Rocktoberfest Opens This Weekend At Rock City For The 10th Anniversary

Monday, September 28, 2015 - by Meagan Jolley

Rocktoberfest returns for the beautiful fall season at Rock City this weekend, Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 25. Take in the scenic views and autumn colors while celebrating the 10th anniversary of Rocktoberfest, live with German bands, food and lots of fun.

Set out on a guided tour at 9 a.m.12 p.m. or 3 p.m., to learn about Rock City’s founder Frieda Utermoehlen Carter and her love of German folklore and fairytales! Kids can enjoy many activities like interacting with a mime, watching the Birds of Prey Show and searching for the Fall Fairy on a scavenger hunt.

Hear live German music from bands including The Wurstbrats, Die Mitternaechters and The Musik Meisters! Stay for polka lessons, watch German dance performances and hear Ik the Troll King tell stories. Try some German food like bratwursts and beer cheese soup in the pavilion and German chocolate cake in the Big Rock Grill. Cafe 7 is also open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is featuring a German dish for this event.

Rock City Gardens continues to partner with the MaryEllen Locher Foundation honoring breast cancer awareness month during October. Several pink products including Survivor Birdhouses and ornaments are for sale, with a portion of proceeds benefitting this organization and their scholarship program. Visit Rock City’s gift shops or go to www.seerockcity.com/survivor.

For the event entertainment schedule, visit www.seerockcity.com/rocktoberfest.



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