Q: When is Fort Belvoir Oktoberfest?
A:Thursday-Sunday, October 1-4, 2015
Q: Where is Fort Belvoir Oktoberfest?
A: Fremont Field, North Post of Fort Belvoir
Q: Is Fort Belvoir Oktoberfest free?
A: Entry to Fremont Field, Parking, Volksmarch, Music Entertainment, and entry to Bazaar are all free. A daily wristband must be purchased per person for all carnival rides. Food and Beer is not free and while ATMs will be on-site bringing CASH is encouraged for all.
Q: Who's allowed to come to Fort Belvoir Oktoberfest?
A: Once a year, Fort Belvoir Army Garrison opens its gates to the general public to celebrate Oktoberfest. That means, in addition to all regular Military Card Holders, the general public with a State Drivers' License (100% ID Check) and their Dependents can enter & enjoy this four-day festival celebrating all things German! Political activity is prohibited. All bags are subject to search.
Q: Which gate do I enter for Fort Belvoir Oktoberfest?
A: On Thursday-Sunday before 9 pm all Non-Military visitors must come in Tulley Gate. After 9 pm, all visitors must enter through Pence Gate. Lampert Gate will NOT be open for any incoming and exiting vehicle traffic for Oktoberfest 2015.
Q: Where do I park for Fort Belvoir Oktoberfest?
A: Several lots within walking distance are available for parking. A golfcart shuttle service for disabled individuals is available for assistance from parking lots.
Q: Is Fort Belvoir Oktoberfest a rain or shine event?
A: Yes; please follow DFMWR Facebookfor the latest updates on the condition of the fest site. By attending this event, you are assuming the risk of injury by inclement weather
Q: Can I buy individual tickets for carnival rides or do I have to buy the wristband? A: The wristband provides all-day unlimited rides but you may purchase individual tickets for $1.50 each. Each ride has a sign posted how many tickets is required to ride.
Please note also that the Jolly Shows Carnival reserves the right to determine at which point in the evening it is no longer going to sell wristbands but only sell individual tickets - it may determine that it is more efficient for getting customers through the lines & for customers to get the biggest bang for their buck to sell only individual tickets an hour or more before the end of the Carnival.
Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: All pets are prohibited on Fremont Field (service dogs are an exception), but dogs are welcome to take part in the 10K Volksmarch.
Q: Which day is the discount tickets for military?
Is there a Lost and Found? Is there a First Aid station?
A:Yes, the Oktoberfest Lost & Found is located in the white trailer behind the main fest tent performance stage. First Aid station is also located here.
Q: Are any MWR facility hours affected by Oktoberfest?
A: Yes, the Community Center and the LTS Office will be closing on Thursday (1 October) and Friday (2 October) at 5 p.m. and closed Saturday, October 3, to support the event.