St. Benedict Oktoberfest 2013 Quick Facts:
Friday, September 20, 4pm to 11pm
Saturday, September 21, 11am to 11pm
Sunday, September 22, 12pm to 6pm
Rain or Shine
St. Benedict "Festplatz"
Hanover and Belmont in the Museum District
Music and Dancing, Christkindlmarkt, activities for all ages...
Platters, sandwiches, pretzels, desserts and more...
German and local breweries, wineries
Those under 18 must be
accompanied by an adult.
This annual parish-sponsored event was initiated in 2005 and has grown into a much-anticipated Richmond festival every September. The enthusiasm shown by our parish and parish school, in addition to our brother-sister Catholic secondary schools (Benedictine College Prepatory and Saint Gertrude High School), and Richmond community has fueled the success of this event. Chosen due to the strong German roots of our parish, this German-themed celebration allows attendees the opportunity to enjoy German music, dancing, food, and their beverage of choice. All proceeds from Oktoberfest are used to support Catholic education at the Catholic Schools historically associated with Saint Benedict Parish.
New for this year! An expanded food menu, new Weingarten and back by popular demand, the sampler glasses are making a triumphant return to the festival!
St. Benedict Catholic Church
(Church) 300 N. Sheppard St.
(Office) 206 N. Belmont Ave.
Richmond, VA 23221
Ut in omnibus glorificetur Deus -
That in all things, God may be glorified!
Everything at St. Benedict Oktoberfest is purchased by food/drink tickets which can be purchased at the festival. There are ATM's on site as well and some vendors take credit cards. Click here for our most frequently asked questions, click here to email a human.
In true Oktoberfest form, we have many beer options for you to sample. In addition, you can purchase a commemorative stein to mark the occasion. Steins are available on site at the festival for $15 and includes a free drink ticket, larger pour and $1 off each beer for the entire weekend. It's a pretty good deal!
You wanted them back, so we're listening! Sample glasses will be returning this year. This two ounce, logo'd glass is $5 and allows you to "try before you buy" different beers. Beer samples are 1 ticket ($1). Please drink (and eat) responsibly.