The Vienna Oktoberfest opened the first Saturday in October 2021, even though what would have been Vienna’s 13th Oktoberfest was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic. The festival and its timing is a tradition held in the town since 2008 when more than 15,000 people reportedly attended Vienna’s inaugural fest. At the time, it “exceeded expectations by over 100 percent,” according to Oktoberfest’s first chairperson Tom Hanton, as reported in the Vienna Connection, Oct. 8-14, 2008. According to The Connection Newspapers, "The entertainment line-up showcased three stages: Biergarten, Town Green, and Center Street, each with a defined music genre. Children’s activities dotted the festival map, offering bubbles and beading, games, inflatables, and crafts. “As the owner of Vienna Singing Princesses, with 20 Vienna youth and teens, we missed this special Vienna event in 2020 so much. It is an honor to kick off Vienna Oktoberfest 2021." As per The Connecion Newsppers, "Proceeds from Oktoberfest benefited the Vienna Business Foundation, which supports charitable organizations in the Greater Vienna area. The Vienna Business Association and Town of Vienna presented Vienna Oktoberfest 2021. "
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Maryam N. is a Senior Writer at Nesbitt Realty. She is an expert on Fairfax County. Maryam has also worked previously as a geologist. She is a foodie and enjoys cooking and exploring new restaurants.