If you find yourself up in the Pacific Northwest, take a glance at the calendar because it’s that time of year again. Oktoberfest is just around the bend! That means, especially in the Washington, the annual celebration of good beer and community togetherness is upon us. In Seattle, with so many good microbrews around, you could argue it’s the best celebration of its kind this side of the Atlantic.
The Fremont Oktoberfest kicks things off this year starting the 23rd with a tasting garden and tasting tokens for over 80, yes 80, microbrews and German beers. Once you’re done making the tasting circuit, you can head over to the Buxom beer garden and have a large, liter beer, just like you see in all the movies. There will be lounges strewn about the grounds, so you can take a break and rest and watch sports at one lounge, eat at another, catch an episode of Family Guy at the next. There will also be a Texas Chainsaw pumpkin carving competition and many bands on multiple days. Sunday’s the last of it, so there’s a 5k run with beer stops along the way, and heck, they’ll even let you bring your dog along with you.
Basically, the boys over at Fremont pull out all the stops to make sure Oktoberfest is sure to be a blast. It’s three days (Friday through Sunday) of more beer than you can shake a weinershnitzle at. So be sure to book your tickets early ($20-$25) and head on down to Fremont.