2019 Oktoberfest: Sep 13-14

2019 Oktoberfest: Sep 13-14

Friday, Sep 13: 4 - 8 p.m.
Saturday, Sep 14: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Listen to the WXCY Radio Ad HERE

NOTE: Those attending the Oktoberfest only need a valid Driver's License to enter at any gate.

Location: APG North Recreation Center, Bldg 3326
Open to the public. Bring your family!

A local version of the famous fall festival held each year in Munich, Germany. The APG Oktoberfest is a family fun event focused on German food, music, kids activities, and much more! Mark your calendars and dust off your lederhosen—Oktoberfest is back for 2019!


  • Festhalle with German Music featuring Grammy nominated Alex Meixner!
  • Authentic German food provided by The Bavarian Brauhaus*
  • German & domestic beer/wine*
  • Family Fun Zone
  • Two Stages of Live Music (see bands below)
  • Artisan Marketplace Vendor Area - over 30 vendors!
  • Food Trucks
  • Military Police Dog Demonstrations
  • Car & Bike Show (see details below)
  • Children's Attractions, Inflatables, Train & Carriage Rides

*Additional charges

2-Day Admission:

 Adults (13 yrs+): $5
 Children (12 yrs & under): FREE

PARKING is FREE and a shuttle will be provided between housing and the event!

Tickets: Available on-site (photo ID required to enter APG). Also available at the APG Ticket Office. Avoid the lines—order advance tickets online HERE.

Rain or shine!
All times and events subject to change.
Blankets and lawn chairs ARE permitted.
Outside food and beverages ARE NOT permitted.
Please drink responsibly.

Reminder: Animals, except for guide dogs for persons with disabilities, are not allowed at the Oktoberfest activities.

Handicap Parking:
Friday, Sep 13: Bldg 3330 parking lots. Right off Raritan Avenue. 
Saturday, Sep 14: Bldg 3330 parking lots and Melvin Tire parking lot. Right off Raritan Avenue. 
Bldg 3326 is also handicap accessible. There will also be handicap restrooms indoors and outdoors.

Oktoberfest Music Schedule:

Friday Venue Stage:
  4:30-6 p.m. - Bye Felicia
  6:30-8 p.m. - Walk Ins Welcome
Friday Festhalle:
  4-8 p.m. - Alex Meixner Band

Saturday Venue Stage:
  11 a.m.-1 p.m. - Chasing Friday
  1:30-3 p.m. - The 8-Trax
  3:30-5:30 p.m. - Rachel Hall
  6-8 p.m. - Crushing Day
Saturday Festhalle:
  11 a.m.-8 p.m. - Alex Meixner Band

Artisan Marketplace Vendor Area  - over 30 vendors!
Friday, Sep 13: 4-8 p.m.
Saturday, Sep 14: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Open to the public. Rain or shine.

Car & Bike Show
Car & Bike Show Flyer HERE
Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019
Location: Parking Lot off Rodman Road
Show Time: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Open to the public. Rain or shine.

Participants: Click here for Registration Form

MWR Hours of Operations changes due to Oktoberfest:

  • Fitness Center - Sep 13 & 14 Open 7 a.m. -  3 p.m. 
  • Athletic Center - (no 24/7 fitness) Closed Sep 12, 13 & 14
  • Library - Closed Sep 13
  • Outdoor Recreation - Closed Sep 13
  • Auto Crafts - Closed Sep 13 & 14
  • Bowling Center - Closed Sep 13 & 14

Participants: Click here for a CAR SHOW Registration Form
For more info call: 410-278-4011

Driving Directions:
From I-95 North and South to the 715 (Visitors) Gate:

  1. Follow I-95 to exit 80 ( Rt. 543 East).
  2. Go through three (3) traffic lights; road becomes a ramp.
  3. Make a right onto Rt. 40 East from ramp.
  4. Follow Rt. 40 through two (2) traffic lights.
  5. Take the MD 715 South exit (ramp on right) to Aberdeen Proving Ground.
  6. Continue approximately one mile; enter gate (Ruggles Golf Course on your right).
  7. Signs will direct you to parking and the Oktoberfest.

Gate Policy: Community members over the age of 18 years old will be allowed access to the installation with a state or U.S. Government-issued ID card such as a drivers license, state ID card, passport, or any form of U.S. Government-issued ID; 17 years old and younger do not require ID cards.