Win Weekend Passes ($60): Mount Angel Oktoberfest is this Weekend! | Beer, Cider, Wine, Oregon’s Favorite Biergarten, Sausage, Alpenhorns, Car Show, Bavarian Band

We are giving away a pair of festival passes to Mount Angel Oktoberfest on September 15-18. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, September 16.


From our sponsors:
Mount Angel Oktoberfest
Mount Angel Oktoberfest
September 15-18, 2016
Thursday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – Midnight
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Most events are free | All Ages
Weingarten, Alpinegarten and Biergarten: $5-$15 | for those 21+ After 9 p.m.

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One of the longest standing, best-loved folk festivals in the Northwest, celebrates its 51st celebration from September 15 through September 18, 2016. The Mount Angel Oktoberfest began as a traditional fall festival to celebrate the bounty of the earth and the goodness of creation. 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 each day. What many people don’t know is that this is Great Bavarian style party as well as a huge fundraiser supporting over 50 non-profit organizations who operate the food booths. Oktoberfest Inc. has donated over three million dollars to schools, churches, civic organizations, youth activities, senior services, hospitals, and a score of other worthwhile causes with their proceeds from the festival.



  • Friday and Saturday night street dances
  • Biergarten – Alpine Rock and upbeat music
  • Weingarten – with musicians from Germany, Canada, and Mt. Angel
  • Alpinegarten – interactive and open for kids at all times
  • Concerts in St. Mary Parish Church,
  • All-free kindergarten – Fri, Sat & Sun. magicians, jugglers, pony rides, petting farm and much more

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. 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 Alpinegarten is open to families all day, and features lively interactive entertainment reminiscent of a Bavarian village folkfest. Entertainment in the Alpinegarten features the Gruber Family Band, and other festival favorites. The Alpinegarten features delicious beers and refreshing wines.

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.

The Prostgarten is a quiet place to relax while strolling through the streets, and listen to acoustic accordion. 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 farm fun activities including a 4-H barnyard, pony rings and hay maze courtesy of Wilco; interactive bouncing amusements, climbing walls and other physical activities. The Kindergarten Pavilion provided by Columbia Bank presents magicians, jugglers 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 and volleyball tournaments, a 10-kilometer fun run and 5-kilometer run/walk and a ½ Marathon. The fun begins early on Saturday 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. The Cruz-n Car Show is sponsored by BMW of Salem.

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. 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.

Throughout the years, Mount Angel’s Oktoberfest has offered traditional Bavarian food, fun and entertainment for the whole family. The 2016 Oktoberfest features fifty food booths, a large arts and crafts show and a whole lot more.

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106 Responses to Win Weekend Passes ($60): Mount Angel Oktoberfest is this Weekend! | Beer, Cider, Wine, Oregon’s Favorite Biergarten, Sausage, Alpenhorns, Car Show, Bavarian Band

  1. Ariana Becher September 12, 2016 at 2:14 pm #

    I would love for this to be my only getaway this year! Haven’t been to a festival in ages.

    • Lauren Pizzurro September 16, 2016 at 12:58 am #

      Sausages? Beer? Music? Sounds like a dream!

  2. Katie September 12, 2016 at 2:27 pm #

    Car show, lederhosen and steins… Yes please! Probst Probst Probst.

  3. Nicole September 12, 2016 at 3:02 pm #

    It’s my birthday weekend, would love to attend! I love German beer and food!

  4. Anna September 12, 2016 at 3:03 pm #

    New to Portland and want to experience local oktoberfests! LOVE beer, sausage, cars and dancing! Cheers!

  5. AJ September 12, 2016 at 3:21 pm #

    Oktoberfest is so much fun. I’d love to go.

  6. Stephanie September 12, 2016 at 3:25 pm #

    Dabbled in others but I think it’s time to try the real deal Oktoberfest!

  7. CHRIS MILLER September 12, 2016 at 3:33 pm #

    We have never been to Octoberfest and Mt Angel looks like a very cool town

  8. Donna September 12, 2016 at 4:21 pm #

    Another chance to win, you guys are the best! I would love to go because I like to have fun and this festival is a blast!!

  9. Erick September 12, 2016 at 7:02 pm #

    The beers!

  10. Jo September 12, 2016 at 7:48 pm #

    It’s my birthday Saturday Would love to attend this I am German and I love beer!! Would be a great birthday.

    • Jo September 15, 2016 at 8:40 pm #

      Car show and a sausage fest!! Sounds fun. I wanna go!!

  11. Alex September 12, 2016 at 10:29 pm #

    Great way to not only to celebrate my 30th but always the German heritage

  12. Jill September 12, 2016 at 10:53 pm #

    Oktoberfest….sit down with strangers and leave as friends. Love it!

  13. Sean September 12, 2016 at 10:54 pm #

    Was in Germany for two months last year and want to feel like I’m back there. Prost!

  14. Jennifer September 12, 2016 at 11:46 pm #

    Would love to win tickets, my husband is a Veteran , he served in Iraq but before that he was stationed in Germany. Some of his best memories are from his time there, before Iraq. He suffers from PTSD and I think he would really like to go . Thank u

  15. Andre September 13, 2016 at 3:47 am #

    I from Jamaica this would be so fun to go.

  16. Julie Lee September 13, 2016 at 5:11 am #

    Oktoberfest is great and would love to go!

  17. david September 13, 2016 at 10:53 am #

    been in oregon twenty years, never been! just so happens i’m heading down to silverton for the weekend, so this will be perfect for a fun stop both friday eve and sunday afternoon…yes, please!

  18. Katie September 13, 2016 at 10:57 am #

    Lederhosen and bier, oh my!

  19. Mickey Jacobson September 13, 2016 at 11:11 am #

    Would really like to go to this event as I have never been. Sounds like a lot of fun!

  20. Alex September 13, 2016 at 11:35 am #

    I’ll wear my lederhosen!

  21. Ryan September 13, 2016 at 11:47 am #

    fun, ya

  22. Luke Zwan September 13, 2016 at 12:13 pm #

    With the Last Name Zwanziger, it would be a shame not to indulge my germanic heritage this weekend!

  23. Jessica September 13, 2016 at 12:20 pm #

    I need something fun to do this weekend. Choose me!!

  24. Marco September 13, 2016 at 12:22 pm #

    Bier…schnitzel…lederhosen: The trinity of Teutonic celebration!

  25. Kara September 13, 2016 at 12:48 pm #

    Visited Germany this summer and I would love to have a little bit more German flavor in my life! Yes please!

  26. mar September 13, 2016 at 12:51 pm #


  27. Roya September 13, 2016 at 12:51 pm #

    I would LOVE to go!

  28. Jennifer Kerns-Robison September 13, 2016 at 12:55 pm #

    I would love to go! We have never been.

  29. BEN LARSEN September 13, 2016 at 12:57 pm #

    This sounds incredible.

  30. David Henshaw September 13, 2016 at 1:03 pm #

    My girlfriend from Wisconsin loves her German people! We’ve never been and would love the change to go. Danke xx

  31. Elizabeth Reichhoff September 13, 2016 at 1:20 pm #

    My Wisconsin-born, Packers-loving, German-ancestry husband and I have gone every year for the duration of our marriage. (12 years in October!) It’s not really fall until I’ve seen and heard the Chicken Dance in Mt. Angel.

  32. Drew September 13, 2016 at 1:26 pm #

    I haven’t been to an Octoberfest in over a decade, I would like to go to one again.

  33. Julie September 13, 2016 at 1:28 pm #

    I’m craving sauerkraut pretty badly right now!

  34. Cassi Bell September 13, 2016 at 1:30 pm #

    Oktoberfest is one of my favorite times!!Recently moving here from Denver, this event would be so fun to attend as we were regular attendees of Oktoberfest back home!

  35. Majken September 13, 2016 at 1:31 pm #

    My boyfriend and I are consciously but amiably breaking up and having our 10 year anniversary. This would be a fantastic ironically celebratory breakup extravaganza. Beers, lederhosen, and breakups!

  36. Naomi September 13, 2016 at 1:36 pm #

    Ich würde gerne meine Tochter nehmen. :)

  37. Megan Campbell September 13, 2016 at 1:46 pm #

    We love Oktoberfest, and it would be a great way to celebrate our move to Portland!

  38. Keri T September 13, 2016 at 2:21 pm #

    Haven’t been since we had a kid! Would love to let my hair down and oompa my heart out!

  39. Scotty September 13, 2016 at 2:29 pm #

    My girlfriend loves beer, and it would be cool to take her to this.

  40. Monte September 13, 2016 at 2:32 pm #

    My mom goes to this every year and I’ve never gotten a chance to go with her! This would give me a great second reason to go! Hi mom, cheers!

  41. Isabelle September 13, 2016 at 2:46 pm #

    Because I can’t afford to go to Germany!!! (single tear)

  42. Linda brown September 13, 2016 at 2:53 pm #

    New to Portland. Would love to win!

  43. Tonya September 13, 2016 at 2:56 pm #

    Beer and sausage! Bitte & Danke!

  44. Amy September 13, 2016 at 4:05 pm #

    I’ve been meaning to go to Mt Angel Oktoberfest ever since I moved here, this would be awesome!

  45. Mario Martínez September 13, 2016 at 4:24 pm #

    Because Sausages and Beer are two of my favorite things in life. The third one is Portland so… It’s pretty much the perfect combination! It would be so awesome!!

  46. Tawny September 13, 2016 at 4:28 pm #

    Would love to do this for my husbands birthday weekend!!

  47. Amanda September 13, 2016 at 5:14 pm #

    Perfect way to kick off my fiancé’s birthday fun! Plus it would be a first time for both of us!

  48. Dean September 13, 2016 at 6:31 pm #

    I would love to take my niece who has not been to a Oktoberfest before.

  49. Diana September 13, 2016 at 6:37 pm #

    What a marvelous opportunity to experience the joy of music, dance and flavors of Germany. I would be fortunate indeed to be chosen

  50. Joel Cedar September 13, 2016 at 8:35 pm #

    I would love to go to this with my wife!

  51. Kristin Cedar September 13, 2016 at 8:36 pm #

    This would be such a fun weekend event!

  52. Joel Cedar September 13, 2016 at 8:38 pm #

    I would love to go to this with my wife! Sounds like a great time!

  53. Alan September 13, 2016 at 8:59 pm #

    Hey, it’s my birthday.

  54. Brittanie September 13, 2016 at 9:41 pm #

    Sounds super fun, this is a great festival!

  55. Meaghan Petix September 13, 2016 at 9:55 pm #

    would love to attend Oktoberfest in Mt. Angel! of course I’m interested in trying out some brews but also would love to be immersed in such a lively celebration of harvest & culture

  56. Erica September 13, 2016 at 11:46 pm #

    Sehr gūt! Ich mag Senf! Du bist meine Hausfrau, ya? Wir schleifen auf das Sofa.

  57. Maggie Brees September 14, 2016 at 2:29 am #

    I have never been to an Oktoberfest! It’s on my bucket list, I just haven’t had the chance to do one yet! Oh plz pick me!!

  58. mar September 14, 2016 at 8:18 am #

    A wonderful start to the fall season.

  59. Bethany Hankins September 14, 2016 at 9:12 am #

    I’m so excited to go to Oktoberfest this year! Couldn’t make it last year, and this looks more authentic than anything I’ve been to in the past!

  60. Lauryl September 14, 2016 at 10:04 am #

    So fun I really want to go

  61. Ashley September 14, 2016 at 1:15 pm #

    New to Oregon and would love to experience this!!!

  62. Adam September 14, 2016 at 1:18 pm #

    Never been to Oktoberfest but I have heard such great things, it would be amazing to get to experience this!

  63. Sandra September 14, 2016 at 1:42 pm #

    I love it I go every year I’m going this year

  64. Judy September 14, 2016 at 6:01 pm #

    Nothing is better than celebrating the fall season at Ocktoberfest! I can’t wait to gbo!

  65. Sheana September 14, 2016 at 10:28 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to attend this for years.

  66. kianne September 15, 2016 at 2:50 pm #

    I have never been to a Ocktoberfest! Would love to go!!

  67. angie colantino September 15, 2016 at 2:52 pm #

    Pick me!!

  68. Neil September 15, 2016 at 2:54 pm #

    Never been, but would like to go

  69. Christi Cooper September 15, 2016 at 2:58 pm #

    Never been, so this should be the year!

  70. Christi Smith-Ryan September 15, 2016 at 3:01 pm #

    Prost to you, Prost to me, Prost as we all sing and dance happily at this years Oktoberfest.

  71. Amanda Faye September 15, 2016 at 3:08 pm #

    Would LOVE to go to this, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!!!

  72. Steve burnett September 15, 2016 at 3:31 pm #

    Beer, German food and a kinder-garten!
    The whole family wants to go!

  73. Sandra Leavens September 15, 2016 at 3:32 pm #

    I would love this!

  74. Kate t. September 15, 2016 at 3:34 pm #

    It would be a blast to go and have some delicious food/brews. Can’t forget the music too. :-)

  75. Addie D September 15, 2016 at 4:21 pm #

    Never been to this…would love to attend!

  76. Holly September 15, 2016 at 4:40 pm #

    I’ve never been and wanted to go for years.

  77. Andy Durrenberger September 15, 2016 at 4:56 pm #


  78. Alex September 15, 2016 at 4:58 pm #

    because it sounds lovely!

  79. Hannah Barrett September 15, 2016 at 5:08 pm #

    It’s my dream to go to Oktober fest in Germany. In the meantime, I’d love to experience the Portland festival and check out the amazing food, beer, music and fun. What a great way to experience Portland and kick off fall!

  80. Kileah September 15, 2016 at 5:24 pm #

    It would be such a fantastic event for my hobbit family!!

  81. Aaron September 15, 2016 at 5:27 pm #

    All these other posts have been put on here by a robot! Don’t believe any of them! This is one true post from a human. Love this site and love to hear about events I’ve never been too. Unless I’m a robot who’s become self aware…anyway, how cool would it be to send a robot to an Oktoberfest??

  82. sasha September 15, 2016 at 5:29 pm #

    Would love to be able to attend.

  83. Dayle Nelson September 15, 2016 at 5:43 pm #

    I am driving nearly 200 miles just so I can attend my first ever Mt. Angel Oktoberfest! If I win, my boyfriend has to wear lederhosen all weekend!

  84. amy September 15, 2016 at 5:53 pm #

    Taking my son to College in Corvallis for the first time. Could use fun and will be closer to Mt Angel than ever. Have never been to this before.

  85. Teresa September 15, 2016 at 6:13 pm #

    Gotta love Oktoberfest!

  86. Tricia September 15, 2016 at 6:32 pm #

    I would like to take my husband for his birthday this weekend.

  87. Dawaune September 15, 2016 at 7:05 pm #

    I’m in town visiting from Omaha, Nebraska and heard this Oktoberfest is one of the best in the country! Would love to go but I live in my car and don’t have much money for admission. It would be really neat to win.

  88. Robert Haley September 15, 2016 at 7:36 pm #

    It’s been 25 years I think it’s time to see what has changed.

  89. Tristann September 15, 2016 at 7:48 pm #

    Would love to share my German heritage with my hubby at Oktoberfest.

  90. Kate Wack September 15, 2016 at 8:07 pm #

    Beer, bratwurst, and lederhosen as far as the eye can see! What’s not to love about Oktoberfest?!

  91. Brittany September 15, 2016 at 8:23 pm #

    Would love to go again this year

  92. Danielle September 15, 2016 at 8:39 pm #

    I’ve wanted to check out this event for a long time.

  93. Marissa Mark September 15, 2016 at 9:52 pm #

    It’s my first Saturday off in over a month and need something awesome to do!

  94. Ute September 15, 2016 at 10:16 pm #

    Because I am a notve German who has never been to an Octoberfest and who would like to know what all the Americans are raving about when it comes to German food and festivtites!

  95. Trish September 15, 2016 at 10:40 pm #

    Would love to return to Mt. Angel’s Oktoberfest! It’s been at least 25 years since I’ve enjoyed this special celebration. Cheers!

  96. Vickie Moriarity September 15, 2016 at 10:57 pm #

    Can’t make it to Germany……So I hope I’m off to Mt Angel

  97. Dorinda September 15, 2016 at 11:57 pm #

    would love to take my kids (3) and teach them the chicken dance!

  98. Kelsey September 16, 2016 at 6:52 am #

    I miss Germany!

  99. Mike Woolson September 16, 2016 at 8:32 am #

    This girl I have been crazy about since high school (25 now) is going with some friends of hers. The idea of showing up and suprising her Is so exciting. She wanted me to go with but I cant afford it, this could be huge. I saw the email and thought It was fate!

  100. Amanda September 16, 2016 at 11:47 am #

    I am having a bad Friday..Need a win on tickets please.

  101. Melissa Robinson September 16, 2016 at 5:20 pm #

    Wooohoooo! Oktoberfest in beauitiful Mt. Angel! Bring on the folk dances, alpine horns, good beer, and meat!

  102. Nestor Flores September 16, 2016 at 9:17 pm #

    I was planning on going but if I could win tix even better!

  103. Lynn September 17, 2016 at 9:42 am #

    Macht Schnell to Mt.Angel Oktoberfest!

  104. Jess September 18, 2016 at 12:53 am #

    I’m already thirsty!

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