Oktoberfest is this Saturday, Oct. 5 along historic Church Street in Vienna.
Vienna’s Oktoberfest Burgermeister Greg Bernhard says he’s “ready for brats, strudel, beer and polka (not too much polka).”
He’s also ready for the beer. As the festival’s official beer connoisseur, Bernhard joked, “I consider my appointment to Burgermeister as the crowning achievement of my life.” Bernhard is a Rotarian, Vice Chair of the Town Business Liaison Committee (TBLC) and a member of the Virginia Business Association.
Bernhard will be joined by Wein Richter Mark Schmidt, a Vienna resident and U.S. Air Force member who will be judging the wines at this year’s Oktoberfest. Schmidt has experience attending several German Oktoberfests and owns a home in German’s Mosel wine region.
In addition, there will be dozens of food vendors along historic Church Street and Dominion Road. Food options include crab, burgers, pizza, barbecue and more.
Volunteer at Oktoberfest!
Oktoberfest is looking for people who are interested in volunteering in all areas—from helping check in vendors to helping provide assistance and information to festival-goers. Time slots are available from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and are flexible. Please contact Carole Wolfand at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested.
More information about Vienna’s 2013 Oktoberfest is available at www.viennaoktoberfest.org.