Boat to the Brew Fest – Oktoberfest Edition!

  • Date: September 16th, Sunday
  • Duration: 2-3 hours Paddling + Oktoberfest
  • Price: $99/person (21 & over) or $89/person (12-20 years) 
  • Includes: 16 oz Beer or Soda in a Glass Boot, Entry into Oktoberfest at the Bavarian Inn, All Equipment, Shuttle
  • Location: Shepherdstown, WV

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Unfortunately, due to the potential heavy rains headed our way, we are canceling this trip.  Stay tuned for 2019 dates paddling to the Bavarian Inn’s new brewery!

Join us for a paddle on the river & Oktoberfest at the Bavarian Inn! This is one paddle and brew fest you won’t want to miss!

September is a beautiful month for paddling!  Canoe or kayak 5.5 miles on the winding and scenic Potomac River from Snyder’s Landing to Shepherdstown.  On this guided paddle, enjoy watching the eagles soar above and spotting the many other birds that call this area home. End your day at the Bavarian Inn’s 40th annual Oktoberfest on their lovely 11 acre parcel overlooking the Potomac River.  This annual event is fun for the entire family!  German band and dancers, Bavarian food, beer & wine stations, vendors, arts & crafts, and children’s activities and games are all included.













Experience Oktoberfest at this romantic country inn offering European elegance and world class service from its scenic location perched on a bluff overlooking the Potomac River.

Tour Information

  • 2018 Date

    Sunday, September 16th (Oktoberfest in September!)


    • $99/person (21 & over) or $89/person (12-20 years) 


    • Choice of tandem canoe, tandem kayak or single kayak based on availability
    • Guide
    • Shuttle service
    • All equipment
    • 16 oz glass boot of beer or soda
    • Entrance to Oktoberfest
      Add 5% amusement fee + $2.50 user fee/person

    For the river trip: Be sure and bring a snack in a waterproof, compressible bag, and plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated.

  • Boat to the Brew Fest Itinerary

    9:30 am   Meet the group at Shepherd College, parking lot:
    10:00am River & Trail shuttles participants to the put-in at Snyder’s Landing
    1:00-1:30 pm   Take out at Shepherdstown and get shuttle transport back to Shepherd College
    2:00 pm   Shuttle to the Bavarian for the Oktoberfest

    *Trip length may vary according to current water levels and group size. Please plan accordingly.

    When reserving, specify what type of boats you need:

    • canoes (holds 2)
    • tandem kayaks (holds 2)
    • or solo kayaks
  • How to dress for river activities:What to wear rafting

    What to bring

    1. dry change of clothes
    2. towel
    3. suntan lotion
    4. glasses strap
    5. water bottle
    6. packed lunch or snack
  • Directions to Brew Fest.  Meet at Shepherd College.

    Details TBD

We Look Forward To You Joining Us!

Please Note: Spaces on these popular trips are limited and fill fast. Book Now To Secure Your Spot!