Now in its fifth year the Kirkland Oktoberfest is bringing the bierfest traditions and sizzling oompah music back to the east side for another year of fun. This is the real deal with an authentic German biergarten, multiple entertainment stages, competitions, games and so much more. They’re serving only the best imported German and Northwest craft brews in tasting sizes, as well as, liters and half liters.
Sausages, pretzels and a variety of food trucks will keep you well-fed while you play a round of corn hole or watch the wiener dog races. If you’re feeling competitive, you can enter the Hungry Hippos competition or try your hand at stein hoisting. Grab some friends and compete in beer pong and human foosball or sit back with a stein of ice cold beer and watch the hilarity.
Kirkland Oktoberfest is a fun and inclusive event that has always relied an awesome group of volunteers to ensure its success. Volunteers are needed to help pour beer, greet guests, sell merchandise, and help the event behind the scenes. Shifts run from two and a half hours to four hours and volunteers are rewarded handsomely with festival entry, beer tickets and a t-shirt or swag. The more volunteer shifts you work the more cool stuff you get. For more information on volunteering visit: https://www.universe.com/events/kirkland-oktoberfest-volunteer-tickets-D59YFP
Kirkland Oktoberfest has always been a supporter of charities that directly affect the local community. This year, proceeds will benefit these worthy causes: Kirkland Downtown Association, Rotary Club of Kirkland Downtown, American Cancer Society, Eastside Timebank, Sibling House, Imagine Housing, and MEOW (Mercer Island Eastside Orphans and Waifs). These non-profits are doing the great work of providing much-needed services to our neighbors and making our community a better place. We look forward to supporting these charities and shining a light on the awesome work they do every day.
This event is a 21 and over and you must have a valid ID to enter. The wiener dog races on Sunday are FREE and all ages and we encourage you to bring all of your wiener dog friends. Dogs are allowed into Oktoberfest on Sunday. We encourage costumes, hats and accessories and we’ll even be holding a costume contest. Kirkland Okotberfest is proudly run by Chump Change Productions. Visit okotberfestkirkland.com for more information on volunteering, event details and transportation.
About Kirkland Downtown Association
The KDA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization representing the common interests of Kirkland’s downtown business community. KDA members include business owners, property owners, and members of the community who are dedicated to the vibrancy of Downtown Kirkland. They support each other, provide funds and volunteer hours to promote community events which encourage people to visit, shop, live, work, and play in Downtown Kirkland’s unique waterfront setting. The KDA actively supports the City of Kirkland and the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce efforts in business recruitment, growth, and development.
About Rotary Club of Kirkland Downtown
The RCKD funds projects in cooperation with other clubs via grants and we are also hands on – participating in projects locally and globally with people from our club. This year we are sending members to the tiny island of Antigua to assist the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club with their Computers for the World Program and helping teaching sewing classes (providing funds for machine) in order to help women learn a trade and become self sustaining. Locally we are involved with KTUB Teen Dinners, supporting Attain Housing with holiday meals and gifts and Juanita High School student of the month awards and scholarships.
About American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society has programs and services to help you manage cancer treatment and recovery and find the emotional support you need. And best of all, our help is free. American Cancer Society events are inspiring, uplifting, and great at bringing the fight against cancer directly into your community. Join the spirit of camaraderie and compassion as we work together to save lives from cancer.
About Eastisde Timebank
Eastside Timebank is built on the idea that each of us has unique gifts, talents and resources to offer. We all have needs that others can fill, and everyone’s time is equally valued. By facilitating the give-and-take of services, the Eastside Timebank builds a more resilient community, meeting unmet needs, building support circles and thus strengthening our local communities.
About Sibling House
Sibling House is a network of homes where siblings in foster care can stay together in a loving environment while separated from their birth parents.
About Imagine Housing
Imagine Housing, dedicated solely to developing affordable rental homes for the very lowest income families in our community and to supporting their efforts to lead more successful lives.
About MEOW (Mercer Island Eastside Orphans and Waifs)
With respect and compassion for all animal life, MEOW promotes lifelong relationships between people and companion animals, providing shelter and care for each precious life until adopted into a forever home.