Oktoberfest Nashville 2017

Oktoberfest Nashville 2017
What’s Cookin’ Germantown
October 13, 14, and 15 2017




Friday, Oct. 13 – 2pm to 10pm

Saturday, Oct. 14 – 10am to 10pm

Sunday, Oct. 15 – 10am to 8pm

Oktoberfest Germantown Nashville 2017

Here are a few highlights of the Nashville Oktoberfest:


VIP is the Ultimate All-Access Pass to the Oktoberfest, Nashville’s Oldest Festival & Biggest Party! Free Beer, Free Food, Free Commemorative Stein, Free Beer Tasting Sessions & Tasting Glass -> plus access to the VIP Lounge and Air Conditioned VIP Bathrooms.

Discounted prices available in advance. Regular priced tickets will be available at the event if not sold out. Gate price for the 1 Day VIP Pass is $99 and the 3 Day VIP Pass is $149. Buy early to save!


Help us celebrate Paulaner Brewery’s 500th Anniversary!  This year, we have more German beer at Oktoberfest than ever before.  All of our Draft Beer Stations will serving Paulaner and Hacker Pschorr brews imported straight from Germany! A special highlight this year is Paulaner’s Oktoberfest Wies’n, which is only brewed once per year in Munich.

Or visit our Beer Garden featuring 18-20 bottled beers from 10 different breweries. The Draft Beer Stations & the Beer Gardens are in public, free admission areas of the festival.


Each day of the Oktoberfest, we are featuring a 3 hour Beer Tasting inside the Oktoberfest Beer Garden. Participants can sample and enjoy as much as they like during the tasting session. Included is a souvenir Beer Tasting Glass etched with the 2017 Oktoberfest logo.  Beer Tastings are an exclusive part of our VIP Tickets.


More than 35 German, international and specialty food vendors will be at the Oktoberfest. We also have some of Nashville’s most popular food trucks participating in 2017! Visit our food page to see a listing of all participating food vendors.


The parade will begin at 1pm on Saturday, starting at the corner of 7th Ave North and Monroe St.  Heading this year’s parade will be Nashville Mayor Megan Barry! Get details and map location on the parade page. FREE TO ATTEND!


Take part in Tennessee’s 2nd largest 5K Run! The race is held on Saturday at 8 a.m. This is the 17th annual race through the streets of downtown Nashville.  Participants enjoy a free tshirt and celebratory beer (after the race, of course!). Sign up early to save on the race fee.


Three stages playing traditional German music all weekend! In addition to the Live German Music Stages, we have karaoke stages throughout the festival. For a full schedule of music and bands, please visit the music page below:


The Oktoberfest welcomes more than 110 specialty arts and crafts vendors this year, including members of TACA, the Tennessee Arts and Craft Association. Admission is free at Oktoberfest, so come see what Tennessee artisans are known for!


Oktoberfest is a family-friendly event! First stop for the kids is our Kinder Play Areas, which includes TWO Kids Zone sponsored by Nashville Parent Magazine. The Kids Zones have huge outdoor inflatables and kids activities.  Middle Tennessee Knockerball is also featuring a fun play area for kids and adults alike. Details on the Kids page linked below:


Ride Nashville’s only beer slide at the Oktoberfest! Ride for fun, or compete in the competition to be the Oktoberfest Beer Slide Champion. The Beer Slide is located in Morgan Park, just beside the Music Stage located at 5th and Taylor streets.  Additional details will be posted here soon.


A new annual tradition at the Nashville Oktoberfest! On Saturday at 3pm – at the Main Music Stage (7th & Monroe). Contestants compete to see who can eat the most Bratwursts in 10 minutes. Entry forms and details available here:


Saturday at 1pm as part of the Oktoberfest Parade. Dress up your pooch for an afternoon of fun! Prizes will be awarded in four different categories. FREE TO WATCH, come help vote for a winner!  Learn more or register your pet to participate:


Sunday starting at 3pm in Morgan Park. An annual Family Favorite at the Oktoberfest! Free to attend, the annual Wiener Dog races are a ton of fun! Proceeds benefit a local animal rescue charity in Germantown. FREE TO ATTEND! Learn more or register your pet to participate:


Visit our FAQ Page for answers to common questions people ask about the Nashville Oktoberfest.


Get directions to the festival, see FREE parking locations, and festival grounds.


Several city streets will be closed for the weekend in and around Germantown during Nashville Oktoberfest. For parking and road closure information, visit.

NASHVILLE, TN – German culture in a southern setting is the backdrop for the Nashville Oktoberfest, returning to historic Germantown Oct. 7, 8 & 9, where festival goers eat, drink and celebrate their German heritage (or lack of it). A Tennessee tradition since 1980, the Oktoberfest is Nashville’s oldest festival and the Largest Fall Festival in the South!

“This year we’re incorporating more activities like the Oktoberfest Beer Slide, which will be Nashville’s only, and a Bratwurst Eating Contest – plus more than 35 restaurant & food vendors on site and more than 110 craft booths,” states Michael King, event producer and the owner of Monell’s Restaurants in Nashville. “Of course one of the main staples at Oktoberfest is the beer, and this year we are celebrating the 500th anniversary of Paulaner Brewery. Every Draft Beer Station has 3 kinds of Paulaner beer imported from Germany – plus a special Oktoberfest brew from Munich. This year we’ve got nine Draft Beer Stations, plus Beer Tasting Gardens featuring 10 breweries and 18 different beers!” adds King.

The Nashville Oktoberfest is spread out over nine blocks in the historic neighborhood of Germantown just outside of downtown. The event caters to adults and kids of all ages. Two separate areas will be dedicated to children’s activities and feature Kids Zones, sponsored by Nashville Parent Magazine.

Another big draw is the free live music. There are three separate music stages at the event – each featuring German music and famous Oktoberfest Oompah bands.

More than 150,000 people are expected to attend and admission is FREE to the public. Visitors can purchase a VIP pass for the ultimate Oktoberfest experience. This year the VIP access areas are expanding with the VIP Lounge offering complimentary catered food and beer, access to the Beer Tasting Garden with unlimited tastings inside a three hour session, plus a commemorative 1 liter Nashville Oktoberfest Stein.


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Getting ready for Music City Food & Wine day!! Today we’ve got @BongoBakery with us! Come see em! Bongo Java is Nashville’s oldest and most celebrated coffeehouse. Located in the hip Belmont/Hillsboro Village neighborhood across the street from Belmont University, the café is a gathering place for residents, students, musicians, artists and a few employed people as well.


The cafe opened Sunday, March 28, 1993 at 4pm and became world famous in December 1996 for the discovery of The Nun Bun, a cinnamon bun that many believe looks remarkably like Mother Teresa. This café or its sister store, Fido, have been named “Best Coffeehouse” by the Nashville Scene every year from 1994 to 2012.

Upstairs at Bongo is Nashville’s most intimate theater and music venue, the separately run Bongo After Hours Theatre.


Hattie B’s Hot Chicken
Total Time: 8 hr 45 min
Prep: 15 min
Inactive: 8 hr
Cook: 30 min
Yield:4 servings
For the dry brine:
1 whole chicken (about 3 pounds), washed, patted dry and cut into quarters
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
For the dip:
1 cup whole milk
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon Louisiana-style hot sauce
For the dredge:
2 cups all-purpose flour
Sea salt
Vegetable oil, for frying
For the spicy coating:
1/2 cup lard, melted and heated (or hot frying oil)
3 tablespoons cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Pickle slices, for serving
Dry-brine the chicken: In a bowl, toss the chicken pieces with 1 tablespoon kosher salt and 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper; cover and refrigerate overnight or up to 24 hours.
Make the dip and dredge: In a bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs and hot sauce. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and 2 teaspoons sea salt.
Dredge the chicken in the flour mixture, then dip in the milk mixture, then in the flour mixture again, shaking off the excess after each step.
Heat the vegetable oil in a deep-fryer to 325 degrees F. Set a wire rack on top of a rimmed baking sheet and set aside. Working in batches, lower the chicken into the fryer and fry until crisp, 15 to 17 minutes for breast quarters and 18 to 20 minutes for leg quarters. Remove the chicken and let it drain on the rack.
Make the spicy coating: Carefully ladle the lard or frying oil into a medium heatproof bowl and whisk in the cayenne pepper, brown sugar, 3/4 teaspoon sea salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, the paprika and garlic powder. Baste the spice mixture over the hot fried chicken and serve immediately; garnish with pickles.
Photograph by Evan Sung
Recipe from Fried & True by Lee Brian Schrager with Adeena Sussman. Copyright (c) 2014 by Lee Brian Schrager. By Arrangement with Clarkson Potter/Publishers, a division of Random House, LLC for Food Network Magazine.

Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/hattie-bs-hot-chicken.html?oc=linkback



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Nuit Belge – Nashville March 12th 2016

Nuit Belge – Nashville March 12th 2016


Nuit Belge returns to Nashville for year two on March 12, 2016 and will once again be hosted at Marathon Music Works. Those that attended last year know what a blast this event was and are certain to not miss out! For year two you can expect several new restaurants, special beer offerings, and more. Tickets are on sale now and are certain to sell out in advance as they are once again very limited.

Nuit Belge Nashville

The inaugural Nuit Belge, took place on the evening of March 14th, 2015 at Marathon Music Works in Nashville, TN. The event featured Belgian beers and Nashville’s finest cuisine. The event was limited to only 500 guests and sold out. It offered a very unique opportunity to sample Belgian beers paired with small plates from thirteen of Nashville’s top restaurants and the acclaimed Blackberry Farm. All guests received a tulip glass upon entry to be used for tastings, as well as a festival guide, which provided details on food and beer being served. Additionally, we offered a raw bar, cheese tasting by Whole Foods Market, and chocolate tasting by Olive & Sinclair Chocolate.

Marathon Music Works

Nuit Belge Nashville

Ticket prices range from $99-$139 and include entry, tasting glass, festival program, and all food/beverage.

This is a 21+ event and proper ID is required for entrance.

Dress to impress (no shorts,t-shirts,or flip flops).

About Marathon Music Works

Since opening in November of 2011, the multi-use space has graciously hosted some of the best concerts & events in Nashville.  Marathon Music Works is dedicated to the continued support of live music and events, our amazing neighborhood, and our city, Nashville, TN.


  • 14,000 sqft of usable event space
  • 1,500 standing capacity
  • VIP Mezzanine overlooking main room
  • (2) sets of restrooms
  • (2) bar areas with full bar service
  • (3) dressing rooms with full bath
  • Ample parking directly behind venue and along street
  • Partially furnished catering kitchen
  • Industrial chic interior finish
  • Interior/exterior brick walls, high beam ceiling, polished concrete flooring
  • 80’ deck
  • 40’x 30’ stage
  • Unobstructed view of stage from all angles
  • Roll up door & truck dock for loading / unloading
  • State of the art sound and LED stage lighting


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