Dear Richmond Oktoberfest Friends!

 How the time goes by! Would you belief that in 2018
we will celebrate our
50 year Anniversary?

Since the first Oktoberfest in 1969, we strived to improve the Oktoberfest and most importantly insure that we do everything possible to offer you an authentic Oktoberfest. That in itself is not easy because different people have different ideas of what is authentic. To us ”authentic” means a fest that includes all the elements that you would expect to find at a good Oktoberfest in Germany: Good food, good beer, great entertainment, and most of all a great atmosphere. All of this together creates what the German’s call “Gemütlichkeit”. This makes the participation at the Oktoberfest something that you not only enjoy, but that causes you to come back each year.  

 So, just as we have already begun to prepare for a very special 50th anniversary Oktoberfest, you should mark your calendar today:

 Come the 50th Richmond Oktoberfest on Friday and Saturday, the 19th   and 20th of October 2018.

Russ Boraas, President
Richmond Oktoberfest


Click here to view Photos of the 2017 Oktoberfest


Auf geht’s!..............................zum Richmond Oktoberfest!

On, on! the Richmond Oktoberfest!

Enjoy all the fun of a Richmond Oktoberfest as recorded on this Youtube Video



The family friendly “Richmond Oktoberfest” is the most authentic German-American Oktoberfest event in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As an amazed visitor from the German Embassy in Washington DC once said, “This is just like a Folksfest back home in Germany.” We play host to   4,000 plus people over two days in the air conditioned Old Dominion Building, which is decorated with the flags of all the German states and, of course, especially Bavaria, the home of the Munich Oktoberfest. The high sloping roof over the large, ribbon festooned dance floor reminds one of the beer tents in Munich and the “Gemütlichkeit” atmosphere is pure German.

Come hungry! With four kinds of German sausages; pork loin and roast chicken; sweet, spicy red cabbage and sauerkraut; potato salad; potato pancakes; pretzels and a truck load of German pastries from Reinecker’s Bakery in Macedonia, Ohio, you can’t leave hungry.
Come thirsty! With endless kegs of beer, both imported from Germany and domestic, as well as a variety of wine and other drinks, you can’t leave thirsty.
Come ready to dance! With the Sauerkrauts and our feature bands, Die Lustigen Almdudler and The Continentals, you can dance all night, except when the Hirschjaeger are demonstrating German folk dancing or when you and your friends are participating in the Men’s and Women’s Beer Stein Hoisting Contests.

The Continentals

Die Lustigen Almdudler

hirschjaegerDon’t forget to take home a souvenir, whether it is the 2017 Richmond Oktoberfest Beer Stein or something from one of our vendors or the Oktoberfest’s own Souvenir Booth.

The Richmond Oktoberfest has something for everyone and for all ages, so come, enjoy the “Gemütlichkeit” and be German for a night.



Auf geht’s!..............................zum Richmond Oktoberfest!

On, on! the Richmond Oktoberfest!

Enjoy all the fun of a Richmond Oktoberfest as recorded on this Youtube Video


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