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Oktoberfest events: Where the fun will be this month

Oct 1st, 2015 | Category: Food

October is full of the beautiful sights of pumpkins, flowers and apples, but it’s also Oktoberfest, and that means pretzels, sausages, beer, and good times. Check out the following events to enjoy the best of Oktoberfest in the Northwest.

Inside last year’s Anacortes Bier on the Pier. COURTESY PHOTO

Inside last year’s Anacortes Bier on the Pier. COURTESY PHOTO

The Anacortes Oktoberfest – Bier on the Pier is held on the pier overlooking Guemes channel in Anacortes, with 30 breweries participating over two days, this year on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2-3. Tickets ($25 to $45) includes commemorative glass and your first six taste tokens. A number of food vendors are on the grounds, and prize give-aways for best “German Costume.” Check it out at 1st & Commercial, Historic Port of Anacortes Warehouse. This event is for ages 21+ only, and designated drivers get in free. For more information call (360) 293-7911 or see www.anacortes.org/bier-on-the-pier/.

The Everett Sausage Festival is also this weekend, but extends through Sunday, Oct. 4. This is the best place to find traditional Bavarian food; you don’t want to miss the food here. This event is family-friendly, and offers children’s games, as well as a family entertainment stage, bingo, and carnival. A Bavarian beer garden and stage is open to ages 21+. Held at the Perpetual Help Church Grounds in Everett (corner of Everett and Cedar) the Sausage Fest is open from noon to midnight and Sunday noon to 7 p.m. For more details visit www.everettsausagefest.com.

The Deming Log Show Oktoberfest is back Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9-10. Lots of beer and music here, and food. Advanced tickets available for $10 through Whatcom County Tourism or by calling (360) 592-3051. Ages 21+ only.

The La Conner Beer Festival – Brew on the Slough on Saturday, Oct. 17 has several local breweries participating this year. Presented by Port of Skagit/La Conner Marina and sponsored by La Conner Brewing Co., the event runs from 4-8 p.m. Tickets cost $25 per person and include 10 tastings. Food is available. Participating breweries include: Backwoods Brewery, Chuckanut Brewery, Dogfish Brewery, Every Body’s Brewery, Hales Brewery, La Conner Brewery, Scuttlebutt Brewery, Terminal Gravity, Pike Brewery and Anacortes Brewery. For more details, see www.lovelaconner.com.

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