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There is not a special ticket for OktoberFest; you simply purchase a ticket through the online ticketing system for Oct. 24. You choose an arrival time; however, your visit is not limited to a certain amount of time. Members, your ticket is free, but you must reserve it online. Please be sure you can attend before you reserve; tickets are limited and “no-shows” prevent others from being able to visit.

Celebrate fall, nature’s grand finale, with OktoberFest at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden with live music by Jackass Flats, included in Garden admission. Food and drink are available for purchase.

Families enjoying OktoberFest at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden


Saturday, October 24, 2020
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Details

OktoberFest Details

Purchase/Reserve tickets online
(There is not a special ticket, simply purchase/reserve a ticket for Oct. 24.)

Local food will be available for purchase as well as beer from Center of the Universe Brewing. Festivities will be held in the gardens adjacent to historic Bloemendaal House, rain or shine.

Presented by Meriwether Godsey, the Garden’s caterer. This is a family-friendly event.

Food: Foodservice will begin at 11 a.m.  All food will be prepackaged. See below for the menu, including a kid’s meal.

Music: Join us for music under the Bloemendaal House tent.

Bring canned goods to donate in support of the foodbank at FeedMore, where over 3,200 meals are served daily to Richmond’s senior citizens and children in need. We’ll thank you with a special gift.

Music is included with Garden admission; food and drink are purchased separately.

$14 adults
$11 seniors
$8 children ages 3 – 12
FREE for children under age 3 and Garden Members


Bratwurst $5
Schnitzelwich $7
Pork cutlet with caramelized onion, ajvar & horseradish sauce sandwich
Sauerbraten with Dumplings $6
Beef Stew $5
Beer Cheese Soup $4
Pretzel $2
German Potato Salad $3
Poppyseed Slaw $3
Roasted Beet Salad $3
Apple Strudel $4
German Chocolate Cake $4
Kid’s Meals – with juice box $6
Soft Drinks / Water $1

Cash/Credit Accepted