Oktoberfest – 2018

October 6,  Noon – 7:00pm

Q:  Where other than Bavaria can you visit an actual German farm during Oktoberfest?

A:  Only at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton Virginia!

Join us for our annual Oktoberfest celebration Saturday, October 6th at the Frontier Culture Museum!

The Festival opens at 12:00 noon and we’ll have traditional food, dancing, good beer, authentic music, and plenty of fun for all ages.

Avoid the ticket lines!  Buy your Oktoberfest Tickets in advance here.

Traditional Beer Brewing on the German Farm

As a bonus…. Your ticket also gives you admission to the entire Museum!  The Museum’s exhibits open at 9:00 am, so come early and tour the German Farm relocated from Hordt, Germany.

We’ll be brewing beer using traditional Old World methods.

Ticket Prices: 

– Adults: $15
– Children (6+): $8
– Children (under 6):  FREE
– Annual Pass Holders: FREE
Tickets On Sale Now  (click here for advance purchase)

Oktoberfest is brought to you by Hofbrau and by Blue Ridge Beverage
Virginia’s largest full-service beverage distributor










Entertainment Schedule:

Schwartz Sauerkraut Band

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

* Rhthym Road is Staunton’s very own 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, Keg & Sauerkraut Races, Beer Brewing

    Traditional Beer Brewing on the German Farm


    Games for Kids of All Ages

  • West Africa: Making Pounded Yam
  • English Farm: Games: Trap Ball, Quoits, Snake in the Grass
  • Irish Farm: Grinding Oats, Flax & Wool Processing
  • Ganatastwi: Games, Trade
  • 1740’s Farm: Woodworking
  • 1820’s Farm: Sauerkraut-making
  • 1850’s Farm: Games around the House

Artisan Fair:  

Shop the artisan craft booths located in the Museum’s newly expanded courtyard throughout the entire day  (9:00 am – 5:00 pm) .

Food Vendors:

– The Bavarian Chef
Flavor Savor BBQ
– Joe’s Sausages

– Rick’s BBQ of Waynesboro
MJ’s Kickin’ Kettle Corn
– Eats On The Streets