s Fremont Oktoberfest | Food | September 23, 24, 25 | Seattle, WA

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Festival Hours Beer at Oktoberfest Buxom Beer Garden Miss Buxom Contest
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FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Ticketed, 21+ only with valid ID (we mean it: no babies, no dogs, just us grown-ups.)

SUNDAY: Ticketed, All Ages Welcome. 21 and under are admitted and free with a paying adult. Dogs are cool too. No snakes.

We are here rain or shine, and our event includes covered areas like the Tap House Grill Buxom Beer Garden, the indoor Sports Bar (inside Fremont Studios), and various lounge spaces around the event.  View festival program.

The Tasting Garden features over 100 bold beers to sample with your 5 oz mini-mug, the famed Buxom Beer Garden with half-liter steins, full-liter steins and full-liter boots (Das Boooooot!), The Fremont Oktoberfest Sports Bar, live rockin’ music on the Main Stage, and tasty food. See the full lineup of seasonal brews below.                                                       

Want more beer details? Read the highlights in our blog.


  • Friday, September 19 -- 5:00pm-12:00midnight* (21+ Only)
  • Saturday, September 20 -- 11:00am-12:00midnight* (21+ Only)
  • Sunday, September 21 -- 11:00am-6:00pm** (Guests under 21 admitted for free when accompanied by paying adult) 



  • *Entrance closes at 11:00pm, last call is at 11:15pm, and taps are closed for the evening on Friday and Saturday nights at 11:30pm 
  • **Entrance closes at 5:00pm, last call is at 5:15pm, and taps are closed for the evening on Sunday at 5:30pm
  • Friday and Saturday are strictly 21+ Only. For real, no babies, screaming toddlers (or quiet ones). We mean it. They aren't over 21. 
  • Sunday, Guests under 21 are welcome to attend, and are free when accompanied by a paying adult). Dogs are allowed on Sunday only.

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Below is our 2014 beer line-up. Over 50 top breweries are serving more than 100 seasonal beers, including award-winners, microbrews, traditional German bier, and you’ll just have to see what else...

10 Barrel Brewing Co. | Bend, OR

7 Seas Brewing | Gig Harbor, WA

Alaskan Brewing Co. | Junaeu, AK

American Brewing | Edmonds, WA

Anchor Brewing | San Francisco, CA

Angry Orchard | Cincinnati, OH

Bainbridge Island Brewing | WA

Blue Moon Brewing | Golden, CO

Cascade Lakes Brewing | OR

Chuckanut Brewery | Bellingham, WA

Deschutes Brewery | Bend, OR

#1 Mirror Pond Pale Ale

ABV: 5% | IBU: 40 |Pale Ale

Our most popular beer, Mirror Pond Pale Ale is the quintessential northwest pale ale. Cascade hops and more Cascade hops give this tawny colored ale delicious hop-forward aroma and flavor. Pale malt allows the hops to linger, not overpower.

#2 Jubale

ABV: 6.7% | IBU: 60 |Winter Ale

A dark, malty celebration ale with layered flavors and beautifully balanced hopping. Jubelale pours deep garnet in color, medium bodied, with notes of chicory, earth, spice and fruit.

#3 Armory XPA

ABV: 6% | IBU: 58 |Extra Pale Ale

Armory XPA was the first brew out of our Portland Pub, and it's remained a fan favorite over the years. This Experimental Pale Ale boasts beautiful caramel flavor balanced by a bitter twist of Nugget and Northern Brewer hops with a big citrus kick coming from the Citra, Cascade and Centennial hops.

#4 Fresh Squeezed IPA

ABV: 6.4% | IBU: 60 |IPA

This mouthwateringly delicious IPA gets its flavor from a heavy helping of Citra and Mosaic hops. Don't worry, no fruit was harmed in the making of this beer.

#5 Fresh Hop Bitter

ABV: 5.3% | IBU: 50 |Fresh Hop Bitter

A fresh hop version of the Deschutes classic that is only found on tap at our Bend pub. Its full-flavored perfection comes from crystal malts, providing caramelized and toasted sugar notes, and generous amounts of fresh Tettnang Hops from Goschie Farms in Silverton, OR.

#6 Black Butte XXV

ABV: 11.3% | IBU: 64 |25th Anniversary Imperial Barrel Aged Porter

Dates, figs and Theo's Cocoa Nibs, black currants. Barrel-aged in bourbon casks. The result is an Imperial Porter with a tart berry and chocolate aroma with luscious layers of dried fruit, oak, and vanilla. A fitting tribute to the 25th anniversary of our flagship beer.

#7 Abyss 2013

ABV: 11% | IBU: 65 |Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels

A deep, dark Imperial Stout. The Abyss has almost immeasurable depth and complexity/ Hits of molasses, licorice and other alluring flavors make it something not just to quaff, but contemplate.


Elysian Brewing Co. | Seattle, WA

Firestone Walker | Paso Robles, CA

Fish Brewing Co. | Olympia, WA

Fort George Brewery | Astoria, OR

Fremont Brewing Co. | Seattle, WA

Full Sail Brewing Co. | Hood River, OR

Georgetown Brewing | Seattle, WA

Goose Island | Chicago, IL

Hacker Pschorr | Munich, Germany

Hales Ales | Seattle, WA

Heineken USA | Germany

Hofbrau | Munich, Germany 

Hopworks Urban Brewery | Portland

Island Hoppin' Brewery | Orcas Island

Kona Brewing Co. | Kailua Kona, HI

Lagunitas Brewing Co. | Petaluma, CA

Laurelwood Brewing | Portland, OR

Mac & Jack's | Redmond, WA

Mad River Brewing | Blue Lake, CA

McMenamin's | Trout Dale, OR

New Belgium | Fort Collins, CO

Ninkasi | Eugene, OR

No-Li Brewhouse | Spokane, WA

Odin Brewing | Seattle, WA

Pacifico | Mexico

Peddler Brewing Co. | Seattle, WA

Proletariat Wine Co. | Walla Walla, WA

Redhook Brewery | Woodinville, WA

Samuel Adams | Boston, MA 

Seapine Brewing Co. | Seattle, WA

Shock Top | St. Louis, MO

Snoqualmie Brewery | Snoqualmie, WA

Sierra Nevada Brewing | Chico, CA 

Sound Brewery | Poulsbo, WA 

The Gambrinus Co | Portland, OR

Triplehorn Brewing | Woodinville, WA

Vermont Hard Cider Co. | Vermont

Warsteiner | Germany

Widmer Brothers Brewing | Portland, OR

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Buxom Beer GardenThe Tap House Grill Buxom Beer Garden requires Tasting Garden Admission, 21+ only, buy beer with cash (no tokens)

Done with your tasting and ready to go big with a full Buxom beer? Then swing by the covered Tap House Grill Buxom Beer Garden (inside the Tasting Garden). 

There are three Buxom options available for purchase (cash only) in the Buxom Beer Garden, for those of you who think 5 oz tastes are not enough:

  • Full-liter steins - $20, $10 refill


2014 Buxom Beer Garden line-up:

  • Samuel Adams Octoberfest
  • Blue Moon Brewing Belgian White
  • Angry Orchard Crisp Apple

These Buxom steins can only be filled (and refilled) in the Buxom Beer Garden and the Fremont Oktoberfest Sports Bar (inside Fremont Studios); you will need a mini mug to enjoy tastes in the rest of the Tasting Garden. The Tap House Grill Buxom Beer Garden is cash only. No tokens. 

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Miss Buxom ContestDon’t miss the celebrated Miss Buxom Contest, Friday at 8pm. It's a blast.

Join us on Friday night at 8pm inside the Tap House Grill Buxom Beer Garden for the crowing of Fremont's newest royalty.


Friday at 8pm in the Tap House Grill Buxom Beer Garden. Inside the Tasting Garden.


  • Register at the Tap House Grill Buxom Beer Garden between 6pm-7:30pm on Friday September 19, 2014.
  • Dress to impress. Dust off your dirndl, grab your stockings, and prepare to wow the crowd. Traditional German attire is strongly encouraged.
  • Answer two on-stage questions. You should probably brush up on Oktoberfest trivia.
  • Practice your best yodel. Be ready to present.
  • Winners will be chosen by audience approval on the official Fremont Oktoberfest applause-o-meter.
  • $50 Tap House Grill gift card
  • Official Fremont Oktoberfest swag to make all your friends jealous
  • Bragging rights, of course 
  • Opportunity to come back to the festival as Fremont Oktoberfest Royalty throughout the weekend


  • $50 Tap House Grill gift card
  • Official Fremont Oktoberfest swag to make all your friends jealous
  • Bragging rights, of course 
  • Opportunity to come back to the festival as Fremont Oktoberfest Royalty throughout the weekend

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Sports BarAttention sports fans: the Fremont Oktoberfest Sports Bar is your college and pro football headquarters all weekend! Put your feet up and cheer on your favorite Seattle teams on four giant screens while you sip on 16 oz cups, and half-liter steins of Batch 19 Lager, Blue Moon Belgian White and Crispin Hard Cider. 

Location: Indoors at Fremont Studios (inside the Fremont Oktoberfest Tasting Garden). Cash only (no tokens). Don't worry, ATM's will be available. 

Hours: Friday 5-10pm, Saturday 11am-10pm and Sunday 11am-5pm

Note:  You can fill your Buxom Beer Garden steins inside of the Sports Bar

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Oktoberfest MusicEnjoy live music by popular Seattle bands, all weekend long. Below is our 2014 Main Stage line up: 

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Need something to munch on while you sip your beer? Don't worry, we've gotcha covered: 


  • Grilled Cheese Experience
  • Ziegler's 
  • Cousins Gourmet
  • Ballard Brothers
  • Corn Roasters
  • Crepealicious
  • Uncle Bud's Deep Fried Peanuts
  • Pel'Meni Dumpling Czar



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