This year marks Southern Appalachian Brewery’s eighth year open, and, to celebrate, their 9th Annual Oktoberfest will be taking place a bit early — in late September. “It’s one of our bigger events in the year,” says brewer Bryan McMahan. Revelers can expect the Mountain Top Polka Band, including polka-dance instruction; German food from Haus Heidelberg German Restaurant and Underground Bakery; a traditional Stein Hoist competition; Dachshund races to benefit the Blue Ridge Humane Society; the Dirndl Dash 1K; a German costume contest for humans and dogs; a kids’ zone; and more. The brewery will release an Oktoberfest-style Märzen for the occasion. Last year’s souvenir glassware was the Das Boot. “It’s just a really nice neighborhood event that we love bringing to the 7th Avenue Historic District,” says Kelly Cubbins, owner.
The 9th Annual Oktoberfest will take place Saturday, Sept. 28, 1-6pm at Southern Appalachian Brewery (822 Locust St., Hendersonville). For more information, visit sabrewery.com.