Fifth Annual Oktoberfest

“A Family-Friendly Celebration of History and the Harvest!”

Saturday, September 19, 2020 from 12:00pm to 8:00pm


Due to COVID-19 gathering and safety restrictions, Oktoberfest is scheduled as two (2) four-hour events.

Group A: 12:00-4:00pm

Group B: 4:00-8:00pm

Please select your preference during registration.


Renfrew Museum and Park

1010 E. Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268

$5 per person / Children 12 and under are free.

Due to limited attendance, advance purchase is highly recommended. Admission includes a modest “meal” to comply with current governmental requirements for alcohol service related to COVID-19. Choice of single hot dog or 8 oz. cup of vegetable soup. Beverages not included. Additional food and drink options available for purchase.

$20 for Four (4) Beirgarten Tokens (21 and over)

Sold on site only. Please present ID at time of purchase. Per Pennsyvania COVID-19 gathering restrictions, guests must have a meal in hand to enter the biergarten.

 

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Ein Prosit!

Come enjoy a fun-filled day at Renfrew’s Fifth Annual Oktoberfest! We’re moving this seasonal favorite to our beautiful historic farmstead to take full advantage of the scenic views and unique period setting.  As always, this traditional event will have a distinctive Renfrew feel as we honor the German roots of the Royer family that worked this land. With our new format, now it’s fun for everyone with a one-of-a-kind family-friendly celebration of history and the harvest. Your admission includes entry into the festival featuring music, abbreviated tours of the 1812 Royer House, historic trade demonstrations, retail and food vendors, silent auction, children’s farmstead activities, games, and so much more! Relax in our fenced, tented Biergarten and sample local craft beer, wine, and cider offerings. With so much to do, you’re bound to have a great time! Show your support for Renfrew’s German heritage as we celebrate Oktoberfest together.

Schedule of Events

Due to COVID-19 gathering and safety restrictions,  this year’s Oktoberfest is scheduled as two (2) four-hour events. Please observe all distancing and safety guidelines in effect at the time of the event.

Event #1 – 12:00-4:00pm

12:00pm Event Entry Opens for Group A

12:00-4:00pm Accessions Committee Tag SaleShop our selection of high quality antiques, collectibles, furniture, decorative items and more. All proceeds benefit the acquisition and care of Renfrew’s museum collection.

12:00-4:00pm Oktoberfest Activities

Musical EntertainmentTo be announced soon.

Biergarten TentSample local craft beer, wine and cider offerings in our beautiful outdoor setting. 

Museum House ToursView Renfrew’s collection of early American furnishings and decorative arts, learn about the Royer family and their Pennsylvania German roots. Abbreviated tours include first floor only. Enter through the rear kitchen door. Please note that the Museum House is not handicapped accessible.

Family Fun Area – Activities for kids of all ages! Try your hand at our historically-inspired farmstead chores including milking our wooden cows, rug beating, or doing laundry by hand. Play old-fashioned games like checkers or ninepins, construct your own paper Alpine hat, make play-dough pretzels, and more! Plenty to keep children engaged. Surfaces will be sanitized regularly, but please play carefully.

Historic Craft & Trades AreaVisit with craftspeople who keep history alive through the traditional items they make by hand. Watch these beautiful objects being made, learn about the time period they represent, and purchase something special to take home as a reminder of the past.

Oktoberfest Midway – Peruse our vendor area with a variety of delicious food offerings, artwork, handmade artisan goods, vintage items, and more!

Silent Auction #1 – Bid on a selection of great items to benefit Renfrew Museum and Park.

3:30pm Silent Auction #1 Bidding Closes & Winners Announced –  Collect your winnings and settle up at the Welcome Tent. We accept cash or card.

4:00pm Event Exit Time for Group A

 

Event #2 – 4:00-8:00pm

4:00pm Event Entry Opens for Group B

4:00-6:00pm Accessions Committee Tag SaleShop our selection of high quality antiques, collectibles, furniture, decorative items and more. All proceeds benefit the acquisition and care of Renfrew’s museum collection.

4:00-8:00pm Oktoberfest Activities

Live Music by the AlpenlandersEnjoy traditional folk music from the Alps and favorite Oktoberfest tunes with this four-piece band from York, PA. Be sure to catch the alphorn show! 

Biergarten TentSample local craft beer, wine and cider offerings in our beautiful outdoor setting. 

Museum House ToursView Renfrew’s collection of early American furnishings and decorative arts, learn about the Royer family and their Pennsylvania German roots. Abbreviated tours include first floor only. Enter through the rear kitchen door. Please note that the Museum House is not handicapped accessible.

Family Fun Area – Activities for kids of all ages! Try your hand at our historically-inspired farmstead chores including milking our wooden cows, rug beating, or doing laundry by hand. Play old-fashioned games like checkers or ninepins, construct your own paper Alpine hat, make play-dough pretzels, and more! Plenty to keep children engaged. Surfaces will be sanitized regularly, but please play carefully.

Historic Craft & Trades AreaVisit with craftspeople who keep history alive through the traditional items they make by hand. Watch these beautiful objects being made, learn about the time period they represent, and purchase something special to take home as a reminder of the past.

Oktoberfest Midway – Peruse our vendor area with a variety of delicious food offerings, artwork, handmade artisan goods, vintage items, and more!

Silent Auction #2Bid on a fresh round of great items to benefit Renfrew Museum and Park.

6:00pm Silent Auction #2 Bidding Closes 

6:30pm Live Auction Enjoy this fun fast-paced opportunity for friendly competition and support Renfrew at the same time! Auctioneer Bob Benchoff will present a selection of special items for bid. 

7:00pm Silent Auction #2 Winners Announced –  Collect your winnings and settle up at the Welcome Tent. We accept cash or card.

8:00pm Event Exit Time for Group B

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Support Renfrew’s Fifth Annual Oktoberfest with a corporate donation at one of our four sponsorship levels.

Silent Auction Preview

Donations to the Oktoberfest silent auction fundraiser are steadily coming in. Check back often to see what’s been received.  Bidding will take place in-person on the day of the event. If you can’t be present at Oktoberfest and you’re interested in placing your highest/best bid in advance of the event, please email info@renfrewmuseum.org or call us at (717) 762-4723. Thanks for looking and for supporting Renfrew’s Fifth Annual Oktoberfest.