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27th Annual Lovettsville Oktoberfest

Raise your glasses and mark your calendars for September 23rd and 24th. After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Lovettsville Oktoberfest is BACK for their 27th annual festival, and they can’t wait for their big Return to the ‘Fest.

Saturday fun begins early with a 5K Race and a Kids Fun Run at the new Lovettsville Park, followed by an Oktoberfest Pancake Breakfast at Lovettsville Elementary School. Stop by local attractions in and near Lovettsville such as the Lovettsville Vintage Aerodrome and the Lovettsville Game Protective Association for additional activities before moving over to the Town Hall or Town Green for the main events.

Lovettsville Kinderfest joins the fun once again as part of the Lovettsville Oktoberfest celebration. Situated on the Town Hall property, this year's Kinderfest will feature its own tent, food and drink vendors, entertainment, and a host of free activities for children. Be sure to stop by the information booth to grab your Kinderfest t-shirt!

Always a crowd favorite, get your seats early at the new location for the fastest 30-foot dash on 3-inch legs. That’s right, Lovettsville Oktoberfest Wiener Dog Races are back! This year’s race will be held at Zoldos Square, on the “Squirkle.” There will be heats at 2:00pm and 4:00pm followed immediately by the Championship Race and the crowning of our 2022 Wiener Dog Champion. You don’t want to miss this!

Lovettsville Oktoberfest’s main Biergarten is also back as the main attraction. Spend the day and night with friends at the Munich-style outdoor Biergarten while listening to an eclectic mix of music. The Washington Saengerbund, a tradition for the past 25 years, will once again be serving authentic German food. The Alte Kameraden Band and the Alt Washingtonia Schuhplattler will be there with their traditional dances, marches, and songs to launch you into the Oktoberfest spirit. Enjoy a day filled with food, music, and fun as you visit vendors along the Town Green, then stick around for RockToberFest with music by two great local acts, including first-time headliners, Lovettsville’s own Ghost Pepper! Participate in Lovettsville Oktoberfest evening traditions, including stein hauling and hoisting and a record-breaking attempt at the most people singing Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Visit for a full agenda, lists of vendors, maps, and more as you plan your trip to Lovettsville. As always, parking and admission are free.

Don your Dirndls and Lederhosen! Lovettsville Oktoberfest is back for 2022 and they can’t wait to celebrate with you. Prost!