The 6th annual Oktoberfest will be bigger and better than ever. Oktoberfest will once again encompass most of the Loudoun Street Mall including the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum lawn and the Taylor Pavilion. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample German-inspired food, beer and wine while experiencing different aspects of the German culture.
Everyone is invited to compete in the Best Dressed Lederhosen and Dirndl Contest on Saturday. The top prize is an overnight stay at the Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown.
Two high-energy bands and Oktoberfest favorites will be back this year: The Continentals, a band with a wide repertoire specializing in different ethnic styles of polka and waltz, and Bavarski, a band who plays everything from Chicago-style Polish polka to rockin’ Oktoberfest party music. Also featured on Saturday is Altwashingtonia Schuhplattler Verein, the “Original Bavarian Dance Club of Washington D.C.” Over 30 costumed professional Bavarian dancers will bring fun traditions and create a true Oktoberfest atmosphere. There will also be street performers, accordion players and exciting experiences for everyone.
WHEN: Friday, October 12 – Saturday, October 13
TIME: Friday, 5:00 – 11:00 pm and Saturday, Noon – 8:00 pm
WHERE: Old Town Winchester Loudoun Street Mall
COST: Tickets will go on sale Sept. 1 – Simplifying the ticketing process this year