Save the Date: Oktoberfest Reston Oct. 11-12

Oktoberfest Reston/Credit: Greater Reston Chamber of CommerceThe streets of Reston Town Center will turn into a beer garden and carnival Oct. 11 and 12 as the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce’s Oktoberfest Reston returns.

Here is what you need to know:

Oktoberfest runs noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12.

The carnival rides only will be open Friday, Oct. 10 from 5 to 10 p.m.

Admission is free, but you need tickets for beer, wine, food and carnival rides. Visit the Chamber website to purchase tickets in advance or buy them on site.

Saturday will also feature the Guns ‘n Hoses Chili Cookoff, where firefighter and police officers from all over Northern Virginia show off their cooking skills and compete for bragging rights and prizes.


The pavilion beer garden opens at noon both days, as does the craft beer area located on Library Street. Here is what is on tap:

  • Pavilion Beer Garden — Blue Moon, Miller Lite, Samuel Adams, Yuengling Traditional Lager
  • Craft Beer Garden — Old Ox, Old Busthead Brewing Co., New Belgium, Flying Dog, D.C. Brau


Vendors will be located on Market Street, including:

  • Buffalo Wing Factory
  • Clyde’s
  • Milwaukee Custard
  • Naked Pizza
  • Paisano’s Pizza
  • Tailgater by Toby NOVA
  • The Melting Pot


There will be live, traditional German music during the day, and pop dance tunes at night at stages in the pavilion and in Library Street.

Full entertainment lineup here.

Photo Courtesy of Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce

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