It’s Oktoberfest time around the world, and our local breweries and pubs are getting their lederhosen, dirndls and beers ready. So many lagers, so little time! Here’s the round up. As always, I’m sure we missed a few so drop us a comment here or on Facebook! (Top image courtesy of McMenamins.)
Thursday, September 12th, 3 to 7 p.m.
Oktoberfest at Old Stove Brewing
This might be the first Oktoberfest of the season? In partnership with Flatstick Pub. Live music. 1901 Western Ave, Seattle.
Friday and Saturday, September 13th & 14th, 20th & 21st and 28th & 29th (hours vary)
4th Annual Oktoberfest at Queen Anne Beer Hall
Live music, German beers, special beer tappings. Get more info including scheduled live music on their Facebook event.
Saturday, September 14th, 12 to 8 p.m.
Farmtoberfest at Farmstrong Brewing
Celebrate Farmstrong’s 4th anniversary Oktoberfest style, with two new beer releases, live music, an Oktoberfest menu from Double Barrel BBQ (which I can vouch is super tasty). 110 Stewart Rd, Mount Vernon. Details on their Facebook event.
Saturday, September 14th, 1 to 5 p.m.
5th Annual East Ballard Oktoberfest
Their fifth annual progressive Oktoberfest celebration that rolls from one brewery to the next, inviting the crowd to march through the streets of Ballard led by The Oompah Machine, a traditional Oompah band. At each stop you’ll find commemorative steins, Oktoberfest beers, food trucks and fun. Schedule:
1 PM Reuben’s Brews – 5010 14th Avenue NW
2 PM Stoup Brewing – 1108 NW 52nd Street
3 PM Lucky Envelope Brewing – 907 NW 50th Street
4 PM Populuxe Brewing– 826 NW 49th Street
More info on their Facebook event page.
Saturday, September 14th, 1 to 10 p.m.
Oktoberfest at Chuckanut Brewing
Chuckanut Brewery’s 4th Annual Oktoberfest! Enjoy German style beers, food, bier garden games, face painters, German music, fun contests, and more! Entry is $2 per person, kids are free. 601 W Holly St, Bellingham. Details on their Facebook page.
Thursday and Friday, September 19th & 20th, 2 to 11 p.m.
Fresh Hoptoberfest at Perry Street Brewing
I’m not sure whether to put this under our Fresh Hop beer round-up or our Oktoberfest beer round up, so we will put it in both posts. The clever folks at Perry Street Brewing in Spokane combined the two reasons to celebrate fall beer into one event. Two days full of mugs, food, and specially-released beer…all things Oktoberfest, beer-hall style. The last 5 years they have SOLD OUT of specialty glassware, so they are pre-selling them again early, starting this Thursday, September 12th. Stop by the taproom and reserve yours. 1025 S Perry St, Spokane. Lots more info on their Facebook event page.
Thursday, September 19th, 6 to 10 p.m.
Oktoberfest at The Pine Box
Join The Pine Box for a taste of Bavaria as the Pine Box Celebrates Oktoberfest! Ceremonial keg tappings, games and live music with Joseph Seserko on accordion and Hammerschlagen, Seattle’s premier German Themed Punk Rock Band. 1600 Melrose Ave, Seattle.
Friday, September 20th, 3 p.m. to close
Prost! West Seattle Oktoberfest Kick-off
Oktoberfest is almost here and this year they are kicking it off with the oldest brewery in the world, Weihenstephan! Every Weihenstephan that you buy gets you a chance to win great raffle prizes, and everyone who comes in their Dirndl or Lederhosen gets $1 off Biers all night. Let’s get this party started right! 3407 California Ave SW, Seattle.
Friday through Sunday, September 20th to 22nd (hours vary per day)
Seattle’s big Oktoberfest event, Fremont Oktoberfest (blog sponsor). 100 Craft beers, German beers, cider, seltzer and more. Enjoy beer tasting in 5oz Mini Mug or buy Big Beer Steins & Boots. Friday: Texas Chainsaw Pumpkin Carving, Stein Hoisting, Axe Throwing, Spin Ping Pong, Sports on the Big Screens. Saturday: Stein Hoisting, Axe Throwing, Sping Ping Pong, Sports on the Big Screens. Sunday: Dogs welcome for Dogtoberfest presented by MudBay, Seattle FlyDogs, CityDog Cover Dog Model Search, Watch the Hawks on the Indoor Sports Screens, Axe Throwing, Spin Ping Pong. Fremont Oktoberfest is 21+ only. No re-entry allowed on Friday or Saturday. Ticket information here.
Friday and Saturday, September 20th and 21st
Oktoberfest at Four Generals Brewing
Join Four Generals Brewing (blog sponsor) in Downtown Renton for the release of their Modern Fest Bier during our First Annual Oktoberfest celebration in the tasting room at 229 Wells Ave S. September 20th and 21st. This is a delicious lighter Fest Bier in the style of breweries just outside of Munich. Featuring Hallertauer Mittelfrueh hops, this Bier comes in at 5.9 ABV and 30 IBU. They will also have a limited amount of Gose and WBA Gold Medal Märzen on tap. Wear a Dirndl or Lederhosen to the event and get $1.00 off your first pint of any of our German Style Bier. Also starting today all of their German Style Bier will be served in the new .5 L mugs for the same price as a pint!
Friday through Sunday, September 20th to 22nd (hours vary per day)
München-style Oktoberfest Biergarten. Live German music, DJs, traditional foods, games, contests, and more are included with your admission ticket. 21+. Dogs ok on Sunday. Lots more details and a link to tickets on their Facebook event listing.
Friday and Saturday, September 20th and 21st, 2 to 9 pm.
Oktoberfest at Airways Brewing
Oktoberfest at Airways starts on Friday, September 20th and continues through Saturday, the 21st. Featuring German food specials at The Bistro & Beer Garden, live music with The Bonnie Birch Bavarian Band Friday night at The Tap Room & Brewery, their 2019 Festbier with wooden barrel tappings Friday evening and Saturday afternoon and limited-edition Festbier Cans. Plus, as a special bonus, Alex’s German mom will be cooking up some of her family recipes in The Bistro & Beer Garden kitchen. More info on their Facebook event page.
Bistro and Beer Garden: 320 W Harrison St, Kent.
Tap Room and Brewery: 8611 S 212th St, Kent.
Friday through Sunday, September 20th through 22nd
Oktoberfest at Future Primitive Brewing
Have you checked out this newish White Center brewery yet? Now might be the time to get there. Ceremonial Tappings of our Festbier, live music, traditional games, and German inspired food from onsite permanent food truck, Das Wagon. Each day they will host a Masskrugstemmen (Beer Stein-holding Competition) where the winner gets a $50 gift card. All ages. 9832 14th Ave SW, Seattle. Check their Facebook event for the extensive schedule of events.
Saturday, September 21st, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Oktoberfest at Headless Mumby Brewing
Celebrate the start of Oktoberfest in Munich. Tapping a cask-conditioned version of Oktoberfest (Marzen style lager) at noon along with the regular version on tap. Commemorative 1 Liter Maß Steins will be available for purchase. 232 Division St NW, Olympia.
Saturday, September 21st, 12 to 10 p.m.
2nd Annual Oktoberfest at Vashon Brewing
A day of festivities planned even better than last year, including an amazing music lineup, three German style craft beers, local food trucks, games for the whole family, and more! Three live music acts. Three local food trucks. Activities/games with prizes. All ages. More info on their Facebook event page.
Saturday, September 21st through Sunday, October 6th
Oktoberfest at Rheinhouse Seattle and Tacoma
So many events at both locations. Highlights:
- Rhein Haus Seattle (912 12th Ave): Join Rhein Haus Seattle to celebrate Oktoberfest from Sept. 21 – Oct. 6. With Oktoberfest biers on tap from Silver City, Wasteiner, Paulaner, Hacker-Pschorr, Ayinger, pFriem, Reuben’s and more, there will be plenty of beers to cheers. Events throughout Oktoberfest include:
- On Friday, Sept. 27 and Oct. 4 at 6 and 8 p.m., guests can participate in Masskrugstemmen (Stein Holding contest) when they buy a liter of bier and line up on the bocce court. The competitor who can hold their full liter of beer up the longest will win a $50 Rhein Haus gift card and the 2nd place winner gets $25.
- Friday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. – live music by The Oompah Machine
- On Saturday, Sept. 28 at 5 p.m., Bayern Brewing will be in the Haus tapping a Firkin keg of Oktoberfest bier.
- Rhein Haus Tacoma (649 Division Ave): Oktoberfest heads to the South Sound at Rhein Haus Tacoma from Sept. 21 – Oct. 6.
- Saturday, Sept. 21 from 7 to 8 p.m. – live music from Down Home Band
- On Friday, Sept. 27 at 5 p.m., Bayern Brewing will be in the Haus tapping a Firkin keg of Oktoberfest bier.
- Friday, Sept. 27 and Oct. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. – live music by The Smilin’ Scandinavian
At both locations, kids welcome until 10 p.m. and can make their own paper Lebkuchenherzen heart cookies with Rhein Haus’ Oktoberfest craft kits.
Saturday, September 21st, 12 to 9 p.m.
Skooktoberfest at Skookum Brewing
Oktoberfest celebration at Skookum featuring beers from Holy Mountain, Varietal and Old Schoolhouse. Enjoy Taylor Shellfish oysters, Salt Blade salami, and San Juan Cigars. 21+. 17925 59th Ave NE, Arlington. More info on their Facebook event page.
Saturday, September 21st, all day
McMenamins Kalama Harbor Lodge Oktoberfest
McMenamins and guest beers coupled with classic German delicacies – think: Hammerhead bratwursts, housemade kümmel kraut, stout German potato salad, pretzel rolls – and live music (three bands) bring the annual festivities to life! All day, all ages and free entry! 215 Hendrickson Dr, Kalama.
Friday to Sunday, September 27th to 29th (hours vary per day)
Big celebration with an indoor and outdoor festfall. Live music, traditional German beer and local beers, all sorts of fun and games. Tickets and lots more info here.
Saturday, September 28th, all day
McMenamins Anderson School Oktoberfest
McMenamins and guest beers coupled with classic German delicacies – think: Hammerhead bratwursts, housemade kümmel kraut, stout German potato salad, pretzel rolls – and live music (with three bands) bring the annual festivities to life! All day, all ages and free entry! 18607 Bothell Way NE Bothell.
Saturday, September 28th, 1 to 9 p.m.
Oktoberfest at Whitewall Brewing
Oktoberfest celebration with German-style beers and food from Fire Up Dogs. 14524 Smokey Pt Blvd, Marysville. Watch their Facebook event page for more info.
Saturday, September 28th, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Geauxtoberfest at Geaux Brewing
Nothing signals Autumn is upon us (well, at least in the beer industry) as the arrival of Oktoberfest. As with all things Geaux, they will be celebrating the season in their own unique way. They’ll have a collaboration fest beer with Matchless Brewing on tap as well as andouille and boudin “brats”. At 6pm, enjoy live music with the Swingin’ Voices jazz band. 425 E Main St, Auburn.
Saturday, September 28th, 3 to 10 p.m.
Bad Jimmy’s Presents Ballard Oktoberfest
Drink beer from 10 Seattle breweries, watch four local bands (Heels To The Hardwood, BAD BEACHES, Uncle Bonsai, and Sweet Luther), food trucks (SoSo Good, Cheesesteak Madness & TBA) and an outdoor games area. Breweries include Bad Jimmy’s, Peddler, Populuxe, Reuben’s, Ravenna Brewing, Hale’s Ales, Stoup, Obec & Lucky Envelope. 4358 Leary Way NW, Seattle. Tickets and info here.
Saturday, September 28th, 12 to 10 p.m.
3rd Annual Oktoberfest and Glass Release at No Boat Brewing
To get into the spirit, No Boat is throwing a 3rd Oktoberfest of their own. Expect their Festbier release, special 1L No Boat German Tankard glass release, German-style food from Swift and Savory and more. 35214 SE Center Street #2, Snoqualmie. Details on their Facebook event page.
Saturday, September 28th and October 5th, 3 to 9 p.m.
Oktoberfest Part I and II at Dreadnought Brewing
Oktoberfest fun over 2 weekends! Oktoberfest in Monroe! Dreadnought is hosting the autumn festival with a couple of our favorite breweries, with beers from Crucible Brewing – Woodinville Forge, Haywire Brewing Co., At Large Brewing, Scrappy Punk Brewing and, of course, a special Oktoberfest beer from Dreadnought. Food will be available and music will be pumping. Your ticket includes admission, a commemorative mug, your first beer and a bratwurst. 16726 146th St SE #153, Monroe. More info on their Facebook event page.
Sunday, September 29th, 3 to 7 p.m.
Pedfest at Peddler Brewing
Join Peddler Brewing in Ballard as they celebrate all things Oktoberfest, Pacific Northwest style. They’ve got a little something for everyone to start the harvest season off right. Food and drink specials plus Oktoberfest-themed contests all day! Doggos, kiddos and costumes welcome. 1514 NW Leary Way, Seattle. Facebook event page.
Saturday, Oct. 5 at 3 p.m. (Seattle) and Sunday, Oct. 6 at 4 p.m. (Tacoma)
OktoberFEAST at Rheinhouse
Join Rhein Haus Seattle and Tacoma for an Oktoberfest unlike any other. Teams of four will compete to finish four signature Rhein Haus dishes, each washed down with a half-liter of Rhein Haus lager brewed by Bayern Brewing. Along with the championship bragging rights, the team with the fastest time will win the grand prize of a $250 donation to a charity of their choice, a $50 Rhein Haus gift card and a commemorative Rhein Haus Oktoberfest t-shirt for each team member. To participate, sign up here for Rhein Haus Seattle and here for Rhein Haus Tacoma. The entry fee is $25 per team, which will be donated to benefit Northwest Harvest.
Friday through Sunday, October 4th through 6th (hours vary per day)
Oktoberfest Weekend at Matchless Brewing
Lagers, polkas, brats and more. Join Matchless for a weekend of Oktoberfest fun. 8036 River Rd SE #207, Tumwater. Details on their Facebook event.
Friday through Sunday, October 4th through 6th (hours vary per day)
Oktoberfest Northwest at the Puyallup Fairgrounds
Big “Munich-style” Oktoberfest with German biers, brats, live music, wiener dog races and even a 5K run. Hours and events vary per day. More info and tickets: https://www.oktoberfestnw.com/
Three weekends, October 4-5, 11-12 and 18-19 (hours vary per day)
Multiple venues, German beer and food, processions, keg tappings, live music all day and night. At this point if you don’t have a hotel you need to plan on a designated driver. Ticket info here.