Get your steins ready! Oktoberfest is coming and we’ve got several ways to celebrate in Memphis.
Beer Choir Oktoberfest at Wiseacre – Thursday, September 28th – 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Beer Choir is a social singing event open to all. The concept is simple: you get a beer, find a seat, and get lead through a little over an hour of drinking songs from an official songbook. You can bring a group or you can come solo. No rehearsing, no stress, just brews and songs. The new Beer Choir Hymnal 1.5 is available as a free .pdf download here.
Oktoberfest at Wiseacre – Saturday, September 30th – 1pm to 10pm
The Mighty Souls Brass Band will be playing Polka and you’ll be singing Ein Prosit a copious amount so you better learn it now. The taproom will be decorated and beer discounts will be given if you’re dressed up. German garb is encouraged, but just dressing up goofy counts too. They are doing stein fills on Oktoberfest if you bring your own clean stein. Plus Dave’s Bagels will be in the house with pretzels.
- Saturday, September 30 – Bug Crawl at the Memphis Botanic Garden – 7pm – 10pm
The Garden has been invaded by BIG BUGS! Guests will visit each bug in the Garden and visit local breweries and distilleries to sample some of their best brews. Enjoy music by Objekt 12 and grab some grub from local food trucks. Purchase VIB (Very Important Bug) tickets for access to early admission (6pm) and a little extra grub from Sweet Grass as well as a signature cocktail in your very own souvenir glass. Pricing: MBG members $25/non-members $35/VIB $55.
Oktoberfest at High Cotton – Saturday, October 7th – 12pm-5pm
Join High Cotton for limited release beers: Oktoberfest, Hefeweizen, & German Light Lager. Live music by Zigadoo Moneyclips and Cassette Set. Food options will be provided by Edge Alley. Wristband options will be made available the day of the event. Kid and dog friendly.
- Cooper Young Beer Fest – Saturday, October 14 – 1pm to 5pm
The 8th annual Cooper-Young Beerfest will have about 35 regional craft breweries and two local home-brew clubs for another year of fun. Tickets are $45 until October 1st, then the price increases to $50.
Germantown Oktoberfest – Saturday, November 4th – 10am to 9:30pm
Mark your calendars for the first ever Germantown Oktoberfest, benefitting the Germantown Education Foundation. From an authentic Bavarian Biergarten to the crowning of Mr. & Mrs. Oktoberfest to the “BierSteins and Bratwurst” Dinner & Party, there are plenty of fun happenings that will definitely put the word “German” in Germantown.