The Reston Chamber of Commerce Announces Oktoberfest Reston Dates, October 11-13, 2013

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Northern VA’s largest outdoor fall festival to include craft beer, wine, restaurants, family carnival, live entertainment, Guns ‘n Hoses Chili Cook-Off and Anthem Great Pumpkin 5k.

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The beer and wine will be flowing at Oktoberfest Reston produced by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, 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.

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 and Kings Park German Band as well as favorites from headliners Love Seed Mama Jump, 2U and White Ford Bronco. 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.

Oktoberfest Reston is offering two special Craft Brew Showcases at select times on Saturday and Sunday featuring seasonal and local beers. 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 Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat Ale and breakfast items 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 now or at the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, 1763 Fountain Drive, Reston VA.

Friday, October 11, 3 PM – 11 PM
Saturday, October 12, 11 AM – 11 PM (Race begins at 8:30 AM)
Sunday, October 13, 12 PM – 8 PM

Reston Town Center, 11900 Market Street, Reston, VA 20190

Beers on tap throughout event: Devil’s Backbone Vienna Lager, Dominion Oktoberfest and Widmer Hefeweizen
Beer on tap at select times: Bold Rock Hard Cider, Devil’s Backbone Schwartz Bier, Fordham Brewing Company Spiced Harvest Ale, James River
Brewing Company, Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat, Starr Hill Northern Lights and Three Brothers
Wine provided by: Market Cellars and The Wine Cabinet

Buffalo Wing Factory - Clyde’s of Reston – Hooked Seafood & Sushi Bar - Milwaukee Frozen Custard – The Melting Pot - Naked Pizza – Obi Sushi - Paolo’s Ristorante - Paradise Ice Cream - The Counter - Vie de France

Love Seed Mama Jump – 2U – White Ford Bronco – Kings Park German Band - Low’n’Brows German Band – Alpine Dancers


  • BMW Mini of Sterling


  • Reston Town Center


  • Whole Foods Market Reston



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