Be German for a night at the 48th Annual Richmond Oktoberfest! This is the oldest and most authentic Oktoberfest celebration in Virginia.
Patterned after Munich’s world famous Oktoberfest,the Richmond Oktoberfest combines a great party with the preservation of our German heritage. Eat authentic German food and drink a variety of German & domestic beers. Dance to polkas, waltzes, American standards and more by our feature band, “Die Lustigen Almdudler” from Rochester, New York., and our fine local bands, the Original Elbe Musikanten and the Sauerkraut Band. Enjoy folk dancing by the Hirschjäger Bavarian Dancers; the crowning of the new Oktoberfest Queen; singing by the Gesangverein Virginia Männerchor; good German food, German pastries by Reinecker’s Backerei from Macedonia, Ohio; beer & wine; shopping opportunities for things German, and the Kinder Korner with face painting and other children’s activities. Everything combines to create Bavarian style “Gemütlichkeit”.
NEW in 2016:We had a huge crowd in 2015, so in 2016 we will start at 3:00 PM on Saturday. This is intended especially parents with young children and folks who don’t like to drive after dark. The feature band will play in the afternoon as well as at night. Come early, dance early, eat early and be home early.
Venue: Old Dominion Building, Richmond International Raceway Complex
Price: $15; 65 & older $12; Active military, National Guard & Reserves $12; Advance purchase $12; 15 & under Free. Friday night only: 2 college students for the price of one with student ID.