Party with us at Oktoberfest 2020 in Oregon, which 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!
At this point we have checked for 2020 dates on all events. Some websites were still holding off on releasing a date, whereas other websites had not been updated at all for this year.
All events showing 2020 dates need to be verified to confirm that changes to the schedule were not made by the organizers after publication here, due to COVID-19. We do not run these events, and would hate for anyone to go out of their way only to find the event had been canceled after releasing a date. Please click through to the event website to confirm! Be safe and have a great fall!
German American Society of Portland - Portland, OR - Sep 12, 2020
Location: Deutsches Haus, 5626 NE Alameda St. Portland
Mount Angel Oktoberfest - Mount Angel, OR - Sep 17 to Sep 20, 2020
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 18 to Sep 19, 2020
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 18 to Sep 19, 2020
The Newberg Early Birds Rotary Club hosts this Oktoberfest with local beer, brats, dancing, Lederhosen contest and live music.
Brookings Annual Oktoberfest - Brookings-Harbor, OR - Sep 19, 2020
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!
Oktoberfest and Brewfest at Kennedy School - Portland, OR - Sep 19, 2020
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.
Jacksonville Oktoberfest - Jacksonville, OR - Sep 26, 2020
A full day of music, dancing, and beer!
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Zoiglhaus Oktoberfest - Portland, OR - Sep 13 to Sep 15, 2019
Oktoberfest returns to Zoiglhaus and this time it’s all weekend long!
Stammtisch Oktoberfest - Portland, OR - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2019
Stammtisch will take over the street for a massive biergarten with traditional music, a German cookout, glassware for sale, games, face painting, and plenty of Oktoberfest bier flowing
Oktoberfest at Oaks Park - Portland, OR - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2019
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 4:00 pm. Admission is $6.
Occidental Brewing Oktoberfest - Portland, OR - Sep 20 to Sep 21, 2019
A day filled with Festbier, bratwurst, music, more beer, and friends. Admission is free. You need a stein for beer which can be purchased for $10 at the gate or you can use yours from any years past
McMenamin’s Oktoberfests – Oregon - , OR - Sep 21 to Oct 5, 2019
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 27 to Sep 29, 2019
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 27 to Sep 29, 2019
This event takes over the Marketplace for a massive biergarten filled with Lederhosen, Dirndls, traditional music, glassware for sale, face painting, and plenty of Oktoberfest bier flowing.
Widmer Brothers Oktoberfest - Portland, OR - Sep 28, 2019
Held at Widmer Brothers Brewing and featuring live music, family friendly entertainment, German inspired food offerings from Pig Sauce Co., and of course plenty of your favorite Widmer Brothers beers.
Pacific City Oktoberfest - Pacific City, OR - Oct 5, 2019
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.
Oktoberfest Pendleton - Pendleton, OR - Oct 12, 2019
Held at Pendleton Round-Up, this event has live music, fun events and games for kids and adults, Hill Meat sausages, mustard, and of course… great beers from all over Oregon! Proceeds benefit local non-profits in the community.
We hope you enjoy these celebrations of Oktoberfest. Let us know below which one you've headed to and which one you like the best!
We have added maps with the locations of each Oktoberfest. We may not have had the exact location for each Oktoberfest so in some instances we have placed the marker in the general vicinity of the Oktoberfest. Be sure to get specific directions from another source and do not solely rely on our map at the moment. We have also noticed that the markers may not show up on some mobile browsers. We will work to sort out this bug in the future.
Please confirm dates, locations and activities available at the Oktoberfest before going. That's one reason that we provide a website address when we find one. We attempt to ensure that the information for each Oktoberfest is accurate but there are bound to be a few errors. If you let us know when you find one, we will fix it. In some cases, we may link to last year's event when information for this year is not yet available. Do not be fooled.
The festivals listed range in size. Some events may have hundreds of thousands of attendees. Others may have only a handful. We're sorry that we don't have more information about attendance numbers at the moment. We will do our best to add this information as time goes on.
Professionalism varies as well. Some Oktoberfests are professional operations with large budgets. Others are local operations run by volunteers. Do your due diligence before making plans to attend so that you know what to expect. We will happily publish information about your experience with any Oktoberfest so that our visitors will be better informed in the future.
Some Oktoberfests are more family friendly than others. If you have small children, look for an Oktoberfest that has activities for kids. Other events start out with family friendly activities and become more adult oriented as it becomes later in the evening.
Not all Oktoberfest celebrations will be authentic German festival experiences. Some may simply be an excuse to drink rather than celebrate German heritage. Some may call themselves Oktoberfest but provide local or seasonal beer rather than authentic German Oktoberfest beer. Be sure to consider the type of celebration that you are looking to attend when you pick your Oktoberfest.
Activities offered at each Oktoberfest varies. Some activities that you may find are parades, keg tapping ceremony, beer gardens, Miss Oktoberfest or costume contests, stein holding contests, bratwurst eating contest, chicken dance, wiener races, keg toss, live German bands and local entertainment, polka dancing and fairground games. Some Oktoberfest events will just have beer and brats.
We've got some other resources that would help you prepare for Oktoberfest as well. 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.
Do you run one of the Oktoberfests listed? Feel free to send us additional information and we will add it. We apologize for any errors: send us corrections or updates if you find them! We also love to list new Oktoberfests, and have advertising solutions if you'd like to reach a wider audience.
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