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Best Oktoberfests in WA

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Pull on your lederhosen, grab your stein and get your oom-pah-pah going, it’s time to celebrate Oktoberfest!

Fremont Oktoberfest Seattle
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
September 23, 24 and 25
N 35th St and Phinney Ave N
Fremont(Seattle), WA 98103
http://www.fremontoktoberfest.com

Voted by USA Today and Orbitz.com as one of the top places to toast Oktoberfest, this three-day festival features a Tasting Garden, two stages with live music, Sunday Dogtoberfest activities, Oktoberfest Village with Kids Area and 5K Run. The Fremont Oktoberfest Village is free and open to all ages! The Fremont Oktoberfest Tasting Garden requires admission and is open to guests 21+ with valid ID. The entrance is located on N 35th Street, just west of the Fremont Oktoberfest Village.

Oktoberfest Enumclaw
Friday and Saturday
September 30 and October 1
Enumclaw Exposition Center Exhibit Hall
45224 284th Ave SE
Enumclaw, WA 98022
enumclawoktoberfest.com

Don’t miss this community celebration of the Bavarian culture. Grab an authentic wurst, and enjoy the live entertainment including Bavarian dancers, singers and of course … beer. Must be 21+ to attend. Pumpkin Classic 5K with obstacles, mud pumpkins and more. Pre-sale ticket price $10.00. Admission ticket includes glass tasting mug on-site and 2-DAY ADMISSION. Friday 4:00pm-11:00pm; Saturday 11:00am-11:00pm.

Leavenworth Oktoberfest
Fridays and Saturdays
September 30 and October 1
October 7 and 8
October 14 and 15
Front Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826
http://www.leavenworthoktoberfest.com

Free shuttle transportation within Leavenworth, live music, German food, arts and crafts, and activities for the whole family (oh yeah and did we say “beer”?). Keg Tapping Ceremony at 1:00pm every Saturday when Leavenworth’s Mayor will honor a Bavarian Tradition of “tapping the keg”. Then plan on hanging around and checking out music from our own Musikkapelle Leavenworth who will be joined by other musical groups from the US and Germany. Cool social media contests, mouthwatering food and free Wi-Fi Internet from Genext.

Langley Oktoberfest on Whidbey Island
Saturday, Oct 1
11:00am – 7:00pm
121 Second Street
Langley, WA 98260
360.221.6765
http://www.visitlangley.com

Langley has Diamond Knot’s Vienna Ale, collectible steins, beer games, Bavarian Meats brats and the Bavarian Village Players on tap. Servers from Langley’s restaurants square off in goofy obstacle-course games in order to win the coveted trophy and bragging rights. Everyone can join in; winners walking away with valuable prizes.

Grub & Grog in Kent
Saturday, October 1
12:00pm – 8:00pm
Town Square Plaza
2nd and Harrison Streets
Kent, WA 98032
http://www.oktoberfestkent.com

Enjoy the beer garden (21+ only), entertainment and a FREE family fest zone for the kids with balloons, bouncy house, face painting and more. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Kids are free. Rain or shine. Proceeds for the event will benefit Returning Veterans.

Oktoberfest Northwest
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
October 7, 8 and 9
Puyallup Fairgrounds
110 9th Avenue SW
Puyallup, WA 98371
425.295.3262
http://www.oktoberfestnw.com

The 7th Annual Oktoberfest Northwest will serve up beer, brats, & authentic entertainment. Costume contest, Sport Haus with 8′ screen beer and bar games. Open at 11:00am all three days,and closes at midnight Friday and Saturday and 6:00pm on Sunday.

Everett Sausage Festival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
October 7, 8 and 9
Perpetual Help Grounds
2619 Cedar Street
Everett WA 98201
http://www.everettsausagefest.com

The Everett Sausage Festival is a family-oriented weekend fair centered around a Bavarian theme. From the traditional Bavarian Dinner to a variety of food booths, children’s games, the Family Entertainment Stage, bingo, carnival, and Bavarian Beer Garden and Stage, there is something for everyone!

Anacortes Oktoberfest
Friday and Saturday
October 7 and 8
Port Warehouse
Commercial Ave and First Street
Anacortes, WA 98221
http://www.anacortes.org

“Bier on the Pier” – the event promises to be a highlight for beer lovers. 30 breweries, 2 days. Located on the pier over-looking the beautiful Guemes channel in Anacortes. Festival seating with food vendors. Prize give-away both Friday & Saturday for best “German Costume”. The event will also feature live music and a variety of food vendors with festival style seating.

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