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4th Annual Oktoberfest at Wunder Garten

Wunder Garten (1st & L St NE) will host their 4th Annual Oktoberfest from Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30. This year’s celebrations include a big celebration on Saturday night and a Dogtoberfest on Sunday alongside a weekend of traditional German food, games, beer and pet-friendly events. 

Each day will feature live Oktoberfest music and a special lineup of events and entertainments (see below) to bring the real Oktoberfest atmosphere to Washington. Draft beers in Märzen-style hail from Bavaria's oldest breweries like Spaten, Weihenstephaner, and Hofbräuhaus, accompanied by a select lineup of seasonal, locally brewed beers. Throughout the weekend, Café Berlin will provide authentic German fare, including grilled bratwurst, bauernwurst, bretzels und obatzter, original potato salad, gurkensalat, and sauerkraut.

Friday, September 28, 3pm – 12am

  • 3pm: Doors open.
  • 4pm: Tapping of the first Spaten Oktoberfest Keg of the weekend. Traditionally, each Oktoberfest begins with the mayor of Munich tapping the first keg of Spaten beer with the jubilant cry of “O’zapft is!” (“It’s tapped!”). Incidentally, the skill the mayor displays and the number of hammer blows he has to use, play a large role in his popularity.   
  • 3pm to 7pm: Traditional live Oktoberfest music by “Die Drei Band,” beer, food, and games like the perennial favorite: the stein holding competition. 
  • 7pm-12am: The Oktoberfest party continues with a DJ. 

Saturday, 12pm – 12am

  • 12pm: Doors open.
  • 12pm to 4pm: Traditional live Oktoberfest music by “Die Drei Band.” 
  • 4pm to 7pm: Bavarian Olympics with Herman the German. Join the competitive fun of stein holding, yodeling, and other games to win prizes.  
  • 7pm to 12am: Saturday night will be “The Big Oktoberfest Party,” a celebration and dance party with DJ and MC Lederhosen on the turntables. 

Sunday, 12pm – 10pm

  • 12pm: Doors open.
  • 12pm to 4pm: Traditional live Oktoberfest music by “Die Drei Band.” 
  • 2pm to 6pm: Dogtoberfest! Oktoberfest continues for humans and fur-babies, including a costume contest for best-dressed pets and a toy drive to support shelter dogs. Guests are encouraged to bring a *new* toy, blanket or food item to donate. 

No prior ticket purchase required. 

For more information, visit www.wundergartendc.com

1101 First Street NE
Washington, DC
United States
Friday, September 28, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, September 30, 2018 (All day)