2016 Germantown Oktoberfest

The Nashville Oktoberfest Official Site


2016 Oktoberfest Parade
Nashville’s Oktoberfest 2016 promises to be the most exciting and authentic ever with over 200,000 people expected to attend. On Saturday at 1pm, Oktoberfest will pay a special tribute to Germantown and the other neighboring areas in the Capital District with a parade featuring fun floats and marching groups that will build onto the already famous Pup Parade.

Please become part of this fun-filled parade by contacting Bill Shick, the parade event organizer, at . You can determine Germantown’s theme. Will it be a cadre of masked Hillary and Donald impostors, synchronized zombies, a bike brigade, Barb sightings, from Stranger Thing,  a Pedal Pub wiener-mobile, a line of cherry pickers??? You decide!!!


Pup Parade
Saturday at 1pm as part of the Oktoberfest Parade. Dress up your pooch for an afternoon of fun! Prizes will be awarded in four different categories. FREE TO WATCH, come help vote for a winner!

Learn About the Pup Parade (Pet Entry Forms also available on this page)



Oktoberfest 5k Bier Run
Take part in Tennessee’s 2nd largest 5K Run! The race is held on Saturday October 8th at 8 a.m. This is the 17th annual race through the streets of downtown Nashville.  Participants enjoy a free tshirt and celebratory beer (after the race, of course!).

Oktoberfest 5k Bier Run info here



Nashville Oktoberfest Dachshund Derby
Sunday starting at 3pm in Morgan Park. An annual Family Favorite at the Oktoberfest! Free to attend, the annual Wiener Dog races are a ton of fun! Proceeds benefit a local animal rescue charity in Germantown.
Learn About the Dachshund Derby (Pet Entry Forms also available on this page)



It takes a lot of dedicated people to make Oktoberfest the incredible event it is.
Volunteer information here.