Outstanding Arts & Crafts Vendors Lined Up for Oktoberfest
It’s finally time to dust off your Lederhosen and beer steins for the annual Big Canoe Oktoberfest Art & Crafts Show on Saturday, October 13 at the Wildcat Recreation Area. Big Canoe property owners and their guests should plan to arrive early. Gates open at 10:00 a.m. for guests to discover over 50 art and crafts vendors.
The Oktoberfest Committee is always seeking to add new elements to the festival and this year is no exception. The festival will boast several delectable treats from well-known food trucks from the Atlanta area. Chick-fil-A’s food truck will provide its beloved chicken sandwiches, nuggets and even milkshakes! GastroDawg will delight those seeking true German flavor with polish kielbasa, bratwurst, sauerkraut, and other gourmet hot dawgs and sausage items.
If you are looking for a heartier meal, Smokin’ Mo’s BBQ will offer brisket, ribs, pulled pork and everything in between. Have a sweet tooth? Kona Ice, Not as Famous Cookie Company and the Funnel Cake Guys food trucks will also be on hand to provide a wide range of desserts.
Are you looking for der biergarten? The beer wagon will be ready to serve guests at 10:00 a.m.
Remember, food and beverage vendors utilize a ticket system for purchases. Tickets are sold prior to the event at the Canoe Lodge or Fitness Center beginning Monday, October 8. You can also purchase tickets at Oktoberfest under the Ticket Tent. Acquiring tickets early will free up your time and allow for more enjoyment of the day’s activities.
Come early. Stay late. Oktoberfest runs until 5 p.m. so patrons can delight in the German Oompah band, the Georgia Polka Connection, well into the evening. For those youngsters under 21, the “Kids Corner” will feature arts and crafts, games and two extremely large inflatable obstacle courses. The Big Canoe Car Club will also have plenty of eye candy for those interested in vintage, unique and rare automobiles. Adults and kids alike can experience this Big Canoe tradition.
What would an Oktoberfest event be without Lederhosen and Dirndl dresses? Don your best costume for a chance to win $50 gift card. Judging will occur throughout the day with the winners announced at 2 p.m. As the reigning champion, Eberhard Knoll needs solid competition from his fellow property owners.
Parking is very limited at the Wildcat Recreation Area. Therefore, shuttle buses will transport guests from the Big Canoe Chapel Lower Parking Lot. Shuttles will run from 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. If needed, handicap parking will be available at the Wildcat Recreation area.
Our local vendors are creative, talented and eager to meet our Big Canoe guests. Stroll through vendors and welcome them to Big Canoe. You will see familiar faces that have been present at Big Canoe’s Oktoberfest for several years as well as new folks attending the festival for the first time.
Current 2018 Vendors:
- 101 Collars – handmade pet collars
- 218 Jewelry – natural and copper jewelry
- 5:17 Pottery Studio
- Amicalola Wood Works – custom wood work
- Angels on Horseback – local non-profit
- Betsy Hillis – Hand painted wine bottles and glasses
- Big Canoe Artists Club – paintings and artwork
- bSwitched - jewelry
- Country Rhoades – soaps, scarves and local honey
- CruisePlanners – Katie Allman
- Debbie Dlugasch – homeopathic HGH gel
- Dee Mirkin – gourd lamps and mandala stones
- Elizabeth Smith – natural element wall art
- Ellen Masters – doll clothes
- Floyd & Karen Reed – red cedar bird houses and feeders
- Fun Fleece – handmade fleece blankets, scarves and toys
- Get Inspired Flight – discovery flights
- Holiday Express – handmade wood holiday decorations
- Home Appetit – Estate EV Olive Oil and balsamic
- Hummingbird Boutique – home decor
- Imagine This Photography
- Janet Quackenbush – scrubs, soaps, lotions
- Jim Cook, Jr. – photography
- John Clemmer – handmade crafts
- Juice Plus – juice plus and tower garden
- Kathy Wood Fine Art
- Katherine Dunlop – prints and cards
- KWS Designs – fall and Christmas decorations
- Laura Krinke – leather and pearl jewelry
- Linda & Pat Malia – wooden candles and signs, bear lights and seasonal jewelry
- Maggie Schwartzmiller – prints on wood carvings
- Melanie Nelson - paintings
- Mike Robertson – framed prints
- Monalisa Designs – handcrafted jewelry
- Monica Dunn – decorative wreaths
- My Dad’s Caramels – fresh, homemade caramels
- Ole Elf & The Mrs. – Christmas decor
- Paige & Livia Baird – candles and home decor
- Pampered Chef – baking Products
- Pat Flynt – Amish canned goods
- Pickens Puzzles – wooden puzzles for all ages
- Pink Alley Boutique- handmade clothing
- Rosana Wentworth – baked goods
- Safari Global Fashions - handmade baskets, bags, sandals, wooden bowls and African accessories
- Scentsy – pottery candles warmers and wax
- Shelby Landes – reclaimed Signs
- Stormy Miller – paintings
- The Spires at Berry College
- Toile & Bubble – soaps, lotions, candles
- Tom’s Woodworking – wood bowls, plates and vases
- Tribble Farms – local honey and hive products
- Todd & Joanie Muhlfelder - jewelry
- Usborne Books – books for children of all ages
- Wooden Treasures – handcrafted wooden items