Oktoberfest at Wunder Garten

September 28, 2018 @ 3:00 PM – 11:59 PM
Wunder Garten
L St NE & First St NE
Washington, DC 20002

Wunder Garten (1st & L St NE) is excited to announce the 4th Annual Oktoberfest which will begin Friday, September 28 and continue through Sunday, September 30th. This year’s celebrations include a big celebration on Saturday night and a Dogtoberfest on Sunday alongside a weekend of traditional German food, games, beer and pet-friendly events.

Each day will feature live Oktoberfest music and a special lineup of events and entertainments (see below) to bring the real Oktoberfest atmosphere to Washington. Draft beers in Märzen-style hail from Bavaria’s oldest breweries like Spaten, Weihenstephaner, and Hofbräuhaus, accompanied by a select lineup of seasonal, locally brewed beers. Throughout the weekend, Café Berlin will provide authentic German fare, including grilled bratwurst, bauernwurst, bretzels und obatzter, original potato salad, gurkensalat, and sauerkraut.

Friday, September 28, 3pm – 12am

3pmDoors open.

4pm: Taping of the first Spaten Oktoberfest Keg of the weekend.

Traditionally, each Oktoberfest begins with the mayor of Munich tapping the first keg of Spaten beer with the jubilant cry of “O’zapft is!” (“It’s tapped!”). Incidentally, the skill the mayor displays and the number of hammer blows he has to use, play a large role in his popularity.

3pm to 7pm: Traditional live Oktoberfest music by “Die Drei Band,” beer, food, and games like the perennial favorite: the stein holding competition.

7pm-12amThe Oktoberfest party continues with a DJ.

Saturday12pm – 12am

12pmDoors open.

12pm to 4pm: Traditional live Oktoberfest music by “Die Drei Band.”

4pm to 7pm: Bavarian Olympics with Herman the German. Join the competitive fun of stein holding, yodeling, and other games to win prizes.

7pm to 12pmSaturday night will be “The Big Oktoberfest Party,” a celebration and dance party with DJ and MC Lederhosen on the turntables.

Sunday12pm – 10pm

12pm: Doors open.

12pm to 4pmTraditional live Oktoberfest music by “Die Drei Band.”

2pm to 6pmDogtoberfest! Oktoberfest continues for humans and fur-babies, including a costume contest for best-dressed pets and a toy drive to support shelter dogs. Guests are encouraged to bring a *new* toy, blanket or food item to donate.

No prior ticket purchase required.

For more information, visit www.wundergartendc.com.


About Wunder Garten:

Inspired by the Bavarian beer gardens made famous in Germany, Wunder Garten began in 2015 as a pop-up beer garden, taking advantage of the unused lots throughout NoMa, giving the underserved residents of the neighborhood a fun place to gather with family and friends for ice cold beers and sunshine. In 2016 Wunder Garten moved to a more permanent location after signing a multi-year lease in the same neighborhood where they have been ever since. Wunder Garten has become known for their dog-friendly policies and annual celebrations of traditional Bavarian events like Oktoberfest, Fruhlingsfest and Winterfest.


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