Event attractions are subject to change. Check back often for updates and additions!
DON'T MISS the tapping of the Firkin!
Join us on Friday, October 9, at 8:00p.m. as we tap the Oktoberfest Firkin to officially open Oktoberfest NW! Location- Main Festhalle Stage. Click HERE for a look at last year's Opening Ceremony.
Enjoy frosty traditional German beers, great food, lively music including host & headliner Manuela Horn and games with a traditional Oktoberfest look and feel! Wish you were in Munich? Grab yourself a stein and prost your neighbors and new friends!
Oktoberfest Northwest Running of the Wieners! Multiple races, costume contests, great fun for the whole family in a stadium atmosphere right inside the heart of the event. This is a Sunday-only attraction. Go here for more details or to register your wiener. Click here for a schedule of events!
Hammerschlagen Tournament of Champions
Each year the Best of the Best compete for a space in the Hammerschlagen Tournament of Champions Wall of Champions.The goal of Hammerschlagen is to drive a nail into a cross-section of wood faster than your opponent.Sound easy? Click HERE for a look at what Hammerschlagen is all about. Sign up at the Hammerschlagen tent at the event for your chance at bragging rights, glory, and a whole mess of great prizes! Check out tournament schedule, brackets, and rules HERE. PS You can still play Hammerschlagen all weekend long without joining the tournament!
Oktoberfest NW Games
Outside of the Hammerschlagen Tournament, we also have plenty of other game choices including Hammerschlagen free play, Holey Boards, Corn Hole Toss and Beer Pong!
The Sport Haus
The Sport Haus, situated inside of the Oktoberfest Northwest and included in general admission, is a place where sports fans can keep up with the action on their favorite teams that weekend while still joining in the celebration of Oktoberfest. The Sport Haus features a giant 8' screen, two 50" plasma TVs and a selection of bar games such as Beer Pong and Corn Hole Toss. Wash it all down with a beer or two! Plus, the Sports Haus will open early on Sunday, Oct. 11 at 9:30am so you can cheer on Beastmode & the crew with a German beer or two!
Family Fest Zone & Kinderhaus
We have an entire area just for kids and their families! Arts and crafts projects with the German School of Tacoma, an authentic May Pole dance, a Root Bier Garden, free pumpkin decorating, free face painting & scavenger hunt ( on select days & while supplies last), games like Corn Hole Toss and a Kids Hammerschlagen with kid-sized hammers and easy to hit nails (children must be supervised by an adult to play)! More details HERE.
German Corner Shopping
Find that perfect gift for someone (or yourself!) while wandering among all of the great souvenirs at the German Corner. The German Corner features everything from steins to cookbooks to authentic German clothing. Browse their selection ahead of time at www.germanplaza.com
Sunday is Family Day with over half-price admission, courtesy of The News Tribune!
Stein Dash 5K
Work up a sweat & earn that bratwurst at the Oktoberfest NW Stein Dash 5K on Sunday, October 11 at 9:30am! The 'Ultimate Beer Run" includes an event t-shirt, a commerative running-friendly stein, and your first drink post-race is free! (That includes beer or non-alcoholic beverages.) The finish line leads right into the Oktoberfest Northwest Festhalle which is included in your registration. All ages welcome. Register early & save! Sign up HERE!