Obviously, when you think of Oktoberfest, you think of Munich, Germany. Six million people attend the world’s largest fair every year. It is a sixteen day festival held from late September to early October. This event is a key part in Bavarian culture. However, if you are limited in time, money or travel, we have plenty of places right here in Northern Virginia to go to enjoy some beers, brats and a little “oom-pah-pah!” So throw on your lederhosen, grab that beer stein and let’s go!
CAPITOL CITY BREWING CO. OKTOBERFEST IN SHIRLINGTON
4001 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA 22206
This 17th annual Northern Virginia Oktoberfest will take place at The Village at Shirlington with 65+ breweries, authentic German band and food. Free to attend but $30 to sample beer (includes wristband, tasting glass and 10 tickets).
Church St, Vienna, VA 22180
An annual event on the first Saturday in October from 11 AM to 7 PM. Celebrating its 9th year in 2016. Oktoberfest drinks, food. Live entertainment on two stages including a main stage for music and a children’s stages. Family friendly games and children’s activities will also be available. Hosted by the Vienna Business Association. Free admission and entertainment. Pay as you go.
Reston Town Center, 11900 Market St, Reston, VA 20190
The Reston Oktoberfest ran by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce includes live music, chili cook-off, food from local restaurants and seasonal beers on tap. Sunday is the Pumpkin 5K and Kid’s Pumpkin Dash.
Dates: 10/08/16, 10/09/16