Oktoberfest 2018 Info
39th Annual Nashville Oktoberfest
German Street Fair & Fall Festival
NASHVILLE’S OLDEST FESTIVAL & AMERICA’S 2ND LARGEST OKTOBERFEST
THURSDAY – SUNDAY
OCTOBER 11th-14th, 2018
Admission is FREE
Frequently Asked Questions
The Nashville Oktoberfest is spread out over multiple city blocks in the historic neighborhood of Germantown, near downtown Nashville. Click here for the Oktoberfest map and directions. You will also find a FREE PARKING map showing lots allocated by the city for free Oktoberfest parking.
Oktoberfest is an event free to the public – ADMISSION IS FREE. There are various craft vendors selling their products, plus delicious food vendors offering your favorite multiple dining options – so you may want to bring a few dollars to sample their wares! There are TONS of family friendly events and things to do, learn more on our Oktoberfest Festival Overview Page.
We also offer VIP tickets for an exclusive Oktoberfest experience, you can get Oktoberfest VIP tickets here.
OKTOBERFEST 2018 FESTIVAL HOURS:
We recommend you start by visiting our Festival Overview page. Here you will find all the important details about our festival, such as:
- Dates, Times and Locations Information
- Calendar of Events
- Free Parking Information
- Details about the 5K Run, the Annual Parade, fun Oktoberfest contests, VIP Tickets, the Oktoberfest Beer Gardens
- Festival Maps & Insider Tips about how to get the most out of your Oktoberfest!
Again, we recommend everyone visit the Oktoberfest Overview page for a clear and detailed explanation of the entire festival.
Please join our VIP email list to get occasional Oktoberfest announcements and updates – plus special offers. It’s free to join!
Hop over to the CONTACT US page and use the contact form. We’ll be in touch quickly!
Absolutely! The Oktoberfest is appropriate for kids of all ages. We even have a street dedicated to children’s activities and a Kids Zone. Check out our Kids Zone page here.
We love our pets but our insurance company thinks otherwise. With food, bar and entertainment in the VIP we are prohibited from allowing dogs in the lounge. Only certified service dogs are allowed. However dogs are allowed on the festival property.
We have a few events specifically for dogs and their owners! March in the Annual Pup Parade as part of the Oktoberfest Parade with your dog, you can even win a prize! Or enter your pet in the Dachshund Derby races!
Yes! The Oktoberfest is pet-friendly! A couple stipulations: all animals must comply with city leash laws. Please be aware that almost 150,000 people attended in 2015, so the streets will be very crowded and busy.
We have a few events specifically for dogs and their owners! March in the Annual Pup Parade as part of the Oktoberfest Parade with your dog, you can even win a prize! Or enter your pet in the Dachshund Derby races held in Morgan Park! More details on both events can be found here: Dogtoberfest
There are several large lots adjacent to Germantown that we have secured to use as FREE PARKING areas for Oktoberfest visitors. You can see them on the Festival maps located here.
Don’t want to worry about parking? Take Uber! Get $20 free, $5 off each of your first 4 rides. Click here to get the Free $20 Promo Code
If you sign up directly without using that link, you will need to enter code UBERMARKETINGTEAM
Vip Tickets are the ultimate way to upgrade your experience at the Nashville Oktoberfest. This year, the VIP has expanded with a huge VIP Lounge, access to our Beer Tasting & Competition, and includes perks like Free Food & Beer inside the tents, plus a commemorative 1 Liter Oktoberfest Stein.
Yes! We have embedded directions to get here, plus some festival maps. They can be found on this page: Oktoberfest Location, Parking and Festival Maps page. There are also some FREE PARKING areas near our location in Germantown.
You can visit our Festival Overview page here for more information on the times and schedule of events at the Oktoberfest.
The 5K race will be held for the 18th year. All the details, including how to register and ways to participate, can be found on the Oktoberfest 5K Race & Run page.
The Oktoberfest is one of the largest fall festivals in the country, and multiple city blocks will be closed to regular traffic. We have more information about Road Closures and Parking Permits for Residents below.
We are extremely grateful to the entire Germantown community for 37 years of supporting the Oktoberfest. We support our residents and businesses!
All the state lots are available for free after 5pm everyday and all day Saturday and Sunday.
Uber to the Oktoberfest
WE RECOMMEND USING UBER TO GET TO THE OKTOBERFEST
Rates for Uber in Nashville are lower than in most cities due to price wars. There are also many drivers so wait times are very short.
Use our signup code for $20 in free credit (You will receive $5 off each of your first 4 rides).
Make sure the code UBERMARKETINGTEAM is showing.
You can also try Lyft – our discount is worth $5 off your first ride: CLICK HERE