Events DC Announces New ‘Taste of Oktoberfest’

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Event curated in partnership with the German-American Heritage Foundation and the German Embassy to create a truly authentic Oktoberfest

Washington, DC (October 3, 2022)—Events DC continues the first-ever International City Food Festival with Taste of Oktoberfest on Friday, October 14 in Franklin Park (1332 I Street NW). The iconic Oktoberfest is a world-renowned German folk festival held annually in Munich, attracting more than six million people from around the world. Revelers flock to Bavaria in search of German beer, music and food. To honor and celebrate this long-standing tradition, Events DC has partnered with the German-American Heritage Foundation and the German Embassy to bring a truly authentic taste of the legendary festivities to DC.

The one-of-a-kind experience will feature food and drink from local German eateries as well as entertainment curated by the German Embassy. Attendees will enjoy a full Bavarian market offering everything from traditional Lebkuchen (gingerbread hearts), spiced nuts, and Kirchmayer Chocolates, as well as a range of German meats and sausages, strudels, pretzels and packaged foods. Entertainers will take the stage, including traditional Bavarian dancing (Schuhplatteln), and music (Alphorns and cowbells). Each Taste of Oktoberfest ticket includes a complimentary beer for attendees 21+ (ID required), and access to the Oktoberfest Market featuring a selection of beers, foods and goods.

Presented by Events DC, with the support of German partners, this is the first event of its kind to bring the time-honored Bavarian tradition to downtown DC.

Oktoberfest will be located in the beautifully renovated and reopened Franklin Park starting at 5:00 pm on Friday, October 14. Tickets for the 2022 Events DC Oktoberfest are $10 and can be purchased HERE.  

To apply for media credentials to cover Taste of Oktoberfest, please follow instructions to apply online and responses will be provided within the timeline listed. Please note, credentials are for working members of the press only.


Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, delivers premier event services and flexible venues across the nation's capital. Leveraging the power of a world-class destination and creating amazing attendee experiences, Events DC generates economic and community benefits through the attraction and promotion of business, athletic, entertainment and cultural activities. Events DC oversees the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an anchor of the District's hospitality and tourism economy that hosts more than 1.7 million visitors and generates more than $400 million annually in direct economic impact and the historic Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. Events DC manages the RFK Stadium-Armory Campus (RFK Campus), including Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Festival Grounds at RFK Campus, the non-military functions of the DC Armory and the Skate Park at RFK Stadium. Stay current on the 190-acre RFK Campus Redevelopment Project at Events DC also built and serves as landlord for Nationals Park, the first LEED-certified major professional sports stadium in the United States. Events DC manages Gateway DC, R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center and Entertainment & Sports Arena all conveniently located in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC. For more information, please visit and find us on social media – Facebook, Instagram and YouTube (Events DC), and Twitter (@TheEventsDC) — and on our new hub for live and on-demand event programming on GATHER by Events DC at


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The German-American Heritage Foundation hosts movie nights and beer tastings at its Chinatown headquarters and has a small shop selling sundry items, including traditional egg noodles, mustards and sausages, and books about famous German Americans. Its museum tells the story of Germans in this country from the arrival of 13 Mennonite families from North Rhine-Westphalia in Pennsylvania in 1683. (Today, the Census Bureau reports that 45 million Americans claim German heritage — more than any other ethnic group.)


Originally established in 1832, Franklin Park reopened in September 2021 after an eagerly anticipated renovation. The new park includes an expanded and restored fountain plaza, a new children’s garden, ADA accessible sidewalks, enhanced lighting, conversational seating, engaging green space and a future restaurant pavilion. Operated by DowntownDC BID, Franklin Park is a destination for residents, workers and visitors in the heart of DC.


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