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:
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Morgantown Brewing Oktoberfest - Morgantown, WV - Sep 30, 2017
Oglebayfest - Wheeling, WV - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2017
Annual fall festival with parade, fireworks and the Ohio County Country Fair.
Oktoberfest Pipestem - Pipestem, WV - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2017
Buffalo Oktoberfest - Buffalo, WV - Oct 21, 2017
UKV Oktoberfest - Montgomery, WV - Sep 10, 2016
Bavarian Inn Oktoberfest - Shepherdstown, WV - Sep 18, 2016
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.
Mannington Oktoberfest - Mannington, WV - Oct 1, 2016
Bramwell Oktoberfest - Bramwell, WV - Oct 8, 2016
West Virginia Public Theatre’s Oktoberfest - Morgantown, WV - Oct 8, 2016
Terra Cafe Oktoberfest - Morgantown, WV - Oct 15, 2016
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: