Celebrate All Things German At These Oktoberfests in Lancaster County

September 21, 2015


Drink up the true German heritage of Pennsylvania Dutch Country during your trip to Lancaster
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County this fall. Our area’s Oktoberfests are filled to the brim with music, fun, food, and some of the best brews around.

Check out the events below, and book your stay at the Historic Smithton Inn so you’ll be close to all the action.

Stoudt’s Oktoberfest and Brew Fest

September 27, October 4, 11, 17, 18, and 25
2800 North Reading Rd., Adamstown, PA
717-484-4386

Life is good at Stoudt’s Oktoberfest the last Sunday in September and every Sunday in October. This family friendly event in their Gemutlichkeit Bier Garden will let you share in German traditions and music. And you’ll also find German sausages, red cabbage, and more to satisfy your inner German. Want to know the best part? It’s only 20 minutes away from our inn!

For more information on performers and ticket prices, visit Stoudt’s website.

Oktoberfest at the Strasburg Rail Road

October 3, 10, and 24 (Boarding 5:30 p.m.; Departure 6:00 p.m.)
301 Gap Road, Ronks, PA
1-866-725-9666

Travel down the tracks of the Strasburg Rail Road this October to enjoy not only the gorgeous fall foliage but also locally crafted beers and traditional German treats like hand-rolled pretzels. Have a sweet tooth? Choose between German chocolate cake and apple dumplings. And, of course, there are classic German meals including pork and sauerkraut and bratwurst. Children and adults alike have plenty to look forward to at this fun-filled fall event.

Check out the Strasburg Rail Road’s website for more information and to purchase tickets in advance.

You won’t want to miss these classic October events that share some of what’s so exceptional about our German heritage. And don’t forget to make a stay at the Historic Smithton Inn part of your authentic German experience!



By Rebecca Gallagher

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