It’s easy to be sad as the summer winds down, but that’s why we have Oktoberfest! 2019 Oktoberfest in Vancouver, Ridgefield, Camas, Battle Ground and throughout Clark County guarantees to wipe away any post-summer blues. Find lots of beer, German food and good music at these local Oktoberfest events. So, put on your lederhosen and get ready to celebrate Oktoberfest in Clark County.
Ridgefield Oktoberfest and Experience Ridgefield
Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex
September 14: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
3101 S Hillhurst Road, Ridgefield
The 2019 Oktoberfest in Ridgefield will coincide with Experience Ridgefield once again. These events will kick off on September 14 at 11:00 a.m. with family friendly fun until 5:00 p.m. Activities including games, inflatables, arts & crafts, KinderTot Arena for kids under 5-years-old and a game truck. Contests include costume contest (11:00 a.m.), potato sack races, Mr. Potato Head contest, BINGO, a cornhole tournament, and of course, the famous wiener dog races! The races are open to all Dachshunds and start at 4:00 p.m. Sign-up is available until 3:30 p.m. Cost is $5, and you can preregister on the Ridgefield Mainstreet website. Live music will be provided at as well from opening until 9:00 p.m. There will be plenty of German food and beer!
Admission to the festival is free. General admission tickets for the Bier Garden (21-years-old and over) are $15, including your first pour. VIP entry is $25, $20 if purchased in advanced. VIP Tickets are available on Eventbrite.com.
Shorty’s Wiesn Oktoberfest
Shorty’s Garden Center
September 21: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
10006 SE Mill Plain Boulevard, Vancouver
Shorty’s Garden Center’s Okotberfest is back! Celebrate 2019 Oktoberfest in Vancouver at Shorty’s, for a traditional German beer garden-style party that you are going to love. The Vancouver Mayor, Anne McEnerny-Ogle will tap the first keg at 12:00 p.m., followed by a silent auction of her famous apple strudel. Enjoy authentic German food by Mill Creek Pub, including German spaetzle, brats, pretzel with cheese, biergarten radi, and more. Beers will include Northwood’s signature Oktoberfest brew, Uncle Ottto’s Marzen, as well as several from Mill City Brew Werks and Fortside Brewing Company. Live music will be provided by The Happy Wanderers, Marion County Citizen’s Band, Encore Brass, The Widish, and Justin Sheehy and the Over Easy. Shorty’s Wiesn is a non-profit event benefitting the Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation. Tickets are $15 advanced, $20 at the door. Kids 15-years-old and under are free. Event is family-friendly until 6:00 p.m., then it’s 21-years-old and over only. Purchase your advanced tickets on TicketTomato.
Brush Prairie Oktoberfest
September 28: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
24414 NE Westerholm Road, Brush Prairie
Celebrate 2019 Oktoberfest in Brush Prairie at Alderbrook Park! This fun event includes a beer garden, food trucks, craft vendors, entertainment, games, prizes, wiener dog races and more. Live music will be provided by Smilin’ Scandinavians, Shades of Huey, and Flexer T. For kids, they will be showing “Moana” at 7:00 p.m. in Venue 3. Bring a wiener dog for the races at 2:00 p.m. and receive two free entries into the Oktoberfest. Adults at $10, Kids 4- to 13-years-old are $6 and those 3-years-old and under are free.
Caps N’ Taps Old School vs. New School Oktoberfest
337 NE 4th Ave, Camas
Caps N’ Taps will be holding their Oktoberfest in Camas again this year. Like last year, they will be featuring both old school and new school Oktoberfest beers. They are planning plenty of fun and games, including the popular Hammer-Schlagen. Hammer-Schlagen is a specific nail driving competition with its own set of rules: it’s fun, fast paced, and edgy, both for the participants and the crowd. Caps N’ Taps will also have stein-holding contests and other fun events still in the works. For up-to-date information, visit the Caps N’ Taps Facebook page.
Northwood Public House Annual Oktoberfest
October 5: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
October 6: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
1401 SE Rasmussen Boulevard, Battle Ground
The Northwood Public House’s annual Oktoberfest in Battle Ground take place the last weekend of the Munich calendar and is a not-to-be-missed bash. There will be live music, entertainment, contests, and activities for all ages. Highlights include balloon animals and face painting for the kids and a strong-arm stein-holding competition for the adults. Be prepared to do the Chicken Dance! Music headliner Those Darn Accordions will be accompanied by Festival Brass, a nine-piece brass and clarinet band. Both will provide the perfect folk music to celebrate Oktoberfest in Battle Ground.
It wouldn’t be Oktoberfest without the food and drink! Expect to find beer and traditional food, all prepared in house at Northwood Public House. Beer will include Northwood’s signature Oktoberfest brew, Uncle Ottto’s Marzen, as well as imports from Bavaria’s top breweries. The German menu for the weekend includes sausages, schnitzels, traditional roasts, pretzels, sauerkraut, smoked meats and on Sunday, a whole roasted pig stuffed with bratwurst.