EDITOR’S NOTE: The Capitol City Brewing Company Oktoberfest has been rescheduled to Oct. 11. The event for this weekend has been canceled due to inclement weather.
By Nelia Dashiell & Jae O’Connor
Oct. 3, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. // The Vienna Oktoberfest is an annual event filled to the brim with beer, wine, food, music, vendors and tons of family friendly activities—all with free admission. There will be a variety of live music, children’s activities (including a moon bounce and climbing wall) and plenty of German-inspired food and adult beverages. / Historic Church Street in Vienna: Between Center Street and Mill Street, including the Town Green and the Caboose Parking Lot; 703-648-3290; Free
Oct. 11, noon-7 p.m. // Celebrate Capitol City Brewing Company’s 15th annual mid-Atlantic Oktoberfest with over 60 breweries and authentic German food and music. / Capitol City Brewing Company: 4001 Campbell Ave., Shirlington; 703-578-3888; $30 to sample beer, free to attend
Oct. 10, noon-11 p.m. Oct. 11, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. // Come out to Reston to join its ninth year hosting Oktoberfest. There will be live performances and a display of traditional German music and dancers featured throughout the Reston streets. This will definitely be a fun-filled event for all ages. / 11900 Market St., Reston; Free
Oct. 17-18, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. // Northern Virginia BrewFest is one of the area’s largest beer festivals, and it is not to be missed. With over 50 local and regional breweries, you’re guaranteed to find a new brew to love. There will also be plenty of activities and music for the entire family. / Bull Run Regional Park: 7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville; $35 for adults, $10 for designated drivers, free for children under 16
Oct. 18, 1-4 p.m. // Join Sterling for the third annual Lindsay VW Oktoberfest. The theme for this year is German engineering. Come out to see the Volkswagen car show, which asks the guests to be the judges. Also, each attendee will have a chance to enter a raffle and win a selection of prizes. There will be a wide selection of food, local breweries and music. / 22455 Lindsay Cars Court, Sterling; Free