oktoberfest_2013_newoktoberfest_2013_new   October 12, 2013 If you are looking for Asheville resort cabins in October, you probably already know fall colors are arriving. But did you know October also brings Oktoberfest, one of Asheville’s popular beer festivals? The city’s microbrewery scene brings many people to Asheville luxury cabins, so this Oct. 12 event has become a popular attraction. imgres-1 This year’s roster includes Asheville Brewing Company, Catawba Valley Brewing Company, French Broad Brewery, Green Man Brewery, Highland Brewing Company, Hi-Wire Brewing, Lexington Avenue Brewery (LAB), Oskar Blues Brewery, Pisgah Brewing, and Sierra Nevada. True to the festival’s German heritage, many of the brewers will feature Oktoberfest beers, food vendors will offer bratwursts with traditional sides, and an “oompah” band will play some authentic polka music. The folks who really want to get in the mood wear lederhosen and dirndl (traditional German overall shorts and dresses). The most fun may be watching the local brewery employees compete in the annual Oktoberfest Games, which include a Stein race and keg rolling. Tickets cost $40 at the gate, although advance online purchases go from $25 to $35 as the event gets closer. Designated driver tickets are also available for $15. The festival is located on Coxe Avenue in downtown Asheville, so there is easy access to all of the shopping, dining and sight seeing of the central business district. Although Asheville is a very kid friendly town, Oktoberfest is a 21-and-over event and parents are discouraged from bringing children.   httpss://oktoberfestasheville.eventbrite.com/