Monday, October 6, 2014

Haymarket to hold its 4th annual Oktoberfest

dancers at Haymarket's Oktoberfest in 2012
While September and October are typically associated with apple picking, pumpkin farms, corn mazes and other fall fun, it is also the season of Oktoberfests. 

The town of Haymarket, located in Northern Virginia, is getting ready to hold its annual Oktoberfest. Now in its 4th year, this year's fun sounds similar to its 2nd annual festival (which I attended -- hoping to get down that way again this year!)

According to promoters of the event, the day promises "German Fare, bands and atmosphere". The fair is held on Washington Street and is definitely a family-friendly event. There will be fun activities for the kids, a Biergarten and dozens of vendors selling their products/services. Chances are there will probably be trick or treating available too.

Edelweiss Band playing at Haymarket's Oktoberfest in 2012

Kids having fun at Haymarket's Oktoberfest in 2012

The festival will run on Oct. 18, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  It appears the food will once again be provided by Foster's Grille, who will be cooking up the brats. In 2012, that line was long!

Photo from Haymarket's Oktoberfest in 2012
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Haymarket, which was founded in 1799 and has links to Civil War history, is located in Prince William County, about 20 to 30 minutes from western Fairfax County and just off I-66. 

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