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Tickets Now On Sale for Fremont Oktoberfest (Sept. 20 – 22)

The Washington Beer Blog is happy to welcome back Fremont Oktoberfest as a blog sponsor. The neighborhood of Fremont knows how to throw a party, that’s for sure. And the entire city is invited! This year, Fremont Oktoberfest takes place Friday, September 20 through Sunday, September 22.  Tickets are available online now.

FESTIVAL INFO

Fremont Oktoberfest has been hailed as one of the top 10 places in the world to celebrate Oktoberfest. So come raise a toast with friends to the start of fall, and the abundance of seasonal beer flavors that come with it.

Featuring the biggest beer garden in the Northwest, Fremont’s three-day regional festival offers more than 100 bold microbrews and craft beers, plus live rockin’ Seattle bands, Buxom Royalty Contest, the Oktoberfest Village with fun for all ages, and even the Fremont Oktoberfest 5K – the ultimate beer run.

Taking over half of Seattle’s eccentric Fremont neighborhood – aka the “Center of the Universe” – Fremont Oktoberfest is your chance to join tens of thousands of people celebrating in the city streets. We’re the number one Oktoberfest in the universe. Prost!
The festival is divided in two parts:

  • The Tasting Garden is 21+ with ticket options starting at $20, open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • The Village is all-ages and free, open Saturday and Sunday.

Drink for a cause

Fremont Oktoberfest benefits the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, supporting local schools, art groups, community events, and promoting Fremont as the “Center of the Universe.”
Tasting Garden Hours

Friday, September 20 — 5:00pm-12:00midnight
Saturday, September 21 — 11:00am-12:00midnight
Sunday, September 22 — 11:00am-6:00pm

Village Hours:
Saturday, September 21 — 11:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, September 22 — 10:00am-6:00pm

For complete festival info, visit the website at http://www.fremontoktoberfest.com/

Below are the official press releases about the event, which include information about the event, the Oktoberfest 5k, and the musical lineup.

 

Press Release – August 9, 2013

“Top 10” Oktoberfest in the Universe, Right Here in Fremont

Tickets on Sale Now for 17th Annual Fremont Oktoberfest, September 20-22, 2013

SEATTLE– Hailed on numerous “top 10 places to celebrate Oktoberfest in the world” lists, Fremont Oktoberfest takes over two entire city blocks in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood – the “Center of the Universe” – September 20-22, 2013.

“It’s Fremont Oktoberfest,” says Creative Director Phil Megenhardt. “So we add an eccentric Fremont-twist to this famous tradition. That’s why we stand out. We have a huge lineup of award-winning microbrews to go beyond traditional German beer, we give a nod to the German “oompah” bands but favor popular local rock bands, and we even have Texas Chainsaw Pumpkin Carving!”

Featuring the biggest beer garden in the Northwest, Fremont Oktoberfest has over 100 craft and microbrews for guests to taste with their 5oz mini-steins, and for the traditionalists, full liter steins for German beers are available in the Buxom Beer Garden. “Autumn brings an abundance of seasonal beer flavors that we can’t wait to showcase,” says Megenhardt

The all-ages family-friendly Village features food trucks, Kids’ Area, Chainsaw Pumpkin Carving, Sunday Dogtoberfest, and its own Village Beer Garden. It is also the finish line for the Fremont Oktoberfest 5K, playfully referred to as “the Ultimate Beer Run.”

“Tens of thousands of people come raise a toast and celebrate in the streets of Fremont,” says Megenhardt. “We’re number one in the universe. Seattle’s fall tradition is not to be missed!”

Tickets to the Fremont Oktoberfest Tasting Garden are available now, $20 and up for guests 21 and over. The Fremont Oktoberfest Village is free and all-ages.

Tickets and more information are available at FremontOktoberfest.com.

Fremont Oktoberfest is produced by Bold Hat Productions, and is a benefit for the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, funding local schools, art groups, community events, and promoting Fremont as the “Center of the Universe.” More information can be found at FremontSeattle.com.

 

Press Release – August 16, 2013

The Ultimate Beer Run

11th Annual Fremont Oktoberfest 5K, September 22, 2013

Seattle, WA – The Fremont Oktoberfest 5K is the ultimate beer run, with racers crossing the finish line at the Fremont Oktoberfest Village Beer Garden and toasting their victory with a refreshing beer included in registration (for racers 21 years of age or older).

Runners may take the standard 5K route and run solo, or in true Fremont fashion, they can follow a path less traveled and join the unique Beer Belly Division or Team Division.

Men weighing over 220 pounds and women weighing over 175 pounds are eligible to compete in the Beer Belly Division and receive the unfair advantage of a head start, giving them the chance to be first to the finish line (and beer).

“We honor the most elite Oktoberfest athletes,” explains Creative Director Phil Megenhardt, “those who have spent years indulging in Northwest microbrews, and who are sporting the much sought after beer belly!”

Runners can also compete with friends in the Team Division for multiple award categories: biggest team, fastest team (based on the four fastest runners), and best dressed team.

“Hopefully you’re friends with Usain Bolt and Lolo Jones!” jokes Megenhardt. “You’ll want to gather lots of your quickest friends and get them to dress up in their ridiculous banana costumes or traditional German dirndl to win ALL the awards.”

Runners start at the Solstice Plaza (near N. 34th Street and Fremont Ave N.), run along the Burke Gilman Trail and Ship Canal, and end at the Fremont Oktoberfest Village Beer Garden.

Pre-registration is $25 and includes a seasonal beer for racers 21 years of age or older, and a Fremont Oktoberfest 5K t-shirt (guaranteed with registration before September 19).

Racers can learn more and register online at FremontOktoberfest.com/run.

The Fremont Oktoberfest 5K is part of the 17th annual Fremont Oktoberfest, September 20-22, 2013, featuring over 100 craft and microbrews, a full main stage lineup, and even a kids’ area with fun for all ages. More information can be found at FremontOktoberfest.com.

 

Press Release – August 19, 2013

Rockin’ Seattle Bands Pair Perfectly with Porters and Pilsners

Music lineup announced for Fremont Oktoberfest, September 20-22, 2013

SEATTLE– Fremont Oktoberfest presents a full lineup of live, local music to pair with over 100 microbrews, craft beers and imports, September 20-22, 2013.

“With over 100 beers to taste, you gotta have good music!” says Creative Director Phil Megenhardt.

Attendees can pair music by Lucky Brown (Saturday at 6:30 p.m.) with Old Salt’s Brown Ale (by Island Hoppin’ Brewery), followed by pairing the Endangered Species (Saturday at 8:00 p.m.) with Flying Monkey Pale Ale by the American Brewery Company

“But really you can’t go wrong,” says Megenhardt, “all music pairs with a stein of cold beer.”

MUSIC LINEUP

Friday, September 20

7:00 pm – Spare Rib and the Bluegrass Sauce

8:30 pm – Midori and Ezra Boy

10:00 pm – Staxx Brothers

 

Saturday, September 21

12:00 pm – Blackberry Bushes

1:15 pm – Feverton

3:30 pm – Warren G. Hardings

5:00 pm – Rippin Chicken

6:30 pm – Lucky Brown

8:00 pm – Endangered Species plays Parliament Funkadelic

9:30 pm – Haiku Chi plays Prince

 

Sunday, September 22

12:00 pm – Quinn

1:15 pm – Unsinkable Heavies

For attendees seeking the more traditional sounds of Oktoberfest to pair with their German biers, there will be “oompah” tunes playing between main stage sets: a Fremont nod to the German tradition. Why? “We’ve seen people run away from the “oompah” bands!” explains Megenhardt. “But at the same time, people still want a taste of that fun German vibe.”

Tickets to the Fremont Oktoberfest Tasting Garden are $20 and up for guests 21 and over. Attendees save $10 by purchasing in advance online.

Tickets and more information are available at FremontOktoberfest.com.

Fremont Oktoberfest is produced by Bold Hat Productions, and is a benefit for the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, funding local schools, art groups, community events, and promoting Fremont as the “Center of the Universe.” More information can be found at FremontSeattle.com.

 



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