Held annually in Munich, Oktoberfest is the world’s largest beer festival and fair, running from late September to the first weekend in October. The 16-day folk festival has been held since 1810 and regularly attracts more than 6 million people from around the world each year. The event is so popular that thousands of other cities have felt compelled to join in the celebration over the decades, making Oktoberfest one of the most widely celebrated, annual secular events in the world.
Savannah Oktoberfest, held annually since 1983, is a two-day celebration of all things Bavarian … Savannah-style, of course!
Beginning this year on Friday, October 2nd, and continuing through the weekend to Sunday, October 4th at 5pm, River Street will take a Tyrolean turn with plenty of beer, bratwurst, lederhosen, oompah (you can’t have Oktoberfest without at least a little oompah), and the traditional running of the wieners.
Dogs, that is.
No Savannah Oktoberfest would complete without Savannah’s famous Wiener Dog Races, scheduled to begin at 10am Saturday, October 3rd at Morrell Park on the east end of River Street. If you’ve never seen the hilarious and compelling spectacle of long bodied, short-legged dogs running like mad, en masse … well, you ought to.
Other attractions at the Savannah Oktoberfest will include live music, bratwurst tastings, clogging, chicken dancing, food vendors, arts & crafts exhibitors, fireworks, a wide selection of beers at the River Street Beer Garden, and more, all in the spirit of the original Munich event. Don’t miss out!
Savannah Oktoberfest on River Street
October 2 – 4, 2015
Friday: 4pm to 10pm (fireworks will begin at 9:30pm)
Saturday: 10am to 10pm
Sunday: 10am to 5pm
Savannah Oktoberfest Lodging
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