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

The High Ground Brewing 3rd Annual Oktoberfest is coming back to Preston County! Be there on September 18, 2021 for the return of Bar-B-Qued Beast for another German spread you won’t find anywhere else. Then, grab a pint of Märzen, Famous Monster. This lager is available only for a short time once a year. It is crisp, clean, toasty, and caramelly. Perfect for fall!
Stay for more delicious products from Honeycomb Farms and be on the lookout for custom handmade wall hangings and furniture from Freedom Factory.
While you’re there, enjoy live music by Kenny Zara 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. and Mark Palmer 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.!
Bring your pretzel necklaces and hang out with us!

Oktoberfest 2021 at Morgantown Brewing Company

Lace-up your haferlschuh and get ready to dance the Schuhplattler. Save the date for Morgantown Brewing Company’s annual Oktoberfest celebration, taking place from 12 Noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, October 2 in Downtown Morgantown. Admission
for this event is free, so come out and enjoy live music, games, prize giveaways and more!

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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