Over a half mile of Oktoberfest, custom-designed for you!
When is Oktoberfest?
Lovettsville celebrates Oktoberfest at the traditional time of year: the last full weekend of September; in 2018 we will celebrate on September 29 (with a little bit on the 28th)
How much does it cost?
(Well, OK, Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control won't allow us to give the beer away, but the rest of the Oktoberfest experience IS all free! 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!)
What should you expect at Lovettsville's Oktoberfest?
A full schedule is available on our website HERE!
Friday, September 28, 2018, also known as our Preview Event, features our Kick-off dinner; a home-cooked German feast- cooked and served by the Lovettsville Lions Club at the Community Center (57 East Broad Way) from 5:00-7:30.
At the Walker Pavilion on the Town Green (at 11 Spring Farm Drive) we celebrate Rock-toberfest with music, beer and food from 7:00-11:00. Food trucks will be offering authentic German food and the Lovettsville Game Club will offer a variety of home cooked specialties.
The highlight of Friday's entertainment is the incredible music of Ghost Pepper and the Bohemian Rhapsody Sing-along (the Officials at the Guinness Book of World Records said last year that we were 104,300 people short of the current record, so we are going to try for it again this year.)
Saturday, September 29, 2018, is when you want to come if you are looking for the full Oktoberfest experience.
Over 100 street vendors will be set up throughout the streets of Lovettsville...in Old Town (Pennsylvania Avenue), in "New Town" (on the Town Square), and in-between (inside the Town Square)...over a half-mile of vendors! The Biergarten on the Green at Walker Pavilion features traditional music and dancing all day, and we are featuring The Reagan Years, the area's best 80's tribute band, starting at 6:00. Beer and food will be available on The Green from 10AM-11:30PM, check out our Food & Drink page for full details.
Our second Biergarten will be at 6 East Pennsylvania Ave. Live Music at the Tent on Penn will keep you entertained from 10-5. At 2:00 and 5:00 we will have the running of the dogs in our popular Wiener Dog Races. You can also find Kinderfest on Penn all day Saturday where kids (tots to teens) and parents alike will enjoy Free carnival games, Free inflatable rides, Free climbing wall, Free pony rides, Free face-painting, and Free interactive sports activities. Beer and Food will be available in the Biergarten from 10-5.
On both days of the Fest, Lovettsville's downtown restaurants will feature special beer, food, and entertainment. For more information about what each restaurant is offering, check them out here: 1836 Kitchen and Taproom, Andy's, Back Street Brews Coffee & Tea, Bonnie's Country Kitchen, Lovettsville Pizza & Subs, Market Table Bistro, Rascos, Thaiverse Restaurant, and Velocity Wings.
What is new this year?
Our Wiener Dog Races have grown to be a very popular event for all ages. We have expanded the races this year to include 2 race times. One at 2:00pm and the second at 5:00pm. Both races will be held at the Biergarten on Penn to accommodate more spectators than ever before. Come cheer on your favorite pup.
We are very pleased to announce that "The Reagan Years", the DMV's hottest 80's band, will be performing at the Walker Pavilion on The Green Saturday night at 6:00pm.
What is Kinderfest?
Kinderfest is part of the Lovettsville Oktoberfest celebration. Situated at the Biergarten on Penn (6 east Penn. Ave.), this year's Kinderfest will feature its own beer tent, food vendors, entertainment, and a host of free activities for children. Free activities include carnival games, sports games, pony rides, face painting, inflatables, and climbing wall.
Can I bring my pet?
Pets are not allowed in the Beer Garden or any other food establishment. Pets are allowed on the streets, but are discouraged because of the extremely high number of pedestrians on our narrow streets. If you choose to bring your pet, we trust you will be responsible to clean up any messes.
Where should I absolutely not park?
The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office will STRICTLY enforce no parking on Loudoun Street, Locust Street, and East Broad Way. Cars parked here will be towed. Seriously. After a long day of Oktoberfesting, the last thing you want to do is come back and find your car has been towed. Please park in our FREE lot at the Brunswick MARC station and ride our FREE trolley, which runs until Midnight on Saturday.
Where is handicapped parking?
Handicapped parking is available next to the trolley stops at the Brunswick MARC Station lot. Please refer to the map below.
Where is Lovettsville, and where is this "Free Parking"?
Lovettsville is located in Northern Loudoun County, Virginia; just an hour west of DC.
Our FREE parking is available at the Brunswick MARC Station Parking lot (100 S. Maple Ave, Brunswick MD)and at the Lovettsville Game Protective Association (16 S. Berlin Pike). Free trolleys run in a loop from the Brunswick MARC Station parking lot to ONE LOCATION in town at the corner of E. Broadway and Church St (between 7-11 and BB&T Bank). The trolleys will run from 9:30am til Midnight.
Trolleys will not pick up or drop off from the lot at the Game Protective Association due to the poor condition of the fields.