The sixth annual Oktoberfest presented by Compass West Realty returns on October 12th and 13th! Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy German inspired beer and food while experiencing sights, sounds and traditions of the world-famous Oktoberfest in Germany. This event happens throughout Old Town Winchester, including the Loudoun Street Walking Mall, historic Taylor Pavilion and the Courthouse lawn.
NEW this year, entertainment is free to everyone! Guests that choose to purchase a ticket will receive 6 tastings (for beer or wine) and a commemorative glass beer stein. Alcohol sales are limited to ticket holders only. Tickets are $20 until October 11th and $25 October 12th and 13th (days of event). Guests who have purchased a ticket, can also purchase additional tastings or a full pour for $5 during the event.
In attendance will be our local breweries, Winchester Brew Works, Alesatian, Escutcheon, Broken Window and Winchester Cider Works. They will bring your favorites with some new Oktoberfest crafted beers. You’ll also be able to sample famous brews from Germany along with other Americana favorites. Not forgetting our wine enthusiasts, we will also have wines from around the world to sample! Also NEW This year drink sales benefit the SPCA of Winchester, Frederick and Clarke.
Two high-energy bands will be returning to the Historic Taylor Pavilion this year for a pop/rock theme. Friday, The Bavarski Band, playing everything from Chicago-style Polish polka to rockin’ Oktoberfest party music. Saturday, the Continentals, a band with a wide repertoire specializing in different ethnic styles of polka and waltz. Also featured on Saturday is Alt Washingtonian Schuhplattler Verein the “Original Bavarian Dance Club of Washington DC”. Bringing Oktoberfest traditions and over 30 dancers dressed in authentic German costume.
Old Town Winchester will celebrate our German heritage with traditional beverages, accordionists, dancing, and stein holding contests, costume contest (Saturday) and Bavarian inspired food! Get your tickets now at EnjoyOTW.com or one of our ticket outlets, Total Image & Workingman’s Store, Espresso Bar & Café, Compass West Realty, Full Circle Marketing, and the Winchester-Frederick County Convention & Visitors Bureau
WHEN: Friday, October 12th – Saturday, October 13th
TIME: Friday 5 – 11 p.m., Saturday noon – 8 p.m.
WHERE: Old Town Winchester Loudoun Street Walking Mall, Historic Taylor Pavilion and Courthouse Lawn
COST: $20 Advance Tasting Package, $25 Day-of Tasting Package
· Tasting packages include six (6) -4 oz. tastings of beer or six (6)-2 oz. tastings of wine
Come volunteer at Oktoberfest and get FREE admission! If you volunteer during any shift you receive free admission and a commemorative stein to drink at the event for Friday or Saturday! All you will need to purchase are your tastings!! Proceeds benefit the SPCA, so you’ll be doing a great thing for our community while you have fun!