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EVENTS FOR Saturday October 6, 2018
Saturday October 6, 2018
Meet Hay-ley and Hay-den the Wayfinding Scarecrows on Garden’s Gateway Courtyard
8:30am - 4:30pm
Frieda’s German Heritage Tour - Meets at Ticket Plaza
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Fall Fairy in her Fall Fairy Haus near Fairyland Caverns
9:00am - 1:30pm
Interactive Caricature Artist throughout the park
9:00am - 2:00pm
Ik the Troll King Storytelling on Cliff Terrace Porch
9:00am - 6:00pm
Meet Rocky the Elf at the Rock City Pavilion
9:30am - 5:00pm
German Dancing Performances in the Rock City Pavilion
10:00am - 10:30am
Pumpkin Painting and Geode Dig Kids Activities near Prospector’s Point
10:00am - 5:00pm
Meet Hay-ley and Hay-den the Wayfinding Scarecrows on Legacy Lane
10:30am - 4:30pm
Birds of Prey Raptor Shows in the Critter Classroom
11:00am - 11:30am
The Wurstbrats perform in the Rock City Pavilion
11:00am - 11:45am
Polka Dance Lessons in the Rock City Pavilion
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Frieda’s German Heritage Tour - Meets at Ticket Plaza
12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Wurstbrats perform in the Rock City Pavilion
12:30pm - 1:15pm
Birds of Prey Raptor Shows in the Critter Classroom
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Mime Artist throughout the gardens
1:00pm - 6:00pm
German Dancing Performances in the Rock City Pavilion
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Polka Dance Lessons in the Rock City Pavilion
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Fall Fairy in her Fall Fairy Haus near Fairyland Caverns
2:00pm - 6:00pm
The Wurstbrats perform in the Rock City Pavilion
2:30pm - 3:15pm
Birds of Prey Raptor Shows in the Critter Classroom
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Frieda’s German Heritage Tour - Meets at Ticket Plaza
3:00pm - 4:00pm
German Dancing Performances in the Rock City Pavilion
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Polka Dance Lessons in the Rock City Pavilion
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Birds of Prey Raptor Shows in the Critter Classroom
4:30pm - 5:00pm
The Wurstbrats perform in the Rock City Pavilion
4:30pm - 5:15pm
German Dancing Performances in the Rock City Pavilion
5:00pm - 5:30pm
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EVENTS FOR Sunday October 7, 2018
Sunday October 7, 2018
Meet Hay-ley and Hay-den the Wayfinding Scarecrows on Garden’s Gateway Courtyard
8:30am - 4:30pm
Frieda’s German Heritage Tour - Meets at Ticket Plaza
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Fall Fairy in her Fall Fairy Haus near Fairyland Caverns
9:00am - 1:30pm
Interactive Caricature Artist throughout the park
9:00am - 2:00pm
Ik the Troll King Storytelling on Cliff Terrace Porch
9:00am - 6:00pm
Meet Rocky the Elf at the Rock City Pavilion
9:30am - 5:00pm
German Dancing Performances in the Rock City Pavilion
10:00am - 10:30am
Pumpkin Painting and Geode Dig Kids Activities near Prospector’s Point
10:00am - 5:00pm
Birds of Prey Raptor Shows in the Critter Classroom
11:00am - 11:30am
The Wurstbrats perform in the Rock City Pavilion
11:00am - 11:45am
Polka Dance Lessons in the Rock City Pavilion
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Frieda’s German Heritage Tour - Meets at Ticket Plaza
12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Wurstbrats perform in the Rock City Pavilion
12:30pm - 1:15pm
Birds of Prey Raptor Shows in the Critter Classroom
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Mime Artist throughout the gardens
1:00pm - 6:00pm
German Dancing Performances in the Rock City Pavilion
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Polka Dance Lessons in the Rock City Pavilion
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Fall Fairy in her Fall Fairy Haus near Fairyland Caverns
2:00pm - 6:00pm
The Wurstbrats perform in the Rock City Pavilion
2:30pm - 3:15pm
Birds of Prey Raptor Shows in the Critter Classroom
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Frieda’s German Heritage Tour - Meets at Ticket Plaza
3:00pm - 4:00pm
German Dancing Performances in the Rock City Pavilion
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Polka Dance Lessons in the Rock City Pavilion
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Birds of Prey Raptor Shows in the Critter Classroom
4:30pm - 5:00pm
The Wurstbrats perform in the Rock City Pavilion
4:30pm - 5:15pm
German Dancing Performances in the Rock City Pavilion
5:00pm - 5:30pm
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EVENTS FOR Saturday October 13, 2018
Saturday October 13, 2018
Meet Hay-ley and Hay-den the Wayfinding Scarecrows on Garden’s Gateway Courtyard
8:30am - 4:30pm
Frieda’s German Heritage Tour - Meets at Ticket Plaza
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Fall Fairy in her Fall Fairy Haus near Fairyland Caverns
9:00am - 1:30pm
Interactive Caricature Artist throughout the park
9:00am - 2:00pm
Ik the Troll King Storytelling on Cliff Terrace Porch
9:00am - 6:00pm
Meet Rocky the Elf at the Rock City Pavilion
9:30am - 5:00pm
German Dancing Performances in the Rock City Pavilion
10:00am - 10:30am
Pumpkin Painting and Geode Dig Kids Activities near Prospector’s Point
10:00am - 5:00pm
Birds of Prey Raptor Shows in the Critter Classroom
11:00am - 11:30am
The Best Wurst Band performs in the Rock City Pavilion
11:00am - 11:45am
Polka Dance Lessons in the Rock City Pavilion
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Frieda’s German Heritage Tour - Meets at Ticket Plaza
12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Best Wurst Band performs in the Rock City Pavilion
12:30pm - 1:15pm
Birds of Prey Raptor Shows in the Critter Classroom
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Mime Artist throughout the gardens
1:00pm - 6:00pm
German Dancing Performances in the Rock City Pavilion
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Polka Dance Lessons in the Rock City Pavilion
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Fall Fairy in her Fall Fairy Haus near Fairyland Caverns
2:00pm - 6:00pm
The Best Wurst Band performs in the Rock City Pavilion
2:30pm - 3:15pm
Birds of Prey Raptor Shows in the Critter Classroom
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Frieda’s German Heritage Tour - Meets at Ticket Plaza
3:00pm - 4:00pm
German Dancing Performances in the Rock City Pavilion
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Polka Dance Lessons in the Rock City Pavilion
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Birds of Prey Raptor Shows in the Critter Classroom
4:30pm - 5:00pm
The Best Wurst Band performs in the Rock City Pavilion
4:30pm - 5:15pm
German Dancing Performances in the Rock City Pavilion
5:00pm - 5:30pm
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EVENTS FOR Sunday October 14, 2018
Sunday October 14, 2018
Meet Hay-ley and Hay-den the Wayfinding Scarecrows on Garden’s Gateway Courtyard
8:30am - 4:30pm
Frieda’s German Heritage Tour - Meets at Ticket Plaza
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Fall Fairy in her Fall Fairy Haus near Fairyland Caverns
9:00am - 1:30pm
Interactive Caricature Artist throughout the park
9:00am - 2:00pm
Ik the Troll King Storytelling on Cliff Terrace Porch
9:00am - 6:00pm
Meet Rocky the Elf at the Rock City Pavilion
9:30am - 5:00pm
German Dancing Performances in the Rock City Pavilion
10:00am - 10:30am
Pumpkin Painting and Geode Dig Kids Activities near Prospector’s Point
10:00am - 5:00pm
Birds of Prey Raptor Shows in the Critter Classroom
11:00am - 11:30am
Polka Dance Lessons in the Rock City Pavilion
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Frieda’s German Heritage Tour - Meets at Ticket Plaza
12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Best Wurst Band performs in the Rock City Pavilion
12:30pm - 1:15pm
Birds of Prey Raptor Shows in the Critter Classroom
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Mime Artist throughout the gardens
1:00pm - 6:00pm
German Dancing Performances in the Rock City Pavilion
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Polka Dance Lessons in the Rock City Pavilion
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Fall Fairy in her Fall Fairy Haus near Fairyland Caverns
2:00pm - 6:00pm
The Best Wurst Band performs in the Rock City Pavilion
2:30pm - 3:15pm
Birds of Prey Raptor Shows in the Critter Classroom
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Frieda’s German Heritage Tour - Meets at Ticket Plaza
3:00pm - 4:00pm
German Dancing Performances in the Rock City Pavilion
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Polka Dance Lessons in the Rock City Pavilion
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Birds of Prey Raptor Shows in the Critter Classroom
4:30pm - 5:00pm
The Best Wurst Band performs in the Rock City Pavilion
4:30pm - 5:15pm
German Dancing Performances in the Rock City Pavilion
5:00pm - 5:30pm
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EVENTS FOR Saturday October 20, 2018
Saturday October 20, 2018
Meet Hay-ley and Hay-den the Wayfinding Scarecrows on Garden’s Gateway Courtyard
8:30am - 4:30pm
Frieda’s German Heritage Tour - Meets at Ticket Plaza
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Fall Fairy in her Fall Fairy Haus near Fairyland Caverns
9:00am - 1:30pm
Interactive Caricature Artist throughout the park
9:00am - 2:00pm
Ik the Troll King Storytelling on Cliff Terrace Porch
9:00am - 6:00pm
Meet Rocky the Elf at the Rock City Pavilion
9:30am - 5:00pm
German Dancing Performances in the Rock City Pavilion
10:00am - 10:30am
Pumpkin Painting and Geode Dig Kids Activities near Prospector’s Point
10:00am - 5:00pm
Birds of Prey Raptor Shows in the Critter Classroom
11:00am - 11:30am
The Wurstbrats perform in the Rock City Pavilion
11:00am - 11:45am
Polka Dance Lessons in the Rock City Pavilion
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Frieda’s German Heritage Tour - Meets at Ticket Plaza
12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Wurstbrats perform in the Rock City Pavilion
12:30pm - 1:15pm
Birds of Prey Raptor Shows in the Critter Classroom
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Mime Artist throughout the gardens
1:00pm - 6:00pm
German Dancing Performances in the Rock City Pavilion
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Polka Dance Lessons in the Rock City Pavilion
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Fall Fairy in her Fall Fairy Haus near Fairyland Caverns
2:00pm - 6:00pm
The Wurstbrats perform in the Rock City Pavilion
2:30pm - 3:15pm
Birds of Prey Raptor Shows in the Critter Classroom
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Frieda’s German Heritage Tour - Meets at Ticket Plaza
3:00pm - 4:00pm
German Dancing Performances in the Rock City Pavilion
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Polka Dance Lessons in the Rock City Pavilion
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Birds of Prey Raptor Shows in the Critter Classroom
4:30pm - 5:00pm
The Wurstbrats perform in the Rock City Pavilion
4:30pm - 5:15pm
German Dancing Performances in the Rock City Pavilion
5:00pm - 5:30pm
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EVENTS FOR Sunday October 21, 2018
Sunday October 21, 2018
Meet Hay-ley and Hay-den the Wayfinding Scarecrows on Garden’s Gateway Courtyard
8:30am - 4:30pm
Frieda’s German Heritage Tour - Meets at Ticket Plaza
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Fall Fairy in her Fall Fairy Haus near Fairyland Caverns
9:00am - 1:30pm
Interactive Caricature Artist throughout the park
9:00am - 2:00pm
Ik the Troll King Storytelling on Cliff Terrace Porch
9:00am - 6:00pm
Meet Rocky the Elf at the Rock City Pavilion
9:30am - 5:00pm
German Dancing Performances in the Rock City Pavilion
10:00am - 10:30am
Pumpkin Painting and Geode Dig Kids Activities near Prospector’s Point
10:00am - 5:00pm
Birds of Prey Raptor Shows in the Critter Classroom
11:00am - 11:30am
The Wurstbrats perform in the Rock City Pavilion
11:00am - 11:45am
Polka Dance Lessons in the Rock City Pavilion
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Frieda’s German Heritage Tour - Meets at Ticket Plaza
12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Wurstbrats perform in the Rock City Pavilion
12:30pm - 1:15pm
Birds of Prey Raptor Shows in the Critter Classroom
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Mime Artist throughout the gardens
1:00pm - 6:00pm
German Dancing Performances in the Rock City Pavilion
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Polka Dance Lessons in the Rock City Pavilion
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Fall Fairy in her Fall Fairy Haus near Fairyland Caverns
2:00pm - 6:00pm
The Wurstbrats perform in the Rock City Pavilion
2:30pm - 3:15pm
Birds of Prey Raptor Shows in the Critter Classroom
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Frieda’s German Heritage Tour - Meets at Ticket Plaza
3:00pm - 4:00pm
German Dancing Performances in the Rock City Pavilion
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Polka Dance Lessons in the Rock City Pavilion
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Birds of Prey Raptor Shows in the Critter Classroom
4:30pm - 5:00pm
The Wurstbrats perform in the Rock City Pavilion
4:30pm - 5:15pm
German Dancing Performances in the Rock City Pavilion
5:00pm - 5:30pm
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EVENTS FOR Saturday October 27, 2018
Saturday October 27, 2018
Meet Hay-ley and Hay-den the Wayfinding Scarecrows on Garden’s Gateway Courtyard
8:30am - 4:30pm
Frieda’s German Heritage Tour - Meets at Ticket Plaza
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Fall Fairy in her Fall Fairy Haus near Fairyland Caverns
9:00am - 1:30pm
Interactive Caricature Artist throughout the park
9:00am - 2:00pm
Ik the Troll King Storytelling on Cliff Terrace Porch
9:00am - 6:00pm
Meet Rocky the Elf at the Rock City Pavilion
9:30am - 5:00pm
German Dancing Performances in the Rock City Pavilion
10:00am - 10:30am
Pumpkin Painting and Geode Dig Kids Activities near Prospector’s Point
10:00am - 5:00pm
Birds of Prey Raptor Shows in the Critter Classroom
11:00am - 11:30am
The Musik Meisters perform in the Rock City Pavilion
11:00am - 11:45am
Polka Dance Lessons in the Rock City Pavilion
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Frieda’s German Heritage Tour - Meets at Ticket Plaza
12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Musik Meisters perform in the Rock City Pavilion
12:30pm - 1:15pm
Birds of Prey Raptor Shows in the Critter Classroom
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Mime Artist throughout the gardens
1:00pm - 6:00pm
German Dancing Performances in the Rock City Pavilion
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Polka Dance Lessons in the Rock City Pavilion
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Fall Fairy in her Fall Fairy Haus near Fairyland Caverns
2:00pm - 6:00pm
The Musik Meisters perform in the Rock City Pavilion
2:30pm - 3:15pm
Birds of Prey Raptor Shows in the Critter Classroom
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Frieda’s German Heritage Tour - Meets at Ticket Plaza
3:00pm - 4:00pm
German Dancing Performances in the Rock City Pavilion
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Polka Dance Lessons in the Rock City Pavilion
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Birds of Prey Raptor Shows in the Critter Classroom
4:30pm - 5:00pm
The Musik Meisters perform in the Rock City Pavilion
4:30pm - 5:15pm
German Dancing Performances in the Rock City Pavilion
5:00pm - 5:30pm
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EVENTS FOR Sunday October 28, 2018
Sunday October 28, 2018
Meet Hay-ley and Hay-den the Wayfinding Scarecrows on Garden’s Gateway Courtyard
8:30am - 4:30pm
Frieda’s German Heritage Tour - Meets at Ticket Plaza
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Fall Fairy in her Fall Fairy Haus near Fairyland Caverns
9:00am - 1:30pm
Interactive Caricature Artist throughout the park
9:00am - 2:00pm
Ik the Troll King Storytelling on Cliff Terrace Porch
9:00am - 6:00pm
Meet Rocky the Elf at the Rock City Pavilion
9:30am - 5:00pm
German Dancing Performances in the Rock City Pavilion
10:00am - 10:30am
Pumpkin Painting and Geode Dig Kids Activities near Prospector’s Point
10:00am - 5:00pm
Birds of Prey Raptor Shows in the Critter Classroom
11:00am - 11:30am
The Musik Meisters perform in the Rock City Pavilion
11:00am - 11:45am
Polka Dance Lessons in the Rock City Pavilion
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Frieda’s German Heritage Tour - Meets at Ticket Plaza
12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Musik Meisters perform in the Rock City Pavilion
12:30pm - 1:15pm
Birds of Prey Raptor Shows in the Critter Classroom
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Mime Artist throughout the gardens
1:00pm - 6:00pm
German Dancing Performances in the Rock City Pavilion
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Polka Dance Lessons in the Rock City Pavilion
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Fall Fairy in her Fall Fairy Haus near Fairyland Caverns
2:00pm - 6:00pm
The Musik Meisters perform in the Rock City Pavilion
2:30pm - 3:15pm
Birds of Prey Raptor Shows in the Critter Classroom
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Frieda’s German Heritage Tour - Meets at Ticket Plaza
3:00pm - 4:00pm
German Dancing Performances in the Rock City Pavilion
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Polka Dance Lessons in the Rock City Pavilion
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Birds of Prey Raptor Shows in the Critter Classroom
4:30pm - 5:00pm
The Musik Meisters perform in the Rock City Pavilion
4:30pm - 5:15pm
German Dancing Performances in the Rock City Pavilion
5:00pm - 5:30pm
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About Rocktoberfest

  • Rocktoberfest at Rock City Gardens
  • Rocky at Rocktoberfest
  • German band at Rock City
  • Couple at Rock City German Festival
  • German Dancers at Rocktoberfest
  • Fall decorations at Rock City

Celebrate Fall at Rock City's German Festival

Get in touch with Rock City’s German Heritage during the 12th annual Rocktoberfest. Rock City Square will be transformed for a celebration of harvests and fall foliage. This premiere fall celebration includes live German music, polka lessons, German food, specialty beer, costumed characters and fun for the whole family. Join the fun at Rock City as we celebrate our German heritage and honor our founder, Frieda Utermoehlen Carter. 

 

Hours and Pricing

Saturdays and Sundays in October

8:30am - 5:00pm
October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, 2018


  Adult Child (ages 3-12)
Rocktoberfest Premiere Event Pricing $22.95 $12.95
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Rocktoberfest Activities

Rocktoberfest Activities & Entertainment

All performance times can be found in the calendar above. 

  • Live German Music - It's time to Oompah! Break out your lederhosen or drindl and get ready to polka! An Oktoberfest celebration wouldn't be complete without the old world sounds of an authentic German Oompah Band! Rocktoberfest is proud to feature the music of The Wurstbrats, The Musik Meisters, and the Best Wurst Band. 
  • German inspired dance performances and lessons - The Rock City Talent Dancers explore the world of German and Bavarian Folk Dance. Enjoy performances to classic Bavarian tunes, including a featured song from the popular classic The Sound of Music. Plus, the dancers will help you learn the basic steps of the Polka during our free lessons! 
  • Frieda's German Heritage Tour: a historical, guided walking tour - Set out on a guided tour of Rock City Gardens and learn about the enchanting history of the gardens and our founder, Frieda Utermoehlen Carter's, German heritage and love of German folklore and fairytales. 
  • Birds of Prey Raptor Shows - Your hearts will soar as Wings to Soar shares their loveable rescue birds of prey during this interactive, uplifting, educational encounter. 
  • Storytelling with Ik the Troll King
  • Meet the Fall Fairy - The Fall Fairy has arrived at Rock City Gardens, bringing the enchantment of autumn along with her. Stop by the Fall Fairy Haus to capture a magical photo. 
  • Meet Rocky the Elf and Hay-ley & Hay-den, our loveable wayfinding scarecrows throughout the gardens. 
  • Interactive Caricature and Mime artists will be near the Pavilion and throughout the park during the event. 
  • Kids Activities including pumpkin painting and geode dig activity stations (additional fees apply)

Featured Rocktoberfest Dining

  • Cafe 7 - Featuring Oktoberfest beer on draft, apple cider mimosas, wienerschnitzel, apple crisp with Clumpies vanilla ice cream and a special German dish. 
  • Pavilion - Featuring Beer Cheese Soup in a Bread Bowl, Grilled Bratwurst, German Sauerkraut with specialty beer on tap. 
  • Big Rock Grill - Featuring a Black Forrest Burger - fresh ground beef, black forrest ham, sauerkraut, and swiss cheese topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo and German mustard. Served with fries or chips. 
  • Specialty Fall Fudge - The Rock City Fudge Kitchen will feature homemade pumpkin spice fudge. 
  • Georgia Winery - Enjoy this sweet vintage German Gewurztraminer grape from Georgia Winery, which offers a strong fragrant aroma and a smooth, spicy finish. 

What's Bloomin

What's Bloomin'

In October, look for pansies, shasta daisies, fall mums and holly osmanthus blooming in our gardens.

Don’t miss the breathtaking views from Lovers Leap during the height of fall’s color. 

Partners & Sponsors

Community Partner

Rock City is proud to once again partner with Scenic City Survivors and the Mary Ellen Locher Foundation for this year’s Rocktoberfest in conjunction with breast cancer awareness month.