Wears Valley is bringing back its own version Oktoberfest to the valley October 19,20, and 21 for a third year following two very successful runs in 2010 and ’11. Oktoberfest will feature a slew of bluegrass and country music performances, a vocal talent competition, crafters, and other family-oriented events. After last year’s turnout, Oktoberfest 2012 is sure to draw another large crowd.
Wears Valley Oktoberfest is a FREE event sponsored by the Wears Valley Chamber of Commerce. Just down the road from Townsend, Tn, be sure to bring the kids along to Oktoberfest, there are numerous events aimed at making this family friendly including bounce houses, a rock climbing wall, bungee jumping, a rabbit chase, sack races, a gyro spinner, cow milking and a trackless train traveling throughout the festival. Over 100 crafters are expected to be in attendance, along with 16 various food vendors.
There will be various offerings of German food along with other great valley favorites served throughout the weekend. Celebrate the harvest season with all the cultural experiences in the valley including arts, crafts and even a live vocal talent competition. This is the first “Stars of the Smokies” Vocal talent competition and who knows Wears Valley might just product the next Carrie Underwood right here. Contestants will compete for over $4,000 in prizes. The competition will be judges by several local celebrities.
Stay and worship with us on Sunday morning, October 21st at 9:00 a.m. with Pastor Joslin accompanied by The Cove Mountain Boys. The service is sure to get your spirit revived all the while hearing a great message and some inspirational music as well.
Special guest Bill Landry from WBIR’s Heartland Series will be at the festival Saturday from 2-4 pm and on Sunday from Noon – 1:30 pm.
Parking is a suggested $5 donation which helps benefit the Wears Valley Fire Department as well as Wearwood School. Entry into Oktoberfest is a suggested donation of canned goods going to support the Sevier Country Food Ministry.
For a full list of Townsend events, visit our Townsend Calendar of Events page to stay up to date on all the latest happenings in the “Peaceful Side of the Smokies”. Wears Valley is located just minutes from Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Tn down Wears Valley Road (Hwy. 321) at traffic light No. 3 in Pigeon Forge.