WASHINGTON — Experience Munich without ever having to board a plane as Oktoberfest takes over the DMV.
From Sept. 16 through Oct. 4, there will be several celebrations in honor of the autumn festival featuring beer.
WUSA9 has compiled a list of ways to celebrate the festival below.
Wunder Garten's 9th Annual Oktoberfest Festival, 1101 First Street NE
- The annual event at Wunder Garten will feature five weekends of German food, music, contests, decorations, and of course beer from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.
- Guests are encouraged to dress up in traditional outfits like Lederhosen & Dirndl for a chance to a win a prize.
- P.S. for all the dog lovers out there, DOGtoberfest will take place during Wunder Garten's popular Sunday Yappy Hour from noon until 3 p.m.
- In partnership with the Capital Pride Alliance, Wunder Garten will also host PRIDEtoberfest on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m.
Oktoberfest on the Plaza, 2300 Clarendon Boulevard Arlington, VA
- From Sept. 22-24, celebrate Oktoberfest on the Plaza all weekend long with contests, live music, prizes and more.
- On Friday, attendees are encouraged to dress their pup up to impress for Barktoberfest and enter the dog costume contest at 5:30 p.m.
- Follow @courthaussocial for more event details.
Oktoberfest Wine, Cider & Beer Festival, 7581 Colshire Drive McLean, VA
- Adults and children of all ages are invited to this festival at Shipgarten on Sept. 23 in McLean.
- There will be activities involving apples, pies, and drinks all day.
- The restaurant in McLean opens at 11 a.m., with the festival running from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m.
- For a full schedule of events, click here.
Oktoberfest @ John Carlyle Square, 300 John Carlyle Street Alexandria, VA
- It's Oktoberfest in Old Town Alexandria. So, get ready for German food, beer, and fun at John Carlyle Square on Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
- There will be local artisans and crafters, food, live music, and dancing performed by authentic German bands.
- The festival is free to attend.
Oktoberfest at the German-American Heritage Museum, 719 6th Street NW
- The celebration of German music, beer, food, and heritage at the museum in Northwest D.C. kicks off Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m. and runs through 9:30 p.m.
- Guests who wish to learn how to dance the waltz are asked to arrive early.
- Business or cocktail attire is requested. Anyone attending the event must 21 years old and up. Traditional German attire encouraged.
- Tickets range from $59 to $75 per person.
Oktoberfest at Rudy's Golf and Sports Bar, 6625 South Van Dorn Street, Alexandria, VA
- Enjoy a fun-filled day with food and beer at the sports bar in Alexandria from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sept. 30.
- Tickets are $25 per person for a brewery passport.
Oktoberfest Fun Run, 3022 Woodlawn Avenue Falls Church, VA
- Holy Trinity is inviting runners to join them for a free Oktoberfest celebration on Sept. 30.
- The fun run through the Falls Church neighborhood begins in front of the church at 10 a.m.
- At the end of the one-mile course, officials say there will be donuts, pretzels, and beer for anyone 21 years old and up.
Oktoberfest Bar Crawl, Dupont Circle
- Visit your favorite Dupont Circle bars and clubs during one of the largest crawls in the area.
- The crawl will take place from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Sept. 30.
- Participants will get swag, a souvenir and wristband upon check-in. They can also expect drink deals all day long.
Oktoberfest at Nighthawk Brewery, 1201 South Joyce Street #C10, Arlington. VA
- Start the fall season with a few cold ones, friends, live music, and more as Nighthawk Brewery celebrates Oktoberfest on Sept. 23 from noon until 4 p.m.
- Tickets are $30 per person and include one commemorative plastic stein, 14oz pours of ANY Nighthawk Beer (or 7oz Pours of Wine), bratwurst with unlimited toppings, and 10% off any food purchase.
- Test your strength at the Stein Holding contest, your speed in the "Das Boot" Chug race, your gut in the Bratwurst Eating contest, and your creativity in the costume contest.