Oktoberfest – 2016


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 8th at the Frontier Culture Museum!  Gates open at 11:00 am and close at 6:30 pm. We’ll have traditional food, dancing, good German beer, original music, and plenty of fun for all ages.

Oktoberfest on the Cochran Pavilion

Tickets On Sale Now
Click Here For Discounted Tickets 

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


Schwartz Sauerkraut Band

Entertainment Schedule:
11:30-12:30   Stonewall Brigade Band
12:45-1:45     Schwartz Sauerkraut Band
2:00-2:30       Hirschjaegar Dancers
2:45-3:45       Rhythm Road Band
4:00-5:00       Schwartz Sauerkraut Band
5:00-5:30       Hirschjaegar Dancers
5:30-6:30       Rhythm Road Band



Join the Hirschjaegar Dancers for a Spin


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







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 Vendors
– The Bavarian ChefRicks.BBQ.logo
– Joe’s Sausages
– Mama’s Caboose
– The Breakfast Guy
– Rick’s BBQ of Waynesboro
– Smiley’s Ice Creamsmileys-ice-cream

– DJ’s Homemade Sweetsbreakfast-guymamas-caboose
– Sweet Nana Cakes





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