NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Nashville Oktoberfest organizers say this year’s festival has been rescheduled for 2022, saying it’s “not feasible” to host an in-person event of its size right now.
They announced the cancellation on Friday, saying the event is being rescheduled for October 6-9, 2022.
“With so much uncertainty in light of the pandemic, it is not feasible to host an in-person festival of this size,” states Michael King, owner of Monell’s Restaurants and Director of The Nashville Oktoberfest. “No profit is worth the risk of a person’s health and well-being.”
Organizers said the decision to reschedule now is due to the planning required for an event of that scale – that includes ordering “hundreds of kegs of German beer, more than 15,000 bratwurst, more than 4,000 pounds of sauerkraut and countless beer steins.”
In years’ past, the event has drawn more than 300,000 people.