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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UKV Oktoberfest - Montgomery, WV - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2016
Bavarian Inn Oktoberfest - Shepherdstown, WV - Sep 18 to 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 to Oct 1, 2016
Oglebayfest - Wheeling, WV - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2016
Annual fall festival with parade, fireworks and the Ohio County Country Fair.
Oktoberfest Pipestem - Pipestem, WV - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Bramwell Oktoberfest - Bramwell, WV - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
West Virginia Public Theatre’s Oktoberfest - Morgantown, WV - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Terra Cafe Oktoberfest - Morgantown, WV - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016
Buffalo Oktoberfest - Buffalo, WV - Oct 22 to Oct 22, 2016
Morgantown Brewing Company Oktoberfest – October 3, 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: