September is Here, and Oktoberfest is Coming!

Is anyone else excited about that nighttime chill in the air that hints of the fall weather to come? We love summer and all of the warmth and relaxation that it brings, but that nip of autumn promises more seasonal magic in the near future, and we can’t wait for it. One of our favorite parts of fall is Oktoberfest, a celebration of the season, of good beer and great friends, of Bavarian culture, and of folk festival fun. Check out these two upcoming Oktoberfest celebrations near the Iris Inn: Oktoberfest 2016, Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton, VA: “Where other than Bavaria can you visit an actual German farm during Oktoberfest? Only at the Frontier Culture Museum!” Oktoberfest in Staunton, VA takes place at a popular living history museum on Saturday, October 8, 2016. You’ll have the chance to enjoy mouthwatering traditional food, live music, delicious German beer, and more.

Oktoberfest 2016, Blue Mountain Brewery, Afton, VA: Who celebrates Oktoberfest better than a local craft brewery? Blue Mountain in Afton, VA is ready to party with more than a week of fall-themed fun from October 1, 2016 to October 9, 2016. Enjoy the music of a live Oompah Band, Oktoberfest trivia, brewery tours, a keg toss competition, brunch, and the rich, hearty taste of Blue Mountain’s 13.5 Ofest Oktoberfest Lagerbier. Furthermore, the brewery will be offering a special German menu all week to pair with your beer selection. bluemountainoktoberfest Ready for some fall fun at one (or both!) of these Oktoberfest Celebrations? Book your room, cottage, or cabin, at the Iris Inn! We look forward to seeing you here soon.