A taste of Germany is coming to Old Town Winchester with the 5th annual Oktoberfest. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample German-inspired food, beer and wine while experiencing different aspects of German culture.
Everyone is invited to compete in the Best Dressed Lederhosen and Dirndl Contest on Friday night with the top prize of an overnight stay at the Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown.
Two high-energy bands will return for the pop/rock theme, including the Continentals, a band with a wide repertoire specializing in different ethnic styles of polka and waltz, and Bavarski, 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 once again bring fun traditions and create a true Oktoberfest atmosphere. There will also be street performers, accordion players and exciting experiences for both children and adults.
WHEN: Friday, October 13 – Saturday, October 14
TIME: Friday, 5:00 – 11:00 pm and Saturday, Noon – 8:00 pm
WHERE: Old Town Winchester Loudoun Street Mall
COST: $15 advance tasting packages, $10 general admission at the door