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Where to celebrate Oktoberfest

Blue Mountain Brewery has Oktoberfest through Oct. 8. German menu specials every day and live German music on some days.

Devils Backbone Brewing Company is serving an O’fest Lager.

Shenandoah Valley

Oktoberfest/Saturday, Oct. 7 (9AM—7PM) – (Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton) This year we will be joined by the Stonewall Brigade Band, SGTEV Hirschjäger, and the Edelweiss Band for non-stop music and fun. Venture into the museum to learn how 18th century Germans brewed beer and cooked for festivals and special feast days. Explore the American exhibits and see how German culture continued in the descendants of those who immigrated to the American colonies. Beer will be available for purchase at the Lee S. Cochran Pavilion. Brats and More will be on-site, as well as Rick’s BBQ & Catering, serving up traditionally styled German food. This is a special ticketed event. For more information and tickets visit

Oktoberfest-adjacent fundraiser:

History Alfresco 2023

October 19, 5:00-9:00 PM

Liberty Hall Plantation

18255 Plantation Loop, Rixeyville, VA 22737

The Museum of Culpeper History’s fall fundraiser will celebrate the museum’s successes and highlight what’s in store for 2024. This year’s event will be held at historic Liberty Hall Plantation, notable for being part of one of the earliest land grants in the county, dating back to 1710. The property also witnessed extensive activity during the Civil War. Experience local music, enjoy an Oktoberfest themed dinner catered by the Bavarian Chef restaurant in Madison, show off your mastery of Culpeper history with our trivia contest, bid on an assortment of exciting products and experiences in our silent auction, and learn about the historic people and events that have touched historic Liberty Hall. Guest speaker and owner of Liberty Hall Dan Coleman will discuss his research on the house and grounds. For tickets and more information, visit the museum’s website at or call 540-829-5954.

Oktoberfest at The Good Sport

October 14 ; Tickets: $5

Join us for a fun-filled Oktoberfest celebration at the Kimpton The Forum Hotel in Charlottesville, VA! Get ready to indulge in delicious German inspired snacks and raise a glass of your favorite beer. Put on your lederhosen or dirndl and come celebrate Oktoberfest with us!

Tickets available at:

Oktoberfest menus at local restaurants:

Melting Pot, the premier fondue restaurant, is joining in the Oktoberfest fun with a craveable Oktober FondueFest limited-time menu!

Every Monday through Thursday, from September 25-October 26, guests will experience a 3-course menu like never before with Bavarian Beer Cheese Fondue perfectly paired with premium dippers like hot-off-the-grill bratwurst, braised short rib, pretzels, and more, along with choice of salad and decadent Black Forest Chocolate Fondue. Known for offering a variety of fondue cooking styles, guests can also enjoy a new Oktoberfest Cooking Style to enjoy with an entrée as part of a four-course meal.

And what’s Oktoberfest without drinks? Guests can also enjoy German-inspired sips like the new Black Forest Fashioned and St-Germain Spritz cocktail along with seasonal beer – Sam Adams Octoberfest.

For more information, visit

Fall Festival

Fall in love with Twin Lakes State Park at the annual Fall Festival that will take place on Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Discovery Area.

There will be snacks, drinks and pumpkins available for purchase as well as s’mores kits so guests can roast marshmallows by the campfire.

Event activities include pumpkin decorating, face painting and a leisurely hayride.

For more information visit


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