FAQ

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No, there is no entrance fee for admission to the event or the beer garden. We’ll be selling scrip tickets for beer, wine, soft drinks & water, and bratwurst plates. Pretzels and kettle corn will be available directly from those two vendors.

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All ages are welcome, be they local — Bainbridge Island, Poulsbo, Suquamish, Kingston, Seattle and King County — or from further afield. The beer garden is restricted to age 21 and older (IDs are required).

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Okoberfest Queen Manuela Horn (the “Austrian Amazon”) returns for the third year as hostess and star attraction of the event.
The Hometown Band will be on hand with traditional oom-pah music.

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Our local Zero Waste volunteers are available to help festival attendees. Watch for recycling stations throughout the festival!

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Our Beer & Wine Garden, hosted again this year by Bainbridge Island Brewing Co., will be serving those 21 and over (IDs are required).
Uli’s bratwurst & roll, potato salad and sauerkraut. We’re also featuring D’Baeck Pretzels and Reigning Kettlecorn.

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Our main location for lost and found items and individuals will be the Chamber office at 395 Winslow Way E next to the Streamliner Diner.

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This is a large event and we feel it would be best for everyone’s comfort and safety if dogs were left at home. Any dogs in the park need to remain on leash. Service dogs are welcome in the beer garden.

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No streets will be closed for Oktoberfest, Please expect to see a lot of pedestrian traffic on Brien Drive SE, next to the park.

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Cyclists will be able to use bicycle racks on Winslow Way and Madrona Lane. Winslow Way East will be a pedestrian zone between Madison and Ericken Avenues, so please walk your bike in that area.

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There are a limited number of disabled parking spaces on Brien Drive SE and at the Waterfront Community Center. If you have a large special needs group or have questions please call Mickey Molnaire at 206-842-3700.

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A shuttle service will be available to transport people from remote parking areas for a small charge. For details on parking and pick-up locations please visit our How To Find Us page.

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This is the Pacific Northwest—our event goes on rain or shine.

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Yes, the event is in Waterfront Park, so you can moor at the city dock (first come, first serve). Fees are based on length of stay. Please see xxx for more information.

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Yes! With our new marina dock finished, the boat ramp will be accessible to those who want to put their vehicles in the water. There are a small number of boat trailer parking spaces next to the dock in the park. Please see our trailer overflow map for additional parking areas.

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Absolutely! Oktoberfest needs volunteer workers for set-up on the evening of Sep. 28 and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sep. 29 in 2- or 3-hour shifts. We really appreciate all the folks who can give us a few hours of their time. Please contact Mickey Molnaire at the Chamber.

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