Oktoberfest 2020


We will be having a German Heritage Weekend October 10-11th! General Admission rates apply/Annual Pass Holders FREE!

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

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.

Museum Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Oktoberfest Hours: Noon – 7:00 pm

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

Ticket Prices:

This year, Oktoberfest will be “General Admission Pricing”

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

Entertainment Schedule:

Schwartz Sauerkraut Band

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

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

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!

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.

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, Keg & Sauerkraut Races, Beer Brewing
  • 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

Food Vendors:

– Joe’s Würstchen – Traditional German Sausages
– Rick’s Schwein Grill – aka Rick’s BBQ
Hardman’s Smoke Stack 411
Branches Soft-Serve Ice Cream
MJ’s Kickin’ Kettle Corn