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12th annual St. Benedict Oktoberfest takes place this weekend

German food, music, dancing, and over 47 beers on tap this weekend in the Museum District.

Trevor Dickerson

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The 12th annual St. Benedict Oktoberfest, a celebration of some of the best things about German culture–beer, food, and music–takes place this weekend at St. Benedict Catholic Church in the Museum District. The fun kicks off Friday evening in the church’s parking lot.

Expect a bevy of German food including the popular Wurst Platter (the best way to sample some of the festival’s most popular offerings) with bratwurst, knockwurst, weisswurst, sauerkraut, and German potato salad, or make your way through the tents and purchase a-la-carte.

The ever-popular beer trucks will have 47 brews on tap, including a number of local favorites. Hardywood Park Craft Brewery will also have their own tent featuring six beers throughout the weekend.

The festival will also have events and competitions throughout the weekend including the ever-popular stein-holding competition.

All proceeds from each year’s Oktoberfest are used to support direct and indirect scholarships and financial aid to the Catholic schools associated with Saint Benedict Parish–Saint Benedict Catholic School, Benedictine College Preparatory and Saint Gertrude High School.

Admission is free; attendees must visit the festival’s ticket booth to purchase food and beer tickets as no payment will be accepted at individual booths or tents. ID is required to purchase alcoholic beverages.

St. Benedict Catholic Church is located at 300 N. Sheppard Street in the Museum District.

Visit the event website for more information.

This year’s full beer lineup:

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Trevor Dickerson is the Editor and Co-Founder of RVAHub.