Widmer Brothers Brewing 14th Annual Oktoberfest

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!

Widmer Brothers Brewing Oktoberfest from 2017 held at Pioneer Courthouse Square.
Widmer Brothers Brewing Oktoberfest from 2017 held at Pioneer Courthouse Square.

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