Page updated March 17, 2023
53rd Richmond Oktoberfest
20 October 2023 and 21 October 2023
Dear Oktoberfest Friends,
After having the Oktoberfest at the Richmond Raceway Complex for several years, we have been forced to move to a new location. We performed an exhaustive search in the Richmond area and determined that there were no existing venues that were both suitable and affordable locations to hold the Oktoberfest. It has been decided that the 53rd Annual Richmond Oktoberfest will be held in the Farm Bureau Center at the Meadow Event Park, in Doswell, Virginia.
The Oktoberfest will be held on:
Friday the 20th of October, 2023 from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Saturday the 21st of October, 2023 from 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Here is what you can expect:
• “Die Lustigen Almdudlers” – one of the Best German Party Bands.
• Local Brass Band – the ACCA Sauerkraut Band.
• Bavarian Dancers – The Hirschjaeger Bavarian Dancers.
• Beer Garten Music – Dan Smith will entertain you in the Biergarten.
• A variety of German beer from three of the best known German breweries: Warsteiner, Paulaner and Bitburger. (including Oktoberfest style, Pilsners, Lagers, Hefe – Weisse, Marzens, Dunkels and non-alcoholic beers.
• German wines for your enjoyment.
• Pepsi branded soft drinks, water, and coffee.
• Bratwurst, Knackwurst, Weisswurst (with all sausages produced by Usinger’s of Wisconsin), roast pork, and broiled chicken. Side dishes include Sauerkraut, Potato Salad, and red cabbage.
• Our snack bar will have freshly-made German potato pancakes, all sorts of filled pretzels, hot dogs and more!
Cakes and Pastries:
• The bakery, by Reinecker’s Bakery of Macedonia, Ohio, will have a large selection of freshly baked German tortes, pastry, and breads.
• Our café, where you can enjoy your pastry, coffee, and wine.
• Great Party Music for dancing and your listening enjoyment.
• Kinder Korner with games and fun to keep the children entertained.
• Several outstanding door-prizes
• A raffle containing a complete set of all 53 Oktoberfest beer steins.
• The ever so popular “Bier stein” Hoisting Contest for men and women. The winners receive three-liter Oktoberfest Beer Steins.
• Souvenir stands where you can find a large selection of Oktoberfest related gifts.
• Many other vendors that offer a variety of interesting merchandise.
• Advance Ticket Sale: August and September – $12.00.
• Regular Ticket Sale: All of October and at the Door – Senior Citizens 65 and older, Armed Service Members, and college students 12.00.
All others $15.00. Children 15 and younger enter for free.
• For those of you who plan to stay overnight we have partnered with the following hotels. All of them are close to the Meadow Event Park.
• An RV campground is available as well. Please see the Meadow Event Park web site on how you can make reservations.
So come and help us celebrate the 53rd Richmond Oktoberfest!
Anne Boraas Brad Ewald
Vice President President
And the Oktoberfest of Richmond, Inc. Board of Directors
Enjoy all the fun of our authentic Oktoberfest as recorded on these Youtube Videos!