It’s time to put on your lederhosen, grab your stein, and head out to celebrate everything German at Oktoberfest. Throughout Clark County, you can celebrate this tradition, which started over 200 years ago in Munich, Germany. Oktoberfests are family-friendly and always have plenty of good food, beer, entertainment and activities.
This year you can have double the fun as the Ridgefield Oktoberfest will be held on the same days as Experience Ridgefield, meaning there will be something for the whole family to do! Experience Ridgefield is an old-fashioned carnival celebrating the city’s proud past and including food and craft vendors, rides and guided tours of the new schools. It’s put on by the Ridgefield school district.
Ridgefield Oktoberfest is also a family-friend event filled to the brim with German food, local beers and live music. Funds are going to the sponsor, Ridgefield Main Street Association. Monies will be put toward the beautification and revitalization of downtown Ridgefield. For more information, visit the City of Ridgefield website.
Ridgefield High School
2724 S Hillhurst Rd, Ridgefield
Experience Ridgefield Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Oktoberfest Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Caps N’ Taps Oktorberfest is self-described as “Old Worlds meets New World.” They will be featuring Occidental Brewing Company plus some traditional Oktoberfest breweries. Fun activities will include Hammer-Schlagen and stein holding contests! What is Hammer-Schlagen? It’s a fun game where each player has their own nail. Players each get one swing with a hammer at their nail per turn, if the nail is not driven flush into the piece of wood, then they pass the hammer to the next player. The first person to drive their nail flush or below the surface of the wood wins! Stein holding is a traditional Bavarian strength contest where participants hold a full, one-liter beer stein out straight in front of their bodies, parallel to the ground. The person who can hold their arm up the longest is the winner. More information will be available as the event approaches, visit the Caps N’ Taps Facebook page for more details.
337 NE 4th Ave, Camas
The Oktoberfest in Brush Prairie has some unique games and contents happening that you won’t want to miss, including a wiener dog race featuring, what else, Dachshunds! Many other games will be played as well as good music featuring Doppbock and Radical Revolution, a 6-piece 80s tribute band. There will be a beer garden, food and craft vendors. This 63-acre park has its own private lake and pool, train rides, bounce houses, mini golf, petting zoo, horseshoes, corn hole, a pirate ship and much more! Visit the Alderbrook Park website for more information.
September 29, 2018
Oktoberfest Brush Prairie
24414 NE Westerholm Rd, Brush Prairie
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
$10 adults, $6 kids 4- to 13-years-old and 3-years-old and under free.
The Northwood Public House & Brewery Oktoberfest is a family-friendly, all age event. In it’s fifth year, it will be back and better than ever! They recreate a German beer hall in their high-ceilinged restaurant in celebration of hops harvest. There will be plenty of beers (both German and local), German costumes, German food and of course the chicken dance! They will have live music and plenty of kids’ activities. The brewery confirmed that they are having this event this year, but have not settled on a date. Date and times to be announced. Check the Northwood Public House & Brewery Facebook page for up-to-date information.
Date to be Announced
Northwood Public House & Brewery
1401 SE Rasmussen Blvd, Battle Ground