s Tasting Garden | Fremont Oktoberfest | September 19, 20, 21 | Seattle, WA

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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! Note: List of breweries and beers being poured is subject to change.

10 Barrel Brewing Co. | Bend, OR

Alaskan Brewing Co. | Juneau, AK

Anchor Brewing | San Francisco, CA

Angry Orchard | Cincinnati, OH

ATLAS Cider Co | Bend, OR

Backwoods Brewing | Carson, WA

Ballast Point | San Diego, CA

Blue Moon | Golden, CO

BridgePort Brewing | Portland, OR

Crispin Cider | Colfax, CA

Deschutes Brewery | Bend, OR

Elysian Brewing Company | Seattle, WA

Everybody's Brewing | WA

Firestone Walker Brewing Co | CA

Fort George Brewery | Astoria, OR

Franziskaner | Germany

Fremont Brewing Co | Seattle, WA

Georgetown Brewing Co | Seattle, WA

#1 Eddie

ABV: 6.9% | IPA

Originally brewed as a last minute add to the brew schedule when some fresh Mosaic hops fell in our laps, we decided to five it another go, but without the fresh hops this time. Brewing the beer as a lager gives the beer a crisp character, brightening the passionfruit and stone fruit aromas from the Mosaic hops, but still delivering the citrus flavors and upfront bitterness of an IPA.

#2 Double Ramme

ABV: 8.1% | Dopplebock

Double Ramme's strong malt character provides a ballast for lush dried fruit flavors and a warming alcohol presence. Dark and rich in color with a light sweetness, this light bodied ale truly earns the historic title of "liquid bread".


Gilgamesh Brewing | Salem, OR

Hales Ales | Seattle, WA

Hopworks Urban Brewery | OR

Iron Horse Brewery | Ellensburg, WA

Lagunitas Brewing Co | Petaluma, CA

Laurelwood Brewing Co | Portland, OR

Leinenkugel | Chippewa Falls, WI

Mac & Jack's | Redmond, WA

Mad River Brewing Company | CA

Ninkasi Brewing | Eugene, OR

NW Peaks Brewery | Seattle, WA

Peddler Brewing Company | Seattle, WA

Sam Adams | Boston, MA

Schilling Cider | Seattle, WA

Shiner Brewery | Shiner, TN

Sierra Nevada | Chico, CA

Snoqualmie Falls Brewing | WA

Sound Brewery | Poulsbo, WA

Spaten | Germany

Two Beers Brewing | Seattle, WA

Woodchuck Hard Cider | VT

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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
  • Sam Adams Rebel IPA
  • 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 Contest

Don’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.
  • $100 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

Miss Buxom


  • $100 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 liter steins of Crispin Hard Cider and Crispin Blackberry Pear, and Leinenkugel Original and Leinenkugel Oktoberfest. 

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. 14 bands from start to finish, featuring Longstride, Staxx Brothers, Alive She Cried, The Not-Its, Bowie Vision and more! Check out who is playing and when on the Fremont Oktoberfest Main Stage.



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Stein Holding CompetitionThroughout the Fremont Oktoberfest weekend, there are several special events to join or entertain!

Friday: Miss Buxom Contest, 8pm

Saturday: Texas Chainsaw Pumpkin Carving Preview, 1pm

Saturday: Stein Holding Competition, Time TBD

Sunday: Families Welcome in Tasting Garden, ALL DAY

Sunday: Fremont Oktoberfest 5K, 10am

Sunday: Street Scramble, 10:30am

Sunday: The Not-Its band on Main Stage, 12:00pm

Sunday: Texas Chainsaw Pumpkin Carving Competition, 1pm


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


  • Ziegler's

  • Dumpling Tzar

  • Grilled Cheese Experience

  • Crepealicious

  • Corn Roasters

  • Uncle Bud’s Fried Nuts


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