Experience Oktoberfest right here in Eugene. With our region's amazing local beers and the valley's farm-to-table abundance, this is a fun, easy thing to do.
First, select the perfect German-style experience for your celebration. From leafy beer gardens with heat lamps to spacious beer halls to food trucks and growlers-to-go, there are lots of Oktoberfest options to choose from. Who needs to travel to Germany? Local brewers are pouring plenty of distinctive wheat beer, Kölsch and German-style pilsners, stouts and ales for a satisfying and local taste tour. Go ahead, enjoy the season!
A converted Springfield church just off Main Street serves as a large beer hall with a spacious beer garden. With multiple food vendors and cheerful conviviality, PublicHouse is reminiscent of the friendly, German beer hall experience. Its long tables, colorful stained-glass windows and soaring ceilings create the perfect vibe. Order a frothy mug of fresh hop brews and join in their Oktoberfest weekend, September 15-17.
Gather outside to enjoy live music at Eugene's year-round beergarden.! Select your favorite German beer from their diverse selection of 42 taps and hundreds of bottled beers. A variety of food trucks ring the beer garden, and for Oktoberfest they'll each be offering a thematic selection such as Bratwurst, Bavarian pretzels, pork schnitzel, cabbage and apple slaw or German potato soup. Each day from September 16 to October 2, different entertainment will be featured including German music, stein hoisting, tasting and trivia. Relax in the casual atmosphere and enjoy the hum of fellow beer aficionados sampling their favorite beverages.
Celebrate Oktoberfest Sept 16 - 17 at Detering Orchards, a u-pick family farm overflowing with harvest bounty. With fun activities for the kids, this unique destination also has a robust farmers market, a craft beer and cider bar and a snack shack. Come hang out for the afternoon!
Coast Fork Brewing, Axe & Fiddle and Covered Bridge Brewery
Local craft beer, live music and good times! Cottage Grove's craft beer scene is perfect for fall festivities.
The Bier Stein Pub & Bottleshop
If you have a hankering for a specific German beer, The Bier Stein Bottle Shop and Pub is your best bet for finding it amongst their huge selection of international bottled beers. Dip a Bavarian soft pretzel in The Bier Stein's signature cheese soup and two-mustard dipping sauce. Enjoy a German-style, beer braised bratwurst served with sauerkraut and a kosher pickle. The beer hall experience is complete with their OktoBierfest on October 7.
Stash some of your favorite bottled German-style beers, toss a few local pretzels in the freezer and you can re-create Octoberfest any time of year. Imagine after a long hike, an exhilarating dune buggy ride or a thrilling river rafting trip, coming home to this delicious comfort! Here are a few more places to pick up really, really good pretzels.
Pig & Turnip
Pop into Pig & Turnip for pretzels, or a whole array of German dishes! This classic German restaurant is close to the University District in Eugene and also offers catering.
A road trip must-stop, Creswell Bakery has ham and Oregon Tillamook cheddar-stuffed pretzels. Their provisions also often include meat pies, housemade bratwursts and sauerkraut. Creswell Bakery is a family-owned, farm-to-table bakery just twenty minutes south of Eugene. Fill that freezer!