Prost! 14 ways to celebrate Oktoberfest in metro Atlanta

Wienerschnitzel from Petite Violette.
Wienerschnitzel from Petite Violette.

Break out the lederhosen and dirndls -- it's Oktoberfest time. Here are some ways to celebrate in metro Atlanta:

The Agapao Movement's Oktoberfest at Contrast Artisan Ales. Tickets, which can be purchased here, include access to craft beer, wine, German-inspired food, live music, a silent auction, raffles and prizes from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at Contrast Artisan Ales in Chamblee. The proceeds from Agapao's Oktoberfest event will help combat child trafficking in India through the Grace Children's Home.

Der BiergartenCelebrate with Der Biergarten's 5K Oktoberfest Party or "Munich on Marietta" on Saturday, Oct. 12. Start the day with a 5K race through downtown to earn your pretzels and beer or attend the party from noon-8 p.m. There will be 15 different German beers available and plenty of German eats. Tickets, which can be purchase here, are $15 for general admission, which includes access to the event and one beer, or $60 for access plus two food and two drink tickets.

300 Marietta St., Atlanta. 404-521-2728,

Eventide Brewing. Join Eventide for its inaugural Oktoberfest event kicking off at noon Oct. 26, starting with a beer mile starting and ending at the brewery. Also look for live music; a commemorative Eventide Oktoberfest stein complete with first fill free, while supplies last; two new beers on tap; food including brats available for purchase from The Pup Truck; a giant beer pong tournament and inflatable ax throwing; costume contests and stein holding contests with prizes. 

1015 Grant St. SE, Atlanta. 404-907-4543,

Brick Store Pub. Brick Store Pub will host its annual Oktoberfest celebrations beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5. Look for tradition German fare, "passing das Boot" around, a large selection of imported beers and the second annual Masskrugstemmen, or stein holding competition. Get more details here.

125 E. Court Square, Decatur. 404-687-0990,

From the Earth Brewing Company. Celebrate like a German from 1-9 p.m. Sept. 29 with live music, several German style beers and specials on German food.

1570 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell. 770-910-9799,

Max Lager's Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery. Break out your lederhosen and dirndls for Max Lager's Oktoberfest celebration, running through Oct. 6. Look for a special Oktoberfest menu featuring German-inspired dishes including Brezel, a soft pretzel served with warm beer cheese made with Max Lager's craft beer; Bierwurst beer brats made with Max Lager's Oktoberfest beer; and Schweineschnitzle, pork schnitzel topped with lemon and capers, spätzle, red cabbage kraut and pumpernickel. Beer lovers can also sip on Max Lager's specialty Märzen style lager, MaxFest Bier.

320 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-525-4400,

New Realm Brewing. Get your running shoes on for the New Realm Brewing Oktoberfest 5K & 1 Mile Dirndl Dash Oct. 5th at Historic Fourth Ward Park. Both races start in the park and finish at New Realm Brewing for post-race festivities starting at noon including live German music and German food and beer. Prizes will be given to the best individual and best group outfit. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Giving Kitchen. Sign up for the runs here.
550 Somerset Terrace NE, Atlanta. 404-968-2777,

Oktoberfest Atlanta at Historic Fourth Ward Park. Produced by Atlanta Sport and Social Club, this two day event runs from 5-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. Oktoberfest experiences include three different beer gardens, a Bud Light College Football Viewing Experience and food vendors serving Oktoberfest-themed food including Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, Woodstock Pretzel Company, Petite Violette and The German Food. In addition, look for live music, a dog parade, costumes, an artistic collaboration with local artists Tin Doors ATL and GREG Mike and games including stein hoisting contests, the brawt toss, keg roll racing and the pretzel toss. Several nonprofits will benefit from ticket sales including, Releash Atlanta, Concrete Jungle, Junior Chamber International Atlanta Chapter, and Playworks GA. Purchase tickets here.

Parma Tavern. Celebrate all day long on Oct. 5 with $5 Konig Ludwig Hefeweizen on tap, grilled brats, German music, staff costumes and more.

3350 Buford Drive, Buford. 678-541-0908,

Petite VioletteIt may be a French restaurant, but Petite Violette is owned by brothers of German descent and ready to celebrate from Oct. 1-31 with a special dinner menu Monday-Saturday. From 4-9:30 p.m. try traditional  German and Bavarian appetizers, entrees, sides and dessert as well as a selection of German beers including

a Swiss Style Wurstsalat,a braised Bavarian Pork Roast, marinated German Sauerbraten, sides such as potato pancake and spaetzle and Apple Strudel with vanilla bean ice cream for dessert. The restaurant’s regular dinner menu will also be available.

2948 Clairmont Road. 404-634-6268,

Prost Atlanta Pop-Up at Tapa Tapa. Check out a Oktoberfest-themed pop-up hosted at Tapa Tapa in Midtown featuring giant beers, live music and German food from 6 p.m.-midnight Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights Oct. 3-19.

Twain's Billiards and Brewpub. Celebrate from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 28 with German food including smoked pork sausage, sauerkraut, German potato salad and grilled green beans along with house pretzels and Twain's house-brewed Oktoberfest Lager.

211 E. Trinity Place, Decatur. 404-373-0063,

The Village Corner German Restaurant & Bakery. The restaurant is celebrating starting at 1 p.m. Oct. 5 and 12 with games, prizes, live music and contests for Costume, Beard and Moustache, Pretzel Eating, Face Painting, Stein Holding, Corn Hole and Giant Jenga, as well as German food and beer.

6655 James B. Rivers Memorial Drive, Stone Mountain. 770-498-0329,

Yard House. The chain will celebrate through October with a special Oktoberfest menu featuring five dishes including a Jumbo Bavarian Pretzel, Bavarian Pork Chop and a Stacked Oktoberfest Burger topped with bacon tomato jam, arugula, tomato, grilled onion, Swiss cheese and Dijon mustard on a pretzel roll. Five special beer offerings include Sam Adams Octoberfest, Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen and Weihenstephan Fest.

Locations at Atlantic Station and The Battery.

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