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Vienna's Oktoberfest Is One of many Largest Fall Festivals within the Area – Northern Virginia Journal


Don your dirndls and lederhosen and head to the annual Oktoberfest in Vienna on Oct. 1. This group celebration is likely one of the largest fall festivals in Northern Virginia with greater than 35,000 folks in attendance in 2021.

“Individuals come to downtown Vienna to take pleasure in dwell music, meals distributors, and purchase handicrafts,” says Peggy James, Oktoberfest organizer and the chief director of the Vienna Enterprise Affiliation. “All of the proceeds from our beer and wine gross sales return to the muse to supply grants to native nonprofits.”

The free competition sprawls throughout Vienna’s City Inexperienced, alongside Mill Road NE, Church Road NE, and Middle Road, and consists of dozens of kids’s actions. Oktoberfest has a Meals and Beer Court docket, Foremost Tent and Biergarten, and Marketplatz, a mix of enterprise exposition and craft market. “There are even pet distributors and woodworking,” provides James.

As is custom, Vienna’s Oktoberfest facilities round beer. Caboose Brewing Firm is a microbrewery positioned in Vienna’s part of the W&OD Path. This brewery bought greater than 100 kegs final yr and provides a large assortment of craft beers within the Meals, Beer and Wine Backyard. Search for their standard Oktoberfest Märzen, created particularly for the season.“You may drink beer and wine in two-thirds of the competition,” says James. Wine drinkers can sip on sangria and different wines bought by Vienna Vintner.

The musical performances are sponsored by Vienna’s personal Wolf Lure Basis, which showcases, Sexton’s German Band, kid-friendly teams, and Irish dancing on three phases.

For meals, yow will discover Burapa Thai, Nothing Bundt Truffles, Caffe Amouri, Tony’s NY Pizza, Cocoa Vienna, and Greenheart Juice, with bratwurst provided by American Prime.

To keep away from parking hassles, take one of many shuttles that run each quarter-hour to Ayr Hill Avenue and Dominion Roads, NE. The buses make a loop from James Madison Excessive Faculty and Vienna Metro North. In fact, you may also stroll or journey your bike on the W&OD Path to get there. Vienna Oktoberfest: Oct. 1, 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Vienna City Inexperienced



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