It's been one hell of a year. And it doesn't look like it is going away any time soon. Since we won't be going to Germany any time soon, Oktoberfest is coming to you, thanks to Oktoberfest in the Gardens!
Staged in Langley Park on October 9th, the imported German beer will be flowing, as well as cider, wine and a lot of other beverages. You also get a commemorative stein to take home with you, which is included with the ticket. And while you are drinking, you will need to line your stomach with some incredible German food too. The menus in the food tents will include Bratwurst, Bavarian meatloaf, Curry Wurst and more. If you want a dessert to finish your meal off, there are pretzels, crepes, pastries and cakes to choose from.
When it comes to entertainment, there will be a new thing to discover around every corner. With two of the largest beer halls available in the world, it will seat 6,000 people comfortably. At the same time, there will be a 20 piece brass band, yodellers, and accordion players! Yes, really! Roving performers will keep you entertained during the day. There are even magicians! Sideshow Alley, with bumper cars and games, will keep you entertained for hours on end and a game of dodgeball will help work off some of the food and drink that you have consumed. But don't play too soon after eating or we all know what will happen.
On the outdoor stage when night falls, live and local bands and DJs will be keeping the party going all night long. If you want something a bit different, there will be a silent disco, with three different channels to choose from. On stage competitions will crown a Mr and Mrs Oktoberfest, and eating (and drinking) contests.
There is no point in going to Oktoberfest in your ordinary clothes. Where's the fun in that? Costumes are available on sale from their store, and there is a discount code available on the website above. You only get the chance to wear lederhosen & dirndls once a year, so seize the opportunity!
Tickets are on sale now, but they are selling fast, so if you want to attend, you have to get in quick. The party starts at 1pm and goes until 9pm. You do have to be over 18 of course. VIP tickets are available, and come with some interesting bonuses. But they do cost $140. If COVID strikes again, things may change, but if it goes well, then on October 9, raise a glass with friends at the Oktoberfest in the Gardens!