The days are growing shorter, the air is getting cooler, and Octoberfest celebrations will soon be popping up all over the place. In Vienna, that means it’s time for the 11th Annual Vienna Oktoberfest gathering, scheduled for Saturday, October 5, at historic Church street and the Town Green. Festivities start at 11 am, and in addition to plenty of beer, will also include kids crafting tables, three stages for live entertainment, an artisan marketplace, and food trucks galore. This year there’s even going to be a German classic auto show. So grab a frosty mug of kolsch or dunkel, order a plate of your favorite bratwurst, and head out into the crowd to explore.
Be aware: Oktoberfest organizers anticipate that parking will be tight this year, and are encouraging everyone to take advantage of the free shuttle service from Vienna metro "kiss n ride" and James Madison High School.