Adult-only event to feature local, regional beers, German-styled food, live music and more


Homestead Manor will kick off fall with plenty of brews and German food at its inaugural Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Ages 21 and up are invited to celebrate the traditions of Munich, Germany while sipping local and national beer favorites. More than 30 different breweries — including Good People Brewing Company of Birmingham Ala.; Founders Brewing Company of Grand Rapids, Mich.; Urban Chestnut Brewing Company of St. Louis, Mo.; Hutton & Smith Brewing Company of Chattanooga, Tenn.; Wiseacre Brewing Company of Memphis, Tenn. and more — will offer a wide selection of craft beer tastings in the events barn at Homestead Manor.

Sally Mink, Marketing Director for A. Marshall Hospitality, said the event was created to offer adults in Thompson’s Station and surrounding communities a fun night out coupled with a unique culinary experience.

“We are fortunate to have a very talented group of chefs on the A. Marshall Hospitality team who jumped at an opportunity to get creative with the Oktoberfest theme,” Mink said. “We’re hoping to have some beautiful, crisp weather to complement the fantastic selection of craft brews and assortment of bites, and we’re looking forward to kicking off the fall season with a great event.”

Attendees will enjoy bite-sized samples of German-style food like pork sausage meatballs, sauerkraut and pretzel bites curated by the chefs at Homestead Manor and sister concepts Puckett’s Boat House, Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant and Scout’s Pub. Lokelani Alabanza, executive pastry chef of A. Marshall brand Hattie Jane’s Creamery, will develop a beer-infused ice cream especially for the occasion.

For those looking to enjoy a full meal before or after Oktoberfest, the restaurant at Homestead Manor, located inside the antebellum home on the property, will serve brunch from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and dinner from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. Reservations can be made online at or by phone at 615-538-6113.

All parking for Oktoberfest-goers and restaurant diners, including handicapped, will be across from Homestead Manor at the Thompson Station Church. Shuttles will be provided to and from the parking lot to the event. Vehicles will not be permitted on the Homestead Manor property the day of the event.

Oktoberfest is presented by First Citizens National Bank, Urban Chestnut, Twine, The Casual Pint, Homepage Media Group, Auto Body Advantage of Spring Hill, Franklin Synergy Bank, Bostelman Auto and Volunteer Welding.

Homestead Manor has also partnered with Lyft ridesharing service, who will be offering a 10% discount to new and existing users for rides to and from Oktoberfest with the code HMOKTOBERFEST.

General admission, VIP and designated driver tickets can be bought in advance for $35, $45 and $20, respectively, at All tickets purchased at the door will have a $10 up charge. In addition to beer and food, VIPs will receive early access into the festival, a t-shirt and an authentic German stein, and designated driver tickets will allow access to food only.

A portion of proceeds from ticket sales will benefit The Land Trust for Tennessee to help support its efforts to protect farmland and landscapes across the state, including Homestead Manor which is located on a land trust.

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