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Oktoberfest at the River

Beer, schnitzel, culture and fun – you’ll find it all at Oktoberfest at the River at the Spokane Convention Center this fall! Ring in autumn while supporting the German American Society of Spokane at this great event that offers something for the entire family.

September 23-25, 2016


Oktoberfest is all about authenticity, so the beer comes directly from Germany. Paulaner will be serving up three of its classic Bavarian brews, as well as a selection of wine and Jägermeister. Grab a commemorative stein, or bring your own from home to fill up all day long.

If beer isn’t your thing, you can stop by the River-City Rootbier Garden and grab a house-made draft root beer – either straight up or with some soft serve ice cream.


Authentic German fare perfectly complements a stein of Paulaner. Das Stein Haus, led by owner and Germany native Georg Weimer, is bringing their favorite dishes for you to sample and enjoy. Grab a bratwurst, schnitzel or sauerbraten and savor the flavors of Bavarian cooking.


Headlined and hosted by Manuela Horn, Oktoberfest is as much about entertainment as it is about the beer and food. Manuela is a German native, has appeared on America’s Got Talent and yodels to rock music at festivals around the world. Along with a lineup of musicians and folk dancers, Manuela will be dishing up her very unique brand of fun all weekend long.

Weiner Dog Races

Need we say more? Bring your Daschund to join the fun and show off those amazing Daschund racing skills! Learn more about the “Badger Dog” and its role in hunting in Germany. Dachshund Rescue NW will be on hand to educate you on the breed and watch your wiener dog while you grab a pint. Don’t have a Daschund? There will be pups up for adoption. Enjoy the races, enjoy a brew and give a deserving dog a forever home.


Oktoberfest at the River runs Friday, September 23 – Sunday, September 25. Doors open at noon on Friday and Saturday and at 11am on Sunday. Admission is just $10 a day or you can make a weekend of it with a pass for the entire event for just $15. Sunday tickets are half price, courtesy of The Spokesman-Review. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or through TicketsWest. VIP and group tickets are also available.

For more information on this celebration of German culture, brews and food, visit Don’t forget to wear your lederhosen!

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