Be German for a night at the 49th 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 on Friday night; 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".
On SaturdayIn 2016, we started at 3:00 PM. It was a great idea. The early start was intended especially for parents with young children and folks who don't like to drive after dark, but people of all ages showed up. Once again, our feature band will play in the afternoon as well as at night. Come early for more hours of Oktoberfest fun.