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mayfest celebration
at ober gatlinburg

Follow this Mayfest Sign for a day of fun and excitement!

THE 2019

This Ober Gatlinburg sign is the perfect place to for photo opportunities.

Mayfest brings the season of spring alive in the Great Smoky Mountains area of Gatlinburg!  Celebrate the beauty of these mountains "German-style" at Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Amusement Park.  This party is one event that's sure to be a blast for every member of the family!   It's an eleven day festival filled with colorful costumes, music, singing, dancing and more.  The Gatlinburg Tram awaits to take you high atop the mountain where you'll experience a day you'll never forget!

Enjoy a taste of German Food like this Mayfest Bratwurst in Ober Gatlinburg.Bratwurst & Sauerkraut

The Smoky Mountain Oompha Band is sure to bring you to your feet with some of the Germany's most famous traditional Bavarian folk dances, oompha music, yodeling, and more. Join in on the Mayfest sing-a-longs and move to munter tunes that fill the air with the joy of spring!  Try authentic German foods like bratwurst with sour kraut.  I speak from experience when I tell you it's absolutely delicious!  Everyone has an opportunity to get involved with events like the colorful Maypole Ceremony, and the Chicken Dance.  

The Mayfest Maypole is a hit for everyone!Maypole Dance Ceremony

Children have a special place during Ober Gatlinburg's Mayfest!  They will enjoy outdoor games, face painting, crafts, Bouncy Houses, and more.  Children are also invited to become involved with the Maypole Ceremony which is a folk dance performed around a tall pole garlanded with greenery or flowers and often hung with ribbons that are woven into complex patterns by the dancers.  Kids of every age are welcome to "get down" with the Chicken Dance!  Just simply flap your wings and strut your stuff during this dance and you'll be a hit every time!

Enjoy Mayfest Rides as you celebrate in Ober Gatlinburg's huge amusement park!Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Rides

Because the annual Mayfest Celebration is held at Ober Gatlinburg, you'll be able to enjoy everything to see and do at their huge amusement park! (bands for the park are sold at the ticket booth) There are kiddie rides, a gigantic water slide, summer tubing, bobsleds, a mountain coaster (the highest one in the area) an indoor ice rink, ice bumper cars, and lots more! 

Shopping is an exciting adventure here!  These stores are unique retail shops that offer specific items for every person on your list.  Afterwards, take a break and enjoy delicious food at one of fine their restaurants or snack bars.  

For more information about scheduling and events during the Mayfest Celebration, or the many things to see and do at Ober Gatlinburg call 1-800-MUCH FUN.  

2019 schedule of events

Friday, May 24 10am-5pm Kinderland Children’s Activities, Face painters, Bouncy Houses and crafts 10am–5pm Local Artisans 10pm-6pm Schulz Brau Biergarten 12-5 Smoky Mountain Oompah Band2pm May Pole Ceremony

 Saturday, May 25 10am-6pm Kinderland Children’s Activities, Face painters, Bouncy Houses and crafts10am–6pm Local Artisans 10pm-6pm Schulz Brau Biergarten 12-5 Smoky Mountain Oompah Band 12pm May Pole Ceremony 1pm May Games 3pm Bratwurst Eating Contest  

Sunday, May 26 11am-5pm Kinderland Children’s Activities, Face painters, Bouncy Houses and crafts 11am–5pm Local Artisans 12pm-6pm Schulz Brau BiergartenSmoky Mountain Oompah band 1, 3, 5, and 7pm 2pm May Pole Ceremony  

Monday, May 27 10am-5pm Kinderland Children’s Activities, Bouncy Houses 11pm-5pm  Smoky Mountain Oompah Band 2pm May Pole Ceremony