The 6th annual Fredericksburg Oktoberfest will be held this weekend, Friday, September 26 - Sunday, September 28. You can expect plenty of food, beer and entertainment all weekend. The celebration is a family event and, as with all Blue & Gray events, activities for the kids are planned as well. This year's event has been expanded to three days. The fun starts Friday evening at 5 pm with an early bird special of bratwurst and a beer for only $5.00. The OOmpah band starts at 6 pm and a ceremonial keg tapping with local dignitaries takes place at 7 pm. Saturday includes sing-along with the OOmpah band, a German Shepherd exhibition, free Fall crafts table for kids, and beer barrel bowling races. Sunday festivities include a magician, petting zoo and German Shepherd exhibition. There's an early bird special from 11am-12 noon on Sunday of a Bavarian breakfast with Weisswurst, pretzel, and a 12 oz hefeweizen, only $5.00!
Fox 5 TV was at the Blue & Gray Brewery this morning to shoot a couple of segments as a preview of the celebration. The brewery employees enjoyed a breakfast of Weisswurst and Blue & Gray Hefeweizen. Now that's a hearty start to your mid-week!
The complete schedule of events has been posted at the Blue & Gray website.
The Fox 5 videos are here.