Celebrating all things German with traditional Oktoberfest festivities is one of the great things to do near Stone Mountain. In Atlanta and surrounding areas, this traditional October event actually begins in September with special events and such. October is when the fun really heats and the polka music gets cranked.

Come join the fun and events happening for Oktoberfest.

What better way to celebrate the season than with a stein of beer at a genuine German establishment? Der Biergarten on Marietta Street in Atlanta serves up a touch of the old country year-round with authentic German beers including Bitburger on draft.

Pair that with traditional German food like jager schnitzel and sauerbraten and you’ve got a perfect Oktoberfest evening.

Another option for festive things to do near Stone Mountain is to go to the Oktoberfest Games on October 6 at Fado Irish Pub on Buckhead Avenue. If you like to celebrate with brat eating or beer chugging contests, then this is the event for you. You may even be tempted to slip into a pair of lederhosen.

This year, be sure to check out all the events going on for Oktoberfest. After it’s over, come back and tell us about your favorite on our Facebook page.

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