Everyone celebrates Oktoberfest under giant tents, and, well, that’s the traditional thing to do. Lancaster County if offering up a different way to celebrate everyones favorite German beer holiday though, with an Oktoberfest Beer Train. The train ride takes you through the Lancaster countryside, while you sip on a variety of Oktoberfest beers and enjoy a similarly themed meal.
This also makes for a great chance to check out some of the many breweries in the area such as Lancaster Brewing Company, Spring House, St Boniface, and then Troegs, Pizza Boy, Liquid Hero and others just outside Lancaster County.
Here are more details on the Oktoberfest Train:
Lancaster County is rich with German heritage making Oktoberfest a natural fit. Strasburg Rail Road is joining the celebration by brining a sampling of German food and craft beers to the railroad.
Visitors will delight in the unique experience of dining aboard the rails in Strasburg Rail Road’s vintage steam trains. The Oktoberfest Train includes a 45-minute train ride and a menu of traditional German recipes including wurst (sausages), schweinebraten (pork) and sauerkraut and hand-rolled brezen (pretzels) paired with a sampling of five seasonal, craft beers
Dates: Saturdays, October 4, 11 & 18
Time: 5:30 pm
Ticket Cost: $52 (12 year and older)
$30 (4 – 11 years old)
$10 (up 3 years old)
Location: Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Road, Ronks Pa 17572
Tickets are available for advance purchase at
www.strasburgrailroad.com/on-the-train/dining-on-the-train/oktoberfest/ or by calling 866-725-9666. Tickets will be available at the ticket gate on the event date while quantities last.