Oktoberfest 2017

October 7,  Noon – 7:00pm

Q:  Where other than Bavaria can you visit an actual German farm during Oktoberfest?
A:  Only at the Frontier Culture Museum!

Join us for our annual Oktoberfest celebration Saturday, October 7th at the Frontier Culture Museum!  Gates open at 9:00 am. Come early and tour the German Farm relocated from Hordt, Germany. The Festival opens at noon and we’ll have traditional food, dancing, good beer, authentic music, and plenty of fun for all ages.

Tickets Go On Sale September 1, 2017

Ticket Prices: 

– Adults: $12
– Children (6+): $7
– Children (under 6):  FREE
– Annual Pass Holders: FREE

Oktoberfest is brought to you by BRB_300ppi_VECTOR - APPROVED-01
Stable Crafts Brewery

and by Blue Ridge Beverage
Virginia’s largest full-service beverage distributor


Entertainment Schedule:

Schwartz Sauerkraut Band

12:00-1:00   Rhythm Road Band *
1:15-2:15    Schwartz Sauerkraut Band **
2:15-2:45    Hirschjaegar Dancers ***
3:00-4:00  Rhythm Road Band
4:315-5:15  Schwartz Sauerkraut Band
5:30-6:00    Hirschjaegar Dancers
6:00-7:00    Rhythm Road Band

* Rhthym Road is Staunton’s very own American 4 piece band playing German and American Roots Music.

** The Schwartz Sauerkraut Band is a professional musical organization based in the New River Valley in Southwest Virginia performing authentic German style music in traditional Bavarian style clothing. The musical styles include traditional beer tent favorites such as Leichtensteiner Polka, Rosemunde (Beer Barrel Polka), Alte Kameraden Marsch, Yorkshire Marsch, and group-participation numbers such as The Chicken Dance and Rucki Zucki.

Let’s Dance!

*** S.G.T.E.V. Hirschjäger is a group of Bavarian Dancers whose mission is to preserve the traditional German Dance and the Tracht (clothing) by performing at different venues throughout the state of Virginia. Come to Oktoberfest and dance with them!



Museum Activities:

The Museum’s Exhibits Are Open All Day (9:00 am-5:00 pm)

  • German Farm: Games, Music, Full Meal Preparation
    (Stuffed stomach, sauerkraut, curd dumplings with apple butter)


    Games for Kids of All Ages

  • West Africa: Games 8-­11, 3-­5; Goats: All day
  • English Farm: Quoits 8-­11, 3-­5; Brewing: throughout the day
  • Irish Farm: Spinning and flax work
  • Ganatastwi: Games/pigments & face painting 10-­12, 3-­4
  • 1740’s Farm: Basketmaking: 10-­12, 3­-4; String games: throughout the day
  • 1820’s Farm: Apple fritters: 10-­12; Music: 1-­4
  • 1850’s Farm: Roast pork and vegetables 10-­2; Herbals/Garden 3-­5



Food Vendors:

– The Bavarian Chef
Saucy Dogs

– Joe’s Sausages
– The Breakfast Guy
– Rick’s BBQ of Waynesboro
– Smiley’s Ice Cream




2017 Oktoberfest Site Layout – Cochran Pavilion