Fort Belvoir's 20th Annual Oktoberfest
Dust off your stein, loosen your lederhosen... It's Oktoberfest!
Enjoy one of the most anticipated events of the year, Fort Belvoir's 20th 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, keg tapping ceremony, kinder korner activities, vendor market, prize raffles, and more! A fun-filled weekend for the whole family! Don't miss the Bazaar and Bake Sale hosted by the Belvoir Enlisted Spouses' Club at Specker Field House. Sunday is Military Appreciation Day.
Event is open to the public, 100% ID Check, with free entry to Freemont Field. Dogs are not permitted on Freemont Field.
Oktoberfest Hours & Unlimited Ride Wristband Cost
Thurs / Sep 29, 2016 / 6-10 pm / $15
Fri / Sep 30, 2016 / 6-Midnight / $25
Sat / Oct 1, 2016 / Noon-Midnight / $30
Sun / Oct 2, 2016 / Noon-10 pm / $25** Military Appreciation Day - Active Duty $15
Fremont Field, Fort Belvoir, Virginia Click here for Map via Tulley Gate. Individual ride tickets are available.
** Sunday is Military Appreciation Day - Discounted Tickets
Active Duty and Family members can pick up a $10 off coupon inside the gates at the ticket booth; bringing the wristband price to $15 for Military and Family members.
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. Oktoberfest Beer Pricing
Non-alcoholic Beer $5
Pitcher of Beer $15
Bottle of Wine $25
The Mug $10 and the 20th Annual Stein $15 may also be purchased at the register.
Be certain to bring your appetite because there will be a wide variety of food vendors. This is in addition to what will be offered at the Carnival vendors.
2016 Oktoberfest Volksmarch 10k
Saturday & Sunday, 1-2 October 2016
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 hill slopes 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.
View this flyer for more details regarding the 2015 Oktoberfest Volksmarch 10k and to register for the event.
2016 - Oktoberfest Kinder Korner Children's Activities
2016 schedule has not been released - 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 September 30th
• Oktoberfest Mural 6-8pm
• Ladder Ball 6-8pm
Saturday October 1st
• Villages of Belvoir Crafts 12-2pm
• CYSS Crafts & Games 3-7pm
• Oktoberfest Mural 12-8pm
• Baggo 12-8pm
• Ladder Ball 12-8pm
Sunday October 2nd
• CYSS Crafts & Games 3-6 pm
• Oktoberfest Mural 12-6pm
• Baggo 12-6pm
• Ladder Ball 12-6pm
Thursday Sep 29th
German Military Bank 6-8pm
Kings Park 6-10pm
Friday Sep 30th
Alt-Washingtonia Schuhplattler Verein (Dance Group) 6-10 pm
Alte Kameraden 6 pm - Midnight
Saturday Oct 1st (Stage games during breaks of bands)
Kings Park 12-4 pm
Alt-Washingtonia Schuhplattler Verein (Dance Group) 5-9 pm
Alte Kameraden 6 pm - Midnight
Sunday Oct 2nd
Joe Koenig 12-4 pm
Down Range 4-6 pm
Bavarian CD 6-8 pm
BESC Fall Bazaar and Bake Sale October 1-2 from 10am - 5pm
The Belvoir Enlisted Spouses Club presents their Fall Bazaar and Bake Sale during Oktoberfest this year at Specker Field House. Fort Belvoir Oktoberfest - Enlisted Spouses Club Flyer
Specker Field House
1182 12th Street
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Directions To Fort Belvoir - 100% ID Check
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.) - Turn left.
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 286). At the next stop light, on the right side you will see the entrance for Tulley Gate, turn right.
Visitor Processing Operations Center
Thursday-Saturday, before 9:00pm, all visitors must come in via Tulley Gate. After 9:00pm, all visitors must enter through Pense Gate.
*Important: Lampert Gate will NOT be open for incoming or exiting vehicle traffic during Oktoberfest 2016