Celebrate Oktoberfest in Washington State 2023!
Oktoberfest, the world’s grandest beer festival, is an event that many eagerly look forward to each year. Oktoberfest in Washington State offers a delightful blend of Pacific Northwest charm with the vibrant spirit of this traditional Bavarian celebration.
Oktoberfest takes place over a span of 16 to 18 glorious days, starting in late September and culminating in the first weekend of October.
Oktoberfest celebrations in the United States aim to capture the essence and traditions of the original Munich Oktoberfest while adding a distinctive American touch.
Beer is obviously the central focus of Oktoberfest, but you can also find traditional Bavarian cuisinse such as bratwurst, pretzels, sauerkraut, schnitzel, and more. Many Oktoberfest events also include live traditional German music.
Oktoberfest is a truly unique experience that you don’t want to miss out on. If you are interested in joining in on this Bavarian celebration, check out our list of places to find Oktoberfest in Washington State below!
Where to find Oktoberfest in Washington State
Remlinger Farms Brewery – September 16-17, 23-24, & 30-October 1st
Find delicious beer and traditional German food as well as live music at Remlinger Farms in Carnation, Washington.
Oktoberfest in Leavenworth – September 29-30, October 6-7, & 13-14
One of the best places to celebrate Oktoberfest in Washington State is in the Bavarian town of Leavenworth!
Find plenty of entertainment, street fair vendors, merchandise, as well as plenty of local and imported German beer! Don’t miss out on the traditional food as well – with options such as brats, German sandwiches, kraut, pretzels, handmade corndogs, donuts, and much more!
Projekt Bayern Oktoberfest – September 29-30, October 6-7, & 13-14
Another great place to celebrate Oktoberfest in Washington is in Wenatchee! Projekt Bayern’s Oktoberfest is a family-friendly event that takes place over three weekends.
Enjoy free admission as you visit this festival that features live German music, imported German beer, authentic Bavarian food options, games, a kids area, and local vendors and food booths!
Anacortes Bier on the Pier – October 6th – 7th
This annual beer and cider festival features local Washington breweries, cideries, and food trucks. Enjoy live entertainment, as well. This event takes place at the Historic Port Transit Shed in Anacortes on Fidalgo Island.
Oktoberfest Northwest – October 6th – 8th
This traditional Oktoberfest in Puyallup is a celebration filled with music, dance, authentic German food and bier, as well as many exciting things such as Weiner Dog Races, the Stein Dash 5K, Bavarian Bier-lympics, a Beer Garden, and more!
Octoberfest and Fall Plant Sale at Meerkerk Gardens – October 7th, 11-3
Located at the beautiful Meerkerk Gardens in Greenbank on Whidbey Island, you can enjoy this Octoberfest celebration.
Accordion player Lori Hansen will play from 11:30-12:30. Oompah-sters German Band will perform from 1-2 PM. Grab a hot bratwurst from The Chef in the Black Bandana. Thirsty Craw Brewery will have a beer garden. Walk around the gardens to see fall’s vibrant colors.
Admission: $10 for adults, kids under 16 are free. Dogs are welcome (on a leash).
Address: Meerkerk Gardens, 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank
Double Bluff Brewing Co. Oktoberfest, Grand Re-opening & 8th Year Anniversary Celebration – October 7th
This Oktoberfest celebration takes place at Double Bluff Brewing Company in Langley on Whidbey Island on Saturday, October 7th from 11:30 AM – 9 PM.
At this special celebration, you can find special beers to enjoy, as well as Ikaika food truck featuring traditional German food. Listen to live music by The Oompah-sters from 4:30-6 PM and Nathaniel Talbot Trio from 6:30-8:30 PM.
Address: Double Bluff Brewing Company, 112 Anthes Avenue, Langley (Whidbey Island)
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Where to Find Oktoberfest in Seattle
Fremont Oktoberfest – September 22nd – 24th
Find 100+ beers and ciders at this exciting Oktoberfest in Seattle. This event is for 21+ and you can bring your dog (on a leash) on Sunday to join in on the celebration (Dogtoberfest!).
Kirkland Oktoberfest – September 22nd – September 24th
This huge Oktoberfest in Seattle offers games, competitions, and the best imported German and Pacific Northwest craft brews. 21+ only.