Update 9/11: Oaks Park Oktoberfest has been canceled for 2021.
As Portland’s iconic amusement park is celebrating the harvest with a fun, family-friendly celebration of the season. The Oaks Park Oktoberfest is one fall festival you won’t want to miss.
This Oktoberfest has events that everyone can enjoy. The festival is broken up into the Main Festhalle and a Family Festhalle. Each have their own list of activities throughout the day. Here’s all of the fun you can have at this year’s Oaks Park Oktoberfest.
2021 Oaks Park Oktoberfest
The Oaks Park Oktoberfest has a full list of activities for the young and young at heart. Here’s a little taste of what you can do at the festival:
- Try your hand at the pretzel toss
- Make a masterpiece at the condiment art contest
- Show off your dance moves at the chicken dance contest
- Watch a German cooking demonstration
- Hit the dance floor to learn the classic beer hall two-step
- Pick the prized pooch at the wiener dog races.
Along with these family-friendly activities is the Kinderplatz, which features special activities and entertainment especially for kids.
Top off your day at the Oaks Park Oktoberfest by visiting the vendor village full of unique finds from local businesses.
Beer and Food
If you’re in it for the beer, each pint can be bought with a “scrip.” Each scrip is $6 and can be purchased at select areas at the event. The beer list includes many German beers, as well as local favorites like Zoiglhaus. Cider and wine are also available with a scrip.
Pair your beverage with German-inspired food available for purchase. Get schnitzel, bratwurst, apple strudel, giant pretzels and many other meals and snacks.
The best part of this Oktoberfest is the price. While there are some add-on activities for an extra cost, such as rides, mini golf, go karts and roller skating, the general admission for all the Oktoberfest fun is very reasonable.
Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for kids 15 and under and $4 for seniors 62 and older. Tickets go on sale September 3. Your ticket gets you access to all the Oktoberfest venues.
The 2021 Oaks Park Oktoberfest is happening September 24-26. Hours are 4-11 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
Oaks Park is located at 7805 SE Oaks Park Way in Portland. For more information, visit Oaks Park Oktoberfest website.
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