There are countless reasons why I love Oktoberfest. I can’t get enough of the sweet music from polka bands not to mention the delicious sausages. For this reason each year I attend Fredericksburg Oktoberfest celebration for a taste of real fun. Among the festivals I have attended, I consider Fredericksburg Oktoberfest one of the best. There were many people but this did not hinder fun in any way. Pedestrian trails allowed easy movement of people, dance areas were very spacious and the sound was high quality for all the people to hear.
The good thing about the music was its diversity, enjoying music from all ethnic groups. The small marketplatz accommodates 4 stages of which 3 of the stages play polka bands. There is music from all the tents and there is also music from the big tent. There is music to suit every ones taste in every tent.
I particularly enjoyed the sidewalk chicken dance done in public on Saturday. Staff was very hospitable, traffic was bearable although beer was a bit expensive. Food is great and there is variety to choose from in the food area. Delicious sausages, potato pancakes, schnitzels and sauerkraut are some of the German food available. There are also plenty of drinks and whether you are a beer or wine person you can choose from the drinks available. Those who love shopping won’t be disappointed because there are several vendors selling different items. The German clothing shop is a must visit and you should stop by and get some lederhosen.
This is a great place especially for kids. There is a huge playground for kids next to a beer stand where you enjoy your drinks as you watch your kids play. The playground is a bit dusty but it is will be still fun for kids.
Fredericksburg Oktoberfest is definitely worth visiting and a great place to be. It is a great place to relax and have fun with the kids. It may not be big like Wurstfest but it is still a good place to be. There is everything to love about Fredericksburg Oktoberfest and there is everything to love about it. I can’t wait to attend it again next year.
It cost us approximately $60 including gas to get to the festival and we were two adults. Admission cost $6 for adults, $6 German imports, $4 domestics and $4-10 for food. This may not be a cheap festival to attend but it is worth every penny spend.
The good thing about this festival is that it is less crowded especially on Sunday, and it is cleaner, plus you don’t run into drunk and disorderly people and the volunteers who run the festival are helpful and very friendly. The food is great, especially the potato pancakes that were just amazing and it’s definitely worth buying them.
Although, with all these good things I did not like the ticketing system, which applied even when buying food. This made the process feel tedious. However, if you want to have fun with no drunks hovering around, I would recommend you go Sunday as opposed to Saturday when it is very busy.