So you think that Oktoberfest is just a festival centered around drinking beer and getting drunk? Well, if that is all you think this fantastic celebration has to offer, then you are highly mistaken. Oktoberfest is a historic celebration that has evolved over the centuries and continues to be a celebration that is growing around the world. Take our Nashville Oktoberfest for example, what started out as small little festival has grown into one of the biggest in the United States. This is because Oktoberfest is more than just a beer festival. It has so much more to offer and that is why we want to debunk some of the common misconceptions that people have regarding this amazing celebration. 

It is Just a Beer Festival

As we stated above, Oktoberfest is more than just a beer festival. Sure, beer plays a huge role during the festival, but there is so much more to experience during the festival. Think of it more like a huge carnival. Walking down the streets of Nashville Oktoberfest, you will encounter a multitude of vendors offering up their various goods and food vendors selling delicious foods, both German and other fair foods. There are plenty of activities to keep you busy during the days like our famous beer slide, parades, and the Dachshund Derby. There are stages full of music and dancing to keep the good times rolling as well. So you see, an Oktoberfest celebration is much more than just a beer festival.

It is Just for Adults

Since most people usually carry the first misconception in their head, they will accompany it with this one. They think that because it is just a beer festival that it would not be a great place to bring the entire family. False. Nashville Oktoberfest is a full family affair, and we love seeing the entire family come in the Oktoberfest spirit. This celebrations is a great time dress everyone up in dirndls and lederhosen and come enjoy all the Bavarian fun. We even set up an entire kids zone so that your children have a place to bounce around and experience everything Oktoberfest has to offer. The parades are also a great experience for the entire family to enjoy. 

As we head into 2019, throw away your misconceptions of what Oktoberfest is and come experience something truly awesome. We know that these misconceptions keep people away from experiencing what this festival has to offer and that is a major reason we felt the need to debunk some of these myths about what Oktoberfest is. We believe that everyone should experience this celebration at least once in their lifetime and Nashville is a great area to attend your first one. After 40 years, we have mastered a few things when it comes to throwing a great Oktoberfest.