2019 Oktoberfest Activities


Saturday & Sunday
12-5 PM

Oaks Park is proud to present the most kid-friendly Oktoberfest in the pacific northwest. Not only are children welcome in all event venues during all festival hours, but we offer special activities just to add to the wonder and excitement of our littlest guests.

  • 12-5 PM: "Herzen und Kronen" Crafts
    Create a heart necklace and a Bavarian crown!
  • 2 PM & 4 PM: Rocktoberfest
    Red Shoe Productions rocks the Family Festhalle with a special show just for kids featuring music, dancing, and games.
  • 3:45 PM: Children's Chicken Dance Party

Join Chipper the Squirrel on the Main Festhalle dance floor for a special Chicken Dance contest just for kids 12 and younger!

Wiener Dog Races

12-2 PM & 4-6:30 PM

Cheer for your favorite furry friend in the most adorable race on 4 legs!  Heats for standard size, miniature, and dachshund mix pups.

Portion of entry proceeds go to dachshund rescues. Races held in Picnic Area 9.

Portion of entry proceeds go to dachshund rescues. Races held in Picnic Area 9.

  • Preliminary Rounds: 12-2 PM & 4-6 PM
  • Championship Race: 6.30 PM

Cooking Demonstrations

Saturday & Sunday
2:30 & 4:30 PM

Learn the secrets of traditional Bavarian cooking as our special guest chef shows you around the kitchen, all while taking in breathtaking views of the Willamette River and Portland's West Hills.  Cooking demonstrations held in theHistoric Picnic Area 11 Gazebo.

Recipes Coming Soon


Main Festhalle Fun & Games:
Pretzel Toss Contest


A game of ring-toss with a German twist!  Get the most pretzels around the plunger and win great prizes.

  • Friday: 4:45 & 8:15 PM
  • Saturday: 2:15 & 8 PM
  • Sunday: 2:15 PM

Times subject to change.

Main Festhalle Fun & Games:
Condiment Art Contest


Couples square off to see who can draw the most crowd-pleasing dirndl using just ketchup and mustard!

  • Friday: 5:15 & 8:45 PM
  • Saturday: 3 & 8:45 PM
  • Sunday: 3 PM

Times subject to change.

Main Festhalle Fun & Games:
Chicken Dance Contest


Everyone's favorite!  Time to see which family can win over the crowd to be crowned the Chicken Dance champs of PDX!

  • Friday: 6:15 & 9:45 PM
  • Saturday: 3:45 & 9:45 PM
  • Sunday: 3:45 PM

Times subject to change.


Festhalle Dance Floors


One of the main features of Oaks Park Oktoberfest is getting up out of your seat and joining your neighbors as we fill the dance floor!  Grab your guy or gal and kick your heels up to the best oompah music around.  All ages are welcome on our dance floors, so save a special dance for grandma, grandpa, and your little ones too!  Not sure how to dance?  Our Main Festhalle host and hostess are happy to help you learn the two-step or some old fashioned polka moves.Dance floors located in the Main Festhalle and Family Festhalle and open during all band performances.

Vendor Village


Over 30 artisan craft vendors and local German importers offer their wares. Support local small business, and even get started on your Christmas shopping a bit early with unique and affordable treasures made by your neighbors!

Vendor Hours:

  • Friday: 4-10 PM
  • Saturday: 11 AM-10 PM
  • Sunday: 11 AM-7 PM

Hours subject to change; individual vendors may opt to close earlier/stay open later.

Oktoberfest Photo Booth


Enjoy a fun, FREE, Oktoberfest themed photo booth presented by Doble Realty Group! It will have lots of festive props and backdrops that take you to the original Munich Oktoberfest. Share your photos with friends and they might think you are in Germany!  Located in the Main Festhalle.


Oaks Park Midway


A genuine Oktoberfest celebration always includes the thrills of the midway!  From kiddie rides to Oregon's most extreme thrill experience, Adrenaline Peak Roller Coaster, plus mini golf and midway games, there is something fun for every Oktoberfest guest!

Midway Hours:

  • Friday: 6-10 PM
  • Saturday: 12-10 PM
  • Sunday: 12-7 PM

Oaks Park Roller Rink


Fun is really on a roll at the Oaks Park Roller Skating Rink!  Skating is included with every ride bracelet, or purchase admission to skate for just $7.50 per person!  Friday & Saturday sessions feature a live DJ, Sunday sessions feature the famous live Wurlitzer Pipe Organ.

Open Skate Sessions:

  • Friday: 1-5:30 PM & 7-10:30 PM
  • Saturday: 1-5 PM & 7-10:30 PM
  • Sunday: 1-5 PM & 7-9:30 PM

Skate rental sold separately ($2-$5)


Food & Beverage

Enjoy a delicious menu of authentic German food and beer alongside locally crafted cider and wine.

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Performer Schedules

3 stages featuring the best polka bands from throughout the pacific Northwest.


General Festival Info

Event dates, times, gate fees, and more details about Portland's hometown Oktoberfest.


FAQ & Tips

Know before you go! View our handy FAQ and tip page for visitor guidelines and more.



Oaks Park Oktoberfest
September 20-22, 2019

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