Get your beer stein ready: The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce’s Oktoberfest Reston returns to Reston Town Center on Oct. 8. Food, wine, music and vendors will fill the area around Market Street.
Here is what you need to know:
The fun begins at noon and runs until 11 p.m.
Admission is free. Food and drink tickets are $1 per ticket or $20 for 24 tickets. You can purchase advance tickets online at www.OktoberfestReston.com or at the festival.
Beers on tap include Samuel Adams Oktoberfest, Warfteiner, Blue Moon and Miller Lite. There will also be a Craft Beer Alley featuring Fair Winds, Flying Dog, Heritage, Old Ox and Old Bust Head.
Among the local restaurants with food for sale: Tavern 64 Regional Kitchen; Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro; American Tap Room; Neyla; Buffalo Wing Factory; The Melting Pot; Pittsburgh Ricks; The Melting Pot; and GreenFare.
Among the entertainment: Alpine Dancers, The Low’nBrows German Band, Dr FU, DJ Edward Daniels and DJ Moon Man. Check the event website for the exact schedule at the two stages (RTC Pavilion and on Library Street).
The fun continues on Sunday, Oct. 9 with the Pumpkin 5K and Kids Pumpkin Dash. Participants are encouraged to run in their Halloween costumes. The race begins at 8:15 a.m. and goes on a flat course around Reston Town Center.
Registration is now open online.