FREE Savannah Oktoberfest & Wiener Dog Races on River Street

Oktoberfest Weiner Dog races; free kids events in Savannah Fall 2013Oktoberfest on the River – Savannah, GA, Oct 4-Oct. 6 2013

Savannah always has an exciting Oktoberfest on Riverstreet. This festival has everything you expect from beer garden, to Oompah band and the popular Wienerdog races.

Festival Hours: noon-11 pm Fri. Oct. 4, 10 AM-11 PM on Sat. Oct. 5, 10 noon-5 pm PM Sun. Oct. 6 2013 with free fireworks at 9:30 PM Fri. Oct. 4 & the annual Weiner Dog races happening Saturday morning Oct. 5.

It will be a wiener dog racing, bratwurst eating, Oompah dancing filled weekend as the Savannah Riverfront celebrates its 30th Annual Oktoberfest! Come down to Historic River Street to join the German festivities all weekend long from October 4-6.

Kick off the weekend with the opening ceremony and official cask tapping on Friday at 5pm. Don’t forget to stick around for First Friday Fireworks presented by Wet Willie’s at 9:30pm! Live Entertainment will take place on the Arbor Stage each night featuring headlining bands Eric Culberson and Brave Baby.

Enjoy a traditional beer garden offering a variety of German beverages and sing along with the Rhinelander’s Oompah Band! In honor of the 30th year, Savannah Riverfront will host an Oktoberfest themed triathlon. Das Rennen am River Street will feature River Street bars and restaurants competing in a beer stein race, a teenie weenie race, and a keg roll race throughout the weekend!

Don’t worry there is a competition for you too! The annual sausage eating contest presented by Roger Wood Foods and Ambos Seafood will take place on Saturday at 3:30pm. Cash prizes will be available and registration will take place the day of the event. Last but not least, a Savannah Oktoberfest is not complete without the famous Weiner Dog Races hosted by the Savannah Morning News! Register your pup to run at:

For a full band schedule and list of competition times visit! This year’s Festival Series is hosted by the Savannah Riverfront and proudly sponsored by Verizon Wireless, Southern Eagle Distributing, Savannah Coca-Cola, Wet Willie’s, and our friends at Adventure Radio. Enjoy the Savannah Riverfront: The Way to Experience Savannah.


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