Der EinmarschTraditional Folk DancersBeer Stein Hoisting

Der Einmarsch

Traditional Folk Dancers

Beer Stein Hoisting


To All Fans of the Richmond Oktoberfest
We have all waited a long time to celebrate Oktoberfest. The time has finally arrived. The 52nd Richmond Oktoberfest is scheduled for

Friday October 1st and Saturday October 2nd .

The Board of Directors will do whatever it takes to provide you with an Oktoberfest filled with great entertainment, authentic German food, German Beer and the famous German “Gemütlichkeit”.

The popular local Brass band ACCA Sauerkrauts, will greet you when the doors open, and get you into the Bavarian Mood. During their breaks the Hirschjäger Bavarian Dancers will present their great talent. Another highlight will be the March-in Parade, featuring the members of the two German clubs which have organized this event since 1969, the Deutscher Sport Club and the Gesangverein Virginia. Representatives of all German clubs of Central Virginia that are present will also participate in the parade.

The highlight on Friday evening will be the crowning of the queen. After that our feature band, Die Lustigen Alm Dudler wll play the German Oktoberfest favorites and lots of great music to dance to.

The program is almost the same on Saturday, however we will open at 3:00 PM. During the afternoon at 3:40 PM we will feature a Children’s Parade for all our little Oktoberfest participants. The children will love it.

After you had enough German beer to build up your strength, you will be invited to participate in the ever-popular Beer Stein Hoisting Contest, which will be held for men and for women on both evenings. The winners will receive a great prize!

So, plan to come to the Old Dominion Building at the Richmond Raceway Complex to party!!!

Tickets can be purchased online in advance from August 1st  to August 31st for the price of $12.00. Starting on September 1st the tickets price increases to $15.00. Tickets will also be available at the door for the same $15 price. Children under the age of 15 are free. For more information go to the Tickets page

Note: Please be aware that there are still some restrictions that have not yet been lifted. Since it takes a long time to prepare for the Oktoberfest, we cannot wait until the last restrictions have been lifted before starting the planning. As a result, we are going full steam ahead with our preparation and we will make adjustments as required. 

 As of right now we are planning to have another truly authentic Richmond Oktoberfest!!!  

Hans E. Stienen, President
Brad Ewald
, Vice President


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




Here is the stein graphic for 2021 laid out in full.

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)