General Information

How Do I contact Richmond Oktoberfest Inc.?

See information in center portion of the footer of the web site. Richmond Oktoberfest Inc. is reachable by telephone, email, or US mail. If you call, please leave a message. If calling, please leave a message and we will return your call. There is no staff to answer the phone.

What are words to Ein Prosit?

Find them here.

Will we be able to smoke?

By order of the Fire Marshall, this is a smoke free building. A smoking area is available outside the building in the Bier Garten.

How do we qualify to win the door prize?

Included in every ticket is entry into the hall, and a chance to win in a door prize drawing. Completely fill in the information on the ticket stub and put it in the revolving drawing drum. The door prize winner is announced Saturday night (Note: you need not be present to win).

How do we pay for things?

Food, beverages, breads and pastries, and souvenirs are purchased with ”food tickets”. Buy your food tickets with either cash or a major credit card at the tables along the wall to your right just after you enter the Hall. Please note: Oktoberfest food tickets may not be accepted at some Vendors’ merchandise booths (please ask before making purchases).


Parking near the venue is free and lighted.


No refunds are issued for admission tickets or food tickets.

Legal Consumption of Alcohol.

Patron age is verified at the entrance. After age is verified, a wrist band is issue. Anyone without a proper wristband will not be served alcohol. No alcohol is permitted to be served to anyone under the age of 21.

All alcohol must be consumed on site.

Outside Food & Beverages

No outside food and beverages are permitted to be brought in.


What’s In a Wurst?


Ingredients vary by stand. In general potato pancakes, and goods from the bakery should be assumed to contain gluten or be made in a facility where wheat is also processed. Some products may contain nuts. Some products may contain dairy or soy. Beer contains gluten. If a food allergy is a concern, please be sure to check at the stands. Richmond Oktoberfest Inc. does its best to accommodate all guests, but our limited, volunteer, staff may not be able to meet all guests’ needs.

What are the different styles of German Beer?