Bratwurst, knockwurst, currywurst, sauerbraten, and more.
Before you ask why is Oktoberfest held in September read this or be happy with the short version that Oktoberfest is a 16 day festival from late September to the first weekend in October. Originally to celebrate the wedding of King Ludwig now it’s a celebration of Bavarian culture.
If your knowledge of Bavarian culture is limited to the Festhaus at Busch Gardens don’t worry the folks at Capital Ale House will set you right this Saturday, September 27th, from starting at 11:30 with their 11th Annual Oktoberfest.
“Our Oktoberfest is always a good time for everyone,” said Capital Ale House President Matthew Simmons. “Each year we aim to offer attendees the most authentic German experience possible but always adding a Virginia touch. Like last year, we will feature an outstanding selection of local brews for everyone’s enjoyment.”
Oktoberfest celebrations will kick off at noon with the ceremonious tapping of the keg. Lisa Schaffner with UNOS will do the honors in Richmond and Vice Mayor Billy Withers in Fredericksburg.
Spend the day enjoying live music, German dance groups, and over 100 craft and imported brews. A full menu of German food items will also be available, such as giant pretzels with sweet mustard, bratwurst, knockwurst, currywurst, sauerbraten and dumplings with ginger snap gravy, Jaegerschnitzel, German potato salad, red cabbage, spaetzel and sauerkraut.
There is a $3 cover charge, with proceeds benefitting UNOS in Richmond and for a another $4 you can purchase a traditional 1-liter Capital Ale House stein.
If you want to guarentee yourself a place to seat or place your stein as well as other benefits than a VIP table might be the way to go. VIP tables are available for groups of all sizes and can be purchased here, AM Seating 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM/PM Seating 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM.
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