Set out on a guided 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. Kids can enjoy many activities like interacting with a mime, watching the Birds of Prey Show and searching for the Fall Fairy on a scavenger hunt.
Hear live German music from bands including The Wurstbrats, Die Mitternaechters and The Musik Meisters. Stay for polka lessons, watch German dance performances and hear Ik the Troll King tell stories. Try some German food like bratwursts and beer cheese soup in the pavilion and German chocolate cake in the Big Rock Grill. Cafe 7 is also open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is featuring a German dish for this event!
Rock City Gardens continues to partner with the MaryEllen Locher Foundation® honoring breast cancer awareness month during October. 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 www.seerockcity.com/survivor.
For the event entertainment schedule, visit www.seerockcity.com/rocktoberfest. Rock City is one of the south’s most popular natural attractions. Known for its unique geological and botanical wonders, the enchanted 4,100-foot walking trail is a true marvel of nature featuring massive ancient rock formations, a 140-foot waterfall that cascades down Lookout Mountain and the Swing-A-Long Bridge that spans nearly 200 feet.