Virginia Oktoberfest

January 17, 2021
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Richmond, VA – Capital Ale House’s 11th Annual Oktoberfest returns again this fall with even more beer, brats and lederhosen! Oktoberfest will take place in Downtown Richmond on Saturday, September 27 and in Downtown Fredericksburg on Saturday, October 4. Celebrations will highlight a vast selection of Virginia beers paired with traditional German cuisine.

“Our Oktoberfest is always a good time for everyone, ” said Capital Ale House President Matthew Simmons. “Each year we aim to offer attendees the most authentic German experience possible but always adding a Virginia touch. Like last year, we will feature an outstanding selection of local brews for everyone’s enjoyment.”

Oktoberfest celebrations will kick off at noon with the ceremonious tapping of the keg. Lisa Schaffner with UNOS will do the honors in Richmond and Vice Mayor Billy Withers in Fredericksburg.

Spend the day enjoying live music, German dance groups, and over 100 craft and imported brews. A full menu of German food items will also be available, such as giant pretzels with sweet mustard, bratwurst, knockwurst, currywurst, sauerbraten and dumplings with ginger snap gravy, Jaegerschnitzel, German potato salad, red cabbage, spaetzel and sauerkraut.

Familes are welcome to enjoy the celebrations. Kids can visit Kinderplatz, a kids area with giant inflateables, face painting, balloon animals and many other family features. Anyone under the age of 21 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The festival has a $3 cover charge, with proceeds benefitting UNOS in Richmond and the Main Street Program in Fredericksburg. Each guest of legal drinking age can purchase a traditional 1-liter Capital Ale House stein for $4 (while supplies last). Guests are also welcome to bring their own stein.

VIP tables are available for groups of all sizes and can be purchased here:

In observance of the 16-day Oktoberfest held each fall in Munich, Germany, Capital Ale House will celebrate for the entire 16 days with German food specials, dozens of German-style beers and exciting events at all five locations.

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