Contrary to what you may suspect, Oktoberfest is traditionally held in September. In Munich the celebration starts on September 16 and lasts for two weeks. Here in Greenville, SC, you can find many different breweries and nearby communities holding their own festivals.

But they are scattered throughout September and October. Which is why I’ve made this list to help you find all of the Oktoberfests in Greenville.

What is Oktoberfest? It’s an annual Bavarian holiday celebrating German culture, food, and beer. At celebrations here in the US you can expect to find traditional German music, traditional German outfits, dancing, lots of delicious food (like sausages and pretzels), and, of course, lots of beer (Märzen is the traditional Oktoberfest lager).

And I always try to hit up a couple different Oktoberfest in Greenville. With them scattered, it’s easy to hit up a couple!

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Oktoberfest Celebrations in Greenville, SC

Carolina Bauernhaus

September 16, 2023: 2pm-6pm
The Ragin’ Cajun Accordion Delight David Donar will be performing. Lederhosen and dirndl encouraged. $15 gift card for the winner of the stein hoist contest.

Tetrad Brewing

September 16, 2023
German food & beer and live music. German style mugs go on sale at 1pm with $5 refills all day. Pawdicures and Pints will also be happening from 2pm-5pm. Pretzels and brats for sale as well.

Pint Station

September 16, 2023
Beer stein holding competition (men and women), German food & beer, souvenir mugs, and German folk music. Traditional German attire encouraged!

The Southern Growl

September 16, 2023: 11:30am-11pm
7th annual growltemberfest! Limited edition marzens and das growlenbier available (while supplies last). Dirndl and lederhosen encouraged. Lots of German and fall beer on tap (like pumpkin pie beer and s’mores-fest!). Plus German food. Children and pets welcome!

Fireforge Crafted Beer

September 22-24, 2023
Traditional outfits, commemorative steins, seasonal beer, games (like stein hoisting), German food, and lots of live music. Follow Fireforge on Instagram for more details.

Live Music Schedule:
🎵 Friday, 9/22: Foothills Oompah Band (6pm-9pm)
🎵 Saturday, 9/23: Randomonium (5pm-8pm
🎵 Sunday, 9/24: Foothills Oompah Band (2pm-5pm)

Dogs are not allowed at Fireforge events.

13 Stripes Brewery

September 25, 2023: Beer Releases Start (Von Steuben Lager)
September 28, 2023: Food Specials Start
October 1, 2023: Main Celebration
Week long celebration with the big party on Sunday. Live music, vendors, and contests. Follow 13 Stripes Brewery on Instagram for more details.

Live Music Schedule:
🎵 Sunday, 10/1: TC Costello (12pm-2pm)
🎵 Sunday, 10/1: Foothills Oompah Band (2pm-5pm)

Dogs are not allowed at 13 Stripes Brewery.

Grateful Brew

September 28, 2023: 5pm-9pm
Come get some Highland Brewing and Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest brews at Grateful Brew’s Oktoberfets. Pretzels will be available as well as the Yum Bai food truck. Raffles, prizes, commemorative steins, and a stein holding competition. Free, family and pet friendly!

13 Stripes River Lodge

September 29-30, 2023
This secondary location of 13 Stripes will also be holding a smaller celebration the same weekend (Friday & Saturday only). Expect food and drink specials!

Live Music Schedule:
🎵 Friday, 9/29: Tuba Gin (6:30pm-8:30pm)
🎵 Saturday, 9/30: TC Costello (1pm-3pm)
🎵 Saturday, 9/30: Foothills Oompah Band (3pm-6pm)

Pangea Brewing

September 30, 2023
Located near Unity Park, this celebration will feature $5 beers, food specials, soft pretzels, sausages, games, and more! Follow Pangea on Instagram for more details.

Unleashed Dog Bar

October 1, 2023: 1pm-9pm
This dog park meets bar concept is throwing their own Oktoberfest. There will be Oktoberfest and fall beers (even non-alcoholic ones).

Greenville: Noma Square

October 6-7, 2023: 11am-10pm
Located in Noma Square, Greenville City’s Oktoberfest is a small but lively event. Plus the city closes off an entire block of Main Street for the event.

Southernside Brewery

October 14, 2023: 11am-11pm
All day party at Southernside with live music, food and drink specials, family friendly activities like face painting and balloon twisting, and a ticketed oyster roast ($30 for all you can eat oysters and 2 beer tickets).

Downtown Simpsonville

October 20, 2023: 7pm-10pm
Head out to Simpsonville for this Oktoberfest. Expect German food & drinks, face painting, a petting zoo, axe throwing, vendors, and live music by the Foothills Oompah Band.

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