2021 Oktoberfest Activities

Kinderplatz

Saturday & Sunday
12-5 PM
Various Locations

Oaks Park is proud to offer the most kid-friendly Oktoberfest in the Pacific Northwest. Alpenrose Dairy presents special activities and entertainment especially for our littlest guests.

  • 12-5 PM: "Herzen und Kronen" Crafts
  • 2 PM & 4 PM: Rocktoberfest Show
  • 3:45 PM: Chipper's Chicken Dance Party
MORE INFO COMING SOON

Wiener Dog Races

Saturday
12-6:30 PM
Picnic Area 9

Cheer for your favorite furry friend in the most adorable race on 4 legs! Heats for standard size, miniature, and dachshund mix pups. A portion of entry proceeds goes to local dachshund rescues.

  • 12-2 PM Preliminary Rounds
  • 4-6 PM Preliminary Rounds
  • 6:30 PM: Championship Race
RACE ENTRY FORM

Cooking Shows

Saturday & Sunday
2:30 & 4:30 PM
Picnic Area 11

Learn the secrets of traditional Bavarian cooking from Chef Paul Folkestad, all while taking in breathtaking views of the Willamette River and Portland's West Hills. Seating is limited. 2021 menu features:

  • Classic Pork Schnitzel
  • Colander Spaetzle
  • Crustless German Cheesecake
RECIPES COMING SOON
 

Pretzel Toss Contest

Festhalle Fun & Games
Friday-Sunday
Main Festhalle Stage

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

Condiment Art Contest

Festhalle Fun & Games
Friday-Sunday
Main Festhalle Stage

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

Chicken Dance Contest

Festhalle Fun & Games
Friday-Sunday
Main Festhalle Stage

Shake your tailfeathers and flap your wings - your family could be crowned the Chicken Dance champs of PDX!

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

Vendor Village

Friday-Sunday
Picnic Area 1

Support local small business and get started on your Christmas shopping a bit early with unique and affordable treasures made by your neighbors!

  • FRI: 4-9:30 PM
  • SAT: 11 AM-9:30 PM
  • SUN: 11 AM-7 PM
VENDOR APPLICATION

Oaks Park's Rides

Friday-Sunday
Hours & Prices Vary

Get the genuine Oktoberfest experience with the thrill of midway! From kiddie rides to new AtmosFEAR, everyone will find something fun on the midway!

  • FRI: 6-10 PM
  • SAT: 12-10 PM
  • SUN: 12-7 PM
RIDE GUIDE

Dance Floors

Friday-Sunday
Main & Family Festhalles

One of the main features of Oaks Park Oktoberfest is getting up out of your seat and joining your neighbors to fill the dance floor with joy in celebrating the season. All ages are welcome on our dance floors, so save a special dance for grandma, grandpa, and your little ones too! Don't know how to dance? Our Main Festhalle hosts can help you learn a classic beer hall 2-step in no time!

 

Buddy Bar Challenge

Friday-Sunday
Main Festhalle

Sounds easy, right? Just hang on a bar for 100 seconds to win $100. Flex your muscles in this total test of willpower! $10 per entry. Additional requirements apply.

 

Activity times and activities offered are subject to change without notice.

Festival Info

Get all the festival basics like event times, festhalle hours, attraction information, gate fees, and more.

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Food & Drink

Beers and brats abound! It's the good stuff - German beers, wine, cider, sausage, strudel, schnitzel, and more!

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Performers

Our 2 stages feature the best polka bands and dancers from throughout the Pacific Northwest.

STAGE SCHEDULES

More To Know

Get to know Portland's hometown Oktoberfest before you go with our fun and informative visitor tips.

FAQ & TIPS

 

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