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Today marks the start of a pair of food-themed events at the depot his weekend. Today, the city of Summerville will celebrate German traditions and food with Oktoberfest, featuring German beers, cuisine, music, and more. Then tomorrow, at the “Old-Fashioned Sunday Dinner”, guests can hear old-timey bluegrass music, see the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Passenger Train, and buy country cooking from servers dressed in antique clothes. For more info, click ‘read more’.

Summerville Oktoberfest – October 21

The sights, smells, and sounds of the German traditions will be found at the Summerville Depot on Saturday, October 21. Summerville Main Street is set to present an Oktoberfest featuring Oktoberfest beers, a German feast, musical performances, shopping, and more. The festival will be from 12 noon to 7 PM. Admission is free for this event.

Oktoberfest will include traditional local foods, along with an array of Oktoberfest traditions such as: bratwurst, beer cheese soup, bavarian pretzels, German Chocolate, strudels, other German inspired foods, artisans, and a bier garten featuring variety of brews. Festival attendees are encouraged to sport German wear and brush up on the chicken dance for extra fun.

For more information on events contact The City of Summerville at (706) 859-0900 Ext.1337 or visit

Old Fashioned Sunday Dinner At The Depot – October 22

Step back in time to a slower pace of life and enjoy an “Old-Fashioned Sunday Dinner” at the Historic Summerville Depot. Servers and staff will be dressed in old fashioned attire for the day and event goers will have the opportunity to enjoy an “Old Fashioned Sunday Dinner” while enjoying live bluegrass music by the Flat Bottom Boys. The meal will be served by a local restaurant at the cost of $7 for a meat and 2 vegetables, or $6 for a 4-vegetable plate. Meats will include a choice of fried chicken or ham. Vegetable offered will include mashed potatoes, black-eyed peas, turnip greens, fried okra, baked sweet potato, and green beans. Bowls of pinto beans and cornbread will also be offered at the cost of $3.00.

An arrival of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Passenger Train is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. and a turning of the Summerville Turntable will also be featured. Other vendors will be on site for those wishing to shop. This event will operate from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM, and is free for the public.

For more information on events contact The City of Summerville at (706) 859-0900 Ext.1337 or visit