Fall is a festive time at Rock City. The air is crisp, the foliage is rich with golds and oranges, and Rocktoberfest is here! Our roots come out during this signature fall event, as we honor our founder Frieda Utermoehlen Carter and her German heritage. In this 12th annual event, Rock City transforms into a total celebration of all things German, with live German music, food and—of course—specialty beer. You can also learn the traditional polka as costumed characters don traditional German attire to help get you in the spirit of the season.
Rocktoberfest is one of our favorite family-friendly events, and is a unique way to experience Rock City while enjoying the change in seasons on Lookout Mountain.
Each weekend, the Rock City Pavilion is filled with German-themed activities, including authentic German Oompah bands, The Wurstbrats and The Musik Meisters. While traditional German music fills the air, members of Rock City Talent perform German and Bavarian Folk dances. You’ll also find a host of activities just for the kids throughout Rock City, including the return of the Fall Fairy, storytelling with Ik the Troll and visitor-favorite Rocky the Elf will be roaming the gardens.
And since you can’t have a German festival without specialty food and drink, Rock City offers some of your favorite authentic German dishes, like beer cheese soup, grilled bratwurst and German sauerkraut. Pair them with an Oktoberfest Big River Beer, or German Gewurztraminer grape from Georgia Winery to immerse yourself in the Rocktoberfest experience. Remember to take home a special souvenir from Rocktoberfest! Collector beer steins and Rocktoberfest gear will be available to commemorate your experience.
While we celebrate fall on Lookout Mountain, the season is also in full swing at Blowing Springs Farm located at the foot of the mountain. Blowing Springs Farm is the ultimate in fall family fun. The Enchanted MAiZE brings the family together as you work to weave your way through the tall stalks of corn. There are also fun farm activities for kids including a cow train, duck races, pedal carts and a corn slingshot. You can even get close to some friendly farm animals at the Critter Coral, or tour the farm on a relaxing hay ride.
Come down from the excitement on Lookout Mountain to Blowing Springs Farm, where kids under three receive free admission! The farm is open on Friday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. beginning September 29th and closing for the season on October 29th.
Rock City and Blowing Springs Farm are the perfect places to enjoy nature and the change of seasons, while creating memories that will last a lifetime! For more information on Rock City’s fall events, go to www.seerockcity.com to plan a trip and secure your tickets for a fall adventure to remember!