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Oktoberfest 2017

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29: 2 - 9 p.m.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.


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!

  • Festhalle with German Performers
  • German Food by 
    Bavarian Brauhaus*
  • Local Craft Beers*
  • Fireworks
  • Family Fun Attractions & Entertainment
  • Centennial 10k Run
  • Tactical Vehicle & Equipment Displays
  • Bingo
  • Car & Bike Show
  • Volksmarch

*Additional charges

View past photo albums:  1     2     3     4     5     6     7

Official 2017 Oktoberfest Flyer HERE

Location: APG North - Shine Sports Field (Aberdeen Blvd & Springfield St.)
Cost: Adults: $5 (daily) or $12 (3-Day Pass)
        Children (15 years and under: FREE!
Tickets: Available on site (Photo ID required to enter APG). Avoid the lines - order advance tickets online HERE.

Music Schedule

Thursday, Sep 28
  11 a.m.-2 p.m. - Sons of Pirates
  2-2:30 p.m. - DJ
  2:30-4:30 p.m. - Crawdaddies
  4:30-5 p.m. - DJ
  5-8 p.m. - Great Train Robbery
  11 a.m.-8 p.m. - Edelweiss Band

Friday, Sep 29
  3-5 p.m. - Amish Outlaws
  5-5:30 p.m. - DJ
  5:30-6:30 p.m. - Relicoustic
  6:30-7 p.m. - DJ
  7-9 p.m. - Walk Ins Welcome
  3-9 p.m. - Edelweiss Band

Saturday, Sep 30
  9-11 a.m. - Rachel Hall
  11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Gina DeLuca
  12:30-1 p.m. - DJ
  1-3 p.m. - The 1974
  3-3:30 p.m. - DJ
  3:30-5:30 p.m. - Til September
  5:30-6 p.m. - DJ
  6-8:30 p.m. - Leather and Lace Stevie Nicks/Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band
  9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. - Bavarski Band
  2:30-8:30 p.m. - Alex Meixner Band

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 Rte.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.

All times and events subject to change.
Rain or Shine!

Family Fun Zone!
Friday: 4 - 9 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Location: Shine Sports Field

Driving Away Domestic Violence Golf Tournament
Friday, Sep 29, 2017
Location: Ruggles Golf Course
Cost: $45 per person

4-Person Scramble - Captain's Choice
7:30 a.m. - Registration and Food
9 a.m. - Shotgun Start

Raise awareness for domestic violence. Open to both men and women. Price includes: golf, cart, food and prizes.

To register, please call the Ruggles Pro Shop: 410-278-4794

APG Centennial 10K Race
Saturday, Sep 30, 2017
Start Location: Festival Park, Aberdeen, MD
Start Time: 8:30 a.m.
Cost: $35 per person

Celebrate 100 years of Aberdeen Proving Ground's home in the City of Aberdeen, Maryland. All participants will receive a commemorative shirt, race bib, and finisher's medal.

Details and registration HERE.

Car & Bike Show
Saturday, Sep 30, 2017
Location: Lot behind Olympic Pool, Susquehanna Ave.
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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

Oktoberfest Fireworks!
Saturday Night
Location: Shine Sports Field

VOLUNTEERS: We are looking for volunteers to assist with this year's festivities. If you or someone you know would like to volunteer, please contact the Army Volunteer Corps Coordinator, Sarah Polanco 410-278-7572 or Email.

Please drink responsibly.