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Oktoberfest Returns to Redstone Arsenal for 25th Anniversary

The U.S. Army Garrison and Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Oktoberfest on Sept. 16-18.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — It's that time of year again! The Redstone Arsenal’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) are celebrating 25 years of Oktoberfest.

The 25th anniversary session of Oktoberfest will take place at MWR Activity Field on the corner of Patton and Aerobee roads. Those who wish to attend can enter through Gate 10 on Patton road.  

“We’re so excited that Oktoberfest is returning this year,” said Stephanie Stone, MWR Marketing Manager.

Command Sergeant Major at Redstone Arsenal, Dylan Lemasters shared, "we've had a lot of challenges over the last few years, so we haven't been able to do this. It's very important for Redstone Arsenal and the community to build those bonds because a lot of strategic availability comes out of Redstone.”

Stone also added that there are some new elements to this year’s anniversary celebration. Including a new Craft Biergarten (beer garden).

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Also new to this year's event are the Mr. and Miss Oktoberfest contest for men and women in their best dressed German attire and a stein-hoisting contest. Both events will take place under the large "Festhalle" tent on Saturday at 6 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. 

Visitors to the 25th Oktoberfest celebration can also enjoy live entertainment, authentic German food, midway carnival games and rides. 

And although there is beer, Lemaster says this is a family-friendly event with a designated kids area, "my kids are coming, so I'll be riding the rides with my kids and my family as well."

More about the 25th Annual Oktoberfest:

Admission: $15 (Includes parking and live music)

Admission $25 (Includes parking, unlimited rides, and live music)

Friday, September 16th, 5 p.m. – 12 a.m.

FREE Admission for Active Duty (includes Active Guard/Reserve)

Active Duty may pick up their tickets on Wednesday, August 24th at the Pershing Welcome Center (Building 3443) from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

*Limited quantity available. Tickets are first come, first served. Must present Military ID. No Military Night tickets or further discounts will be available at the event.

Redstone Arsenal is excited to welcome the community back for Oktoberfest, "having the opportunity to mingle and kind of build those relationships again, because it's been lacking for the last few years just due to the pandemic and other things so that for me is probably the most exciting thing,” Lemasters said.

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