Oktoberfest Pendleton Returns On October 14

The Pendleton Round-Up grounds will be home once again for the annual Oktoberfest Pendleton that returns on Saturday, October 14th. Festivities kick off at Noon and will last until 9:00pm.

At this year’s Oktoberfest Pendleton, the beers will range from classic German styles to boundary pushing juicy IPAs. About half of the beers are from breweries located in Eastern Oregon and Eastern Washington. There will also be cocktails from Oregon Grain Growers Brand Distillery.

Oktoberfest Pendleton Beer List:
Barley Brown’s – Marzen & Pompatus of Fresh Hops IPA
Block 15 – Azaccasicle IPA & DAB LAB, Fume Ninja IIPA
Blue Mt. Cider – Dry Creed Cider
Buoy – Benedict Cumberbatch Gose & Dunkel
Dragon’s Gate – Godric’s Hollow Farmhouse Saison
Falling Sky – Daywalker Irish Red & Heart Munich Dunkel
Freebridge – Hillsider Helles
Heater Allen – Pils
Iron Horse – Irish Death (Stout)
Ordnance – Slanktoberfest
Prodigal Son – A Bier Named Uter Kolsch & Huckleberry Wheat

Food will also be an integral part of Oktoberfest Pendleton. This year’s title sponsor, Hill Meat Company, will be providing its meats. Matthew Barnes, Prodigal Son’s chef, has put together the fests menu. The food choices include Hill meat sausage (beer brat, German sausage, or smoked beef). The sides will include house-made sauerkraut, rotkohl (braised red cabbage with apple and pork), gurkensalat (a creamy & tangy German cucumber salad), kartoffelsalat (German potato salad), and apfelmus (apple sauce). Rolling Stone’s soft pretzels will be served with obatzda (Bavarian cheese spread). Mario’s Basque BBQ will be serving Hill Meat pork loin sandwiches. New this year, the food truck from the culinary program at Pendleton High School will be serving a bratwurst corndog, currywurst sandwiches, fried sauerkraut balls, and bierocks (German stuffed pastry).

Musicians from the Oregon East Symphony will perform oompah style music for the first half of the day. Then Tylor and the Train Robbers will perform its brand of gritty Americana and outlaw honky-tonk in the evening. There will be crafts, games and a bounce house for the kids from 12-5 thanks to the Eastern Oregon Children’s Museum.

Entry into Oktoberfest Pendleton is $12 that includes a glass mug, a beer token, and entry into the event. Non-drinkers and minors over 12 can attend for $5. Kids under 12 get in free. Presale tickets are available at Prodigal Son Brewery & Pub for $10.

All proceeds from Oktoberfest Pendleton will be split between Pendleton Swim Association, Lion’s Club of Pendleton, and Pendleton City Club. We also started an academic scholarship that was awarded in May to a local student who is now attending OIT in Klamath Falls. To date, Oktoberfest Pendleton has been able to donate over $20,000 to local charities. None of this would be possible without the generous help from our sponsors!

Oktoberfest Pendleton
1205 SW Court Ave.
Pendleton, OR 97801