Old Fort Oktoberfest is an annual family-friendly festival that takes place the first weekend in October. This year, on October 1, 2, and 3, the charming small town of Old Fort, North Carolina, will celebrate fall in the mountains and our local artists and businesses by showcasing local handmade arts and crafts, offering children’s activities, great food from local vendors and entertainment by local musicians. The festival has such a wonderful emphasis on community, history and mountain heritage — it’s what truly makes the small towns in Western North Carolina, like Old Fort, such special places.
Old Fort Oktoberfest is an alcohol-free event and takes place on the grounds of the Mountain Gateway Museum in downtown historic Old Fort. Hours are 9am-8pm on Friday and Saturday (October 1-2) and 12pm-8pm (Sunday).
This year, Oktoberfest is also featured as one of the local events connected to the Blue Ridge Parkway 75th Anniversary Celebration (www.blueridgeparkway75.org).