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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, larger Weingarten and back by popular demand, the sampler glasses are making a triumphant return to the festival!



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 $20 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. Beer samples are 1 ticket ($1). Please drink (and eat) responsibly.



St. Benedict Oktoberfest

2014 Quick Facts:


Free admission


Friday, September 19:

4pm to 11pm

Saturday, September 20:

 11am to 11pm

Sunday, September 21:

 12pm to 6pm


Rain or Shine


St. Benedict "Festplatz"

Hanover and Belmont in the Museum District



Music and Dancing, Christkindlmarkt, activities for all ages...


German Cuisine

Platters, sandwiches, pretzels, desserts and more...



German and local breweries, wineries


Those under 18 must be

accompanied by an adult.












St. Benedict Catholic Church

(Church) 300 N. Sheppard St.

(Office) PO Box 14627.

Richmond, VA 23221





Ut in omnibus glorificetur Deus -

That in all things, God may be glorified!


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