The longest running Oktoberfest celebration in Portland returns as Widmer Brothers Brewing hosts its 14th annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 29th. Once again this festive celebration returns to Portland’s living room, Pioneer Courthouse Square.
Oktoberfest will kick off at Noon as a family friendly celebration with free admission until 4:00pm. Enjoy an array of free activities before the ticketed evening concert that begins at 4:00pm. Activities include face-painting, a masskrugstemmen (Steinholding) competition, pretzel necklace building, palm/tarot card readers, Classy Camelids Llama and Alpaca in German attire, a photo booth and of course Widmer brewed beer!
Look for many of Widmer’s popular beer like Hefeweizen, Russell Street IPA and specialty small-batch brews you can only sample at Oktoberfest. Brewed just for the Oktoberfest celebration is Widmer’s new Oktoberfest bier that will only be available in cans at this event. A beer stein is available for purchase for $6.00 as will beer tokens be available for purchase at the token tent.
Then at 4:00pm live music will begin in partnership with local radio station 94.7FM. Dirty Heads will headline the night with musical support from Rare Monk, The Weather Machine, Jumblehead and Those Darn Accordions.
Once 4:00pm hits, the festival grounds of Pioneer Courthouse Square will transition into a music venue with paid entry required. There are two ticket options, General Admission or VIP.
GA Tickets are $34 in advance, $39 day of show. GA tickets cover all day admission, including the concert portion of Oktoberfest from 4-11pm with headliner Dirty Heads. It also comes with a complimentary stein given upon entry, and beer tokens will be available for purchase.
VIP Tickets are $75 for all day admission including the concert portion of the event from 4-11pm with headliner Dirty Heads. VIP tickets include a complimentary beer stein, one beer token (for a full pour), one Widmer Brothers commemorative item, and access to the VIP viewing deck with a private bar for faster access to beer.
Pioneer Courthouse Square 701 SW 6th Ave. Portland, OR 97205
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.