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FREDERICKSBURG, Va- Capital Ale House’s Annual Oktoberfest is rescheduled for Saturday Oct. 24, due to predicted weather conditions from Hurricane Joaquin. With the festival primarily taking place outside across four blocks of Historic Downtown Fredericksburg, owners Matt Simmons and Chris Holder postponed our annual Oktoberfest celebration.

“To uphold the expectations and success of our annual Oktoberfest the event must take place outside and for the safety of our staff and patrons, we saw it best to reschedule.” –Matt Simmons
The festivities will proceed as usual on the 24th. For those who purchased VIP seating and needs to refund ticket(s), contact Audrey Finney at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Spend the day in Downtown Historic Fredericksburg to enjoy live music, German dancing and over 100 craft and imported brews. The festival has a $3 cover charge, with proceeds benefitting Main Street Program of Fredericksburg. Each guest of legal drinking age can purchase a traditional 1.0 liter Capital Ale House stein for $4.
We have live music from The Happy Dutchmen and the Ja Ja Jas from New York with their rock’n polka music! The Hirschjäger Dancers are back again with traditional German dance and entertainment.
Bring the fun together for family and friends with our VIP seating which includes a server and private table in view of the stage with one sharable appetizer. Each person receives four beer tokens, two food tokens and an Oktoberfest Stein and t-shirt.

With the recent renovations to the Fredericksburg location, dine inside and try a full menu of German food! With items available, such as giant Bavarian pretzels, bratwurst, knackwurst, currywurst, sauerbraten and Jaegerschnitzel. Traditional sides include German potato salad, red cabbage, spaetzel and sauerkraut.

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From a small beginning, Cathy Weise of the Ron Rosner YMCA has developed an ambitious three-race series for kids for this summer, with the help of The Great Train Race, Shannon Airport, Dominion Raceway & Entertainment, the Fredericksburg Area Service League and Race Timing Unlimited.

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