There is nothing Pacific Northwesterners like better than a big party with beer! So…it’s time to dust off your lederhosen and practice the Chicken Dance! Oktoberfest is the perfect way to usher in fall while maintaining high spirits. There will be plenty of local craft beer and genuine German beer and food at 2021 Oktoberfest in the Olympia region.

Brats, Brews & Bands

September 11: 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The Hub at Lacey & Huntamer Park
676 Woodland Square Loop SE, Lacey, WA 98503

Kick off the Oktoberfest season with Gateway Rotary’s Brats, Brews & Bands! Eat your fill of bratwurst and other tasty morsels, drink your fill of over 50 types of craft beers, ciders and Washington wines, and then get your fill of incredible music from talented artists all day long! This even is for those 21-years-old and older, so find a sitter and head out to kick off your fall right!

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Get your fill of German food at Madeline’s Bavarian Wurst at the Olympia Farmer’s Market. Photo courtesy: Madeline’s Bavarian Wurst

Madeline’s Bavarian Wurst       

September 18 – October 3, subject to product availability
700 Capital Way N, Olympia at the Olympia Farmers Market

If you are looking for authentic German food, head to Madeline’s Bavarian Wurst at the Olympia Farmers Market. While they always have wonderful bratwurst waiting to fill your belly, for Oktoberfest Madeline’s Bavarian Wurst pulls out all the stops for a special you won’t want to miss, featuring Oly Kraut, homemade hot German potato salad and red cabbage apple slaw. Visit Madeline’s Bavarian Wurst Facebook page for specials and operating hours.

Hoh River Brewery

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Kalvin and Jada (formerly brewers for Fish Tail Brewing) who volunteered to come over to brew Hoh River Brewery’s Oktoberfest special beer. Photo courtesy: Hoh River Brewing

Late September
2442 Mottman Road SW Suite A, Tumwater

Hoh River Brewing will be celebrating 2021 Oktoberfest in Tumwater with a special beer release mid-September. The Oktoberfest special brew is a full-bodied 6.5% lager. “Brewed with generous amounts of Munich, Marris Otter and Carra-Red malts and for our aroma hops we used Czech Saaz and Tettnanger hops,” shares John Christopherson of Hoh River Brewing. “We were very fortunate to have two well-known local brewers, displaced from the closure of Olympia’s Fish Brewery, come over and brew our Oktoberfest.” Follow Hoh River Brewing on Facebook for updates.

Fish Brewing Company

September 17
Fishtale Brewpub
515 Jefferson Street SE, Olympia

Fish Brewing Company will be celebrating 2021 Oktoberfest with a special Oktoberfest release on September 17 at their Fishtale Brewpub location in Olympia! This event has no cover charge, so come enjoy a taste of Germany. With their outdoor beer garden, the party will continue through the weekend.

Matchless Brewing

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Be sure to fill your stein with Matchless Brewing’s new Edelhell, just in time for Oktoberfest! Photo courtesy: Matchless Brewing

8036 River Dr. SE, Tumwater

Matchless Brewing has their new Edelhell beer out, that’s a perfect fall beverage for celebrating Oktoberfest. Wondering what it tastes like? They say: “Brewed with a blend of Rahr & Franco Belges Pilsner & Weyermann Carafoam malts, Noble hops and one of our favorite lager yeast strains, Edelhell is our tribute to German Helles. Subtly sweet, bready malt complexity backed by the unmistakable spicy, floral aromas and flavors of Czech Saaz and Hallertau Mittelfruh hops.” It comes in their to-go four packs, which they say are perfect for your Oktoberfest steins: “this baby was meant to be consumed 1 liter at a time!”

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