Bend Oktoberfest

As we head into mid-September and the official start of the fall season, there’s no better way to celebrate than Oktoberfest! As one of the most anticipated events of the year, Bend Oktoberfest kicks off at 3:00 pm on Friday, September 15th and continues through the weekend (ending Saturday, September 16th at 10:00 pm) with a jam packed schedule you won’t want to miss. From great beer, music and food, to the annual wiener dog race, there’s fun to be had by all!

This annual event is put on by the Bend Downtown Business Association, a small non-profit serving over 300 businesses, and is their largest fundraising event for the year. While event attendance is free, all money spent at Bend Oktoberfest goes towards this non-profit responsible for flower baskets downtown, street cleaning and snow removal, banners, holiday decorations, events, marketing, merchant education and much more!

While attendance is free of charge, it should be noted that this event is cash only, with OnPoint, US Bank and Wells Fargo as the closest ATMs. A Bend Oktoberfest stein must be purchased to try all brews, ($8 for a plastic stein plus a drink ticket) and all servings are pint pours, with brews from some of Central Oregon’s best breweries. Traditional Bavarian food and other treats will also be available throughout the event.

See below for the 2017 Bend Oktoberfest schedule of events, and don’t forget to swing by the Locals Compass booth to say hi if you’re downtown!

Friday September 15, 2017

5:00 pm: Kegs are tapped! Let the fun begin!

5:45 pm: Oompah music starts with The Mirko Pressler Band

7:00 pm: The Bend Oktoberfest Games begin with the 92/9 FM Yodeling Contest – Yodel for prizes!

7:30 pm: Oompah music continues with The Mirko Pressler Band

8:00 pm: Natural Edge Furniture bendhamershlagen Competition – Race to hammer a nail for prizes!

8:30 pm: Oompah music continues with The Mirko Pressler Band

9:45 pm: Beer and Stein sales end.

10:00 pm: End of alcohol sales. Event closes for the night.

Saturday September 16, 2017

12:00-9:00 pm: OnPoint Community Credit Union Family Fest including bouncy houses, games, treats, fun, & much more!

12:00 pm: Oompah music continues with The Mirko Pressler Band

1:30 pm: Hutch’s Bicycles Tricycle Races – Get on a tiny trike & ride! Register at the event prior to start.

1:45 pm-3:00 pm: Oompah music continues with The Mirko Pressler Band

3:00 pm: Wiener Dog Race Registration, presented by Bendy Dog, registration opens – Sign your dog up to run!

4:00-5:00 pm: Wiener Dog Races, presented by Bendy Dog – Watch as dozens of dogs race! Be sure to get here early to get a good view of the racing dogs.

5:30 pm: Oompah music continues with The Mirko Pressler Band

7:00 pm: Brilliance in Branding Oktoberfest Spirit Contest– Your chance to win big, boffo prizes!

7:45 pm: Oompah music continues with The Mirko Pressler Band

8:30 pm: Natural Edge Furniture bendhamershlagen – Race to hammer a nail for prizes!

8:45 pm: Oompah music continues with The Mirko Pressler Band

9:45 pm: Beer and Stein sales end.

10:00 pm: End of alcohol sales. Event closes.