Skip to content

4th Annual Oktoberfest at Oaklands



Story and photography by Eric Lusk

Oaklands recently hosted its fourth-annual Oktoberfest celebration. This unique “fun-raiser” supports Oaklands Mansion and featured many local craft brewers such as Blackstone Brewing Company, Cedar Glade Brews, Cheap Ass Bastard Brewing, Harry’s Brewhouse, Life is Brewing, Lytle Creek Brewery, Mantra Artisan Ales & Emerald Abbey Brewing, Mid- State Brew Crew, Mid-State Brewsters, Mos Alesley Brewing, Overall Brewing and Blending, Panther Creek Brewery, Smackdab Brewing, Spring Street Brew Garage, Steel Barrel Brewery, Vitruvian Artisan Ales, VonSeitz Theoreticales, The Green Dragon Pub and Brewery and Bold Rock Hard Cider.

The O’Donnells took stage on the front porch of the mansion to kick things off, while guests sampled German fare from FitzWilly’s, gobbled gourmet hotdogs from That’s My Dawg or went south of the border with Catarina’s Foodtruck. For dessert, Baker’s Dozen Cookie Company offered unique and delicious Oktoberfest cookies! And even representatives from MTSU’s Fermentation Science Program were there to explain their exciting new program and the art of craft beer.

More Stories

  • Special Kids Banquet Raises Over $124k

    Over $124,000 was raised for local nonprofit Special Kids in the organization’s Banquet held on Thursday, September 27, at Middle Tennessee Christian School in Murfreesboro. Three hundred ninety-two supporters participated in the event organized by the local nonprofit... Read More
  • Mitchell Bowman and Michael McCann

    A chance meeting in a subdivision in Smyrna, TN in the early 2000’s resulted in a dynamic duo of builder and realtor homebuilding team. Established in 2004, Michael McCann (builder) and Mitchell Bowman (realtor) began a creative relationship to help people realize their homebuilding dreams. Read More
  • Doug Vandiver

    Doug Vandiver has upheld the company’s motto “Quality Homes Built to Last”, through his 35 years in business and built a solid reputation in the process. In fact, Doug has built the personal residence of several active custom home builders in the area as well as many top real estate agents.  Read More
  • Editor's Letter

    Warmth. A word that represents comfort, safety, affection, intensity and love. It’s something we all desire. Nothing is more soothing than soaking up the warm sunshine on a cool day, being warmed with a hug from a loved one or the way you feel when you put on that first outfit full of warm, fall colors.  Read More