Fremont Oktoberfest set to draw large crowds this weekend


The party is getting started in Fremont this weekend with the annual Fremont Oktoberfest. The festival runs all weekend and has plenty on offer for the whole family.

Beer will be flowing and live music will be playing throughout the weekend at the event that is expected to draw 20,000 guests.

In terms of beer, the selection will be extensive and is set to include local favorites like Georgetown Brewing Co.’s Eddie, Fremont Brewing Co.’s Interurban IPA, Peddler Brewing Co.’s Tangerine Wheat and Backwoods Brewing’s Blueberry Wheat. Fall beers will also be on offer such as Alaskan Brewing Co.’s Pumpkin Porter and Laurelwood Brewing Co.’s Laurelwood Pumpkin Ale, and Oktoberfest-style brews, including Leinenkugel’s Leinenkugel Oktoberfest, Ninkasi Brewing’s Oktoberfest, and Shiner Brewery’s Shiner Oktoberfest.

Live music will entertain the beer tasters all weekend and will include a variety of styles from rock to hip hop and folk to brass. The line up includes popular bands such as Longstrid, Spyn Reset, Bowie Vision, The Not-Its and Patchy Sanders. Click here to check out the complete music line up.

Sunday will offer a new family day for the first time in the event’s 18 year history. The Not-Its kids band will take the stage at Noon as Oktoberfest welcomes all ages inside the Tasting Garden all day.

“We’re thrilled to welcome families inside the Tasting Garden at Fremont Oktoberfest for the first time on Sunday,” says Creative Director Phil Megenhardt. “The Not-Its playing on the Main Stage lead a full day of fun activities sure to entertain parents and kids so the whole family can enjoy the festival.”

The Fremont Oktoberfest 5K, known as the Ultimate Beer Run, will also be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday where runners will complete for glory and a finish-line beer.

Friday and Saturday at Fremont Oktoberfest are strictly 21+ only. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online. Prices start at $25. Event hours are Friday 5 p.m. – midnight, Saturday 11 a.m. – midnight and Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Click here to find out more about the event.

Photo courtesy of Fremont Oktoberfest.

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