Party with us at Oktoberfest in Oregon 2013. Oregon has its share of German descendants. 20 percent of the state claims German ancestry for a grand total of about 800,000 residents. So it shouldn’t come as a big shock that Oregon has a great Oktoberfest in Mount Angel and a number of decent Oktoberfests in the vicinity of Portland. Way to celebrate your German heritage, Oregon!
Mount Angel Oktoberfest – Mount Angel, Oregon – September 12-15, 2013
This Oregon Oktoberfest has a traditional biergarten, weingarten and alpinegarten as well as over 50 Alpine food chalets. Live music on four stages with over 30 musical groups performing. Large arts & crafts show as well as the Cruz-n Car Show. Kindergarten with free rides and shows. Glockenspiel plays 4 times a day and there’s dancing in the streets on Friday and Saturday night. There’s also a golf tournament, volleyball tournament, 10K run and 5K run/walk.
Location: 5 Garfield St, Mount Angel, OR
Sandy Oktoberfest – Sandy, OR – September 6-8, 2013
Biergarten, fine arts show, car show and live music at this three day Oktoberfest. A kindergarten for kids. There’s cooking, canning, farming and arts contests as well.
Location: 18090 SE Langensand Road, Sandy, Oregon
Bend Oktoberfest – Bend, OR – September 20-21, 2013
A free community event in Downtown Bend that is 21+ only after 5 PM on Friday and Saturday. Bavarian style music, beer and foods including four types of bratwurst and 16 taps of local beer. Oktoberfest games including yodeling, hammerschlagen, wiener dog races, costume contest and stein holding contests, among others. There is a Friday night Kids Art Event for ages 3-10.
Newburg Oktoberfest - Newburg, OR – September 20-21, 2013
The Newberg Early Birds Rotary Club hosts this Oktoberfest with local beer, brats, dancing, Lederhosen contest and live music. There’s also Bike to the Brews, polka lessons, bocce ball competition and kids activities. $8 for entry and first beer.
Location: Memorial Park, Newburg, OR
Oktoberfest at Oaks Park – Portland, Oregon – September 20-22, 2013
This Portland Oktoberfest has authentic food, live oompah music, Paulaner beer, wiener dog races, Kinderplatz for children, Oktoberfest fun run and the chicken dance.
Location: 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, Oregon 97202
Wolf Creek Oktoberfest – Wolf Creek, OR – September 27-29, 2013
Authentic German food, beer garden and live German music. Cost: $5 admission or 2 for $8. 50% of your admission will be donated to Wolf Creek Volunteer Firefighters Association.
Location: 100 Front St Wolf Creek, OR 97497
Jacksonville Oktoberfest - Jacksonville, OR – September 27-29, 2013
The 7.5 acre Bigham Knoll Campus with the School House Brewhaus German Restaurant always hosts its annual Oktoberfest on the last weekend in September. Two stages of live music, traditional German food and Oktoberfest beer on tap, stein carrying contests, brat eating contests, fun run and cow train for kids. Ceremonial keg tapping Friday evening at 5 PM.
Location: Bigham Knoll Campus, Jacksonville, OR
Widmer Brothers Oktoberfest – Portland, OR – September 6-7, 2013
Location: 929 N. Russel Street, Portland, OR
St. Peter Oktoberfest – Medford, OR
Another events website listed the dates for this event as Friday, September 27, 2013.
Location: 1020 E. Main St, Medford, OR 97504
Pacific Northwest Brew Cup – Astoria, OR – September 27-29, 2013
An Oktoberfest-style beer festival the last full weekend in September. Admission is free but you’ll need to buy a souvenir mug and tokens to try the beer. Local beer, live music, food and kids activities. More than 15 breweries from the Pacific Northwest.
Location: 1792 Marine Drive, Astoria, Oregon 97103
Frau Kemmling Oktoberfest – Jacksonville, OR – September 27-29, 2013
Three days of authentic German food, live entertainment, competitions and harvest kegs.
Location: 525 Bigham Knoll Dr, Jacksonville, OR 97530
If you feel the need to leave Oregon for Oktoberfest, here is the list of the largest festivals for Oktoberfest in the United States and some nearby surrounding states that also celebrate Oktoberfest: California, Nevada, Idaho, and Washington.
Whether you have found a festival to enjoy or you will be celebrating from home, Funtober has some other resources that will help you prepare for Oktoberfest. Read about the history of Oktoberfest. Learn about Oktoberfest beer. Find the words to Oktoberfest music. Plan your Oktoberfest outfit. And try cooking some of these Oktoberfest recipes.
Find other fun things to do in Oregon in October: