Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Oktoberfest this weekend!

Jerry Veneziano from Sweetwater Farms sent in this info to let us know about a fun event happening this weekend:
St. Benedict's is having their 6th annual Oktoberfest this weekend! The 'fest features authentic German music and dancing, and of course German food and drink! A variety of wursts will be available, along with pretzels, sauerkraut balls, potato pancakes and more. And of course desserts! Over 20 varieties of beer and wine available...most of it local (or at least regional)! All but one of the wines offered are Virginia wines, with the exception being a Riesling from Germany. Regional brewers include Legends and Extra Billy's from Richmond, Starr Hill from C'ville, Blue and Gray from Fredericksburg, Heavy Seas from Baltimore, and Weeping Radish from the Outer Banks.
The fest will also feature the Christkindlmarkt, a unique shopping experience based upon the Christmas markets held annually throughout Germany and Austria. Vendors will offer a variety of unique German and holiday items, including one offering lebkuchenherzen -- gingerbread hearts.
Oktoberfest will be at the corner of Belmont and Hanover in the heart of Richmond's museum district. Admission is free! Limited parking is available in the VMFA parking deck ($3); otherwise, street parking is available wherever you find a spot!

1 comment:

  1. OktoberFest defintiely is the switch on point for Christmas Market in Germany. I doubt I'll be able to make it for the beer festival but christmas markets is still on the card. Not sure as of yet but Berlin looks the most likely option. Hope it's good!