Seattle is known for its dizzying array of local vineyards, but Washington is home to more than just great wine – something made abundantly clear during annual Oktoberfest celebrations. We’ve gathered up four of the best Oktoberfests throughout the city for you to enjoy:
When: September 16, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
If you’re looking for an adventurous Oktoberfest, East Ballard has you covered with its third annual progressive Oktoberfest. Led by The Oompah Machine (a traditional Oompah band), you’ll have the opportunity to stop at four fantastic Seattle breweries over the course of one Saturday afternoon. Complete with commemorative beer steins, authentic schnitzel provided by Itty Bitty Schnitty, and free admission, this is one Oktoberfest you won’t soon forget.
Where: Kenmore Community Club
When: September 16, 2017
For a truly authentic holiday experience, look no further than Seattle’s own Austria Club’s Oktoberfest. This year, Austria Club invites you to join them as they dance the night away in true Bavarian fashion. Musical entertainment includes Happy Hans and the Enzian Schuplattler, and this year’s feast will feature bratwurst, leberkäse, sauerkraut, and other authentic dishes. For a more authentic experience, transatlantic plane tickets will be required.
Where: In the streets of Fremont, between Phinney Ave N and 1st Ave NW & N 35th St and N Canal St.
When: September 22 – 24, 2017
When it comes to tradition, there is no Oktoberfest in Seattle with more history than Fremont’s annual Oktoberfest of 21 years. Over a three-day period, Fremont celebrates “the very best in craft beer from the Pacific NW and beyond”. They’re not joking, either: Fremont Oktoberfest will have over 80 craft beers available, as well as six brews from München itself.
While Friday and Saturday (September 22 and 23) are for those 21+ only, Sunday is open for all ages and you’re invited to bring the whole family. Kids can enjoy “rootbeer tasting” while you are busy sampling any of the dozens of beers on tap. And don’t worry; there will be plenty of food on-site to keep you going, such as Ziegler’s Bratwurst Haus or Fremont Oktoberfest’s special warm and delicious Bavarian-inspired pretzels.
Where: To Be Announced
When: November 18 – 19, 2017
Food trucks abound at this second annual Trucktoberfest. While food is perhaps the main draw of this festival, beer from around the world will be available for you to enjoy. Pairing the best food truck grub with the best beers from the world over makes for a weekend full of food and fun regardless of whether you’re a foodie, beer lover, or both.
No matter the event or fest, Seattle has numerous areas to enjoy your favorite holiday. If you’re looking for a Realtor in the area, contact us and we’ll walk you through the process of finding your dream house.