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

The High Ground Brewing Annual Oktoberfest is coming back to Preston County! Be there on October 1, 2022 for the return of Bar-B-Qued Beast featuring a 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! If you’re not intrigued by that, reach for one of their SIX German beer options on draft.
Stay for more amazing products from 304 Creations and browse over 5+ other local vendors!
While you’re there, enjoy live music by Cooley Gang from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.!
Bring your pretzel necklaces and come celebrate with great beer and delicious food!

Oktoberfest 2022 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 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, October 1 in Downtown Morgantown. Admission for this event is free, so come out and enjoy food, beer, live music, local vendors, and much 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 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.

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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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Interested in attending more than one event this weekend? Stay overnight at one of the many hotels and lodgings in Morgantown. Click to reserve your stay.