It’s officially Fall, a time of year when the mercury starts to drop, the leaves trade in their verdant emerald and jade tones for more fiery hues, and the Bavarian funfair known as Oktoberfest kicks off a new season of eating and drinking.
Experience over 150 of the best international, domestic, and local beers, schnapps, and domestic wines from noon to 6pm on September 27th at the D.C Armory and October 11th under the Grand Tents at downtown Baltimore’s the M&T Stadium parking pots.
Each event will feature VIP Admission (offering ticketholders access to specialty beers, premium seating, and other perks that include VIP bathrooms) from noon to 2pm, with General Admission from 2pm to 6pm. Scheduled to celebrate rain or shine, each festival will offer a plethora of the area’s best German foods for a la carte purchase, and will entertain celebrants with oompah and polka bands and other live music. The event’s main stage will be home to live contests such as the Miss Oktoberfest and the Beer Belly Competitions that one can enter to win valuable prizes (and no doubt a bit of celebrity as they enjoy the remainder of the festival.)
As if any added bonuses were necessary, showing up in German attire can score you a free beer lanyard. These are available in limited quantity, however, so come correct and come early to get in on that action.
Find details and buy tickets at DasBestOktoberfest.com