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We Know You’re Looking for a Kegs-ellent Time

Let’s face it, if you own a dirndl and/or lederhosen, you want as many excuses to wear them as possible. What better way to show others you’re more fun than them? We know drinking (and planning) can be in-tents so we took the pressure off with your guide to Oktoberfest in the Sandhills:

:: Sept. 17, Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 11 a.m. – until: Southern Pines Growler Co. is hosting not one— but three days of Oktoberfest so there’s no excuse not to dress ups drink up and pig out on food truck snacks. There’s even a stein holding competition with a prize. Loosen up your lederhosen.

:: Sept. 17, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.:  The Sly Fox is hosting its annual Oktoberfest Brat Cookoff between the Sly Fox Chef and the Elliotts on Linden Chef. You’re the judge. There will also be a Stein Hoisting contest at 12:00 p.m. with a challenge for men and women. Participate for the chance to earn a free beer. What’s the wurst that can happen?

:: Sept. 23, Sept. 30: The Sandhills Trolley Co. is having it’s Oktrolleyfest cruise. You and your pals can be chauffeured around on the German themed night full of activities, beer and maybe even pretzels. Friday, Sept. 23 choose from a 6:30-8:30 p.m. or 8:30-10:30 p.m. time slot. Friday, Sept. 30, ride from 8-10 p.m. Get ready for a group chug.

:: Sept. 24, noon – until: Hatchet Brewing Co. is hosting it’s first Oktoberfest with glass beer steins for sale, games, food and beer. Prost!

:: Oct. 1, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.: Red’s Corner is giving you a taste of Germany with its Oktoberfest Celebration. Cost is $35 which includes a sample from each truck as well as a festive pint. Kid tickets will be $10 and include a kid tasting, cookie and root beer. Also participate in the costume contest from noon to 2 p.m. Guten tag!

:: Oct. 22, 4-9 p.m.: The Village of Pinehurst is hosting it’s annual Oktoberfest full of Bavarian treats, beer, a Polka Band, crafts, a bubble artist and more.  It’s pitcher perfect.


  • Railhouse Brewery is pouring out “A Hefe Too Far” — their take on a tradition Bavarian hefeweizen. If you tap it, they will come.
  • Hatchet Brewing Co. and Fayetteville’s Gaston Brewing Co. partnered up to make the “Punkin Crusher Hefeweizen Ale.” Hail to the ale.

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