Break out the lederhosen and dirndl because Renfrew Museum & Park is celebrating Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 19. Join Renfrew Museum & Park as it celebrates German heritage with good food, good beer, and plenty of family- friendly fun at the 5th Annual OktoberFest. The celebration is moving to the beautiful grounds of Renfrew where visitors can enjoy the beauty and authenticity of the Royer family farmstead.
Renfrew is offering two four-hour events, to ensure compliance to COVID-19 guidelines for outdoor gatherings. Entry tickets are $5/person and children 12 and under are free. The first event is Noon to 4 PM, and the second is 4 PM to 8 PM. Each event will include:
- Traditional German and Oktoberfest music
- Hot dog or 8-oz. vegetable soup
- Samples of local craft beer, wine, and cider in the Biergarten Tent
- Tour of the main floor of the 1812 Royer farmhouse
- Kids Activities, including 19th century farm chores–like rug-beating and washing clothing, making an Alpine hat, and playing old-fashioned games.
- Historic trades and crafts
- Food, art, vintage items, and artisan wares for purchase
- Accession Tag Sale to benefit the care of Renfrew’s museum collection
- Silent Auction
Advance registration is highly recommended; attendees are limited. Register online here. Attendees, aged 21 and over, may purchase four Biergarten tokens for $20 at the event. ID is required.
Renfrew Museum & Park is 107 acres of history and nature. The grounds offer more than 5-acres of walking trails, catch-and-release fishing, and beautiful views. As the home of German-American tanner and farmer Daniel Royer, the land sustained generations of the Royer family. The property was sold and used for tenant farming in the early 1900s. In 1943, Edgar and Emma Nicodemus married and made Renfrew home. When Emma Nicodemus passed in 1975, she bequeathed the property to the Borough of Waynesboro and stipulated it be a museum and park named Renfrew.