Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT ARE THE ANSWERS TO THE MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS?

No Outside Beverages or Alcohol allowed

No Weapons allowed

No Pop Up Tents allowed

Must be 21 and over with Approved ID

No Aggressive Behavior

No Standing or Dancing on the Tables, Benches and Chairs

No Behavior that is Disruptive to other guests enjoyment of the festival

No Children or Babies allowed

Dog Allowed ONLY on Sunday

Cash and Credit Accepted • ATMs on-site

Re-Entry until 7pm. Must have valid I.D. and wristband.

 

WHAT IS KIRKLAND OKTOBERFEST? 

First off, we are the real deal. This is no wussy little tasting garden. We serve bier the way it was meant to be served: by the liter and half liter. Kirkland Oktoberfest is a full-on authentic German Oktoberfest biergarten, multiple entertainment stages, games, competitions, and more serving only the best imported German and NW craft brews. This three day festival on the waterfront in downtown Kirkland is the Seattle area’s largest authentic German Oktoberfest.

 

Secondly, when we say authentic, we mean it. Kirkland Oktoberfest is all about sausage, bier and sizzling oompah.

And of course, we spell bier with an ‘i’, the German way. Pretty authentic, eh?

 

This München-style biergarten includes the Festhalle (long tables swaying, arm in arm), SportHaus (watch the football game and man up at corn hole, beer pong, stein hoisting, keg rolling and more), and Sausagehaus (the best German cuisine you’ll find this side of the Rhineland), food trucks, Northwest craft brewers, hot pretzels, and more.

 

Must be 21+ with valid ID to enter Oktoberfest including Biergarten, Festhalle and Kraft Bier Keller.

 

WHEN IS KIRKLAND OKTOBERFEST?

This one’s easy. Kirkland Oktoberfest runs for three amazing days, September 22, 23 & 24, 2017.

 

FESTIVAL HOURS

Friday, Sept. 22      5pm – 11pm

Saturday, Sept. 23      noon -11pm

Sunday, Sept. 24      noon – 6pm

 

WHERE IS KIRKLAND OKTOBERFEST?

Kirkland Oktoberfest takes place at the best event venue on Lake Washington in Downtown Kirkland, of course! On the waterfront in Marina Park (25 Lakeshore Plaza Dr), voted the favorite venue on the Eastside for major events. For directions, click here

 

CAN I BUY ADVANCE TICKETS? 

You bet! Kirkland Oktoberfest advance tickets will go on sale June 30th.

 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

General Admission tickets get you into the festival where everything is a la carte.

Designated Drivers: We love you! We will provide you with water tickets while you enjoy the festival.

Biers, ciders and wines are $6-$8 each and food items generally sell from between $4 – $12. Close your eyes and you can almost smell the enticing aroma of sizzling bratwurst. Mmmm.

Click here to learn more.

 

DO I NEED TO BRING ID? WHAT ID IS ACCEPTED?

YES! Oktoberfest is 21+ with valid ID. Did we say that already? Echo… echo… echo…

 

Wiener Dog Races on Sunday are all ages.

 

The Washington State Liquor Control Board requires everyone entering the Biergarten to present valid ID.

 

The Washington State Liquor Control Board states that any of the following is acceptable:

a driver’s license with a photo from any state

a current passport

a DMV identification card*

a military card*

 

*The DMV identification card and the military card must have a picture of the person, the person’s name, address, date of birth, a physical description and the signature of the person.

 

CAN I LEAVE THE FESTIVAL AND RE-ENTER?

Yes! You are welcome to come and go as you please until 7pm. Remember to keep your wristband on! No wristband, no entry. Re-entry into Kirkland Oktoberfest ends each evening at 7pm sharp! No re-entry after 7pm. Got it?

So, to recap, re-entry ends at 7pm. Please plan accordingly. You snooze, you looze. Sorry, but thems the rules.

 

CAN I BRING MY DOG?

Sunday is Dog Day at Kirkland Oktoberfest. Festoon your pooch and enjoy the festival. Also, Sunday at 1pm is when the 4th Annual Kirkland Oktoberfest Wiener Dog Races begin. Click here to get your dog registered

 

WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO GET TO KIRKLAND?

METRO BUSES

The Kirkland Transit Center is just a 2 block walk from the festival gates

 

UBER, LIFT OR TAXI

Choose your favorite. Play it safe and leave your car at home.

 

Yellow Cab: 206-622-6500

Gray Top Cab: 206-282-8222

Orange Cab: 206-552-8800

Redtop Cab: 206-789-4949

 

PARKING

Downtown Kirkland has several public parking lots available. Parking Map PDF

For full parking details visit City of Kirkland Transportation Website.

 

Free Parking

2 Hour Parking

– On-street 

 

3 Hour Parking in lots from 9AM-5PM

– Lake Street

 

4 Hour Parking

– Peter Kirk Municipal Parking Garage located under the Kirkland Library. Entrances are on 3rd Street or Kirkland Avenue.

– 1st Street and 3rd Avenue

– 2nd Avenue South and State Street

 

Paid Parking Stations

Please see parking signs for hours

– Lake Street

– Lakeshore Plaza

– $1.00 per hour (credit/debit or coin only accepted)

 

Paid Parking Garage

All Day Parking

– Library Parking Garage

 

WHERE CAN I BOOK A HOTEL? 

Kirkland has many options available for guests seeking to spend the night. Hotel options are available at the City’s website

 

SHOULD I WEAR A COSTUME, HAT OR LEDERHOSEN?

YES! Be sure to wear your Lederhosen (guys) and Dirndl (gals) as there will be contests for the best dressed, Miss. Oktoberfest and more. We encourage you to be creative!

 

WHAT IS KIRKLAND OKTOBERFEST’S GUEST CONDUCT POLICY?

Kirkland Oktoberfest 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 festival management can result in ejection and possible arrest.

 

Festival 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

Throwing, tossing, or discharging any object

Bringing weapons of any kind in to festival

Failure to comply with festival personnel

Violating festival rules, regulations, and policies

Violating any local, state, or federal laws

Interference with the event, or participants of the event in any way

Standing on chairs/seats

Taunting or using offensive language

Disturbing other guests enjoyment of the event

Alcohol brought from outside the festival

Attempting to enter the festival with a fraudulent ID

 

Kirkland Oktoberfest reserves the right to deny entry or eject from the facility guests displaying inappropriate behavior, as determined by festival management.

The purpose of the guest conduct policy is to assure the safety and well-being of all guests. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

ARE THERE THINGS FOR KIDS TO DO? 

The Kirkland Oktoberfest Biergarten is a 21+ ticketed event. However, on Sunday, September 24, we are presenting two all-ages, FREE entertainment options outside the Biergarten. We are proud to present the extremely popular 5th annual Great Kirkland Wiener Dog Races. The races start at 1PM and people begin gathering onsite an hour early! Don’t miss these zany dogs in costume!

 

IS SMOKING ALLOWED?

Kirkland Oktoberfest is an outdoor event and smoking is permitted in the designated area only. We ask that you refrain from smoking in other non-designated areas. We ask that you do not litter, use the trash receptacles and be respectful of other guests.

 

 

 

 

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email: hello@chumpchangeproductions.com

phone: (425) 456-1111

snail mail: P.O. Box 377, Kirkland, WA 98083