Where is Fremont Oktoberfest?
The event is held in the streets of Fremont between Phinney Ave N and 1st Ave NW and N 35th St and N Canal St, with the entrance located at the intersection of Phinney Ave N and N 35th St. For directions, click here.
When is Fremont Oktoberfest?
September 21, 22, 23 - 2012
What if it's raining?
We are there rain or shine! So grab an umbrella or keep dry in our covered lounges or under the tents.
Where can I find parking?
Fremont has lots of street parking available. There are also many U-park lots in the vicinity as well.
The following paid parking lots will be available during the event:
- Lot at 34th and Evanston, behind the Red Door.
- Getty Images underground parking garage on Canal St.
- U-Park Lot at 900 N. 34th.
- U-Park Lot at 720 N. 35th
- U-Park Lot at 910 N. Northlake Way
- U-Park Lot at 606 N. 34th St.
- U-Park Lot at 501 N. 34th St.
- U-Park Lot at 600 N. 36th St.
- U-Park Lot at 1050 N. 34th St.
As an alternative to driving, pedal your bicycle down to the festival via the Burke Gilman Trail and park your two-wheeled ride in the Bike Corral, located in the Fremont Oktoberfest Village and brought to you by KIND Snacks. Be sure to bring your own bike lock.
Is public transportation is available?
Take a Bus:
- To find a route nearest you click here.
Take a Cab:
- Yellow Cab: 206-622-6500
- Gray Top Cab: 206-282-8222
- Orange Cab: 206-552-8800
- Redtop Cab: 206-789-4949
Where should I stay overnight?
Hotel Nexus is conveniently located in North Seattle in the Northgate neighborhood. Please call 1-800-435-0745 to book your stay.
The Watertown Hotel is conveniently located in the University District. Please call 1-866-866-7977 for your reservation.
How much does it cost?
Purchase tickets in advance after August 16th
- $25 General Admission: 5 tasting tokens and a souvenir mug*
- $30 Grand Admission: 10 tasting tokens and a souvenir mug*
- $15 Non-Tasting Admission: Includes 4 water tickets
Purchase tickets day-of, online or at the entrance
- $30 General Admission: 5 tasting tokens and a souvenir mug*
- $35 Grand Admission: 10 tasting tokens and a souvenir mug*
- $15 Non-Tasting Admission: Includes 4 water tickets
A taste is one token (unless otherwise noted). Additional tokens cost $2.00 a piece. You can buy extra tokens inside the Tasting Garden at one of the Extra Token Booths, the Merchandise Booth or the Pretzel Booth. Souvenir mugs are available while supplies last.
Can I buy advance tickets?
Yes! Advance tickets are available for the Fremont Oktoberfest Tasting Garden. Tickets go on sale August 13, 2012. At the event, present your ticket at the door for a 5oz souvenir mug and 5 tokens. Souvenir mugs are available while supplies last.
How do the online tickets work?
Guests must bring the print out of the tickets they purchased online in order to get into the Fremont Oktoberfest Tasting Garden. No reprinting capacities are at the festival.
What is the appropriate ID to get in?
The WA Liquor Control Board will accept 1) a driver's license with a photo from any state; 2) a current passport; 3) a DMV identification card; and 4) a military card. The state identification card and/or the military card must bear a picture of the person, the person's name, address, date of birth, a physical description and the signature of the person.
What is the Guest Conduct Policy?
The festival has a strict alcohol policy that is designed to protect the guests and the public from alcohol related incidents. All festival guests are expected to maintain responsible and appropriate behavior at all times. Any behavior defying the guest conduct policy as determined by event management can result in ejection and possible arrest.
Event management has the right to refuse entry to any guest deemed intoxicated upon arrival to the Festival. Additionally, the festival has the right to remove any guest from the premises who is intoxicated or causing a disturbance or is potentially dangerous to himself/herself or other guests.
Ejected guests will not receive a refund for their tickets or be compensated in any way.
Inappropriate behavior includes, but is not limited to:
- Drunk and disorderly conduct
- Fighting or challenging others to fight
- Bringing weapons of any kind in to festival
- Interference with the event, or participants of the event in any way
- Throwing, tossing, or discharging any object
- Standing on chairs/seats
- Taunting or using offensive language
- Disturbing other guests enjoyment of the event
- Failure to comply with festival personnel
- Violating festival rules, regulations, and policies
- Violating any local, state, or federal laws
- Alcohol brought from outside the festival
- Attempting to enter the festival with a fraudulent ID
The festival reserves the right to deny entry or eject from the facility guests displaying inappropriate behavior, as determined by event management.
Credit cards or checks?
We accept credit cards as well as cash for payment of admission. We do not accept checks or American Express.
Can I bring my child?
Yes, but children are not allowed in the Fremont Oktoberfest Tasting Garden or the Oktoberfest Village Beer Garden. All Tasting Garden ticket holders must be at least 21 years of age (no young infants allowed). Children are allowed in the Fremont Oktoberfest Village which is free and open to the public and includes a kids’ area, Texas Chainsaw Pumpkin Carving Contest, food vendors and music.
What is the deal with glasses & tokens?
Okay, so you’re inside the Fremont Oktoberfest Tasting Garden. Now what? Well, in order to sample beer at the festival you must have the official event souvenir mug. Servers will not pour beer into anything else. Admission includes a souvenir mug that holds 5oz. Servers do not accept cash. Tokens for beer are given to you with your admission when you enter the festival and you can buy additional tokens at one of the Extra Token Booths, Merchandise Booth or Pretzel Booth. Tokens cost $2.00 a piece and one token (unless otherwise noted) will get you one taste of beer. Tokens are non-refundable.
When do admission/token sales end?
Be aware of the following when scheduling your visit to the festival. We want you to be happy. So arrive early and allow yourself plenty of time to enjoy the festival.
- Friday: Admission and token sales end at 11:00pm, taps shut down at 11:30pm, festival closes at 12:00am
- Saturday: Admission and token sales end at 11:00pm, taps shut down at 11:30pm, festival closes at 12:00am
- Sunday: Admission and token sales end at 5:00pm, taps shut down at 5:30pm, festival closes at 6:00pm
When do taps shut down?
- Friday: Taps shut down at 11:30pm, festival closes at 12:00am
- Saturday: Taps shut down at 11:30pm, festival closes at 12:00am
- Sunday: Taps shut down at 5:30pm, festival closes at 6:00pm
A last call will be announced 15 minutes before the beer taps shut down.
Is there any food on site?
Yes! We have delicious bratwurst from Zieglers and other fair food inside the Fremont Oktoberfest Garden. We also have a full food court in the Fremont Oktoberfest Village.
Is smoking allowed?
Fremont Oktoberfest is an outdoor event and smoking is permitted. We ask that you use the trash receptacles, do not litter and be respectful of other guests.
What about designated drivers?
If you are part of a group and plan to drink, assign a designated driver or take a taxi. Designated drivers can purchase a non-tasting admission which is $15 and includes 4 water tickets.
Fremont Oktoberfest is an outdoor event and smoking is permitted. We ask that you do not litter, use the trash receptacles and be respectful of other guests. There is also a Cigar Lounge located near the back gate that sells cigars and has ash trays for guests to use.
Please know your limit and have a safe tasting experience. Be respectful, drink responsibly and call a cab.