Kingsport’s Oktoberfest now bigger than ever


KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) – Kingsport’s sixth annual Oktoberfest rolled through downtown Saturday celebrating our regions German heritage.

Craft beer and cider lovers got the chance to try out various local drinks Saturday’s events even included a wiener dog race, food vendors and shopping.oktoberfest-pic-2

Organizer, Stephanie Carson said the event is growing and she’s proud Tennessee’s largest Oktoberfest is right here in Kingsport.

“Six years ago we started we had two craft breweries here that were from the area, now we have I think eleven so you know all of those breweries contribute to the economy, they contribute to the tax base they give people reasons to visit here,” Carson said.

Carson said they are already planning for next year.

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