Show Info

CHECK BACK FEBRUARY 1, 2014 FOR DETAILS ON THE 2014 EVENT. THE INFORMATION CURRENTLY ON THIS SITE IS FROM 2013.

Join Us For Maryland’s Largest 

Beer Festival

with All-You-Care-To-Taste

Over 150 Beers, Wines and Schnapps

 

Das Best Oktoberfest

September 27th  & 28th

Waterfront Under The Grand Tents

FRIDAY - 6pm -10pm  DAS BOOT NACHT - SPECIAL SESSION
           
(Wristbanding begins at 5:30pm)
(Last call at 9:45pm)
SATURDAY - Noon – 2pm  VIP ADMISSION AND TASTING GLASS
                
(Wristbanding begins at 11:00am) (Last call at 5:45pm)
SATURDAY – 2PM – 6pm  REGULAR ADMISSION AND TASTING GLASS
           
(Wristbanding begins at 1:00pm) (Last call at 5:45pm)

 

Over 100,000 Revelers Have Joined Us For
The Most Fun Beer Spectacle This Side of Munich...

  

We’ve changed some things this year – 
so here’s what you can expect …
All The Show Features Are Under Cover- so Rain or Shine-  you are totally wunderbar!

ALL YOU CARE TO TASTE OVER 150 BEERS, WINES AND SCHNAPPS 
All of your favorite craft beers and perfectly paired wines will be served to highlight the great Beer Hall theme.

NEW! SPECIAL FRIDAY NIGHT DAS BOOT OOMPAH PARTY!  We’ve decided that Sundays are better for American football – so we won’t be open on Sunday. But we will roll out the Bavarian carpet on Friday Night instead for a crazy OOMPAH party under the tents.  Guests will be treated to special Das Boot Glasses and a German sausage platter dinner. Guests will be limited – so if you are looking for a wunderbar experience with less crowds…this is your ticket.

2 LIVE MUSIC STAGES WITH OOMPAH BANDS and LIVE MUSIC ABOUND!  Roll out the barrel! Authentic oompah and polka bands will keep you moving along with great live music from your favorite regional bands. Show us your best chicken dance moves.

NEW! NO MORE TOKENS!  All guests can enjoy ALL YOU CARE TO TASTE privileges. Our Saturday VIP guests will enjoy two extra hours and other benefits but at least this way – there’ll be no more struggling to find a place for tokens in your Lederhosen! 

GREAT FOOD. There will be several brat concessionaires who will be offering the best sausages and German food in DC! Enjoy all your favorites!! Food will be purchased a la carte.

CONTESTS ON THE MAIN STAGE. Enjoy great live contests on the main stage and enter yourself for a chance to win cash prizes on Saturday! The Best Beer Belly Competition AND The Miss Oktoberfest Competition.

NEW! SATURDAY VIP PIER. Open from Noon - 5pm. The VIP Pier will offer Sausages, Bacon, Pretzels, Pickles, and other great foods from Noon - 2pm. Specialty Beers, German Wine, and Schnapps will be available for sampling.
 

  

WEAR GERMAN ATTIRE AND YOU'LL GET A FREE BEER LANYARD!!!!

***while supplies last

 
ADMISSION OPTIONS:
Onsite ticket sales are cash only! All guests must be 21 or over to attend this event. YOU MAY LEAVE AND REENTER THE SHOW WITH A HANDSTAMP FROM THE EXIT SECURITY GUARD. NO RE-ENTRY WILL BE GRANTED STARTING AT A HALF HOUR BEFORE EACH SESSION ENDS. Last call 5:45 on Sat and 9:45 on Fri.
 
GRAND OOMPAH TWO-DAY ALL ACCESS ADMISSION & TASTING STEIN: $85 ADVANCE ONLY Valid from 6pm-10pm on Fri & Noon-6pm on Sat.  That includes VIP admission into the event on both days, two souvenir tasting glasses, t-shirt & hat, sausage dinner platter, VIP Pier access & specialty beer tastings, VIP bathrooms, UNLIMITED ALL YOU CARE TO TASTE beer sampling, 2 EXTRA HOURS of beer sampling on Sat, & all live entertainment.
FRIDAY DAS BOOT NACHT SPECIAL SESSION: $59 ADVANCE ONLY The Das Boot Nacht Special Session offers an exclusive tasting experience. Valid from 6pm-10pm on Fri ONLY. Limited amount of guests, each guest will enjoy a GERMAN SAUSAGE DINNER with Sausages and the sides, plus ALL YOU CARE TO TASTE BEER, WINE AND SCHNAPPS. Includes admission, souvenir Das Boot Stein, & all live entertainment.
SATURDAY VIP ADMISSION: $59 ADVANCE ONLY  Valid from Noon - 6pm on Sat ONLY. Limited to 1500 guests ONLY. Includes VIP admission, souvenir tasting glass, VIP Pier access & specialty beer tastings with food servings from Noon - 2pm, VIP bathrooms, UNLIMITED ALL YOU CARE TO TASTE beer sampling, 2 EXTRA HOURS of beer sampling, & all live entertainment.
SATURDAY REGULAR ADMISSION: $39 Advance / $45 On-Site  Valid from  2pm-6pm on Sat ONLY. Includes admission into the event, souvenir tasting glass, UNLIMITED ALL YOU CARE TO TASTE beer sampling, & all live entertainment
DESIGNATED DRIVER TICKET: $25 Advance & On-Site Valid during any session. Includes admission into the event only.
KIDS 12 & UNDER ARE FREE. This event is not designed for children. They are welcome but you will find very little of interest to them.
 
 

  

 

A portion of the proceeds benefit:
 

 
 
Das Getoveriet! -  We have made every effort to make sure all these beers will be at the show - all hours of the show.  However, beer selection is approximate. Beers may change without notice and may run out as the day goes on.  The purchase of a ticket does not guarantee that any one beer listed will be available.  The earlier you show up - the better chance you have of drinking your favorites!  Dort ich gehen Sie!
Advanced Ticket Sales will close at 5pm on the Wednesday before the event or 9/24/13 or when sold out. Advance tickets will NOT be sent to your mailing address, your name will be placed on the Will Call list. Tickets are subject to taxes and fees. You can gain entry by presenting a valid ID (Driver's License or Other Government Issued form of I.D. that verifies legal drinking age of 21). All ticket sales are final. No Refunds and No Exchanges. Ticket price does not include the guarantee of an autograph. Show is rain or shine. Chairs and blankets welcome! Please not pets. Management reserves the right to check all bags. No outside glassware allowed. All alcoholic drinks must be sampled from tasting glass/cup provided. Management reserves the right in our discretion, to remove any individuals for including but not limited to intoxication, fighting and / or rudeness without a refund. All ticket purchasers understand that their voice, name and image may be recorded by various mechanical and/or electrical means. All ticket holders release any claim they might have in law or equity in connection with the utilization of such material by Trigger Agency, LLC and authorize Trigger Agency, LLC and grant unto it or its assignees the absolute right to use said materials in connection with advertising, publicity, exhibitions, or, without limitation, any other purpose. Beware of “driving while intoxicated laws” and plan accordingly. Please drink responsibly.