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Press Release - September 12, 2014

14 Seattle bands set to celebrate Oktoberfest in Fremont, Sept. 19-21

The Not-Its headlining Sundy Kidtoberfest lineup for new all ages day

SEATTLE – Party in the streets music – the kind that makes 20,000 people sing and dance to welcome the new fall season and give one last farewell to summer. Family fun music – the kind that kids leap off their seats and out of strollers to groove to funky beats. Beer drinking music – the kind to raise a stein and toast 100 craft and seasonal brews.  That’s the music blend on tap at Fremont Oktoberfest as 14 Seattle bands take the Main Stage, September 19-21.

Popular “Kindie Rock” band, The Not-Its, leads a packed lineup of music at Fremont Oktoberfest. From rock to hip hop, folk to brass, this year’s music scheduled is fit for any crowd and every crowd celebrating Seattle’s fall tradition.

Friday’s music lineup includes: Naïve Melodies plays The Talking Heads, The High Council and Longstride. Saturday includes Ayo Dot and the Uppercuts, Home Sweet Home, Spyn Reset, Richie Aldente, Staxx Brothers, Dudley Manlove Quartet and Bowie Vision. Sunday features D20 Brass Band, The Not-Its, Patchy Sanders, and Alive She Cried – the Doors Experience.

The Not-Its take the stage at Noon on Sunday as Oktoberfest welcomes all ages inside the Tasting Garden that day for the first time in the festival’s 18-year history. The award-winning band is known for making power-pop music both kids and parents enjoy, and received a Fids & Kamily Music Award for one of the best family music albums for its debut album in 2009.

“We’re thrilled to welcome families inside the Tasting Garden at Fremont Oktoberfest for the first time on Sunday,” says Creative Director Phil Megenhardt. “The Not-Its playing on the Main Stage lead a full day of fun activities sure to entertain parents and kids so the whole family can enjoy the festival.”

Friday and Saturday at Fremont Oktoberfest remain strictly 21+ only and the music caters to those crowds with bands like the high energy Longstride, dance grooves from Spyn Reset, Bowie Vision – the ultimate David Bowie tribute band, and more. View the complete music schedule and band bios here.

Tickets to Fremont Oktoberfest are now on sale at www.fremontoktoberfest.strangetickets.com.

Fremont Oktoberfest is a benefit for the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, funding local schools, art groups, community events, and promoting Fremont as the “Center of the Universe.” Visit www.fremont.com.

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Press Release - September 9, 2014

A Beer Lineup Only The "Center of the Brewniverse" Can Provide

Fremont plays host to 50 breweries during Oktoberfest, September 19-21 

 

SEATTLE – The 18th Annual Fremont Oktoberfest is taking over two city blocks of Seattle’s famed Fremont neighborhood, transforming it into the “Center of the Brewniverse” and playing host to 50 different breweries pouring more than 100 craft and seasonal brews. 

The lineup represents the full spectrum of beer options, including IPAs, Oktoberfest beers, ciders, and imports.

“Fall brings an abundance of unique beer flavors that we can’t wait to showcase,” says Creative Director Phil Megenhardt. “We’ve got it all.”

In addition to numerous IPAs, such as Georgetown Brewing Co.’s Eddie and Fremont Brewing Co.’s Interurban IPA, and wheat beers, such as Peddler Brewing Co.’s Tangerine Wheat and Backwoods Brewing’s Blueberry Wheat, the Fremont Oktoberfest beer lineup is filled with truly unique flavors. 

Fall is well represented with numerous pumpkin flavored brews, including Alaskan Brewing Co.’s Pumpkin Porter and Laurelwood Brewing Co.’s Laurelwood Pumpkin Ale, and Oktoberfest-style brews, including Leinenkugel’s Leinenkugel Oktoberfest, Ninkasi Brewing’s Oktoberfest, and Shiner Brewery’s Shiner Oktoberfest

For those hoping to experience nostalgia, homage is paid to the original Munich Oktoberfest with traditional German beers, such as Hoffbrau Dunkel and Warsteiner Oktoberfest

The more adventurous beer drinker may want to try Lagunitas Brewing Co.’s High West Cappuccino Stout and Blue Moon’s Cinnamon Horchata Ale, while the cider lover is sure to be excited with the abundance of unique flavors, including ATLAS Cider Co.’s Blackberry-Elderberry and Woodchuck Hard Cider’s Limited Release Fall.

View the entire beer lineup here.

Tickets to Fremont Oktoberfest are now on sale at www.fremontoktoberfest.strangetickets.com.

Fremont Oktoberfest is a benefit for the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, funding local schools, art groups, community events, and promoting Fremont as the “Center of the Universe.” Visit www.fremont.com.

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Press Release - September 3, 2014

No Need To Find A Babysitter For Fremont Oktoberfest

Fremont Oktoberfest is welcoming the entire family on Sunday for Kidtoberfest

SEATTLE – The kids are back in school and the weather is swiftly turning – summer may be in the rear view window, however Fremont Oktoberfest is busy welcoming Seattle’s new Family Fall Tradition. For the first time ever, Fremont Oktoberfest is opening it’s doors to the entire family on Sunday, September 21st for Kidtoberfest.    

Mixed amongst 80 varietals of microbrews is a jam-packed, kid-centric itinerary sure to please the entire family.  The already expansive Tasting Garden expands just a little bit make room for the Zucchini 500, the CityDog Magazine Cover Dog Model Contest, root beer sampling, and pumpkin carving arts and crafts.  

Not to be outdone by the activities around the Tasting Garden, the Main Stage has been programed to excite the entire family. Family favorite band, The Not-Its headline an impressive show that also includes the infamous Texas Chainsaw Pumpkin Carving Contest. 

Also included in the Oktoberfest festivities is the family-friendly Street Scramble, which sends participants on a scavenger hunt through Fremont looking for cool and quirky local landmarks. 

While mom and dad will need to purchase a ticket to the event, kids are free. However, Fremont Oktoberfest remains a 21+ tasting. Under age drinking will not be tolerated. Tickets are now on sale at www.fremontoktoberfest.strangertickets.com

Fremont Oktoberfest is a benefit for the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, funding local schools, art groups, community events, and promoting Fremont as the “Center of the Universe.” Visit www.fremont.com.

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Press Release - August 20, 2014

The “Center Of The Brewniverse” Puts Its Own Twist On Tradition

Tickets are on sale now for Fremont Oktoberfest, taking place September 19-21

SEATTLE – Hailed as one of the “Top 10 Places to Celebrate Oktoberfest,” the 18th Annual Fremont Oktoberfest is taking over two city blocks of Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood, widely known as the “Center of the Brewniverse,” September 19-21st.  While drawing from the original Munich Oktoberfest, in true Fremont fashion, Seattle’s Fall Tradition puts its own unique “delibertas quirkas” (freedom to be peculiar) twist on tradition. 

By taking over two city blocks, the Northwest’s largest Tasting Garden allows revelers to both sample from over 80 different microbrews in their 5oz mini-mugs and hoist full liter steins in the Tap House Grill Buxom Beer Garden and the Sports Bar. Dirndls and Lederhosen are not required but encouraged.

The already expansive Tasting Garden is expanding just a little bit more on Sunday, as for the first time, children are allowed to join their parents in the gated area. The family-friendly Sunday Funday entertainment features the infamous Texas Chainsaw Pumpkin Carving Contest, the CityDog Cover Dog Model Contest, a root beer sampling, and live music headlined by The Not-Its.

Joining in on the Sunday fun, the Fremont Oktoberfest 5K, known as the Ultimate Beer Run, allows runners to compete alone or in teams for running glory and more importantly, a finish-line beer.

In the spirit of the ever-expanding Tasting Garden, Fremont Oktoberfest is bulking up its ticket packages. From now until September 1st, Oktoberfest revelers will receive FIVE extra tasting tokens with the purchase of Grand Admission or General Admission. Tickets and 5K race registration are on sale now at www.fremontoktoberfest.strangertickets.com.

Friday and Saturday at Fremont Oktoberfest is strictly 21+ only. Guests under 21 are welcome to attend on Sunday for free when accompanied with a paying adult. 

Fremont Oktoberfest is a benefit for the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, funding local schools, art groups, community events, and promoting Fremont as the “Center of the Universe.” Visit www.fremont.com.

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