Dreaming of a High Country mountain getaway this fall? Why not plan your trip to coincide with one of the lively Oktoberfest celebrations in the area? Here are our top picks, all a hop, skip and jump away from Graystone Lodge. Let’s raise our steins and toast to the season, to community and to making great memories. Prost!

High Country Oktoberfest 2023
September 23

Hosted by Appalachian Mountain Brewery in Boone, this annual event features a full day of specialty beer, German food, live music, family-friendly games and all kinds of festival fun. Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Admission: $5.

SouthEnd and Lost Province Oktoberfest
September 30

SouthEnd Brewing Co. and Lost Province Brewing Co. team up for this Oktoberfest celebration in Downtown Boone. Enjoy live music, fun and games for all ages, and plenty of craft beer, of course!

Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Booneshine’s 3rd Annual Oktoberfest Celebration
October 7

Enjoy live music, a stein holding competition with Booneshine themed prizes, and Oktoberfest food specials in a family-friendly atmosphere.

Hours: 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Oktoberfest at Sugar Mountain Resort
October 7 – 8

It’s the 33rd annual Sugar Mountain Oktoberfest and they’ve got something for everyone: live music and dance, Bavarian foods, an artisan market, costume contest, kids’ area and more. Check the link for a complete schedule of events, including entertainment, vendors and activities.

Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each day.

Admission, parking and shuttle service are free! Select special activities are pay to play.


In addition to these fun events, you won’t want to miss everything Boone has to offer this fall. Whether you visit to simply soak in the beautiful views of the fall foliage, partake in an outdoor adventure or attend a festive event, people of all ages will enjoy a weekend getaway with us. Book now at Graystone Lodge!