Northern VA’s largest outdoor fall festival to include seasonal beer and wine, 17 restaurants, family carnival, live entertainment, chili cook off and Great Pumpkin 5k
(September 20, 2012 – Reston, VA) The beer and wine will be flowing at Oktoberfest Reston produced by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, www.OktoberfestReston.com, the largest fall festival in Northern Virginia drawing crowds of up to 85,000 over three days. This event features the best in fall brews with traditional Oktoberfest fare from area restaurants (see below).
Beginning on Friday at 3:00 PM, restaurants and vendors will line the streets of the Reston Town Center. Live music will fill the air with traditional German tunes from the Low’n’Brows, Continentals and Kings Park German Bands as well as favorites such as headliners Gonzo’s Nose, 2U and Almost Journey. Kids won’t feel left out with the Oktoberfest Carnival open during event hours throughout the weekend and a special “All You Can Ride” wrist band time on Saturday from 10 AM – 2 PM. The Northern Virginia Police and Fire and Rescue Departments will face off on Saturday afternoon in the Guns ‘n Hoses Chili Cook-Off, with the winner to be announced at 4:00pm. The Great Pumpkin 5k, Pumpkin Smash Mile and Kids Pumpkin Dash, produced by the Greater Washington Sports Alliance and benefitting the YMCA Fairfax County Reston, kicks off Saturday’s events with an 8:30 AM 5k race start time. Oktoberfest Scrambled Legs Breakfast will help runners refuel with breakfast items and beer served up from specific Oktoberfest vendors.
Oktoberfest Reston event admission is free. Food tickets are $1 per ticket or $20 for 24 tickets. Carnival tickets are $1 per ticket or $20 for 24 tickets. All-you-can-ride carnival wristbands will be on sale for $20 ahead of the event and for $25 at the event; wristbands are good only for Saturday 10AM – 2PM. Advance tickets on sale online beginning on September 24 www.OktoberfestReston.com or at the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, 1763 Fountain Drive, Reston VA.
Friday, October 5, 3 PM – 11 PM
Saturday, October 6, 11 AM – 11 PM (Race begins at 8:30 AM)
Sunday, October 7, 12 PM – 8 PM
Reston Town Center, 11900 Market Street, Reston, VA 20190
Beers on tap include Beck’s Oktoberfest, Devil’s Backbone Vienna Logger, Dominion Octoberfest, Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat, Widmer Hefeweizen and select craft beers. Wine provided by Market Cellars and The Wine Cabinet.
Buffalo Wing Factory - Clyde’s of Reston - Flippin’ Pizza – Il Fornaio - Mamma Lucia of Reston – McCormick & Schmick’s - Midtown Kabob - Milwaukee Frozen Custard - Naked Pizza – Obi Sushi - Paolo’s Ristorante - Paradise Ice Cream - Pollo Peru - Robek’s - The Counter - Uno’s Chicago Grill - Vie de France
Gonzo’s Nose – 2U – Almost Journey
Kings Park German Band - Low’n’Brows German Band – The Continentals - Alpine Dancers