October 4-5, 11-12, & 18-19

The clock's ticking until the kick off of
Oktoberfest in the Bavarian Village of Leavenworth, Washington!
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Admission Tickets

Tickets for the Oktoberfest Festival include admission to the two event locations: the Festhalle and Front Street Park.

Tickets on sale now! We do hold back tickets to sell the day of the event, however, this line can get quite long at opening so we highly recommend getting your tickets in advance so you can avoid this added delay in lifting your stein.

When you pre-purchase your tickets you will proceed to the security entrance gate upon arrival.

We often get asked if there is a fee just to come and walk around downtown and there most assuredly is not. In fact, there are many other establishments that have their own Oktoberfest events and there is live music throughout town to be enjoyed as well

  • Friday Admission- $15.00*
  • Saturday Admission- $30.00*
  • Weekend Pass- $40.00*

*Does not include SeeTickets service fee. Kids 12 and under free.

Oktoberfest Hours:

  • Fridays- 6pm-Midnight
  • Saturdays- Noon-Midnight


Oktoberfest Currency & Price List

In order to expedite lines we will be introducing a point-of-sale system at every beer, cider, wine, food, and official merchandise station that will allow you to use your credit, debit or mobile pay (Apple Pay, Google Pay, etc.). No more paper tickets! You’ll also be able to use the commemorative Oktoberfest wristband synched to your credit card to tap and pay. More details about that and menu of prices for beer, wine, cider, food, etc. coming soon!

Oktoberfest Venues

From bands playing traditional Bavarian Music to cover bands, three stages allow us to provide something for everyone. Check the program and performer bios for more details, however as a rule of thumb Gazebo Stage at Front Street Park is the venue for traditional Bavarian Music. The Bierzelt Tent is a bit edgier with cover contemporary cover bands. The Festhalle stage offers a variety of experiences from traditional dancers and musicians in the afternoon to bands offering a bit of both traditional and contemporary favorites in the evening hours.

Connecting the Kinderplatz to the Festhalle and Beirzelt venues is our outdoor street fair. Which includes, food and retail vendors plus beer taps. Walk around, take in sights and sounds and enjoy the festive feeling!

Festhalle Main Stage

This stage features all of our amazing headliners playing the widest variety of music including traditional Bavarian favorites, cover songs from the best artists and dance performances.

Bierzelt Stage

For a more rocking time visit this stage where you can rock out with your friends, dance to cover bands and try a polka or two.

Front Street Park Stage

The Park stage in picturesque downtown offers a more traditional Bavarian music scene with plenty of accordions, yodelers and alphorns to entertain.

Street Fair

Wander through the outdoor street scene where you will find food, beer taps, event merchandise, handmade and imported goods plus you’ll find plenty of photo ops!

Bands & Entertainers

This year we have a stellar roster of amazing entertainers lined up! We are thrilled to announce that S-Bahn will be back in Leavenworth for all three weekends! Plus, new this year, we will have West Coast Prost, one of the country’s premiere polka-variety bands, and Die Jungen Weststeirer, a classic polka band out of Austria.

Fan favorites Manuela Horn, The Europa Band, The Hosen Ones, Pech und Schwefel, Michael Stoessl and the Aqua-Nets return to all three stages. And for polka purists we will have The Smilin’ Scandinavians, The Ted Lunka Polka Band, AlpenFolk, Enzian Schuhplattler Dancers and more!

Planning which weekends you want to visit? Here is our headliner schedule:

West Coast Prost- October 4-5

Manuela Horn- October 11-12, 18-19

S Bahn- October 4-5, 11-12, 18-19

Pech und Schwefel- October 4-5, 11-12

Die Jungen Weststeirer- October 18-19


Beer, Wine and Cider

It’s no secret that our Leavenworth breweries are creating some delicious and much sought-after craft beer. This year we have a stellar line-up of local brews at the event, plus our friends at Icicle Brewing, Blewett Brewing, and Doghaus Brewery are once again collaborating on the one-of-a-kind Festbier just for Oktoberfest!

In addition to our local beers, we have a robust lineup of German imports, from Paulaner to Weihenstephaner. This year we bring local wines and a new cider offerings to the line up!

FESTIVAL BEER

  • Leavenworth Festbier – Icicle, Blewett, and Doghaus Collaboration LOCAL
  • Simple Kölsch German Ale – Blewett Brewing Co, Leavenworth, WA
  • Doberman Schwarzbier (Dark Beer) – Doghaus Brewery, Leavenworth, WA
  • AlpenHaze Hazy IPA – Icicle Brewing Co, Leavenworth, WA
  • Premium Pilsner – Icicle Brewing Co, Leavenworth, WA

IMPORTS

  • Ayinger Oktoberfest Märzen – Aying, Bavaria, Germany
  • Paulaner Oktoberfest Märzen – Munich, Bavaria, Germany
  • Paulaner Münchner Lager – Munich, Bavaria, Germany
  • Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier (Hefeweizen) – Freising, Bavaria, Germany
  • Weihenstephaner Dunkel (Dark Wheat Beer) – Freising, Bavaria, Germany

**Beer may be purchased in our compostable cups and poured into your purchased stein per health codes, we cannot fill steins at the taps.

NON-ALCOHOLIC BEER

  • Clausthaler Original Non-Alcoholic Lager – Frankfurt, Germany

WINE

  • Simply by Milbrandt Chardonnay
  • Red Blend by Icicle Ridge Winery

CIDER

  • Yonder Vantage Semi-Dry Hard Cider

HARD KOMBUCHA

  • Pineapple Guava Hard Kombucha by Huney Jun

Kinderplatz

Our 15,000 sq ft Kinderplatz has a 62-foot Ferris wheel, bouncy obstacle course, root beer garden, face painting, games, and more. For adults, we will have yard games this year. Come by and play!

For families entering the Oktoberfest beer gardens, your entry to the Kinderplatz is free. For those who just want to take your kids inside the Kinderplatz area and do not wish to attend the beer gardens, a separate admission of $5.00/person on Fridays and $10.00/person on Saturdays applies. Kids 12 and under free.

Once inside, bouncy obstacle course and games are free and you can purchase tickets for rides on the ferris wheel ($5.00), merchandise, root beer floats and food.

Fun & Games

Part of the fun of Oktoberfest are the games and contests, the most popular being the stein holding competitions! Stein holding is a traditional Bavarian strength contest in which competitors hold a full one-liter beer stein out in front of their bodies with a straight arm, parallel to the ground. You go as long as you can and the last person holding with good form is the winner. Check the program for times and locations of all the competitions and be ready to volunteer when our emcee calls for contestants!

Keg Tapping & Festzug

Each Saturday of Oktoberfest we open the festival with a Festzug march through town. Locals and visitors dress in their Bavarian best with our Alphorn players and other performers to open the Oktoberfest celebrations for the day. We follow with keg tappings at 1pm at the Festhalle Venue and 2pm at the Front Street Park venue.

Food Options

Brats, German sandwiches, kraut, pretzels, handmade corndogs and donuts and more! Many yummy tastes and smells of Oktoberfest can be found this year at the event.

All around town, you find plenty of German options and so much more like Pub style, Italian, Farm to Table, Mexican to name a few, your taste buds will thank you!

Shuttle Service

We will be providing a free shuttle on all Fridays and Saturdays of Oktoberfest. Oct 4-5, 11-12, and 18-19. They will run one hour prior to event opening with the last shuttle being at 12:15 AM, fifteen minutes after closing.

The routes will go as far west as Icicle Road, south to Sleeping Lady, east to Safeway (Park and Ride), and north to Ski Hill Drive, with other stops around town delivering you to the Oktoberfest gate. Please wave down the bus for stops. The shuttles are ADA wheelchair accessible.

Schedule

• Fridays- Starts at 5:00pm last shuttle at 12:15am

• Saturdays- Starts at 11:00am last shuttle at 12:15am

• Shuttle runs approximately every 30 minutes

The Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the 2024 Oktoberfest continues moving towards being a ZERO WASTE event! Compostable beer cups, biodegradable paper and no single use plastic utensils or water bottles are just some of the ways we are diverting waste from our area landfills!

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Entertainment Sponsor

Supporting programming of over 20 entertainers over 3 weekends of the event

Kinderplatz Sponsors

Supporting the creation of a family friendly venue for the event

Give a Schnitzel Sponsors

Supporting our zero waste efforts and partnersips with Waste Loop LLC and Winton MFG Compost Works

Prost! Sponsors

General support of the Oktoberfest event weekends

In-Kind Sponsors

Providing lodging for our entertainment

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