Oktoberfest in Oregon

Party with us at Oktoberfest in Oregon 2018.  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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2018 Events

Mount Angel Oktoberfest - Mount Angel, OR - Sep 13 to Sep 16, 2018
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

Newburg Oktoberfest - Newburg, OR - Sep 14 to Sep 15, 2018
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.

Bend Oktoberfest - Bend, OR - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2018
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.

Stammtisch Oktoberfest - Portland, OR - Sep 21 to Sep 23, 2018

Oktoberfest at Oaks Park - Portland, OR - Sep 21 to Sep 23, 2018
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.

Occidental Brewing Oktoberfest - Portland, OR - Sep 22, 2018

German American Society of Portland - Portland, OR - Sep 22, 2018
Location: Deutsches Haus, 5626 NE Alameda St. Portland

Brookings Annual Oktoberfest - Brookings-Harbor, OR - Sep 22, 2018
This day is fun filled for the whole family! Local artisans, a bounce house, obstacle course, 5k run, corn hole, live entertainment, and the hilarious charity dunk tank! Enjoy drinks from over 30 craft breweries, cider, and authentic German food for an awesome Oktoberfest experience!

McMenamin’s Oktoberfests – Oregon - , OR - Sep 22 to Oct 6, 2018
Beer, music, more beer, bratwurst, and more – at a McMenamins location near you, Oregon! Check out their website to find the time and location nearest you (or see how many you can go to!)

Pacific Northwest Brew Cup - Astoria, OR - Sep 28 to Sep 30, 2018
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

Prost! Oktoberfest - Portland, OR - Sep 28 to Sep 30, 2018

Widmer Brothers Oktoberfest - Portland, OR - Sep 29, 2018

Oktoberfest and Brewfest at Kennedy School - Portland, OR - Sep 29, 2018
More than a dozen German-style craft beers, plus burgers, brats, and warm pretsels to nosh on while enjoying live music fron noon to 9pm.

Oktoberfest Pendleton - Pendleton, OR - Oct 13, 2018

Past Events

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

Jacksonville Oktoberfest - Jacksonville, OR - Sep 29 to Oct 1, 2017
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 City Oktoberfest - Pacific City, OR - Oct 7, 2017
Oktoberfest celebration and fund raiser at the Kiawanda Community Center, 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.

Please don’t drink and drive. We want everyone to get home safe. Use a designated driver or take public transportation. Uber and Lyft often offer ride credits for new users.

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

12 thoughts on “Oktoberfest in Oregon

  1. Vickie says:

    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. Darlene Olson says:

    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. Darlene Olson says:

    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!

  4. Margie says:

    I noticed the Oktoberfests listed are 2016. If you are updating for 2017 could you please add: The German American Society of Portland, 5626 NE Alameda St., Portland, Oregon 97213 , September 23rd, 2017 2:00-10:00pm Thank you

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