Oktoberfest in Mountaineer Country
Upcoming traditional German Fests!
Experience Oktoberfest like a true German; ladies grab your dirndl skirt and men, your lederhosen! The dirndl is dress of southern Germany, specifically Bavaria. The word drindl, comes from the full German word “Drindlgewand,” meaning “Maid’s Dress.” It consists of a bodice, blouse, full skirt and apron. Lederhosen are German for “leather breeches or pants.”
Formerly, lederhosen were worn for physical work, as they were more durable than fabric garments. Today, they are the workingman’s leisurewear.
The following local events are reminiscent of Oktoberfest held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. The 16-day folk festival takes place in the last week of September through the first week of October. This historical event has been an important part of Bavarian culture since its inception in 1810. Traditional Oktoberfest food includes: sausages with mustard and sauerkraut, soft pretzels, potato salad, apple strudel and honey-dumplings.
Folk music, marches and polkas make up the traditional Oompah music that is famous around the world. Oompah is the rhythmical sound of a deep brass instrument, usually made by a tuba alternating between notes.
Oktoberfest at Alpine Lake Resort
Come one, come all! This Oktoberfest event is open to the public and with no admission fee at the ALR Boathouse at Alpine Lake Resort in Terra Alta, WV. Enjoy authentic German food and drink and stick around for events, raffles, horse and carriage rides, face painting and more, starting from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 18. Come dressed in your best Oktoberfest outfit for a chance to win a prize!
- Golf Scramble: 8 a.m. Shotgun Start
- WVU Vs VA TECH: 12 Noon TV the Boathouse
- Cornhole toss: 1 p.m.
- Stein holding competition: 2 p.m.
- Oktoberfest band: 3 p.m.-6 p.m.
Oktoberfest 2021 at High Ground Brewing
Oktoberfest 2021 at Morgantown Brewing Company
Sargasso, Terra Cafe & Riverbirch Host Oktoberfest
Sargasso, Terra Cafe, And Riverbirch Cafe have teamed up to bring you the most authentic and fun Oktoberfest in town for another year! Taking place on October 9 from 12 Noon to 9 p.m. at Sargasso in Morgantown, WV. Featuring cuisine by Sargasso’s own Austrian Chef Thomas Metzler, live music and entertainment, and all the beer in boots you can handle! Get in the fall spirit! Tickets includes admission to event, unlimited access to food buffet, and entertainment. Seating is first come, first served. Reserved seating can be secured by purchasing a VIP ticket.
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