Oktoberfest Reston Returns on October 8th

One Full Day of Fun

Autumn just isn’t complete without a fun-filled Oktoberfest, and for the 9th year the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce (Reston Chamber) is planning to bring some authentic Oktoberfest experiences to the Reston Town Center on October 8. Be prepared to enjoy live authentic Oktoberfest music during the day with a rock n’ roll band at night. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to enjoy interactive games. Adults can also engage in the Oktoberfest spirit by visiting the Beer Garden which has featured in the past: Samuel Adams Oktoberfest, Blue Moon, Miller Lite and Yuengling. There is also an area for craft beer enthusiasts which has featured Flying Dog, Heritage Brewing, Old Ox Brewery, Old Bust Head, and Fairwinds.

Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Mark Ingrao tells VivaReston Lifestyle Magazine that “This year’s Oktoberfest Reston will prove to be one of the most authentic German events Reston has ever seen! The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce is proud to produce this event for the 9th year in a row and showcase our restaurant and hospitality industry as well as businesses throughout the Northern Virginia area. This is why the Reston Chamber is the catalyst for business growth and entrepreneurship in the Dulles Corridor and Western Fairfax, because we are dedicated to offering the business community development and marketing exposure opportunities.”

The final schedule for Oktoberfest is still in the works, however the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce is actively looking for community volunteers to help the event run as smoothly as possible. With between 30,000 and 45,000 attendees on average, the Reston Chamber needs at least 300 helping hands to make this event possible. Interested individuals can contact Alicia Liddle, membership engagement manger, at alicial@restonchamber.org.

“We thank our corporate teams for participating in this fun one-day event by listing their company name on the event website and signage, offering 12 tickets per volunteer, and providing  an event t-shirt,” Ingrao said. “Individual businessmen and women as well as residents can also volunteer and will receive 12 tickets and an event t-shirt.”

The chamber reminds groups and companies that this popular event is a chance for them to market their businesses. The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce is encouraging potential sponsors to think about implementing Oktoberfest as part of their community engagement marketing strategy. Oktoberfest Reston is a great way for Northern Virginia businesses to increase their exposure and reach new clients from across the D.C. Metro area.

For more information on volunteering or sponsorships visit www.oktoberfestreston.com. Keep checking the Oktoberfest Reston website for the latest updates on entertainment and vendors.

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