Dust off your stein, loosen your lederhosen... It's Oktoberfest!
Enjoy one of the most anticipated events of the year, Fort Belvoir's 19th Annual Oktoberfest at Fremont Field! Oktoberfest is a four-day festival, highlighting authentic German food, beverages, music and dancing! Enjoy an exciting carnival, the Volksmarch 10K Walk, Krazy Krieger 5K challenge, keg tapping ceremony, kinder korner activities, vendor market, prize raffles, and more! A fun-filled weekend for the whole family!
Event is open to the public, 100% ID Check, with free entry to Freemont Field. Dogs not permitted on Freemont Field.
Oktoberfest Hours & Location
Thurs / Oct 2, 2014 / 6-10pm / $15
Fri / Oct 3, 2014 / 6-Midnight / $25
Sat / Oct 4, 2014 / Noon-Midnight / $30
Sun / Oct 5, 2014 / Noon-8pm / $25**
** Sunday is Military Appreciation Day - Discounted Tickets
Active Duty and Family members can purchase a discounted wristband inside the gates at the ticket booth; bringing the wristband price to $20.
Vamoose Oktoberfest Shuttle Loop
Be safe! There will be a FREE Vamoose Shuttle transporting people from 9 locations around South Post to the Oktoberfest site. The shuttle will be available on Friday night, Saturday all day long, and for part of the day on Sunday. The shuttle will operate on a "first come, first served" basis - and all times are approximate due to traffic and unforeseen circumstances. The shuttle will leave the main Oktoberfest Area (at Fremont Field) every hour on the half hour. Thanks to Vamoose Shuttle Service and DC Trails for providing this great service.
Beers On Tap
Enjoy a collection of Oktoberfest Lagers from the world's original Oktoberfest Beer to a soft and spicy flavor from Munich's oldest family owned brewery. If driving, please make sure to use a designated driver or utilize our Vamoose Oktoberfest.
Oktoberfest Beer Pricing
Non-alcoholic Beer $5
Mug with Beer $14
Pitcher of Beer $15
Bottle of Wine $25
2014 Oktoberfest Volksmarch 10k
Saturday & Sunday, 4-5 October 2014
Dog Friendly and Stroller Friendly 10k Volksmarch
The trail route planned for this event takes you along sidewalks and post roads on Fort Belvoir’s North Post and past a cemetery. The course is largely flat with some hills. The slopes on the hills are not steep. The route is rated 2 due to the hills. Weather conditions should have little effect on the trail rating. Please do not bring backpacks, large bags or ice chests/coolers. All bags are subject to search. 100% ID check.
The event will take place regardless of most weather. The trail can accommodate strollers and wagons; however, they may require portaging over road curbs. Trail is unsuitable for wheelchairs.
Visit the Fort Belvoir Oktoberfest website for more details reagarding the 2014 Oktoberfest Volksmarch 10k and to register for the event.
Krazy Krieger 5K Challenge
This 5K race include 15 obstacles along the way. The date is Saturday, October 4th at 10AM.
For all the details visit the Fort Belvoir Oktoberfest website.
Oktoberfest Kinder Korner Children's Activities
In addition to the Family-friendly Jolly Show Carnival (see wristband prices), enjoy a FREE Kinder Korner with fun activities like decorating pumpkins, baggo, ladderball, and coloring the Oktoberfest Mural.
Kinder Korner is located near the Main Fest Tent area.
Friday October 4th
• Oktoberfest Mural 6-8pm
• Ladder Ball 6-8pm
• Baggo 6-8pm
Saturday October 5th
• Villages of Belvoir Crafts 12-2pm
• CYSS Crafts & Games 3-7pm
• Oktoberfest Mural 12-8pm
• Baggo 12-8pm
• Ladder Ball 12-8pm
Sunday October 6th
• CYSS Crafts & Games 3-6 pm
• Oktoberfest Mural 12-6pm
• Baggo 12-6pm
• Ladder Ball 12-6pm
** Go to Fort Belvoir Oktoberfest page for more information and rules
Entertainment Schedule - 2014
Thursday Oct 2nd
Kings Park 6 - 10pm
Friday Oct 3rd
Alt-Washingtonia Schuhplattler Verein 6 - 10 pm
Alte Kameraden 6 pm - Midnight
Saturday Oct 4th
Kings Park Noon - 5 pm
Alt-Washingtonia Schuhplattler Verein 5 - 9 pm
Alte Kameraden 6 pm - Midnight
Sunday Oct 5th
Johnny Koenig Noon - 4pm
Pershings Own Down Range US Army Band 4 - 6pm
BESC Fall Bazaar and Bake Sale
The Belvoir Enlisted Spouses Club presents their Fall Bazaar and Bake Sale during Oktoberfest this year at Specker Field House. Click for location map. Download the Bazaar flyer.
Specker Field House
1182 12th Street
Ft Belvoir, VA 22060 map
Parking available next to Specker and in lot directly across from Specker.
Saturday, Oct 4th 10-5pm
Directions To Fort Belvoir **
**Confirm gate access prior to departure for any last minute changes
From Washington DC (1-95 South)
If you are traveling south on 1-95, take the Fairfax Parkway/Backlick Road (7100) exit 166 A.
Take the Fairfax County Parkway to its end at U.S. Rt. 1 (Richmond Highway.)
At the first light, on the right, is the entrance for Tulley Gate on to Fort Belvoir.
This is the main entrance to the post and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
All visitors to Fort Belvoir without DOD decals on their vehicles MUST use Tulley Gate. For information about Department of Defense decals, call the VPOC at (703) 806-4892.
From Richmond (1-95 North)
If you are traveling north on 1-95 North, take the Fort Belvoir Exit 161 B. (U.S. Rt 1 -- Richmond Highway)
You will travel five miles to Fort Belvoir.
Continue through the light at the Fairfax County Parkway (VA 7100). At the next stop light, on the right side you will see the entrance for Tulley Gate, turn right.
Visitor Processing Operations Center
All visitors in vehicles without Department of Defense decals must enter Fort Belvoir through Tulley Gate. Tulley is a 24-hour gate.