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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Seattle Fall Tradition is Fremont Oktoberfest

Fremont Oktoberfest is Seattle’s fall tradition. Voted as one of the top places to toast Oktoberfest, this three-day festival features a Tasting Garden, two stages with live music, Sunday Dogtoberfest activities and an Oktoberfest Village with a Kids Area and 5K Run.

This year the 16th annual Fremont Oktoberfest takes place on the first official days of autumn, September 21 to 23, in the heart of Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood.

Fremont Oktoberfest hosts a 21+ Tasting Garden where guests can sample over 80 microbrews, German beers and wine. The Buxom Beer Garden, located inside the Tasting Garden, serves up microbrews in a macro glass – ½- and 1-liter souvenir steins. Various lounges and music stages provide guests with non-stop entertainment including the infamous Texas Chainsaw Pumpkin Carving Contest, Dog Modeling Contest, and Buxom Royalty Contest.

The Oktoberfest Village features its own by-the-glass beer garden, traditional German food booths, a free entertainment stage and a Kids’ area with Zucchini 500 races, pumpkin carving and Oktoberfest themed arts and crafts. The Oktoberfest Village is free and open to all ages.

The weekend also includes a Brew HA-HA of a run, the Fremont Oktoberfest 5K, complete with a beer belly division and appropriately ending at the Village Beer Garden. For those looking for a unique adventure, the Fremont Oktoberfest Street Scramble sends guests on a scavenger hunt to find the hidden treasures of the Fremont neighborhood.

Tickets are on sale at fremontoktoberfest.com and include admission, a 5oz commemorative tasting mug and five tasting tokens. 5oz beer tastes are one token each and additional tokens are available for purchase.

Fremont Oktoberfest is a benefit for the Fremont Chamber of Commerce funding local schools, art groups, community events and promoting Fremont as the “Center of the Universe." More information about the Fremont Chamber of Commerce can be found at www.fremontseattle.com

For more information about top events in Washington State take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Washington