Oktoberfest in West Virginia

Very few things are more fun than Oktoberfest in West Virginia.  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 this fall:

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2019 Events

Terra Cafe Oktoberfest - Morgantown, WV - Sep 29, 2018

Morgantown Brewing Oktoberfest - Morgantown, WV - Sep 29, 2018

Oglebayfest - Wheeling, WV - Oct 5 to Oct 7, 2018
Annual fall festival with parade, fireworks and the Ohio County Country Fair.

Oktoberfest Pipestem - Pipestem, WV - Oct 6, 2018

Buffalo Oktoberfest - Buffalo, WV - Oct 20, 2018

 

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.

 

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Past Events

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

Terra Cafe Oktoberfest - Morgantown, WV - Sep 29, 2018

Morgantown Brewing Oktoberfest - Morgantown, WV - Sep 29, 2018

Oglebayfest - Wheeling, WV - Oct 5 to Oct 7, 2018
Annual fall festival with parade, fireworks and the Ohio County Country Fair.

Oktoberfest Pipestem - Pipestem, WV - Oct 6, 2018

Buffalo Oktoberfest - Buffalo, WV - Oct 20, 2018

We hope you enjoy these celebrations of Oktoberfest. Let us know below which one you've headed to and which one you like the best!

We have added maps with the locations of each Oktoberfest. We may not have had the exact location for each Oktoberfest so in some instances we have placed the marker in the general vicinity of the Oktoberfest. Be sure to get specific directions from another source and do not solely rely on our map at the moment. We have also noticed that the markers may not show up on some mobile browsers. We will work to sort out this bug in the future.

Please confirm dates, locations and activities available at the Oktoberfest before going. That's one reason that we provide a website address when we find one. We attempt to ensure that the information for each Oktoberfest is accurate but there are bound to be a few errors. If you let us know when you find one, we will fix it. In some cases, we may link to last year's event when information for this year is not yet available. Do not be fooled.

The festivals listed range in size. Some events may have hundreds of thousands of attendees. Others may have only a handful. We're sorry that we don't have more information about attendance numbers at the moment. We will do our best to add this information as time goes on.

Professionalism varies as well. Some Oktoberfests are professional operations with large budgets. Others are local operations run by volunteers. Do your due diligence before making plans to attend so that you know what to expect. We will happily publish information about your experience with any Oktoberfest so that our visitors will be better informed in the future.

Some Oktoberfests are more family friendly than others. If you have small children, look for an Oktoberfest that has activities for kids. Other events start out with family friendly activities and become more adult oriented as it becomes later in the evening.

Not all Oktoberfest celebrations will be authentic German festival experiences. Some may simply be an excuse to drink rather than celebrate German heritage. Some may call themselves Oktoberfest but provide local or seasonal beer rather than authentic German Oktoberfest beer. Be sure to consider the type of celebration that you are looking to attend when you pick your Oktoberfest.

Activities offered at each Oktoberfest varies. Some activities that you may find are parades, keg tapping ceremony, beer gardens, Miss Oktoberfest or costume contests, stein holding contests, bratwurst eating contest, chicken dance, wiener races, keg toss, live German bands and local entertainment, polka dancing and fairground games. Some Oktoberfest events will just have beer and brats.

Please don't drink and drive. We want everyone to get home safe. Use a designated driver or take public transportation. Uber and Lyft often offer ride credits for new users.

We've got some other resources that would help you prepare for Oktoberfest as well. 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.

Do you run one of the Oktoberfests listed? Feel free to send us additional information and we will add it. We apologize for any errors: send us corrections or updates if you find them! We also love to list new Oktoberfests, and have advertising solutions if you'd like to reach a wider audience.

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

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

3 thoughts on “Oktoberfest in West Virginia

  1. Leo says:

    You have mainly 2016 Oktoberfests. Where are 2017? Where is listing for Oktoberfest at Heston Farms in Fairmont? It is usually biggest and best.

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