The biggest Oktoberfest event going on in Virginia Beach, Virginia is the Oktoberfest Beer Festival to Benefit CHKD (Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters). The festival is scheduled for September 29th, 2009, from 1 pm to 6 pm. The festival will be located at the corner Main Street and Town Center Drive in Virginia Beach, Virginia. For only $20, you can buy yourself an admission ticket. Try and guess what $20 is going to get you this Oktoberfest. How about free beer samples from local, regional and national breweries? Approximately three dozen different beer brewers will be on site proving free beer samples. In addition to some great drinks, many of the restaurants in Town Center will be giving out free food as well. Some notable restaurants providing food are Gordon Biersch, Cheesecake Factory and Max and Erma’s. Live entertainment will be provided by the Ryan Hines Band. For an affordable, close-by and local Oktoberfest event, you cannot beat the Oktoberfest Beer Festival to Benefit CHKD. Tickets are available at Gordon Biersch in Town Center. Call (757) 490-2739.
For a less formal, more edgy/casual Oktoberfest experience around Virginia Beach, head to Norfolk. Many Old Dominion University students will be hosting Oktoberfest parties in their dorms, apartments, and houses just off campus. Cruise around Norfolk around the ODU campus until you see a bumpin’ party going on at one of the houses. Stop by, bring a case of beer or a bottle of liquor, and a friend (preferably a girl) and ask to join in on the festivities. If you bring adult refreshments, most people will let you in on the party. Do not get discouraged if you are turned away, a large majority of ODU partiers will allow you to enter. Be smart, drink responsibly, and if you plan on driving, have a designated driver.
If you do not mind traveling a bit, Busch Gardens Theme Park in Williamsburg always has fun and exciting Oktoberfest happenings starting in late September through October 15th. Not only does Busch Gardens have fun Oktoberfest events, but it also has a section of the park with the same name. Oktoberfest in Busch Gardens is fun year-round, but during the real Oktoberfest, it is taken to a whole new level. When you are in Oktoberfest during Oktoberfest, it feels like you are right in the middle of Oktoberfest in Germany. The experience is family friendly, unlike Oktoberfest in Germany, and is cheaper too. Admission to the park is about $40 per person per day, but during Oktoberfest, it is well worth the price. Busch Gardens is located just outside of Williamsburg, about a one hour drive from Virginia Beach. Oktoberfest is at Busch Gardens is a locals’ favorite spot during Oktoberfest, and tourists are more than welcome to join in the festivities.
For more information about either of the two Oktoberfest events in/near Virginia Beach, Virginia, visit the websites listed below: