Nashville Oktoberfest

For those seeking a change from the chorus of music festivals that abound in Nashville all year round, why not check out Germantown's version of the always-popular Oktoberfest? Filled with everything you'd expect to see in Bavaria, from authentic German food and beer, to home-baked treats, polka dancing, and grown men dressed in lederhosen, Nashville's version of the world's favourite beer festival is sure not to disappoint. Also on offer are free tours of Germantown's historic churches, a free Funland for the kids to distract themselves with, and plenty of arts, crafts and antique booths. Four stages play host to musical performances by German artists, and while it's mostly a mix of classicla and modern music, there's bound to a bit of accordion-driven oompah music thrown into the mix, too. Proceeds from the festival go to the restoration of two churches, the Assumption Catholic Church and the Monroe Street United Methodist Church, as well as to projects in aid of the city's needy.

Venue: Historic Germantown, Nashville (Exit 85 off Interstate 65)

Date: 10 - 11 October 2014

Website: www.nashvilleoktoberfest.com