Valley Growlers is teaming up with the city of Happy Valley to bring a real classic Oktoberfest celebration to the Portland suburbs on Sat. October 12th. With a grant from Clackamas County, the Valley Growlers team and the city of Happy Valley are putting on an all-out epic celebration of German Oktoberfest with tons of activities, authentic and local beer, and much, much more. The Happy Valley Oktoberfest will benefiting the Clackamas Dogs Foundation & Clackamas County Dog Services.
Opening ceremonies will be emceed by Gustav from 94.7 NRK as the Mayor taps the ceremonial ferkin! Live traditional music will play on the stage in the 60’x120′ Oktoberfest tent with SteamWerkz serving up Zenner’s German sausages & brats & hot pumpkin & apple doughnuts, and The Mack Whiskey Kitchen serving up pork sandwiches, Bavarian Pretzels, German tots and bacon wrapped dogs! We also have several other food vendors such as Killer Burger, Chick-fil-A, Chop Chop Chicken, Papa Murphy’s Pizza, & more. Vendors will be selling farmer’s market goods.
Fun for the whole family at our new and improved Harvest & Oktoberfest! ALL FREE!
Live Oktoberfest Music All Day
Pie Eating Contest at 1pm
Weiner Dog Races at 3pm
Tractor Tricycle Races at 5pm (Over 21 participation only!)
Details of the Fun & Games section: Get moving at the Chicken Dance Dance-Off at NOON judged by city councilors!
Bring your appetite for the annual Pie Eating Contest at 1pm!
Try your luck at Guessing the Weight of the Giant Pumpkin! (All Day)
Is your little dog fast? Weiner Dog races at 3pm!
We also have a Corgie category and a 20LBS & under category!
Can you ride a tricycle? Tractor Tricycle races at 5pm! (21+ only)
Test your strength with Stein Hoisting by the Paulaner Girls at 6pm
Fun and prizes for all events!
Details for the wiener dog races:Sign up your pup for our annual wiener dog races!Each racer receives a dog jersey to wear sponsored by Kona Ice! Races start at 3pm. Please have you dog to the starting blocks to sign in and get their racing jersey by 2:30pm. There are 3 categories this year: Daschunds! Corgies! Dogs Under 20 lbs! The winner of each category receives a special trophy and a jar of treats!
German BEER & MORE: Here is the lineup:
Authentic Paulaner German Beers on draft all day!
Paulaner Oktoberfest Marzen
Paulaner Oktoberfest Weisn Festbier
Paulaner Munich Premium Lager
Plus: Deschutes Brewing Fresh Squeezed IPA
Two Towns Cider
No entry fee to enjoy the Oktoberfest tent, but you must purchase a reusable Oktoberfest souvenir mug and drink tickets to drink at the Oktoberfest. We take cash or credit for your convenience!$15 for a mug, $5 for each 16oz pour drink ticket.Buy your mug with 2 drink tickets online & get $5 OFF of the souvenir mug. (All you have to do is show your receipt at the door to pick up your pre-paid mug & tickets.)
Here is the schedule for the live music:
Doors open & Tapping of the Ceremonial Ferkin by the Mayor
with Oom-pah Boys playing
chicken dance conteest
DerLiederkreis German Folk Choir
Ian James Band
Ian James Band
Close of Festival
Map and parking information. https://goo.gl/maps/YnJfbJQqT1FrSqkW7T here are three lots at Happy Valley Park for you to park at, plus some street parking on Ridgecrest Road. Happy Valley Middle School on King Road has overflow parking available, but you will have to walk the .3 mile boardwalk path between the school and the park. It’s about a 5 minute walk.
Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding.