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Oktoberfest in West Virginia

Very few things are more fun than Oktoberfest in West Virginia celebrations.  West Virginia doesn’t have an especially large German population. Only 350,000 residents claim German heritage. But West Virginia citizens do have two qualities that make for an excellent Oktoberfest. They like to drink. And they know how to party! So here are a few West Virginia Oktoberfest parties where you can indulge in good beer and good food:

We hope you enjoyed last year’s list.  We will be updating this information for 2016 over the next few weeks.  Stay tuned!

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2016 Events

Oglebayfest – Wheeling, WV – October 7-9, 2016
Annual fall festival with parade, fireworks and the Ohio County Country Fair.
Location: 465 Lodge Dr., Wheeling, WV 26003

Buffalo Oktoberfest – Buffalo, WV – October 22, 2016

2015 Events

Bavarian Inn Oktoberfest – Shepherdstown, WV – September 20, 2015
From noon to 6 PM, there will be German food, beer and more at this 30 year old festival. Kids activities, arts and crafts as well.
Location: 164 Shepherd Grade Rd Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Mannington Oktoberfest – Mannington, WV – October 3, 2015
Location: Market St, Mannington WV

Bramwell Oktoberfest – October 10, 2015

Terra Cafe Oktoberfest – Morgantown, WV – Sept 19, 2015

Morgantown Brewing Company Oktoberfest – October 3, 2015

West Virginia Public Theatre’s Oktoberfest – Mylan Park, Morgantown, WV – Oct 17, 2015

UKV Oktoberfest – Montgomery, WV – September 12, 2015



If you are looking for a larger Oktoberfest celebration, I recommend that you cross the border into Ohio. Or try one of these other states and compare to your hometown celebration: Kentucky, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Whether you have found a festival to enjoy or you will be celebrating from home, Funtober has some other resources that will help you prepare for Oktoberfest. Read about the history of Oktoberfest. Learn about Oktoberfest beer. Find the words to Oktoberfest music. Plan your Oktoberfest outfit. And try cooking some of these Oktoberfest recipes.

Find other fun things to do in West Virginia in October:

West Virginia Festivals
West Virginia Corn Mazes
West Virginia Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in West Virginia
Pumpkin Patches in West Virginia


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