FORT KNOX, Ky. — Officials planning this year’s Oktoberfest at Fort Knox are predicting there could be as many as 6,000 people descending on Brooks Parade Field Sept. 23 to celebrate German beer, brats and bands.
The Deutsche-styled Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation event is considered one of the most popular and celebrated each year. Officials say this year is shaping up to continue the tradition.
Partygoers can expect to find the usual German-inspired cuisine, beer, bounce houses, sausages, cornhole and live music at this free event, open to the public from 5 to 10 p.m. There will be something for everyone.
Patrons are encouraged to enter through the Chaffee (Main) Gate and follow the directional signs. Those requiring access passes can get them at the Visitor’s Center directly outside the gate. Visitors may also go HERE to obtain a 5-day Fast Pass. Once inside, follow the signs to free parking near the parade field. Portable restroom facilities will be provided.
Officials recommend bringing lawn chairs and rain gear in case of inclement weather. Waybur Theater has been designated as an alternate site in the event of severe weather conditions. Coolers, backpacks and bags are subject to inspection. No pets or fireworks will be permitted.
For more information, visit the Fort Knox FMWR website HERE