Two women at Oktoberfest at Fort Moore in Columbus, Georgia

Oktoberfest at Fort Moore in Columbus, Georgia

The Best Oktoberfest Events in Georgia

Grab a beer stein and get ready to dance the polka at these Oktoberfest celebrations throughout the state!

Georgia’s longest running Oktoberfest has been held in the Bavarian-style village of Helen since 1970, attracting visitors from all over the world to experience a taste of Germany in the North Georgia mountains. Stretching from mid-September to late October, Oktoberfest in Helen takes place amid the beauty of the changing seasons as cooler temperatures usher in a gorgeous palette of fall foliage.

But Helen isn’t the only place to experience Oktoberfest in Georgia! Join the festivities in cities and towns throughout the state at these events that put their own spin on the traditional fall celebration. Happening on various dates from mid-September to the end of October, these events are sure to add some fun to your fall.

Beer garden at Tucker Brewing Company in Tucker, Georgia

Tucker Brewing in Tucker, Georgia

Tucktoberfest in Tucker, Sept. 16 - Oct. 1, 2023

Visit Tucker Brewing Co. in Tucker, Georgia, near Stone Mountain to celebrate Tucktoberfest over several weeks with games, live music, polka bands, German menu item specials, and the brewery’s classic Tucktoberfest™ Märzen Lager. The whole family (and even Fido) will enjoy relaxing and playing games in the brewery’s expansive beer garden. Be sure to sample the brewery’s other flavorful beers, many of which are German in style and ingredients.

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Monoprint beer from Printer's Ale Manufacturing in Carrollton, Georgia

Monoprint beer from Printer's Ale Manufacturing in Carrollton, Georgia

Oktoberfest in Carrollton, Sept. 23, 2023

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family and pets to Printer’s Ale Manufacturing in Carrollton for their annual Oktoberfest, featuring hourly beer releases, a stein-hoisting competition and food trucks. Spread out on the brewery’s 15 acres of grounds, and enjoy live accordion music and karaoke. Be sure to take home a specialty stein and t-shirt to commemorate the celebration!

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Silver Bluff Brewing in Brunswick, Georgia

Silver Bluff Brewing in Brunswick, Georgia. Photo by @goldenisles

Silver Bluff Oktoberfest in Brunswick, Sept. 23, 2023

Snag a limited edition Oktoberfest stein when you join the celebration at Silver Bluff Brewing on Sept. 23 from 1 - 10 p.m. Taste some of the 16 beers on tap, including Silver Bluff Festbier and Helles Lager. Enjoy live German music and street vendors serving authentic German food. Play games, enter the costume contest and more!

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Oktoberfest beer steins at Georgia Beer Co. in Valdosta, Georgia

Georgia Beer Co. in Valdosta

Oktoberfest in Valdosta, Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2023

Check out Georgia’s southernmost brewery, Georgia Beer Co. in Valdosta, during its four-day Oktoberfest that starts with a keg tapping on Sept. 28 and continues with a live polka band and authentic German food, like bratwurst, schnitzel and family-size pretzels. Dress in your lederhosen and dirndls, and be sure to take home a commemorative beer stein.

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Vintage trailer outside Reformation Brewery in Woodstock, Georgia

Reformation Brewery in Woodstock, Georgia

WDSTKtoberfest Pub Crawl in Woodstock, Sept. 30, 2023

Head to Woodstock, Georgia, on Sept. 30, when the annual WDSTKtoberfest Pub Crawl kicks off at 2 p.m., and visit at least five local restaurants to earn a commemorative beer stein. (Be sure to stop into Reformation Brewery to sample their seasonal brews.) Participating restaurants will offer Bavarian food and beverage specials during the event, and Visit Woodstock GA will give away $50 gift cards in raffle prize drawings.

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Band performing in Gainesville

Oktoberfest in Gainesville

1st Annual Oktoberfest in Gainesville, Sept. 30, 2023

Join this family-friendly day of fun, food, music and activities at The Smithgall Arts Center in Gainesville on Sept. 30. Bring a blanket and lawn chairs to enjoy this free event. More than 20 beer vendors will participate, and beer tickets will be sold at the door. Food trucks will be serving local favorites.

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Plant Riverside District in Savannah, Georgia

Plant Riverside District in Savannah, Georgia

Oktoberfest Plant Riverside District in Savannah, Oct. 4 - 28, 2023

During Savannah's Oktoberfest, every Saturday afternoon, Plant Riverside District will feature a range of free German-themed activities, including live polka music, a strudel walk competition, keg bowling competition and stein holding competition. On Oct. 7, don't miss the 2023 Savannah Weiner Dog Races at 11 a.m. Throughout Oktoberfest, the restaurants at Plant Riverside District will serve specialty beers as well as authentic German food. All family-friendly festivities are free and open to the public.

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Aerial view of Rock City Gardens in the fall

Rock City Gardens in Lookout Mountain, Georgia

Rocktoberfest in Lookout Mountain, Saturdays & Sundays in October

Did you know that one of Rock City Gardens’ founders was German? Frieda Utermoehlen -- wife of Garnet Carter, the mastermind behind the See Rock City barns -- loved old-fashioned fairy tales and infused their scenic attraction with a whimsical fantasyland quality. Get in touch with Rock City’s German heritage during the annual Rocktoberfest, held Saturdays and Sundays in October. Enjoy German food and music and an array of family fun as you explore the gardens decked out for the celebration of harvests and fall foliage.

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Men dressed in traditional clothing at an information table at Macon Beer Fest in Macon, Georgia

Macon Beer Fest in Macon, Georgia

Macon Beer Fest, Oct. 14, 2023

Here again, it’s not called Oktoberfest, but how else do you classify a beer festival in October? Party for a cause in historic downtown Macon at the Macon Beer Fest, where more than 100 varieties of craft beer and wine will be available. Listen to live music, and form a team to take part in the 1-mile “Beer Run.” With the goal of educating men about the risks of prostate cancer, this is more than a beer festival; you might learn a little something about health, too.

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Chalk drawing at Chalktoberfest in Marietta, Georgia

Chalktoberfest in Marietta, Georgia

Chalktoberfest in Marietta, Oct. 14-15, 2023

For a truly unique spin on the theme, check out Chalktoberfest on the historic downtown square in Marietta, Georgia, on Oct. 14-15, 2023. At the combo beer festival/chalk art extravaganza, you can sample craft beer and enjoy live music as you watch professional chalk artists transform the streets into amazing works of art. Shop for arts and crafts from local vendors, and grab a bite to eat from food trucks.

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Aerial view of beer garden at Fort Moore Oktoberfest in Columbus, Georgia

Oktoberfest at Fort Moore in Columbus, Georgia

Oktoberfest at Fort Moore in Columbus, Oct. 20-22, 2023

Fort Moore’s favorite fall tradition, Oktoberfest, returns Oct. 20-22, 2023, with German music, authentic German food and brews, and games for all ages. Join in on three days of fun for the whole family, including a pumpkin patch, pontoon boat rides, hayrides, carnival rides, a 5K Dirndl Dash, 10K Lederhosen Leap, and a Volksmarch. Admission and parking are free, and it’s pet-friendly and open to the public!

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Appalachian Brew, Stew & Que Festival in Hiawassee, Georgia

Appalachian Brew, Stew & Que Festival in Hiawassee, Georgia

Appalachian Brew, Stew & Que Festival in Hiawassee, Oct. 21, 2023

Although it isn’t called Oktoberfest, it’s a beer festival in October, so we think it counts! Head to the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds in Hiawassee for the Appalachian Brew, Stew & Que Festival to sample craft beer from around the region as well as food from area restaurants. Shop the arts and crafts vendors, and enjoy live Appalachian and Americana music all day.

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Four beers in a flight at Southern Hart Brewing Company in Hartwell, Georgia

Southern Hart Brewing Company in Hartwell, Georgia

HartOberfest Music & Craft Festival in Hartwell, Oct. 21, 2023

Visit Hartwell, Georgia, near Lake Hartwell in North Georgia, for Hartoberfest. Presented by Southern Hart Brewing Company, the festivities will feature live music, bratwursts and beer all day. Gather in the beer garden on the patio at Common Ground, and shop the arts, crafts and food vendors in the historic downtown square. Held in conjunction with the town’s annual Depot Days, the whole family will enjoy the fun.

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Published: September 2023
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