Fall is officially upon us and for many around the country that can only mean one thing: time for Oktoberfest!
Well, in this case, fests. That’s right, not one, not two, not three, but D.C. comes alive with local versions of the famous fall festival held each year in Munich, Germany. The Oktoberfest is a family fun event focused on German food, music, and dancing.
Here are the top 4 Oktoberfests in the Washington, D.C. region this year:
Explore Washington DC’s famed Chinatown bars including RFD, Penn Social, Jackpot, Iron Horse, Fado, Rocket Bar, and Austin Grill for beer specials and entertainment. Admission is $45-$80 and a portion of the proceeds will go to local charities.
Das Best Oktoberfest
September 25-26 @ National Harbor, MD
This is one of the biggest Oktoberfests in the area this fall. The festival will include over 150 unique beers, German wines and schnapps, German foods and other festival goodies. Enjoy live music, Oompah bands, contests and much more. It’s $40 for adults and children under the age of 12 are free!
Wunder Garten Oktoberfest
September 28 – October 4 @ 150 M. Street NE Washington D.C.
The pop-up beer hall in the NoMa neighborhood features a week of Oktoberfest events including Bavarian food and drink, music, dance, and games.
Oktoberfest at Capitol City Brewing Company
October 3, 12-7 p.m. @ Shirlington Village, Arlington VA
Sample more than 60 beers and a variety of foods while enjoying lively German entertainment! Admission is $30 or free for non-drinkers. The Shirlington library will also host kid events so the entire family can enjoy their time as Shirlington Village!
The beer will be pouring, the polka will be danced and Oktoberfest is something you just can’t miss! With so many culturally rich festivals happening throughout September and October in D.C., there is no better time to visit. Stay with American Inn of Bethesda and visit all of the local Bethesda attractions before or after you get your German beer fix! With amazing amenities at this Bethesda hotel, you are sure to enjoy your worry-free stay.
Come see us soon, Oktoberfest is calling!