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Beer Stein Hoisting



The Richmond Oktoberfest needs volunteers !!

Want to know how to get this special edition Stein celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall for free? Easy, by volunteering! Find out how!

Dear Oktoberfest Friends:

You may be aware of the fact that the Richmond Oktoberfest is the largest and most authentic Fest of its kind in Virginia. The two Richmond German Clubs who annually host this event, the Deutscher Sportclub, and the Gesangverein Virginia are relatively small. Because of this we depend to a large extent on our many friends who appreciate the Richmond Oktoberfest to help us set up and decorate the hall in the days leading up to the Fest, as well a volunteering to work the many stands at the fest itself.

The club members and their friends who help at the Richmond Oktoberfest are not paid employees. We put on the whole event using only volunteers.

However, we appreciate our helpers and we try our best to take care of them. We give all Volunteers who work the different stands a few perks as an expression of our gratitude for helping to make the Oktoberfest possible.

Free Admission: Each Volunteer receives free admission on each day that he or she works. Pick up your admission ticket at the Workers’ Entrance to the Oktoberfest. If you work all of the shifts on either Friday or Saturday, you get free admission on the other day also.

Free Beer Stein: Each Volunteer receives a free Richmond Oktoberfest Beer Stein, imported from Germany. Attached to your admission ticket will be a paper stub, which you pull off and take to the Beer stand, where you turn it in and receive your Beer Stein. If you do not want your beer stein you may take your coupon to the Food Ticket Sales Stand and exchange it for $5.00 in Food Tickets. If you work both days, your admission ticket for the second day will NOT have another beer stein stub.

Free Food Tickets: We give Volunteers some food and beverages of their choice by giving them 10 food tickets (each worth $1 of food/beverages) for each shift that a Volunteer works.

If you like to help us please fill out the form below, attach it to an email and send it to:

Hans Stienen at:,  or call 804-451-4344.


•  Yes, I would like to help in decorating the hall:

Oktoberfest Set-up and Hall decoration:
Wednesday before the Fest _____,
Thursday before the Fest_____,

Note: Non Club Members who help us set op on Wednesday or Thursday for eight hours, will receive two complimentary entrance tickets for Friday evening!

•  Yes, I would like to work at one of the stands. I would like to work on

Friday: preferably from: _____________________
I prefer:_________________________

On Friday we have two shifts
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm (2 ½ hours),
8:30 pm to 11:00 pm (2 ½ hours)

Saturday: preferably from:___________________
I prefer:_________________________

On Saturday we have three shifts
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm (3 hours),
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm (2 ½ hours),
8:30 pm to 11:00 pm (2 ½ hours)

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