Win Tickets ($28): 2013 Mount Angel Oktoberfest | Biergarten, Sausage, Alpenhorns, Car Show, Bavarian Band

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Mount Angel Oktoberfest on September 12-15. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, September 9.

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Mt Angel OktoberfestMount Angel Oktoberfest
September 12-15, 2013
Thursday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – Midnight
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Most events are free | All Ages
Weingarten, Alpinegarten and Biergarten: $4-$14 | 21+ After 9 p.m.

See oktoberfest.org for information on lodging and events.

See the Full Schedule at oktoberfest.org

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One of the longest standing, best-loved folk festivals in the Northwest, celebrates its 48th anniversary from September 12 through September 15, 2013. The Mount Angel Oktoberfest began as a traditional fall festival to celebrate the bounty of the earth and the goodness of creation.

A Great Bavarian style party as well as a huge fundraiser, the Oktoberfest is still going strong, carrying with it the quality, warmth and fun of a community effort unparalleled in the Northwest. Oktoberfest kicks off with a traditional German Webertanz (May pole dance) performed by Mount Angel school children at noon on the second Thursday after Labor Day and continues through Sunday.

Entertainment

Highlights

  • Friday and Saturday night street dances
  • traditional Biergarten
  • family Weingarten
  • interactive Alpinegarten
  • concerts in St. Mary Parish Church,
  • all-free kindergarten

The “Original Donaumusikanten,” a world class Bavarian band, is flying directly from Germany and sponsored by Lufthansa, the official airline of Oktoberfest. The German band plays daily in the Weingarten. The Oktoberfest Weingarten captures the ambiance of the great wine festivals along the Rhine River. It is noted for wonderful food, select wines from Germany and the Northwest, Warsteiner German beers and Budweiser. In addition to the Donaumusikanten, you will meet the Z Musikmakers from Mount Angel, and the Gordanairs European Musik from Canada.

The family Alpinegarten features lively interactive entertainment with a wide variety of alpine folk music in a hall reminiscent of a Bavarian village folkfest. Entertaining in the Alpinegarten features the Gruber Family Band and the Saltzburger Echo Band, This versatile band brings the Alps to Mount Angel, playing “Old World” folk and traditional music from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. They recently returned from a successful European tour. They amaze audiences with their twelve-foot alpenhorns, Swiss cowbells and harmony yodeling.

The Alpinegarten features delicious beers and refreshing wines. The McMinnville Knights of Columbus operate the Gourmet Coffee Shoppe and Deli in the Alpinegarten with the help of Allann Bros Coffee Company.

The Biergarten, located in the Mount Angel’s Festhalle, features Die Schlauberger, America’s #1 German Band with their mix of Alpine Rock. The Biergarten is famous for lots of great dancing and singing, good food and of course beer.

Our newest venue, the Prostgarten is a quiet place to relax while strolling through the streets. Grab a sausage and kraut or other festival favorite from a food booth; then make your way to the Prostgarten and select a Warsteiner beer or German Wine imported by Kastle Hill to accompany your meal.

The Oktoberfest Kindergarten is filled with delightful free entertainment for young and old alike. It features 4-H barnyard, pony rings, interactive bouncing amusements, climbing walls and other physical activities. The Kindergarten Pavilion presents magicians, clowns and kid oriented entertainment. The real thriller in the Kindergarten is the famous Weiner Dog Race. This is a great place to spend some quality time with the kids.

The Fruchtsauele is a traditional harvest monument expressing our thanks to the Creator for the bounty of the harvest. It is constructed of seeds, fresh fruits, nuts and vegetables mostly grown in and about the village. It is located in the center of the festival area and displays the annual festival theme. It is a great place to meet and gather up your family and friends.

The festival offers golf, track and volleyball tournaments, a 10-kilometer fun run and 5-kilometer run/walk. The fun begins on Saturday at 9 AM and starts at Humpert Park
The Cruz-n Car Show on Saturday and Sunday, actually two shows in one, features 100 vehicles on Saturday and a whole new group of 100 vehicles on Sunday. Thirty awards are presented each day. The award winners from Saturday will be back on Sunday and on display in our ‘Winners Circle.’

No trip to Mount Angel is complete without a visit to the century old Benedictine Sisters’ Queen of Angels Monastery and to Mount Angel Abbey. Busses leave from near the bandstand every half-hour to the abbey, from 11 AM to 5 PM on Saturday and Sunday. Be sure to see the two museums, bookstore gift shop, and the library with its display of rare books and the abbey church. The abbey presents free organ concerts in the church, every hour from noon until 5 PM on Saturday and Sunday. The Benedictine Sisters offer daily self-guided tours of their monastery grounds, an icon exhibit and operate a charming gift shop with many objects hand-crafted by the nuns.

Oregon’s oldest and longest running Oktoberfest began in 1966, part of the tradition of over 125 years of harvest festivals under various names and formats. The community founded by German pioneers in 1867, with its surrounding agricultural countryside bears a striking resemblance to rural Bavaria, making an Oktoberfest a natural choice.

The Oktoberfest format was an immediate success, attracting 39,000 people in 1966 its first year. Since then, the festival has grown every year, with average attendance now topping 350,000. The festival is organized and run by volunteers. It is the largest, all volunteer led event in the Northwest. It is dedicated to providing a quality, reasonably priced family celebration, which raises funds for deserving, non-profit organizations in Mount Angel and the surrounding communities.

Since it began 48 years ago, Oktoberfest has donated over three million dollars to schools, churches, civic organizations, youth activities, senior services, hospitals, and a score of other worthwhile causes. This does not include the money earned by the fifty food booths, sponsored by civic and non-profit organizations. Last year they grossed over $650,000. For many of these groups, Oktoberfest is their major fund raising activity of the year.

Throughout the years, Mount Angel’s Oktoberfest has offered traditional Bavarian food, fun and entertainment for the whole family. The 2013 Oktoberfest features fifty food booths, a large arts and crafts show and a whole lot more.

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81 Responses to Win Tickets ($28): 2013 Mount Angel Oktoberfest | Biergarten, Sausage, Alpenhorns, Car Show, Bavarian Band

  1. Christine September 4, 2013 at 11:12 am #

    This event marks the start of fall for me, can’t wait! Would love to win these tickets!

  2. Alex September 4, 2013 at 11:19 am #

    I will wear my finest lederhosen!

  3. Kristin September 4, 2013 at 11:28 am #

    I have lived next door to Mt Angel for two years now and have yet to attend Oktoberfest. Having been been raised in a small German-American community, I need to make this happen! How fun!

  4. Rizza September 4, 2013 at 11:28 am #

    I have never been to this event, would love a chance to go!

  5. Jenny September 4, 2013 at 11:36 am #

    We like to go celebrate our German heritage and a birthday, check out all the costumes, hear the great music, and eat the yummy food! Oh, and the beer, of course. (It’s hard to find some of these beers regularly.)

  6. Heather R September 4, 2013 at 11:37 am #

    Been going for years! I have a whole new generation to take to show the ropes and this would let me take even more ;]

  7. Tamara Colpitts September 4, 2013 at 11:52 am #

    I would like to attend this event so that I can say I have been to Oktoberfest. I have always wanted to go..

  8. Elizabeth K. September 4, 2013 at 11:53 am #

    I used to go to the Oktoberfest every year growing up with my Oma and parents but moneys been really tight the past few years so I haven’t been able to go. Winning those tickets would be amazing :)

  9. Miguel G September 4, 2013 at 11:53 am #

    How can you beat a weekend that involves runnig the Ofest Road Race, walking through the classic car show, getting stuffed on sausage and kraut, polka and chicken dancing the ngiht away and lederhosen as far as the eye can see!

  10. Abby September 4, 2013 at 11:55 am #

    I am already going and would like to take some friends along with me!!

  11. michael rupp September 4, 2013 at 12:07 pm #

    THIS would be an awsome time!

  12. Rusty September 4, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

    Never been to this Oktoberfest and would love to go! Wife is pregnant and about to drop so it would be a great last hurrah for us!

  13. Katy September 4, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

    Oktoberfest!!! Yahoo!

  14. Jessica C September 4, 2013 at 12:42 pm #

    My boyfriend and I would absolutely love to make it down to the Oktoberfest for our first time this year. We’re the type to turn great moments into annual traditions, and we’re always on the hunt to add to our exciting yearly adventures itinerary. As a homebrewer, my other half is also dying to add more to his palate and get inspired by some serious German brews. I’m also going to make a presence at the 5K and represent my running club by (hopefully) placing in the top 10, and then polish off my success with a keg. So, come on, Mt Angel, beer me!

  15. Melissa September 4, 2013 at 12:58 pm #

    Love the atmosphere, the food, and the great beer! Would love to win the tickets.

  16. Kimberley K September 4, 2013 at 12:59 pm #

    I’ve lived in Portland for over a dozen years now and have never made it to Mt. Angel’s Oktoberfest! :(

    Would love to take my sweetheart for a much-needed break from the daily doldrums! Thank you! :)

  17. John Wilson September 4, 2013 at 1:36 pm #

    My wife loves Wiener. Wiener Dogs, that is. We would love to see them racing. Not Anthony Weiner.

  18. Katie Kiely September 4, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

    YAYAYAYAYA! Would love some seasonal brews at Mt. Angel!

  19. Josh September 4, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

    Always wanted to visit there!

  20. Mary Sautner September 4, 2013 at 3:00 pm #

    I would love to come down to experience Octoberfest! I have never been but have a proud German heritage! Family still in the Black Forest!

  21. kettles1008 September 4, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

    this would be so fun. I have always wanted to go and I have the perfect outfit to wear.

  22. Monica burnett September 4, 2013 at 6:12 pm #

    I have been talking about going to this all year! Yes please, I wasn’t to go, I frequent Gustav’s too often and need a change in my local German culture!

  23. Robert Renning September 4, 2013 at 7:23 pm #

    Oregon’s oldest Oktoberfest! I need to check this out. Prost!

  24. belindaanne September 5, 2013 at 6:25 am #

    My husband used to live in Germany, he would love this as a fun date!

  25. Zia September 5, 2013 at 9:22 am #

    Love the music at Oktoberfest , I grew up in Germany and its a fun way to re live some fun memories singing along with the German band and eat some schnitzel and drink german beer. Prost

  26. Rachel September 5, 2013 at 10:19 am #

    I would love to check out Mount Angel Oktoberfest, but I’m a broke psu student…. This is the only way I’d be able to go!

  27. Claire September 5, 2013 at 11:06 am #

    Mt. Angel is so cute, and while I’ve been to the festival before, I’ve never been able to enjoy the beirgartens! I would love to win tickets to this!

  28. Sam September 5, 2013 at 11:21 am #

    Doing the chicken dance with a bratwurst in hand, jolly folks in lederhosen handing serving beer as well…that would be the highlight of my September! Zicke, Zacke, Zicke, Zacke, Hoi, Hoi, Hoi!

  29. sherry densmore-warren September 5, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    My mom would love to go to this event. She hasn’t been able to go the last couple of years, and I would love to make this happen for her. Winning these tickets would make it that much easier to do.

  30. julia September 5, 2013 at 12:40 pm #

    I would die for some tickets. My boyfriend and I have never been able to go to it due to finances :(

  31. Chelsea September 5, 2013 at 1:18 pm #

    Anything that has to do with German and beer ist ein gutes Tag ;)
    May I have this opportunity,

    bitte! :)

  32. Teresa September 5, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

    My husband and I used to live in Bavaria and we are really homesick! This sounds like a great way to cope for awhile.

  33. Victoria September 5, 2013 at 2:22 pm #

    This would be the best thing ever!

  34. Danielle September 5, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

    I have never been and would love to go!

  35. Melissa September 5, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

    I’ve heard great things about this Oktoberfest and would love to attend.

  36. Tracy H September 5, 2013 at 2:43 pm #

    Husband and I have never been and we would love to go!

  37. Joey September 5, 2013 at 2:44 pm #

    TICKETS!!!….PLEASE TICKETS!!!!! “Tiki-taki, tiki-taki, Oi Oi, Oi!!!

  38. Trina September 5, 2013 at 2:46 pm #

    Bitte wählen Sie mich für die Freikarten. Sie werden es nicht bereuen! Danke!

  39. Cory Shird September 5, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

    Wahoo!!!!!

  40. Tonya September 5, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

    Fall is my absolute favorite time of year and I never miss this Oktoberfest…would be nice to win tix this year!

  41. Scott September 5, 2013 at 3:09 pm #

    I would love to score ticktes because a) I just graduated and jobless b) love Garters (it does say garters, right?) c) sausage d) horns e) Rammstein,

  42. Kimi September 5, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to go to this!

  43. Ben September 5, 2013 at 3:48 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to attend this event!

  44. Nate September 5, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

    Sounds like a blast!

  45. Dave H September 5, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

    We just finished buying the kids school clothes! Broke and stressed out from shopping and would love to treat my wife to a day at the Octoberfest!!!!!!!!

  46. Anne September 5, 2013 at 4:13 pm #

    I would love to get my Oom-Pa-Pa on!

  47. dawn September 5, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

    Never been, but always wanted to go….

  48. Leah W September 5, 2013 at 4:30 pm #

    I’ve been hearing about this festival for years, and after spending a day in Mt Angel this summer, I would really love to go back during and see the fun!

  49. steadyfest September 5, 2013 at 5:30 pm #

    thanks for the chance!

  50. Xander September 5, 2013 at 6:58 pm #

    I’d like to have an excuse to get my roommate to go – he used to live in Germany and hasn’t done anything very German since he’s been in the States!

  51. mary b yellowbird September 5, 2013 at 7:17 pm #

    Bitte und Danke!

  52. Karl September 5, 2013 at 7:20 pm #

    My last name means German in German so I kind of have to go. Probably the closest ill get to the homeland for a while.

  53. Elizabeth Hatch September 5, 2013 at 8:36 pm #

    Haven’t been in years , need to not miss another year!

  54. Sammy September 5, 2013 at 9:55 pm #

    I love to see twelve-foot alpenhorns, Swiss cowbells, and yodeling in action.

  55. Katie Hollister September 5, 2013 at 10:31 pm #

    I just moved to Portland, this seems like such a great event to check out! Would be my first visit to this awesome festival! fingers crossed :)

  56. Tim September 5, 2013 at 10:52 pm #

    I have never been to this, would love to go.

  57. joe September 6, 2013 at 12:16 am #

    I need to take my wife out…

  58. gary primack September 6, 2013 at 12:15 pm #

    i’ve been wanting to go to this for years !

  59. Daisy September 6, 2013 at 4:49 pm #

    Looking forward to debuting my authentic dirndl this year!

  60. Meredith September 6, 2013 at 7:23 pm #

    I have always wanted to check this out!

  61. Jessica September 6, 2013 at 9:00 pm #

    Because mt angel is such a cute town. I love the drive down there and what better to be at the end of the rainbow then beer!!! Can’t wait to go!!

  62. Kathy September 6, 2013 at 9:08 pm #

    What could be better than Polka music, pretzels and German beer! It would be a blast, and I would love an opportunity to join the festivities.

  63. Kat September 6, 2013 at 10:31 pm #

    I’d love to go to Oktoberfest just for a great way to escape the daily hectic life.

  64. Monica R September 6, 2013 at 11:02 pm #

    would love to go.

  65. David September 6, 2013 at 11:04 pm #

    I want to win. I should win because I deserve it. There, I said it in front of the internets.

  66. Paula Clements September 7, 2013 at 12:19 pm #

    So excited to find an event that sounds like the real deal. It has been 30 years since we enjoyed Octoberfests in Germany. Can’t wait to attend!

  67. Katie September 7, 2013 at 12:51 pm #

    I have heard that this is a fantastic Oktoberfest and would love to check it out!

  68. Grant September 7, 2013 at 4:24 pm #

    This sounds like beerfest, I’m in whether i win or not

  69. Madeline black September 7, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

    I would love to win tickets!! I have never been to an Oktoberfest before and I think it would be blast to go!!

  70. JockJamz September 7, 2013 at 6:11 pm #

    This event would be amazing to go to. I love oktoberfest

  71. Nicole September 7, 2013 at 8:19 pm #

    Oh please pick me. I some how miss this every year and I’d love to go!!!

  72. Pam September 8, 2013 at 4:03 pm #

    I would love to be able to take my Dad for an early birthday gift.

  73. Keegan September 8, 2013 at 5:46 pm #

    Pick me!

  74. Tamara September 9, 2013 at 9:09 am #

    Love german food, music and people.
    A new adventure for our family.

  75. Jared w September 9, 2013 at 11:39 am #

    The only thing better than the irony of oktoberfest in september is free fun and beer

  76. Gino September 9, 2013 at 11:57 am #

    German food and beer? What’s not to love?

  77. Marissa D. September 9, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

    I’m not sure if this is over yet, but it’s worth a shot! Ich liebe Bier!

  78. Heather September 9, 2013 at 5:20 pm #

    I have never been to Oktoberfest and would really love to win these tickets.

  79. gary September 10, 2013 at 3:00 pm #

    been here 30 years and havent gone yet.free would be the perfect push

  80. Lindseylee September 14, 2013 at 12:01 am #

    I would love a chance to go ! plus my husband is in the army and stationed in Germany. It would be a chance for us to see each other again and go on a mini honeymoon we haven’t had yet. we are newlyweds that are separated it would be a great experience for both of us

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