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Posted: Friday, October 7, 2016 1:31 pm

This fall, Rock City offers family fun, beautiful foliage and a German-themed festival at Rocktoberfest, every Saturday and Sunday during October (1st-30th). This 11th annual event is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and features live German bands, food, polka and lots of fun entertainment!

Interact with one-of-a-kind characters like Ik the Troll King, the fall fairy, German dancers, a mime, balloon artist and Rocky the elf, Rock City’s beloved mascot. Also see the popular Birds of Prey Shows at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Kids can get a stamp in their passport as they visit different areas throughout the park. Adventure passports are given out upon entering Rock City and include activities and coupons.

Hear live German music from bands including The Wurstbrats, Die Mitternaechters and The Musik Meisters. Dancers also perform German and Bavarian folk dances.

Try some German food like bratwursts and beer cheese soup in the pavilion and German chocolate cake in the Big Rock Grill. Café 7 is also open from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and is featuring the German dish, weinerschnitzel.

Set out on a guided heritage tour at 9 a.m., 12 p.m. or 3 p.m., to learn about Rock City’s founder Frieda Utermoehlen Carter and her love of German folklore and fairytales.

Rock City Gardens continues to partner with the MaryEllen Locher Foundation® honoring breast cancer awareness month during October. Stop by the new “Rock the Pink” photo booth and dress up in a fun assortment of pink attire. Several pink products including Survivor Birdhouses and ornaments are for sale, with a portion of proceeds benefitting this organization and their scholarship program. Visit Rock City’s gift shops or go to seerockcity.com/survivor.

For the event entertainment schedule, visit seerockcity.com/rocktoberfest.

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