The Opening ParadeRichmand SkylineTraditional Folk DancersBeer Hoisting

The Opening Parade

Richmand Skyline

Traditional Folk Dancers

Beer Hoisting


To All Fans of the Richmond Oktoberfest!

It is with a great deal of regret we inform you that the 2020 Richmond Oktoberfest has been canceled. The Oktoberfest Board of Directors decided to do this because of the unforeseen challenges awaiting us in the next few months. The Oktoberfest of Richmond has a responsibility to ensure a safe environment for all attendees and since the Coronavirus still lingers on, we cannot guarantee this at the level we want for our guests and volunteers. The possibilities are also great that the State Government will not allow such an event, or that if the event could be held that the restrictions would be so severe that it would not make the Oktoberfest the same experience that our guests have come to expect for the past 51 years.
We hope that all our friends understand this decision, and we hope to be able to greet you at the 2021 Richmond Oktoberfest, which will be held at the Richmond Raceway Complex on October 1st and 2nd, 2021.

Hans Stienen,




The Richmond Oktoberfest, the only authentic Fest of this type for over 50 years.

Dear Oktoberfest Fans!
The Oktoberfest Board of Directors thanks everyone who visited the 51st Richmond Oktoberfest for their participation. We hope that you had a great time.

As in the past, a representative of the German Embassy in Washington, D.C. and his family enjoyed the Richmond Oktoberfest as you can take from the thank-you note (Dankesschreiben).

Planning for the 52nd Oktoberfest is in full swing. We hope to see you again and many new faces next year.

So please mark your calendar!

The next Richmond Oktoberfest, the 52nd, has been scheduled for the

OCTOBER 1st and 2nd, 2021
Friday 6:00PM to 11:00PM
Saturday 3:00PM to 11:00PM

The location will remain the Old Dominion Building at the Richmond Race Complex.

Thanks again for your help in making the Richmond Oktoberfest the only “Authentic” event of its kind in Greater Richmond.

Hans Stienen          Brad Ewald
President                 Vice President




Enjoy all the fun of our authentic Oktoberfest as recorded on these Youtube Videos!

Oktoberfest 2016 (Run time 1min:30sec)

Oktoberfest 2019 (Run time 1min:25sec)

Since the first Oktoberfest in 1969, we strived to improve the event each year, and most importantly we do everything to insure that the Richmond Oktoberfest is authentic. This 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 Germans call “Gemütlichkeit”.

Hans Stienen

Click on Map to get Directions

Old Dominion Building at Richmond Raceway
600 E Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA

The 2021 Beer Stein Commemorating the Reunification of Germany

Tag der Deutschen Einheit, 3. Oktober 1990 / Day of German Unity October 3, 1990

Left image above: Federal Republic of Germany (FRG), also known as West Germany.

Right image above: German Democratic Republic (GDR), also know as East Germany