximately 50 feet in heats of five to their owners at the opposite end. The winner of each heat will compete in a final race to determine the winning wiener dog! Oktoberfest ‘Brat Trot’ Trophy will be awarded to the winner, and prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.
Wiener Dog Brat Trot Race Start Time: 3:30PM
Registration fee: $10 per dog/owner, includes German Fedora hat.
Register for the Brat Trot
Das Kid Zone
The Kingsport Oktoberfest is proud to be a festival where adults, families and children are welcome and can enjoy fun filled activities throughout the day. In Das Kid Zone families can listen to music and participate in totally free festivities in a designated no alcohol zone. There are many activities for the entire family.
FREE FAMILY ACTIVITIES ALL DAY LONG
Music, inflatable bounce houses, face-painting, balloon animal twisting, German dance lessons, arts & craft projects, kids cornhole and ladder toss!
Craft Artisan Market & Street Bazaar
More than 25 of finest artisans and craftsmen from around the region including woodworkers, sculptors, jewelers, potters, painters, knitters and more, will showcase their work along Main Street surrounded by Bavarian Cuisine, Craft Bier Garden and plenty of family friendly entertainment.
Calling All Local and Regional Artisans and Craftsman!
If you are an Artisan or Craftsman and would like to participate in the 2016 Kingsport Oktoberfest Craft Artisan Market, email firstname.lastname@example.org and request your registration form. Be sure to include “Artisan Market” in the subject field, provide your full name, phone number and a brief description of your craft.
The Oktoberfest Food Court features Bavarian cuisine, including Bratwurst, Knackwurst, German Potato Salad, Sauerkraut and Hot Pretzels. To help wash it down, an ample supply of authentic craft beverages will be flowing all day long. If Bavarian cuisine’s not your preference; hot dogs, hamburgers, soda, cotton candy, kettle corn, caramel apples, and other festive foods will be on hand for you to enjoy.