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At The Smithgall Arts Center

Saturday, September 30, 2023

12-8 PM


Bring a blanket or bag chair and enjoy live music, family activities, food trucks, a biergarten & more!


Let There Be Rock School

Performance Time: 12:00 – 1:30 PM

Let There Be Rock School, here in Gainesville, is super excited to have a few of our student bands come out and play for the 2nd Annual Arts Council Oktoberfest! We’ll have bands of all ages perform some of their favorite songs to get the party started!

Alpenfest Musiker

Performance Time: 1:45 – 3:00 PM

Performing German music to the crowd’s delight!

The King Daddy Polecats

Performance Time: 3:30 – 5:30 PM

Two parts rockabilly, a beer mug full of honky-tonk, and a few dashes of both blues and swing for the right amount of flavor – Gainesville favorites The King Daddy Polecats are sure to get any crowd on their feet!

Family & Friends Band

Performance Time: 6:00 –8:00 PM

An indie-rock band out of Athens, GA.


Carniceria Tapatia
Atlas Pizza
Lobster Dog
King of Pops


Sponsored by Lawson Air Conditioning & Plumbing

Enjoy a variety of beer options from Downtown Drafts with tents and cooling stations!

  • Cherry Street

  • Wild Leap

  • Stiegle

  • Bitburger

  • Wild Heaven

  • Weihenstephaner

  • Harpoon

  • Brooklyn

Visit the Monday Night Brewing tent to receive FREE goodies!


Kids Creation Station

Sponsored by Mincey Marble Manufacturing

  • Art Table with The Arts Council
  • Instrument Petting Zoo
  • Temporary Tattoo Parlor

Best of the Fest

  • Kid’s Pretzel Relay
  • Stein Race
  • Stein Holding Contest
  • Keg Toss

Beer Making Demo

Community Art Project

Sponsored by Northeast Georgia Health Systems

  • Community Mural Painting


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