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So much to do and see at Oktoberfest Northwest!

Event attractions are subject to change. Check back often for updates and additions!

Opening Ceremony
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.

Festhalle Biergarten
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 & prost your neighbors and new friends! Click HERE for what we are serving up! All restaurant menu items will be $10 or less.

Wiener Dog Races
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 dog. 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® all play, Holey Boards, Corn Hole Toss and Beer Pong!

The Sport Haus
The Sport Haus, situated inside of the Oktoberfest Northwest Festhalle 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! 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! Plus, a few of the Sea Gals will make an appearance for the party!

Family Fest Zone & Kinderhaus
We have an entire area just for kids and their families! Arts and crafts projects with the Tacoma German Language School, 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.

ALL-NEW Küchenchef Stage (Cooking Demo Stage)
Join local chefs at the new Oktoberfest Küchenchef Stage sponsored by Albert Lee Appliance and Seattle Refined. The high-energy cooking demos show off elite area chefs and is a MUST-SEE New attraction! We are excited to have Matt Schweitzer, Chef and Owner of Marrow in Tacoma, host our first ever Küchenchef Stage! Located in the Outdoor Biergarten area. Check out what each chef is cooking up and the full lineup HERE.

Oktoberfest NW Photo Booth Fun
Snap & share fun pictures with Oktoberfest themed props at the Official Photo Booth provided by the Puget Sound Photo Booth Company. It will be located inside the Oktoberfest Festhalle!  

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 $5 general admission, courtesy of The News Tribune!

Stein Dash 5K

So much to do and see at Oktoberfest Northwest!

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

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