Oktober Fest is September 14.

Ridgefield Oktoberfest is a family-friendly event with German-style food, local beers, and live music held in conjunction with Experience Ridgefield.

Oktoberfest, originally a celebration of a royal wedding, began over 200 years ago in a field in Munich, Germany. It’s now the largest festival on earth, with people coming from all over the world to celebrate Bavarian culture and, of course, drink beer. But it’s not necessary to leave the United States to celebrate Oktoberfest. Many towns across the country – including Ridgefield – have embraced their German heritage, putting together their own festivals.

This year’s celebration is September 14 from 11 am to 4 pm at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreational Complex. $15 entry includes the first pour. $25 VIP entry is only $20 if purchased by September 1. VIP admission includes a commemorative pint glass and your first 16 ounce pour. Each additional 16 ounce pour is $5.



The wiener dog race at 4:00 is open to all dachshunds. You can sign up online prior to the event. All registrations must be received by 3:30 PM on 9/14/2019. If you pre-registered you must check in by

3:30 PM. Cost is $5 per dachshund

Here’s the Music and Event Schedule:
11:00 AM Same Old Schmidt German Band: part of the Vancouver Community Concert Band

1:00 PM Costume Contest Winner Announced

1:30 PM Steven Knape

4:00 PM Weiner Dog Races

Costume Contest will begin at 11am. Come by the Ridgefield Main Street main booth at the Bier/Family Entrance to get your photo taken. Submissions will be taken from 11:00 AM to 12:45 PM and the winner will be announced at 1:00 PM.

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