Friday, October 3 - Saturday, October 4
There is no scheduled bus route service on Friday and Saturday. IHG is providing a courtesy shuttle that is on call for pick-up and drop-offs, free of charge and on a first-come, first-served basis. Wait times may increase due to high demand.
For scheduling a ride, please call IHG at 703-704-8300. Rides are only available during hours of the event and must be 18+ for a ride. Rides cannot be scheduled in advance.
Sunday, October 5 - Military Family Appreciation Day
No need to worry about busy parking at the fest site during this popular day! Leave the driving to us and catch a ride on the Oktoberfest Shuttle.This complimentary shuttle will transport people from South Post to the Oktoberfest site. The shuttle will leave the main Oktoberfest Area (at Fremont Field) every hour on the half hour. The shuttle will operate on a first come, first served basis - all times are approximate due to traffic and unforeseen circumstances.
The on-post bus shuttle picks up at 9 stops from around post. Pick-ups will be at designated stops only. Listed times are estimates and are subject to traffic flow. There will be no eating or drinking on the bus. Children must be 13 (with dependent ID) to enter Oktoberfest without a parent/guardian.
Mass parking will be available at the Community Center.
3 Authentic German Beers On Tap
Enjoy a collection of Oktoberfest beers from Paulaner, the finest craft brewing since 1634 - Paulaner is Munich tradition. If driving, please make sure to use a designated driver. A DD booth will be available for a free non-alcoholic beverage for designated drivers.
| Oktoberfest Märzen
The Oktoberfest attracts millions of visitors every year and of course, there’s a special beer to go with it. It’s clear amber color, malty taste, with hints of toffee, and its zesty bitterness will instantly turn your own four walls into an Oktoberfest tent.
Calories 50 Kcal/100ml
Country – Germany
Calories – 50 Kcal/100ml
ABV – 6%
|Hefe-Weissbier (Hefe Weizen)
The Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier natural wheat beer is the brewery’s best-selling product. Specifically cultivated, top-fermented yeast give it its unmistakable character: sparklingly mild and fruity with a delicate yeast flavor. The eye is immediately drawn to its gleaming orange color, its uniform cloudiness and the large head. The unfiltered brewing method allows it to retain its natural authenticity along with the many vitamins, minerals and trace elements.
Country – Germany
Calories – 47 Kcal/100ml
ABV – 5.5%
This official Oktoberfest beer has a full-bodied and pleasant taste. It is somewhat stronger than the usual lager beer, but with its hint of malty sweetness, the Oktoberfest beer possesses a perfect balance. Wiesn beer is golden colored with bready malt flavors; there are no flavors from darker kilned malts (i.e., no toffee flavors for example)
Country - Germany
Calories - 50 Kcal/100ml
Pours a crystal clear light golden yellow with a fizzy white head that quickly fades away. A taste of light toasted malt, and a trace, slight trace of pine/citrus
Alcohol Content (ABV): 5.4%
Country - USA
While mobile ATMs will be on-site, bringing CASH is encouraged for all vendors.
Dog-Friendly & Stroller-Friendly 10K Volksmarch
Saturday-Sunday, October 4-5
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.
Get your comfortable walking shoes ready. Pets can come too! Just remember they must be on a leash and unfortunately they are not allowed in the fest area at the end of the Volksmarch.
WHEN: Saturday,October 5, 2013 at 10 am
WHAT: A brand new 5K (3.1 miles) race with 6 Obstacles and 6 Challenges along the way!
WHERE: Fort Belvoir Oktoberfest, located on Fremont Field off of Goethals Road
WHO: Eligibility includes Active Duty Military & Family Members, DoD Civilians, Retirees
WAVES: Depending on registration amount, there will be various waves of participants. Waves will be of 50 participants starting at 10 minute intervals (10 am, 10:10 am, 10:20 am, etc)
COST: $25 by September 2 / $30 after September 2 / $30 same day registration
REGISTRATION: Space is limited and includes t-shirt, food ticket and beverage ticket. Must be of legal age to consume alcohol; 100% ID check will be in progress. All participants must follow Fort Belvoir’s Oktoberfest rules & policies.
REFUNDS: Sorry no refunds.
SIGN-UP: 4 easy ways to register
1. ONLINE: Register ONLINE at Active.com
2. IN PERSON: Download the REGISTRATION PACKETand turn into Graves Fitness Center.
3. MAIL: Download, print, fill out and mail the Registration Packet with payment. Must be postmarked by Wednesday, September 18. Make checks payable to IMWRF and mail to
DFMWR Sports ATTN: Krazy Krieger
5820 21st Street, Suite 109
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
4. SAME DAY: If all spots haven't filled up, on site registration is available from 8-9 am
Hosted by Official Oktoberfest Sponsor: The Villages
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.
Locate the Kinder Korner near the Main Fest Tent area.
Friday October 4th
Saturday October 5th
Sunday October 6th
KINDER KORNER RULES
- Children should not be left unattended at or around the Kinder Korner tent at any time
- Parents/Gaurdians should actively participate or monitor their children while participating and playing at all times
- PLEASE put materials away after use
- PLEASE clean up after yourself and your children
- No horse playing or foul language is allowed
- PLEASE be respectful of others
- ALL activities are subject to cancellation
- HAVE FUN and ENJOY THE ACTIVITIES!!!
Live Musical Entertainment Schedule
Thursday October 3rd
Friday October 4th
Saturday October 5th (Stage games during breaks of bands)
Sunday October 6th
Dress your Bavarian Best for
Mr. and Mrs. Oktoberfest
Hosted by the Belvoir Enlisted Spouses’ Club
Specker Field House
This popular event during Oktoberfest features a variety of booths showcasing homemade crafts,pottery, baked goods, stationery, jewelry, wood carvings, hand-bags, photography and more! Every year is different and full of surprises!
Vendors Needed! Our deadline to have vendor applications in is September 21st. Check out our website to download an application: www.facebook.com/FortBelvoirOktoberfestAutumnBazaar
Specker Field House
Download Bazaar Flyer
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.)
At the first light, on the right, is the entrance for Tulley Gate onto Fort Belvoir. To enter using Pence Gate, continue North on Route 1 (past Tulley) and exit at the next available right (it will be directly across from Oktoberfest & Carnival on Fremont Field).
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. If it is after 9 pm, you will
On Thursday & Sunday before 5 pm all visitors must come in Tulley Gate. After 5 pm, all visitors must enter through Pence Gate. Tulley Gate is closed on Oct 5-6. Pence Gate is 24 hr access. JJ Kingman Gate is available for EXIT til 12:30 a.m. on Oct 4-5. Lieber Gate is available for EXIT from 8 pm til 10:30 pm on Oct 3. Available for EXIT from 10 pm-12:30 a.m. on Oct 4-5. Available for EXIT from 6-8:30 pm on Oct 6. Lampert Gate will NOT be open for any incoming and exiting vehicle traffic for Oktoberfest 2013.
o Pence Gate: 24 hours/7 days a week
o Tulley Gate (Visitor Gate): Mon-Fri, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed weekends.
o Walker Gate: Mon-Fri, Split hours, open only 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Closed weekends
o Kingman Gate: Mon–Thurs, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
o Telegraph Gate: Mon-Friday, Split hours open only 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Closed weekends
* IMPORTANT: Lampert Gate will NOT be open for incoming or exiting vehicle traffic during Oktoberfest 2013