Oktoberfest 2017 – 10/7

Oktoberfest(Appeal-Logo)Final.nodate-01Q:  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 11:00 am and close at 7:00 pm. We’ll have traditional food, dancing, good German beer, original music, and plenty of fun for all ages.

Schwartz Sauerkraut Band

Tickets Go On Sale August 1, 2017


Ticket Prices: 
– Adults: $10 advance ($15 at the gate)
– Children (6-12): $5 advance ($10 at the gate)
– Children (under 6):  Free
– Annual Pass Holders: Call the Welcome Center at 540-332-7850 to reserve your discounted tickets..


Join the Hirschjaegar Dancers for a Spin

Entertainment Schedule
(times subject to change):
12:30-1:30   Schwartz Sauerkraut Band
1:45-2:15     Hirschjaegar Dancers
2:30-3:30    Rhythm Road Band
3:00-4:00    Hordt Municipal Band
4:00-5:00    Sauerkraut Band (joins Hordt)
5:00-5:30    Hirschjaegar Dancers
5:30-6:30    Rhythm Road Band


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


Games for Kids of All Ages

  • German Farm: Games, Music, Full Meal Preparation (Stuffed stomach, sauerkraut, curd dumplings with apple butter)
  • 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 VendorRicks.BBQ.logos
– The Bavarian Chef
Saucy Dogs

– Joe’s Sausages
– The Breakfast Guy
– Rick’s BBQ of Waynesboro
– Smiley’s Ice Creamsmileys-ice-creambreakfast-guy











America’s Oldest Brewery was started by a German Immigrant!

Oktoberfest is brought to you by D.G. Yuengling & Sons
The Frontier Culture Museum tells the story of the thousands of people who migrated to colonial America to create a unique American folk culture.   One of those individuals was David G. Yuengling, a German immigrant from Wuerttemberg Germany who established America’s oldest brewery in 1829.  BRB_300ppi_VECTOR - APPROVED-01


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

Oktoberfest Site Layout – Cochran Pavilion