2016 Bend Oktoberfest Food, Brews, & Fun

Throughout the event folks can sample traditional Bavarian style music, beers, wines, cider, & foods.


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We will offer traditional Bavarian foods including THREE 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, Leberkäse (ground turkey served w/ mustard sauce), Pommes frites (potatoes w/ ketchup & mayo),”FAMILY DOGS BUFFALO MEAT CORNDOGS” featuring all organic ingredients & more. Guilty pleasures will include tasty Kettle Korn and cotton candy.


Enjoying the 16+ varieties

16 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,  Cascade Lakes Brewing,  Crux Fermentation ProjectDeschutes Brewery, Silver Moon Brewing, Three Creeks Brewing & more to be namedThe Wine Shop & Beer Tasting Bar will be serving up German and Austrian wines! European inspired cider from Atlas Cider Company.

All beer servings are pint pours of brew! You must purchase a Bend Oktoberfest stein to try the brews. THIS year we have new designs for our beverage vessels. We’ll have the 2016 yellow steins and limited edition ceramic steins.

*Note: Ceramic steins go quickly so come Friday night & grab one!


 The Bend Oktoberfest Games will feature absurd games of skill for prizes including yodeling, hammerschlagen (race to hammer a nail into a custom table), a costume contest, tricycle races, Medieval Swordplay, The Wiener Dog Parade, and the Wiener Dog Races.

Bouncy houses will be provided by Bouncing off the Wall.                              Bouncing off Walls logo



Bouncy houses by Bouncing Off The Walls

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HAMMERSCHLAGEN – a race to hammer a nail into a table for prizes!

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Glitter Tattoos from Ziggy’s!


MEDIEVAL SWORDPLAY- Join Knights of Veritas for an interactive presentation on the historical martial arts of Germany in the middle ages.

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Barker Group NW Oktoberfest SPIRIT CONTEST – Contestants compete in fun games to show off their costumes and Oktoberfest spirit.

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Face painting & glitter tattoos along with ice cream from Ziggy’s Ice Cream

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Hutch’s Bicycle Tricycle Races



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, Christmas decorations, banners, 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 are allowed at the event. We are sorry, but it is a local law.