NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Saturday was a great day to enjoy German heritage in Germantown at the 36th annual Nashville Oktoberfest .Live polka music, lederhosen, and lots of beer can be found at the annual festival to honor German history in the Music City.
“We are both from German heritage so we figured it is Oktoberfest, we can’t go to Munich, we might as well go to Nashville,” said festival attendee Leroy Orth.
The three-day event is expected to draw 100,000 people to Germantown. In fact, this is the oldest annual festival in Nashville and one of the largest in the south, according to Oktoberfest organizers.
There are all types of German food, crafts and German music on three different stages. Oktoberfest became so popular organizers added an extra day last year, making it a three-day festival.The festival wraps up Saturday at 10 p.m. The gates will reopen Sunday at 11 a.m. and the event is free to the public.