Fall in Fredericksburg is a favorite time of year for many locals and visitors alike. With the changing of the leaves, the crisp autumn air and beautiful open skies, there really is nothing like it. But one thing that sets the area apart is the annual Oktoberfest.

This marks the 35th anniversary of the event, which typically draws over 20,000 visitors to the area every year. The German heritage of the town is celebrated with classic German food, dancing, live music and of course, beer.

The even starts on Friday, September 30th at 6:00 with polka opening act and fan favorite Oma & The Oompahs. The night carries on until midnight before starting back up again at 10 a.m. Saturday morning. With four different entertainment stages, and bands ranging from a tuba quartet, The TubaMeisters, to the Walburg Brothers, a traditional German band featuring a talented yodeler, there is plenty to see and hear.


What better way to start your Saturday than by doing the Chicken Dance with hundreds of other people in the middle of town? Stop by Main Street to register for the Seventh Annual Hauptstrasse Chicken Dance at 9:30 a.m. After you’ve danced your heart out, make your way back to the fest for a day of exploring booths, eating traditional German food, drinking one of the 50 beers on tap and maybe some more dancing.

For more information, event schedule and to purchase tickets visit oktoberfestinfbg.com.