Lovettsville Oktoberfest

Celebrating "The German Settlement" since 1994

Saturday of the last FULL weekend of September. (With a kickoff the night before.)

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An authentic small town celebration in Lovettsville, Virginia. Celebrating our 25th anniversary on September 28 & 29, 2018!

Our two official beer gardens feature oompah bands, traditional food, German beer, folk-dancing exhibitions, non-traditional food, and Loudoun craft beer. “Must see” events at the main beer garden include our annual attempt to enter the Guiness Book of World Records for the World’s Largest Bohemian Rhapsody Singalong on Friday night, our Official Keg-tapping Ceremony at Noon on Saturday, and our absolutely ridiculous wiener dog races on Saturday afternoon.

At our Kinderfest, children of all ages can win prizes at our carnival games and enjoy a moon bounce, a wandering Organ Grinder, a rock wall, a mechanical bull, wandering magicians, and more…all free of charge, thanks to our volunteers and our sponsors.

Around town our restaurants host four additional beer gardens, each with live music and each with its own unique feel. You can also take advantage of special exhibits at the Lovettsville Museum and tour our historic churches.

Stretched out between these venues you will find over 150 street vendors selling everything under the sun. New for 2018 is “Artisan Alley” which showcases members of the Loudoun County Artisan Trail, and shows you the best of what Loudoun has to offer. You will find vendors selling hand-made arts and crafts, German-made items, and all types of food along our half-mile long outdoor street market.

FREE ADMISSION. FREE PARKING. FREE SHUTTLES. FREE KINDERFEST. FREE MUSIC. FREE DANCING. FREE FOLK DANCING INSTRUCTION. FREE WIENER DOG RACES. Stroll through the street vendors, enjoy Kinderfest, enjoy all the music at any of the venues with no charge! Buy what you like from the vendors, buy as much food and drink as you can hold; but the rest of the festival is on us!

Lovettsville Oktoberfest is 100% volunteer-run and is hosted by theTown of Lovettsville and our Event Sponsors as a way to show off our amazing community to our friends and neighbors. Please join us as we lift our steins together to celebrate the Gemütlichkeit in Lovettsville!


James McIntyre




6 East Pennsylvania Avenue
Lovettsville , VA 20180

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