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.
Immerse yourself in the German traditions at one of these Mountaineer Country events:
Oktoberfest at Alpine Lake Resort
Come one, come all! This Oktoberfest event is open to the public with no admission fee! Head to Alpine Lake Resort Boathouse in Terra Alta, WV to enjoy authentic German food and drinks! Stay all day for raffles, face painting, line dancing and more. This event starts at 12 p.m. and goes until 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 17. Come dressed in your best Oktoberfest outfit for a chance to win a prize!
- Golf Scramble: 8 a.m. Shotgun Start
- WVU vs Towson: 1 p.m.
- Line Dancing: 1 p.m.
- Stein Holding Competition: 2 p.m.
- Children’s Games: 2 p.m.
- Face Painting & Rock Painting: 2 p.m.-4p.m.
- Oktoberfest band: 3 p.m.-6 p.m.
Oktoberfest 2022 at High Ground Brewing
Oktoberfest 2022 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 1 from 12 p.m. to 5 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 include admission to the event, unlimited access to the food buffet, and entertainment. Seating is first come, first served. Reserved seating can be secured by purchasing a VIP ticket.
Short Story Brewing Oktoberfest
Announcing PROST!—a weekend of Octoberfest celebration featuring music, craft beer, venders and autumnal merriment! Head to Short Story Brewing in Marion County early each day to purchase a commemorative SSB beer stein, which is your ticket to extra generous pours of their German beers during the festivities.
More details to follow, but go ahead and put up the Halloween decorations and rake the leaves so you’re schedule is clear the weekend of October 7, 8 and 9!
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