What's on Tap

What's on Tap

Triangle gearing up for Oktoberfest

Posted September 24, 2013

— Are you ready for beer, bratwurst, traditional German music and more beer?

Oktoberfest, the 16-day German beer festival held annually in Munich, will also be celebrated in the Triangle. Many local restaurants and community organizations are hosting Oktoberfest events during the next few weeks.

From family-friendly festivals to rowdy bar parties, Oktoberfest in the Triangle has something for everyone.


Boylan Bridge Brewpub is hosting Oktoberfest in their Beer Garden (Tuesday, Oct. 1, through Thursday, Oct. 3). They'll have an a la carte menu of German favorites like schnitzels, bratwurst and sauerkraut, along with $10 pitchers. Call (919) 803-8927 to reserve a spot at their communal tables.

St. Raphael Catholic Church's family Oktoberfest runs Friday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 5. Admission is $3, and there will be live music from the Little German Band. There will be plenty of activities for the kids, and plenty of German food to keep the whole family full.

The nOg Run Club presents the Oktoberfest Run Green 8K at Moore Square Park on Saturday, Oct. 19. Registration is $35 before Oct. 16, and every registered runner gets a free beer after the race. There will also be fun events, like the Beer Stein Holding Contests and the Brat Eating Contest.

Big Boss Brewing Company is celebrating Oktoberfest and Real Ale Week (from the UK) with Casktoberfest on Thursday, Oct. 3. They'll have the largest selection of cask ales ever assembled in the state, as well as German food and fun festivities.


Motorco Music Hall's family-friendly Great Big Dtown Oktoberfest event begins with a mini parade on Sunday, Oct. 27. The rest of the day features dancing, live music Spaten Oktoberfest beer, bratwurst and pretzels, and more.

Bull City Burger & Brewery's annual Oktoberfest Street Party is Saturday, Sept. 28 all afternoon and evening. The event is free, and there will be live music, balloon animals and kid's activities, and plenty of burgers and beer.

RTP Community Church is hosting a free Oktoberfest event on Friday, Oct. 25. Families and kids are welcome, and there will be many activities for all – pumpkin carving, a bonfire, petting zoo, face painting and German food.


The Triad German Club's authentic Oktoberfest celebration is Saturday, Sept. 28. Tickets are $10 in advance, and there will be entertainment from the Little German Band and Dancers and traditional German food and beer.


Get out of town for Virgilinia's annual Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday, Oct. 19. Attractions include a cornhole tournament, karaoke contest, a bonfire and an arts and crafts market. Proceeds form the event will donated the the Clarksville Community Players.


The Knights of Columbus are hosting an Oktoberfest party at St. Patrick Catholic Church on Sunday, Oct. 6. Tickets are $9.


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