Leavenworth’s Beloved Oktoberfest Returns This Fall!

Leavenworth’s Beloved Oktoberfest Returns This Fall!

Leavenworth’s Beloved Oktoberfest Returns This Fall!

10 Sep 2023
Couple dancing in Oktoberfest celebration in Leavenworth, WA

Don’t miss out on attending this year’s festival with three wunderbar weekends of fun, live music, merriment, and of course brats and beer! 

 The iconic fall celebration is returning to Washington’s own Bavarian inspired town September 29th – 30th, October 6th – 7th and October 13th – 14th.  

Here is what we know, but we recommend checking back closer to the event for any updates or changes in scheduling.  


It is recommended to purchase your tickets online in advance, as there will be a limited number of tickets available at the gate.  

Oktoberfest tickets grant you access to all venues. Once inside, tickets for beer, non-alcoholic beverages, food and merchandise can be purchased. 

Oktoberfest Entry Prices
Fridays – $12.00 per person
Saturdays – $27.00 per person
Weekend Pass – $35.00 per person
*Kids 12 and under are free 

Kinderplatz Only Entry Prices
(Not available online, only in person) 

Fridays – $5.00 per person
Saturdays – $10.00 per person
*Kids 12 and under are free 

Kinderplatz is open 6:00pm – 9:00pm on Fridays and 12pm – 9:00pm on Saturdays. Kinderplatz only tickets are available in person the day of your visit and cover all the games and bouncy houses. Tickets for rides on the 62-foot Ferris wheel, root beer floats and food can be purchased inside. 

For families entering the Oktoberfest beer gardens, your entry to the Kinderplatz is free. For those who just want to take your kids inside the Kinderplatz area but do not wish to attend the beer gardens, a separate admission will be available this year. 


This year a fantastic line-up of local brews and robust German imports will be served as well as a one-of-a-kind Festbier created by local brewers Icicle Brewing, Blewett Brewing, and Doghaus Brewery.  

Old and New Traditions 

Join the revelry each Saturday at 1:30pm for the official tapping of the keg – the traditional sign that festivities have officially begun! 

Some new traditions will debut this year – a stein holding contest and a pretzel toss! 


Polka, folk, rock, alphorns and more! A stellar lineup will have you on your feet! Check out the entertainment schedule here  

Shuttle Service 

A free shuttle service will be provided throughout the event. The shuttles will run one hour prior to the event opening until one hour after closing.  

The routes will go as far west as Icicle Road, south to Sleeping Lady, east to Safeway, and north to Ski Hill Drive, with other stops around town delivering you to the Oktoberfest gate. 

Check back for schedules and additional shuttle information. 

The Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the 2023 Oktoberfest continues moving towards being a ZERO WASTE event! Compostable beer cups, biodegradable paper and no single use plastic utensils or water bottles are just some of the ways the event is diverting waste from local landfills! 

Book Your Oktoberfest Getaway with Us! 

Destination Leavenworth by Meredith Lodging has a lovely collection of vacation rentals to suit all sizes and budgets. Many of our homes have hot tubs – perfect for a soak after a long day on your feet, and welcome pets, so the whole family can enjoy a weekend getaway! We can’t wait to willkommen you!