Fremont Oktoberfest: September 18-20

Fremont throws Seattle’s biggest Oktoberfest celebration.

We know that talking about fall events means our glorious Seattle summers are winding down, but unfortunately, denial won’t delay the inevitable. On the flip side, fall brings a number of fun events, like Fremont Oktoberfest, which is less than a month away! With 50 breweries and traditional German snacks, grab your drinking buddies and get down to the “Center of the Universe.” Bonus drink tokens if you buy you tickets before September 1st!



  • WHEN: Friday – Sunday, Sept. 18-20
  • WHERE: 35th St and Canal St


  • Grand Admission: 1 day, 10 tokens, 5 oz mini-mug is $30 (Buy before Sept 1 for 5 bonus tokens!)
  • General Admission: 1 day, 5 tokens is $25 (Buy before Sept 1 for 5 bonus tokens!)
  • Festival Admission: 1 day, 4 vouchers for non-alcoholic drinks is $20

Buy your tickets here.

THE BREWS: Over 50 breweries serving more than 100 seasonal beers, including award-winners, microbrews, and traditional German bier. The running list is here.

OUR FAVORITES (Warning: we love IPAs):

  1. Ninkasi Brewing from Eugene, Oregon has by far, the best IPAs.  The Total Domination IPA, their classic IPA is bold and robust, and if you really want something hoppy, try the Tricerohops IPA, Ninkasi’s Double IPA.  It’s flavorful and incredibly hoppy/good.
  2. Mac and Jack’s is a microbrewery based in Redmond, Washington and only serves their beer on draft in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.  Their African Amber Ale is easy to drink, but is still zestful, especially from its floral aroma.
  3. Laurelwood Brewing Company hails from Portland, Oregon and anyone who proclaims to be an IPA-enthusiast must try their Workhorse IPA.  It’s smooth, with a slight orange scent, and is dangerously hoppy.

THE BITES: German pretzels, bratwurst from Zieglers and other fair food inside the Fremont Oktoberfest Tasting Garden.

FREMONT OKTOBERFEST 5K: Benefitting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on Sunday, September 20th. All ages welcome.

For race registration click here.

5K racers with costumes

Fremont Oktoberfest benefits the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, supporting local schools, art groups, community events, and promoting Fremont as the “Center of the Universe.”

Photos courtesy of Fremont Oktoberfest.

Fremont Oktoberfest          |         35th St and Canal St, Seattle        |       September 18-20, 2015