Willkommen auf dem Oktoberfest

Richmond Oktoberfest


49th Richmond Oktoberfest 2017

WHEN:   October 20 (Fri - 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm) 
 October 21 (Sat - 2:00 pm to 11:00 pm)

WHERE: Old Dominion Building, Richmond International Raceway Complex

Admission: $15 at the door, $12 for advance purchase, $12 for Seniors 65 and over, $12 for active duty Military, National Guard and Reservists; Children 15 and under are FREE

To make certain that our afternoon patrons get the same Oktoberfest experience as those coming after 6:00 PM, our feature band, "Die Lustigen Almdudler" will play in the afternoon also, the Hirschjaeger will dance, and everything will be open and operating, including the kitchen, the Bakery and, of course, the beer trailers.  We are also planning special afternoon activities for the children.  

 As always, we offer two days of Genuine German Oktoberfest entertainment, including traditional and modern German and American dance music, Bavarian folk dancing by the SGTEV Hirschjaeger dancers, beer stein hoisting contests each night for both men and women, and some of the best authentic German eating and drinking you can get.

 We provide a large selection of typical German foods, including sizzling Bratwurst straight from the grill, Knackwurst, Weisswurst, pork loin, roast chicken (Brathun), potato salad (Kartoffelsalat), our famous potato pancakes (Reibekuchen), Sauerkraut, spiced red cabbage (Rotkraut) and Landjaeger (a smoked sausage for nibbling with your beer).

Our beer comes from two great family owned breweries.  We are again importing the very popular Pilsner, Oktoberfest and Dunkel (dark) Warsteiner beers from the Cramer family brewery in Warstein, Germany.  This brewery has been operated by the Cramers since 1753.  Not quite as old is the Yuengling Brewery in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, which is now in the fifth generation of Yuengling family ownership, since it was opened by David Gottlieb Yuengling, a German immigrant, in 1829.  We are proud to offer Yuengling Lager, and Yuengling Oktoberfest, from the oldest brewery in the USA.

Recognizing that not everyone drinks beer, not even at Oktoberfest, we also have a selection of very good domestic and German wines. And for those who don't drink wine and those under age, we serve coffee, water, a variety of soft drinks, and even chocolate milk.

For those who want authentic German pastries and breads, or for those who just have a sweet tooth, Reinecker's Bakery, in Macedonia, Ohio, is again bringing a big truckload of their German baked goods.  Visiting our Reinecker Bakery is like stepping into a one of the best "Backerei" or "Konditerei" in Germany.

This year the Feature Band will be "Die Lustigen Almdudler" from Rochester, New York.  The Almdudlers play modern German Party music as well as all the polkas, waltzes and other traditional dance music for which Germany is famous. Before the feature band comes on, each night's festivities will start with our local German band, the renowned ACCA Sauerkrauts.  The Richmond Oktoberfest strives to be a family event, with a lot of dancing fun, and a lot of great German food, beer, and baked goods. 

The 2017 Beer Stein

       In recognizing the 500 year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, which is a very important historical event in Germany,
our 2017 Bier Stein depicts Martin Luther posting the 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg castle church..  

 See you there!

 And don't forget to visit our outdoor "Biergarten".

Space for Advertising

1. Platinum Sponsor

 Loveland Distibutors


Warsteiner Website
2. Gold Sponsor
Be a Gold Sponsor
3. Silver Sponsor

America's Oldest Brewery
4. Bronze Sponsor

Be a Bronze Sponsor
5. Media Supporters



News where you Live

 Summit Media Group

6. Other Supporters

Reinecker's Bakery
7. Special Hotel Rates

Holiday Inn
Richmond Airport

Sandston, VA


 Best Western
Richmond Airport,
Sandston, VA 23150

For special rates, 
transportation and
reservation click here

 8. Advertisers
Toni McCracken

Click here
for more

Hosted by Siteground

Hosted by
Webmaster Peter Stech