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Oktoberfest in Oregon

Party with us at Oktoberfest in Oregon 2017.  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!

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2016 Events

Oregon State Fair - Salem, OR - Aug 26 to Sep 5, 2016
Carnival, music concerts, home brew competition, talent search, Dog Town and more.

Portland Film Festival - Portland, OR - Aug 29 to Sep 5, 2016
MovieMaker Magazine called it one of the coolest film festivals in the world.

Gilliam County Fair - Gilliam, OR - Sep 1 to Sep 4, 2016
Rodeo, music, midway activities, children’s fair and other fun!

Baker County Fair and Panhandle Rodeo - Halfway, OR - Sep 2 to Sep 5, 2016
94th annual event. Parade, musical entertainment, dance, mule races, antique cars and antique merry go round.

Faerieworlds - North Plains, OR - Sep 2 to Sep 4, 2016
Enter the realm of the faerie at this annual music and arts festival. Located at Horning’s Hideout west of Portland.

Slam’n Salmon Ocean Derby - Brookings, OR - Sep 2 to Sep 4, 2016
The largest ocean fishing derby on the West Coast with anglers chasing trophy chinook salmon over Labor Day weekend.

Art by the Bay - Winchester Bay, OR - Sep 3 to Sep 4, 2016

Jupiter Jam Music Festival - Enterprise, OR - Sep 3 to Sep 3, 2016
The sweetest little music festival in Eastern Oregon. Music starts at 1 and continues until appx. 10 PM.

Sunriver Marathon for a Cause - Sunriver, OR - Sep 3 to Sep 4, 2016

Harney County Fair - Burns, OR - Sep 6 to Sep 11, 2016
92nd annual event with rodeo and racemeet.

Oregon Cranberry Festival - Bandon, OR - Sep 9 to Sep 11, 2016
70th annual event. Pageant, parade, live music and more. Food fair and cranberry eating contest.

Rods ‘N Rhodies Invitational Car Show - Florence, OR - Sep 9 to Sep 11, 2016
A weekend of hot rods and custom cars in Old Town.

Sublimity Harvest Festival - Sublimity, OR - Sep 9 to Sep 11, 2016
event with live entertainment, Monster Trucks, Pulling, KidZone, fun run, and Parade. Plus all the usual great foods.

Belmont Street Fair - Portland, OR - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2016

Cycle Oregon - , OR - Sep 10 to Sep 17, 2016

Gold Beach Brew Fest - Gold Beach, OR - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2016
9th annual microbrew/craft beer festival at Curry County Fairgrounds from noon until 11 pm. Two stages of live music and more than 45 kegs. Admission includes a complimentary festival beer glass and two tickets to try the craft beer selection.

Portland Dragon Boat Festival - Portland, OR - Sep 10 to Sep 11, 2016

Rose City Comic Con - Portland, OR - Sep 10 to Sep 11, 2016
Portland’s premier pop culture event at the Oregon Convention Center.

Septembeerfest - Corvallis, OR - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2016
Beers, ciders and meads in Avery Park from the Heart of the Valley Homebrewers.

Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire - Kings Valley, OR - Sep 10 to Sep 11, 2016

Mill Luck Salmon Celebration - North Bend, OR - Sep 10 to Sep 11, 2016

Feast Portland - Portland, OR - Sep 15 to Sep 18, 2016

Mount Angel Oktoberfest - Mount Angel, OR - Sep 15 to Sep 18, 2016
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

Bend Oktoberfest - Bend, OR - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2016
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 - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2016
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. Event kicks off with a parade on Friday at 5:30 pm.

Stammtisch Oktoberfest - Portland, OR - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2016

Bay Area Fun Festival - Coos Bay, OR - Sep 17 to Sep 18, 2016

Cruz the Coos - Coos Bay, OR - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016

Music in the Meadow - Sumpter, OR - Sep 17 to Sep 18, 2016

Portland Triathlon - Portland, OR - Sep 18 to Sep 18, 2016

Oregon Independent Film Festival - Portland, OR - Sep 19 to Sep 28, 2016
Screens 75+ films from 10+ countries over two weeks at The Clinton Street Theater in Portland and the Bijou and Metro cinemas in Eugene.

Alpenfest - Joseph, OR - Sep 22 to Sep 25, 2016
This is Oregon’s Little Switzerland and their annual Bavarian type festival featuring polka music, fold dancing, alphorn blowing, yodeling and much more.  Located at 59919 Wallowa Lake Hwy, Joseph, OR.

Northwest Quilting Exp - Portland, OR - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2016

Jacksonville Oktoberfest - Jacksonville, OR - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2016
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.

Pacific Northwest Brew Cup - Astoria, OR - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2016
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

Oktoberfest at Oaks Park - Portland, OR - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2016
This Portland Oktoberfest has authentic food, live oompah music, Paulaner beer, wiener dog races, Kinderplatz for children, Oktoberfest fun run and the chicken dance. Event gets underway on Friday at 3:00 pm. Admission is $5.

Corvallis Fall Festival - Corvallis, OR - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2016

Flock and Fiber Festival - Canby, OR - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2016
20th annual event. Demonstrations, workshops, livestock shows and kids’ activities.

Hempstalk Harvest Festival - Portland, OR - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2016

Hood River Hops Fest - Hood River, OR - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016

St Josef Grapestomping Festival - Canby, OR - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2016

Occidental Brewing Oktoberfest - Portland, OR - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016

German American Society of Portland - Portland, OR - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2016
Location: Deutsches Haus, 5626 NE Alameda St. Portland

Oktoberfest at McMenains - Troutdale, OR - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2016

Bend Fall Festival - Bend, OR - Sep 30 to Oct 2, 2016

Artober Brewfest - Lincoln City, OR - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016

Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest - Portland, OR - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2016

Lincoln City Fall Kite Festival - Lincoln City, OR - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2016
10 AM to 4 PM on Saturday and Sunday. Held at the D River Wayside on the beach in the middle of Lincoln City.

The Wedge - Portland, OR - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016

Prost! Oktoberfest - Portland, OR - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2016

FashioNXT - Portland, OR - Oct 5 to Oct 8, 2016
Portland’s Fashion Week.

Bend Film Festival - Bend, OR - Oct 6 to Oct 9, 2016

CultureFest - Ashland, OR - Oct 6 to Oct 9, 2016

Clay Fest - Eugene, OR - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2016

St. Frederic’s Fall Festival - St. Helens, OR - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2016

Widmer Brothers Oktoberfest - Portland, OR - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016

Oktoberfest - Pacific City, OR - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Oktoberfest celebration and fund raiser at the Kiawanda Community Center, October the 8th in Pacific City Oregon. Proceeds will go towards the Community Center and to local arts/athletics. Kids arts and craft table, Alpine dancers, petting zoo from 11-1. Bavarian music, local beer and authentic German cuisine until 8 Saturday night.

Portland Marathon - Portland, OR - Oct 9 to Oct 9, 2016

Klamath Basin Potato Festival - Merrill, OR - Oct 12 to Oct 15, 2016

Hood River Valley Harvest Fest - Hood River, OR - Oct 14 to Oct 16, 2016
Local food, produce, arts & crafts, wine and beer tastings. Adult tickets are $6 a day. Discounts for seniors and military. Kids under 12 are free.

Yachats Village Mushroom Fest - Yachats, OR - Oct 21 to Oct 23, 2016

Eagle Valley Fall Festival - Richland, OR - Oct 30 to Oct 30, 2016

Mount Pisgah Arboretum Mushroom Festival - Eugene, OR - Oct 30 to Oct 30, 2016

Stormy Weather Arts Festival - Cannon Beach, OR - Nov 4 to Nov 6, 2016
Annual event in one of America’s top 100 art communities. Gallery exhibitions, musicians, receptions, demonstrations and silent auction.

Wordstock - Portland, OR - Nov 5 to Nov 5, 2016
Portland’s Book Festival is held at the Portland Art Museum.

Holiday Food & Gift Festival - Portland, OR - Nov 11 to Nov 13, 2016

Northwest Food & Wine Festival - Portland, OR - Nov 12 to Nov 12, 2016
Enjoy over 600 wines and 50 restaurants a this half day wine and food celebration at the DoubleTree by Hilton Lloyd Center. Showcases include Pate’ in Portland, Lamb Focus Feature, The Sausage Slam, A Fungus Affair, and Oyster Enthusiasts. General admission tickets are $75 and VIP tickets are $95.

Wild Mushroom Cook off - Lincoln City, OR - Nov 12 to Nov 12, 2016

Eugene International Film Festival - Eugene, OR - Nov 14 to Nov 20, 2016

Wild Arts Festival - Portland, OR - Nov 19 to Nov 20, 2016

2015 Events

Sandy Oktoberfest – Sandy, OR – (NOT HAPPENING IN 2016)
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

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:

Oregon Festivals
Oregon Corn Mazes
Oregon Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in Oregon
Pumpkin Patches in Oregon

6 COMMENTS

  1. Here at Frau Kemmling, on the Bigham Knoll Campus, we are doing an Oktoberfest in Historical Jacksonville, OR also! As we do every year! I would like to see how we can go about getting on your page.

  2. Please ad West Linn’s Oktoberfest to your listings.
    September 12, 2015
    3:00-9:00 pm
    West Linn Central Village
    21900 Willamette Drive, West Linn
    Live Music, food, and more! Dance a Polka or join in on the Chicken Dance.

  3. West Linn Oktoberfest, September 12, 2015 3:00-9:00 pm – West Linn Central Village, 21900 Willamette Dr, West Linn. Dance a Polka, good food and music! Come early to get your table!

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