To all of our 5,000 guests, partners, musicians, and volunteers who made up our 1st Annual Oktoberfest on the Farm, we would like to say danke schön! We are excited to share images of this kick-off tradition here at our farm in Lovettsville.
In addition, the Town of Lovettsville provided the Weiner dog race track, with Vice Mayor Chris Hornbaker refereeing, Wes Boucher emceeing, and Ryan Hornbaker and Lydia Sturrock assisting in the races. Including the support from 1836 Kitchen & Taproom who hosted the Weiner dog weigh-in on Friday.
A few partners, that made the weekend great:
Guests enjoyed German fare by The Polished Foxx, delicious beers brewed on-site, and Lovettsville’s annual wiener dog races! Guests had the opportunity to participate in stein hauling and stein hoisting contests while listening to Blaskapelle Alte Kameraden Band (a 9 piece polka band) as well as the community sing-a-long of Bohemian Rhapsody by Ghost Pepper Band introduced by Lovettsville Mayor Nate Fontaine.
A special thank you to The Hive Bakeshop in Brunswick for making our cookie necklaces for the Weiner dog races, stein hauling, and stein hoisting races as well as providing us with our very own spent grain dog treats.
We added a few new brews just in time for Oktoberfest weekend including Marzen Bier (4%ABV), NEIPA (Military Hop, 6%ABV), and Virginia Farmhouse Saison: A Virginia Brewers Guild Collaboration Beer (5.15%ABV).
Our Musicians for the Oktoberfest Celebration:
What can we say, the venue and atmosphere come alive with the talented bands who joined us over the three-day celebration, including:
Ghost Pepper Band
Jake Philips and Pete Thomas
Blaskapelle Alte Kameraden
Chris Timbers Band
Discover More at Flying Ace Farm
There has never been a better time to discover Flying Ace Farm – we invite you and your friends to visit our wonderful space in Lovettsville, VA. Expand your horizons with flavors, fun, music, and more.
Oktoberfest is an annual festival held in Munich, Germany that dates back to the year 1810. Traditions include German fare, parades, games, music, beer, and more. Here in Lovettsville, Virginia, we share in that rich history and merriment. Settled by the German’s in the 1720s, the town of Lovettsville has been officially celebrating Oktoberfest since 1994.
Drawing more than 10,000 visitors every year, Lovettsville carries this ritual of German beer, food, and festivities while local businesses join in on the revelries. Here at Flying Ace Farm, a new tradition is taking flight.
A New Flying Ace Farm Tradition
Introducing our 1st Annual Oktoberfest on the Farm, starting Friday, September 24- 26th, we are excited to host this tradition here at our farm in Lovettsville. Join us in your favorite dirndl and lederhosen and enjoy German fare by The Polished Foxx, delicious beers brewed on-site, watch Lovettsville’s annual wiener dog races, including stein hauling and hoisting contests, while listening to Blaskapelle Alte Kameraden Band (a 9 piece polka band) as well as the more recently added community sing-a-long of Bohemian Rhapsody by Ghost Pepper Band. Oktoberfest weekend is sure to bring in a crowd!
Märzen or Märzenbier Release
Our brew team at Flying Ace Farm has something brewing just for celebration. Get ready to welcome our seasonal sensation, the release of our first Märzen beer. Originating in Germany, this style of beer was traditionally brewed in the spring (“Märzen” meaning “March”) and aged, or lagered throughout the summer.
It’s been described as “an elegant, malty German amber lager with a clean, rich, toasty and bready malt flavor, restrained bitterness, and a dry finish that encourages another drink.” Come join us and raise a glass in celebration of Oktoberfest here at the farm.
Celebration Continues at Flying Ace Farm
Bring your family and friends and join in on the fun at Flying Ace Farm, festivities begin Friday, September 24 through Sunday the 26th.
Friday 24th: 5:30-8:30 pm Ghost Pepper Band featuring Bohemian Rhapsody community sing-a-long at 7:30 pm on the main stage
Saturday 25th: 2 pm Weiner Dog races, Stein Hauling at 5 pm and Stein Hoisting at 7 pm, 4-7 pm Gary Smallwood Band on the main stage
Sunday 26th: 1-6 pm Oktoberfest German Buffet (tickets for sale), 12-4 pony rides and face painting, 2-5 pm Blaskapelle Alte Kameraden Band featured on the main stage, 5-8 pm Chris Timbers Band on the main stage
Discover Flying Ace Farm
There has never been a better time to discover the 85 acres of countryside that is Flying Ace Farm – we invite you and your friends to visit our wonderful space in Lovettsville, Virginia. Expand your horizons with beer, bourbon, live music, and more.