Fort Belvoir Oktoberfest


Fort Belvoir's 18th Annual OktoberfestDust off your stein, loosen your lederhosen... It's Oktoberfest!

Enjoy one of the most anticipated events of the year, Fort Belvoir's 18th Annual Oktoberfest at Fremont Field! Oktoberfest is a four-day festival, highlighting authentic German food, beverages, music and dancing! Enjoy an exciting carnival, the Volksmarch 10K Walk, keg tapping ceremony, kinder korner activities, vendor market, prize raffles, and more! A fun-filled weekend for the whole family!  New in 2013: Krazy Krieger 5K Challenge, Mr. & Mrs. Oktoberfest best-dressed contest & more

Event is open to the public, 100% ID Check, with free entry to Freemont Field. Dogs not permitted on Freemont Field.

Oktoberfest Hours & Location - 2013 Information

Thurs / Oct 3, 2013 / 6-10pm / $15
Fri / Oct 4, 2013 / 6-Midnight / $23
Sat / Oct 5, 2013 / Noon-Midnight / $30
Sun / Oct 6, 2013 / Noon-8pm / $25**

Fremont Field, Fort Belvoir, Virginia Click here for Map

** Sunday is Military Appreciation Day - Discounted Tickets
Active Duty and Family members can pick up a $10 off coupon inside the gates at the ticket booth; bringing the wristbank price to $15 for Military and Family members.

Vamoose Oktoberfest Shuttle Loop

Be safe! There will be a FREE Vamoose Shuttle transporting people from 9 locations around South Post to the Oktoberfest site. The shuttle will be available on Friday night, Saturday all day long, and for part of the day on Sunday. The shuttle will operate on a "first come, first served" basis - and all times are approximate due to traffic and unforeseen circumstances. The shuttle will leave the main Oktoberfest Area (at Fremont Field) every hour on the half hour. Thanks to Vamoose Shuttle Service and DC Trails for providing this great service.

Click here for Shuttle Stops, Schedule, and Map

Beers On Tap

Enjoy a collection of Oktoberfest Lagers from the world's original Oktoberfest Beer to a soft and spicy flavor from Munich's oldest family owned brewery. If driving, please make sure to use a designated driver or utilize our Vamoose Oktoberfest Shuttle Loop.

Oktoberfest Beer Pricing 

Beer $5
Non-alcoholic Beer $5
Ceramic Mug $9
Mug with Beer $14
Pitcher of Beer $15
Wine $4
Bottle of Wine $25

2013 Oktoberfest Volksmarch 10k

Saturday & Sunday, 5-6 October 2013
Dog Friendly and Stroller Friendly 10k Volksmarch

The trail route planned for this event takes you along sidewalks and post roads on Fort Belvoir’s North Post and past a cemetery. The course is largely flat with some hills. The slopes on the hills are not steep. The route is rated 2 due to the hills. Weather conditions should have little effect on the trail rating.  Please do not bring backpacks, large bags or ice chests/coolers. All bags are subject to search. 100% ID check.

The event will take place regardless of most weather. The trail can accommodate strollers and wagons; however, they may require portaging over road curbs. Trail is unsuitable for wheelchairs. 

Visit the Fort Belvoir Oktoberfest website for more details reagarding the 2013 Oktoberfest Volksmarch 10k and to register for the event.

Oktoberfest Kinder Korner Children's Activities

In addition to the Family-friendly Jolly Show Carnival (see wristband prices), enjoy a FREE Kinder Korner with fun activities like decorating pumpkins, baggo, ladderball, and coloring the Oktoberfest Mural. 

Kinder Korner is located near the Main Fest Tent area. 

Friday October 4th 
• Oktoberfest Mural               6-8pm
• Ladder Ball                            6-8pm

Saturday October 5th
• Villages of Belvoir Crafts   12-2pm
• CYSS Crafts & Games          3-7pm
• Oktoberfest Mural              12-8pm
• Baggo                                   12-8pm
• Ladder Ball                           12-8pm

Sunday October 6th
• CYSS Crafts & Games           3-6 pm
Oktoberfest Mural               12-6pm
• Baggo                                    12-6pm
• Ladder Ball                            12-6pm

** Go to Fort Belvoir Oktoberfest page for more information and rules

Entertainment Schedule

Thursday Oct 3rd
Kings Park    6 - 10pm

Friday Oct 4th
Luftwaffenmusikkorps 2 (German Air Force Band):    6-10 pm
Alt-Washingtonia Schuhplattler Verein (Dance Group)   6 - 10 pm
Alte Kameraden     6 pm - Midnight

Saturday Oct 5th (Stage games during breaks of bands)
Alte Kameraden       Noon - 6 pm
Alt-Washingtonia Schuhplattler Verein (Dance Group)    3 -7 pm 
Kings Park      7 pm - Midnight

Sunday Oct 6th
Low n Brows     Noon - 4pm
Pershings Own Down Range US Army Band     4 - 6pm

BESC Fall Bazaar and Bake Sale

The Belvoir Enlisted Spouses Club presents their Fall Bazaar and Bake Sale during Oktoberfest this year at Specker Field House. Click for location map.

Specker Field House
1182 12th Street

Fort Belvoir, VA 22060

Saturday, Oct 5th       10-6pm
Sunday, Oct 6th          10-4pm

Area Map

Fort Belvoir Oktoberfest Map

Directions To Fort Belvoir

From Washington DC (1-95 South)

If you are traveling south on 1-95, take the Fairfax Parkway/Backlick Road (7100) exit 166 A.
Take the Fairfax County Parkway to its end at U.S. Rt. 1 (Richmond Highway.)
Turn left.
At the first light, on the right, is the entrance for Tulley Gate on to Fort Belvoir.
This is the main entrance to the post and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
All visitors to Fort Belvoir without DOD decals on their vehicles MUST use Tulley Gate. For information about Department of Defense decals, call the VPOC at (703) 806-4892.

From Richmond (1-95 North)

If you are traveling north on 1-95 North, take the Fort Belvoir Exit 161 B. (U.S. Rt 1 -- Richmond Highway)
You will travel five miles to Fort Belvoir.
Continue through the light at the Fairfax County Parkway (VA 7100). At the next stop light, on the right side you will see the entrance for Tulley Gate, turn right.
Visitor Processing Operations Center

All visitors in vehicles without Department of Defense decals must enter Fort Belvoir through Tulley Gate. Tulley is a 24-hour gate.