NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) –

Germantown is hosting its annual Oktoberfest this weekend, and more than 100,000 people are expected to attend.

The festivities, which span over eight blocks in the neighborhood, kick off on Friday night.

The event has been a Tennessee tradition since 1980 and is considered to be one of the biggest fall festivals in the South.

Visitors can take a zip line down Monroe Street, check out the 100-plus craft booths or enjoy one of the three beer tasting gardens.

There will be three separate music stages, with some highlighting traditional German music.

Admission is free, but visitors can buy VIP passes. Click here for more information.

The opening parade starts at 6 p.m. Friday in front of Christie Cookie headquarters.

Source: 100,000 expected to attend Oktoberfest in Germantown – KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff