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Things to do on a weekend - Celebrate Oktoberfest

A taste of the old country in the High County. Saturday is the 21st annual Oktoberfest at Sugar Mountain Resort in Avery County. It's a day of steins, stockings and serious frolicking. Along with some serious oomp-pah, oomp-pahing.

Sugar Mountain OktoberfestAn Oktoberfest isn’t complete without the sounds of an oom-pah Band. From noon to 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, the Harbour Towne Fest Band guarantees to bring the sounds, dances and enthusiasm of Bavaria to Sugar Mountain. The 15-piece band will enthusiastically play the sounds of Germany’s Bavaria.

Bavarian cuisine, including bratwurst, knackwurst, German potato salad, sauerkraut and pretzels will be available, starting at 11 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday. To help wash it down, an ample supply of authentic Bavarian beverages will be flowing all weekend long.

There will also be ac children's activity center, more than 40 artisans and craftspeople, and - bonus - the beginning of the peak leaf season. The colors may not get any more vibrant. Just another beautiful - and eventful - weekend in the High Country. Many more to come.