2016 Bend Oktoberfest Food, Brews, & Fun
Throughout the event folks can sample traditional Bavarian style music, beers, wines, cider, & foods.
We will offer traditional Bavarian foods including 3 types of brats from Taylor’s Sausage-(classic mild (white) with a touch of sage, smoked with garlic and onion, extra hot with onion, garlic and enough hot pepper to make your nose run!), German Sausage Pizza from The Pizza Cart, Knödel (dumplings) in 3 flavors-Keberbase-meatloaf, Potato Onion, and a veggie option from Dump City Dumplings, Philly CheeseSteak, Gyros, & Northwest Cuisine. Guilty pleasures will include tasty Kettle Korn, Ida’s Cupcakes, Bonta Gelato, and cotton candy.
18 taps of local brewed love to try!!! We will be featuring local brews from several of our Central Oregon breweries serving their best Oktoberfest brews and other ales. Breweries include Bend Brewing Company, Boneyard Beer, Crux Fermentation Project, Deschutes Brewery, GoodLife Brewing, Silver Moon Brewing, Sunriver Brewing, Three Creeks Brewing, & Worthy Brewing. The Wine Shop & Beer Tasting Bar will be serving up German and Austrian wines! European inspired cider from Atlas Cider Company.
All servings are pint pours of beer! You must purchase a Bend Oktoberfest stein to try the brews. This year we have a new design/logo for our cups. We’ll have blue steins and even more limited edition ceramic steins with our new wiener dog logo for those who like to collect each year.
The Bend Oktoberfest Games will feature absurd games of skill for prizes including yodeling, bendhamershlagen (race to hammer a nail into a custom table), a costume contest, tricycle races, and the Famous Wiener Dog Races.
Bouncy houses will be provided by Bouncing off the Wall.
Oktoberfest is the only event held in Downtown Bend that raises money to help keep Downtown Bend beautiful. It is events like this that help us fulfill our mission – adding to the vitality and success of downtown and its businesses. The Bend Oktoberfest is produced by the Downtown Bend Business Association, a 501 (c)(6) nonprofit organization working to maintain and improve the economic vitality of Downtown Bend. The DBBA works to keep downtown beautiful and is responsible for the flowers baskets, Holiday decorations, banners, daily sidewalk cleaning, and much more. Thank you for your support!
For accommodations for people with disabilities, please contact: The DBBA at (541) 788-3628
Only dogs competing in the Wiener Dog Races or service dogs are allowed at the event. We are sorry, but it is a local law.