Take your pick. Oktoberfest celebrations across the entire state



Updated Sept. 29th to include upcoming event toward the top, past events below.

‘Tis the season! It truly has become the most wonderful time of the year for Washington beer lovers. Not only are tap lists beginning to fill up with fresh hop beers, but Oktoberfest celebrations also abound. Below is a wrap up of local Oktoberfest celebrations. If there’s something I missed, please leave a comment. (Image above: Fremont Oktoberfest.)

Old Stove Brewing, Oktoberfest 2022

Thursday, September 29th. “The First Annual Oktoberfest at the Old Stove Ship Canal is happening on September 29! Grab your lederhosen and head down to Ship Canal for events all day long—including live music from The Bavarian Beer Garden Band starting at 6 pm. We hope you’ll join us for this world-famous Old Stove Festbier to enjoy events, food specials and take home a commemorative stein! Próst!” Keep an eye on Old Stove’s social channels to learn more.


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Rocktoberfest at Georgetown Brewing – Saturday, October 1st

Read more about it and get tickets here. “Pull out your Aquanet hairspray, apply your darkest guyliner, squeeze into your spandex (or Spanx, do whatever you gotta do, no judgment), throw your distressed 501 jeans on top and be ready to have your bangs blown back by some righteous, rockin’ music on an incredibly fun night! (Psych! Your bangs won’t even move on account of the aforementioned Aquanet)”

“ROCKTOBERFEST is On!!! Join us at Georgetown Brewery for a hair raising metalicious night of Def Zepplin, Led Lepard, AC/DC, Guns n Roses, Queen, Van Halen, Whitesnake & so many songs you don’t want to admit you want to hear, yet you sing Every. Single. Word. The Hosen Ones will serenade you with some heavy lederhosen music for a fun night of beer drinking, stein swinging, beer spilling, & metal singing! We will be joined by Seattle’s own NEW SENSATION, the best INXS tribute around. This band is tighter than Michael Hutchence’s leather pants circa 1987.”


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“Our version of Oktoberfest is not to be missed. It is always a fun, fall evening with beer, brats, raffles and amazing one-of-a-kind music…”

Read more about it and get tickets here.


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Stoup Brewing Oktoberfest

SATURDAY, Oct 1st – “Get your lederhosen outfits ready because this should be a fun one! On top of encouraging people to dress the part, we’ll also be hosting Stein Holding Contests at 2:00, 4:00 & 6:00 and an Oompah Machine band playing live music outside at 1:00 & 3:00 p.m. Also, the lovely folks at @woodshopbbq.truck will be out front serving up some yummy BBQ. Yea, you know the drill. See you all this weekend for what should be an epic time!”

Reuben’s Brews Oktoberfest

“On Saturday, October 1st we’ll be in full fest mode with new half-liter and full liter beer steins, Oktoberfest T-shirts, alpine hats, live music from The Oompah Machine, and no less than eight different German beers on draft, including:”

  • Achtung Lager (Ninkasi collaboration) 
  • BallardWeizen 
  • Dark Munich Lager
  • Festbier
  • Gose
  • Kölsch 
  • Märzen 
  • Wolfsburg Helles

“We also have a surprise to reveal that day, so you won’t want to miss this party! Close out Oktoberfest season with us in Ballard—the fun begins at 11:00 a.m.”

The NEW Leavenworth Oktoberfest, in Leavenworth

Three weekends (September 30/Oct 1, October 7/8 or October 14/15). The original Leavenworth Oktoberfest, held for years in Leavenworth, grew to become something too big for the town so it’s moved on (see below). The NEW Leavenworth Oktoberfest continues the Bavarian tradition in a different format, one that focuses on beers from the town’s local breweries as well as the traditional German beers. This new event promises to be not quite as big and a bit more polite. The new Oktoberfest is being run by the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce.

The Original Leavenworth Oktoberfest, in Wenatchee

Three weekends (September 30/Oct 1, October 7/8 or October 14/15). “For three weekends in October, the Original Leavenworth Oktoberfest is being held in Wenatchee at the Toyota Town Center. Beer, brats and entertainment are to be expected, with entertainment for the younger set at the Kinderplatz (kids playground) with a bouncy house, plus plenty of kid-friendly activities. Shuttles will be available to take visitors back and forth between Wenatchee and Leavenworth.” 

Know of an Oktoberfest soiree that I missed? Use the comments below to share what you know.

Ounces Oktoberfest – October 7, 8 & 9

Ounces Taproom & Beer Garden in West Seattle is hosting a three-day Oktoberfest celebration this year. All sorts of fun stuff and great beer involved. Visit the website for all the details. Here are some highlights.

“Grab your lederhosen and head to Ounces for 3 Days of Oktoberfest fun! Event features local Oktoberfest Beer, Bavarian Food, Live Oompah Music and so much more! Event is FREE! Kids & dogs welcome.”

“We’ve partnered with the best local craft breweries to serve Washington brewed Oktoberfest Beer! Featured Breweries include: Chuckanut Brewing, Stoup Brewing, Bosk Brew Works, Aslan Brewing, Black Raven Brewing, Flying Lion Brewing and more!”

“Start with a GIANT fresh-baked bavarian-style pretzel, then chow down on tasty brats, polishes and hot dogs courtesy of Monster Dogs, and finish with dessert from Street Treats! All perfectly pair with a cold stein of Oktoberfest beer!”


Past events, as of September 28.

Fremont Oktoberfest

Three Days, September 16 through 18. This is the largest annual beer festival in Seattle. And this year it’s bigger than ever! The most beer variety in its history. The event takes place on the streets of Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood and offers all the expected Oktoberfest fun, along with some unexpected stuff too. See our previous post for all the details.

Airways Brewing

At the Brewery Taproom and the Bistro. September 16 – 18. “Our schedule and food menu for Oktoberfest 2022 is set.

“Thursday, 9/15, we kick things off at The Tap Room & Brewery with this year’s Zapfhahn Festbier on tap and in cans when we open at 3pm. Kent Mayor Dana Ralph taps the official wooden barrel at 5pm, followed immediately by live, German music from The Bonnie Birch Bavarian Trio. This year’s Tap Room & Brewery food menu features, for the first-time ever, *LIVE ACTION BRATWURST MAKING!* Ken will be on hand with House-made and a side of Chips or German Potato Salad.

The Bistro & Beer Garden celebrates on Friday, 9/16 and Saturday, 9/17. Zapfhahn Festbier will be on tap and in cans at opening. Entrée specials this year include: Schnitzel with Mushroom Gravy, a Bratwurst Plate, and our famous Classic Beef Rouladen. For small bites, there’s Giant Pretzels with Beer Cheese & Mustard, and Currywurst with Truffle Fries. We’ll also tap the wooden barrel of Festbier at 5pm on Friday. Oktoberfest is one of our largest events of the year and is always a lot of fun. Come join us for one, two or even all three days.”

Black Raven Brewing Flocktoberfest

“We are less than one week away from our Flocktoberfest bash! We will be opening our doors at noon to commence the festivities. Flatstick Pub will be bringing their putting green, a smorgasbord of food trucks will be peddling their vitals, we will be cranking out pretzels, all while some of the PNW’s best bands will be providing the soundtrack to our afternoon. We will see you all there!”

  • Flocktoberfest 2022
  • Cost per person: FREE/All Ages!
  • Date: September 17th
  • Time: Noon-8pm
  • Location: Black Raven – Woodinville Taproom

Kirkland Oktoberfest 

Three days: Friday, September 23rd thru Sunday, September 25th. This event takes over the shores of Lake Washington at Marina Park Pavilion in downtown Kirkland. Live music all weekend. Fun and games. Wiener dog races! Lots and lots beer! See our previous post for all the details about this on.

Spokane’s West End Oktoberfest

Saturday September 17th. The West End Oktoberfest is an all-day, walk-around beer fest featuring SEVEN, yes SEVEN West End Breweries – Common Language Brewing, Iron Goat Brewing, Brick West Brewing, River City Brewing, The Grain Shed, Whistle Punk Brewing, and Golden Handle Brewing. A ticket gets you an Oktoberfest mug, $4 festival beer pours all day, and live entertainment and one of the best beer atmospheres in Spokane.

McMenamins Oktoberfest

“Whether you’re German or not, get your lederhosen ready – it’s time for Oktoberfest! Clink pints, sing songs and celebrate the start of fall at the McMenamins Anderson School Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday, September 24th Plus, other Washington properties, McMenamins Olympic Club and Mill Creek, will be joining in on the fun and hosting events at their pubs!”

“McMenamins classics, like their Oktoberfest beer special, along with guest beers coupled with classic German delicacies – think: bratwursts, kraut, potato salad, pretzel rolls – and live music bring the annual festivities to life! All day, all ages and free entry!”  

Anderson School Event Details:  

  • Address: 18607 Bothell Way NE Bothell, WA, 98011
  • Saturday, 9/24, all day (Live music begins @ 1pm)
  • Free entry, all ages welcome 
  • 1-3:30pm: Oompah Machine
  • 4-6:30pm: Kyle & Darin Band
  • 7-10pm: The Lost and Found

Olympic Club Event Details:

  • Address: 112 N. Tower Ave. Centralia, WA, 98531
  • Saturday, 9/24, all day (Live music begins @ 1pm)
  • Free entry, all ages welcome 
  • 1-3:30pm: Cavort
  • 4-6:30pm: The Pine Hearts
  • 7-10pm: Waking Bear

Mill Creek Event Details:

  • Address: 13300 Bothell-Everett Hwy #304 Mill Creek, WA, 98012
  • Saturday, 9/24, all day 
  • Free entry, all ages welcome

For more beer-related events around Washington, check out the Washington Beer Blog’s events page.



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