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44th Annual Richmond Oktoberfest

Richmond, Va (WTVR)

It’s back Virginia, The Original Oktoberfest, the 44th annual Richmond Oktoberfest kicks off Friday 6pm at the Showplace on Mechanicsville Turnpike, two German clubs in Richmond are hosting the popular festival, the Gesangverein Virginia, a men’s singing group started by German immigrants to Richmond in 1852 and the Deutscher Sports Club, a social organization for men and women started over 50 years ago by young German immigrants as a soccer team.

This year’s feature band is The “Die Lustigen Almduler” performing both traditional German and modern dance music and favorite German pastries and food will be served and on sale the 2012 commemorative beer steins from Germany.

Oktoberfest is Friday & Saturday, 6pm to midnight at 3000 Mechanicsville Turnpike, tickets are $10, children 15 and under admitted free. For more information visit www.richmondoktoberfestinc.com or 804-883-6790.

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