Fall means dropping temperatures, turning leaves, and Oktoberfest! Here are five great places to celebrate in Northern Virginia.

Get out your lederhosen and celebrate the season with the best German food and drink around. NoVA has a bunch of options—from family-friendly to some truly authentic biergartens.

Vienna Oktoberfest

Explore the quaint streets of Vienna and enjoy traditional German food, beer, and wine in the biergarten. Listen to live music on two main stages and check out the marketplace where dozens of vendors will be selling their arts and crafts.

Vienna Oktoberfest

Courtesy of Vienna Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest Outdoor Party at Port City Brewing

Enjoy live music, games, contests, and prizes while you sample some of the best German dishes and beers. Don't forget to try PCB's special Oktoberfest brew!

Use the code PCBCOKTO19 for $5 off of a Lyft ride to and from the festivities. How's that for a class act?

Oktoberfest beer

Courtesy of Port City Brewing on Facebook

Lovettsville Oktoberfest

  • When: Friday–Saturday, September 27–28, 2019
  • Where: Park at Lovettsville Elementary School | 49 S. Loudoun Street | Lovettsville, VA
  • Admission: FREE
  • Website: Lovettsville Oktoberfest

Celebrate Oktoberfest in style in the little town of Lovettsville. Over a half-mile of festivities will feature music, dancing, a children's kinderfest, and a traditional biergarten.

Saturday will be the bigger festival day, with the full schedule of traditional Bavarian dancing and music. An '80s band, The Reagan Years, takes over at 6:30 p.m. Rock on!


Courtesy of Lovettsville Oktoberfest

Fort Belvoir Oktoberfest

Savor the authentic German sausages and beer for sale as you listen to fantastic musicians and local bands. You can peruse the marketplace for imported goods or simply hop on the rides of the midway. Work up an appetite at the Volksmarch and earn your pretzels!

Parking is free, but you'll save time if you go beforehand to get a civilian pass. Check the event website for directions and additional information.

carnival, midway

Courtesy of Fort Belvoir Family and MWR

Crystal City Oktoberfest

It's all about the brews at this Crystal City event. Admission gets you a keepsake mug and four drink tickets to sample some of the best seasonal beers. Some were created just for this Oktoberfest by New District Brewing! 

VIPs get early access at noon and two extra drink tickets. Food trucks will be on hand with authentic German fare to round out your day-drinking.

Where will you be celebrating Oktoberfest this year? Did you find a celebration that didn't make it on our list? Let us know in the comments!