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Best Oktoberfests 2012 in WA

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Grab your stein and get your yodel ready for Washington’s best Oktoberfests in 2012! Here’s where the celebrations are happening.

Leavenworth Oktoberfest
Fridays and Saturdays
October 5 and 6
October 12 and 13
October 19 and 20
Front Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826
http://www.leavenworthoktoberfest.com

Free transportation in Leavenworth, live music, German food, arts and crafts, and activities for the whole family! Oktoberfest in Leavenworth is the next best thing to being in Munich! This year there are four venues with live entertainment and Free Shuttles in Leavenworth. What ever you do, don’t miss the 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 Musikkapelle Leavenworth who will be joined by other musical groups from the US and Germany. Tickets and details available online.

Everett Sausage Festival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
October 5, 6 and 7
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, rides and Bavarian Beer Garden and Stage, there is something for everyone. Everett Sausage Fest was founded to support Catholic Education at Immaculate Conception/Our Lady of Perpetual Help School and is now in it’s 36th year.

Oktoberfest Northwest
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
October 5, 6 and 7
Puyallup Fairgrounds
9th Avenue SW
Puyallup, WA 98371
425.295.3262
http://www.oktoberfestnw.com

The 8th Annual Oktoberfest Northwest will serve up beer, brats, and authentic entertainment, plus the first ever Oktoberfest Northwest 5k Stein Dash on Sunday, October 7! Oktoberfest Northwest is an all-ages event until 7:00pm each evening (and all day Sunday!). After 7:00pm on Friday and Saturday, guests must be 21 years of age or older. Opens at 11:00am all three days, and closes at midnight Friday and Saturday and 6:00pm on Sunday. Manuela Horn’s Oktoberfest Revue returns to Oktoberfest Northwest as the Friday and Saturday nighttime headliner! If you haven’t seen this tall glass o’ talent yodel, sing, dance and perform, make sure you come on down on Friday and Saturday night.

Bier on the Pier Oktoberfest
Friday and Saturday
October 5 and 6
Port Warehouse
819 Commercial Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221
360.293.7911
http://www.anacortes.org/oktoberfest/

It’s the third annual beer festival, Anacortes’ Oktoberfest! “Bier on the Pier”promises to be a highlight for beer lovers. Featuring live music and a variety of Barvarian and German inspired fare, 30 Breweries in two days and festival style seating. Plus a keepsake tasting glass. Friday, October 5 from 5:00pm – 9:00pm and Saturday, October 6 from 12:00pm – 6:00pm.

Langley Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 6
11:00am – 7:00pm
121 Second Street
Langley, WA 98260
360.221.6765
http://www.visitlangley.com

Whidbey Island’s 5th Annual Oktoberfest Celebration includes authentic German-style brews, beer games, brats and the Bavarian Village Players. Kölsch-style Vienna Ale by Diamond Knot Brewing in Mukilteo, goofy obstacle-course type games, prizes, and the first ever “So You Think You Can Yodel?” contest. Plus, glass lovers can blow their own seasonal glass pumpkins at Callahan’s Firehouse Glass Studio. More details online.

Oktoberfest in Bothell
Saturday, October 13
4:00pm – 9:00pm
Country Village Bothell
23718 Bothell Everett Highway
Bothell, WA 98021
425.483.2250
http://www.countryvillagebothell.com

Oktoberfest in Bothell has food, draft beer, local wines, nonalcoholic beverages, live music, and folk dancing! Enjoy music from the Folk Voice Band and dance on 25′ x32′ hardwood dance floor. Kids welcome!

Oktoberfest in Enumclaw
Friday and Saturday
October 19 and 20
Enumclaw Expocenter
45224 284th Avenue Southeast
Enumclaw, WA 98022
360.615.5631
http://www.enumclawexpocenter.com

Pull out those lederhosen and steins and join in at the 3rd Annual Enumclaw Oktoberfest and turn up the oompah! Don’t miss this community celebration of the Bavarian culture. Grab an authentic bratwurst and enjoy the live entertainment including Bavarian dancers, singers and of course….beer. Must be 21+ with valid ID.

Snohomish Brewfest
Friday and Saturday
October 26 and 27
Friday – 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday – 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Snohomish Center
506 Fourth Street
Snohomish, WA 98290
http://www.snohobrewfest.com

It’s the 2nd Annual Snohomish BrewFest! Celebrate the season! Enjoy an evening out with friends, food, brews and tunes. You’ll be doing a good turn, too. All proceeds benefit the Snohomish Senior Center. $25/person for a one day ticket, or $35/two days.

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