Celebrate Oktoberfest at Fort Belvoir

Glücklich (Happy) Oktoberfest!

Get out your schooner and knee-high socks because Fort Belvoir's 17th Annual Oktoberfest is back this week!

Belvoir's Freemont Field will host the four-day festival, which includes German music, food, beer, a carnival, 10K Volksmarch and games. 

Entry to the event is open to the public, and it will be held rain or shine.

Beer (and non-alcoholic beverages) costs $5, a ceramic mug costs $8 (plus $5 if you want beer in it) and wine costs $4 per glass. 


Date Hours Carnival Entry Price Thurs. Oct. 4 6-10:00 pm  $15 Fri. Oct. 5 6pm-Midnight $25 Sat. Oct. 6 Noon-Midnight $30 Sun. Oct. 7 Noon-8pm $25

Live Musical Entertainment Schedule 

Date Time Performer Thurs. Oct. 4 6-10pm Alte Kameraden  Fri. Oct. 5 6-8pm Heeresmusikkorps 12 Veitshöchheim (German military band) Fri. Oct 5 8-10pm Elbe Musikanten Fri. Oct. 5 10pm-Midnight Kings Park Band Sat. Oct. 6 Noon-3pm Kings Park Band Sat. Oct. 6 3-8pm Elbe Musikanten Sat. Oct 6 8pm-Midnight Alte Kameraden  Sun. Oct. 7 Noon-4pm Low n Brows  Sun. Oct. 7 4-6pm Pershing's Own Down Range US Army Band


The weather forecast is excellent for this year's Oktoberfest celebration, according to the National Weather Service

Day Chance of Rain High/Low temperature Thurs. Oct 4 NA 81/61 degrees  Fri. Oct. 5 30% 81/55 degrees Sat. Oct 6 30% 70/53 degrees Sun. Oct 7 30% 68/48 degrees

See you at the festival!

flamingstar October 03, 2012 at 12:08 PM
Does the price include the rides?
Beth Jarvis October 03, 2012 at 02:25 PM
Actually, it's free to attend Fort Belvoir's Oktoberfest. The prices listed reflect the price of wristbands that allow you unlimited rides on the various days. In past years, if you weren't interested in the unlimited ride option, there was also the option to buy tickets piecemeal. I am presuming that will still be the case for this year's fest, too. Lastly, in attendance, will also be many food and craft vendors -- all offering goods and services available for an additional cost.
Nancy Boothe Beavers October 03, 2012 at 10:24 PM
Thanks for the info


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