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Seattle’s Largest Beer Festival is BACK with a brand new edition. Fremont Oktoberfest, a benefit for the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, returns September 22-24, 2023 with 100+ Beers & Ciders in tow. Let’s party in the street!

First things first…


Friday, September 22 — 5:00pm – 11:00pm (21+ Only)
Saturday, September 23 — 12:00pm (Noon) – 11:00pm (21+ Only)
Sunday, September 24 — 12:00pm (Noon) – 5:00pm (21+ Only, Dogs Allowed)

Read This:

  • In 2023, all guests will attend during specific festival days of their choosing (while supplies last)
  • There are 3 sessions available throughout the weekend. Session days and times are outlined above.
  • Every Day is strictly 21+ Only. For real, no babies, screaming toddlers (or quiet ones). We mean it. They aren’t over 21.
  • Dogs are allowed on Sunday only.
  • No re-entry allowed on Friday or Saturday. Re-Entry is allowed on Sunday only.
  • Please know your limit and have a safe tasting experience. Be respectful, drink responsibly, and order a Lyft, Uber or Taxi. We’re watching you.

And did you know this is all a benefit for a rad organization…

Drink for a Cause! About Our Beneficiary

Fremont Oktoberfest benefits the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit organization that supports Shop Local, is responsible for procuring and maintaining most of the amazing public art on display throughout the Fremont neighborhood, and celebrates individual talents and creativity to further develop the community, promote business, and education opportunities in Fremont.

And To What You’re All Wondering… Will There Be Food?

Yes… DUH! You for sure need something to munch on while you sip your beer! We’ve gotcha covered! Try an official #FOKT pretzel at the Merch Booth, a Zieglar’s Brat (or the famed curly fry block!), and so many other delicious eats!


We know you’ve got them…

Fremont. Duh… That was easy!

Oh… you want specifics? The event is held in the streets of Fremont between Phinney Ave N and 1st Ave NW and N 35th St and N Canal St, with the entrance located at the intersection of Phinney Ave N and N 35th St. For directions, click here.

That’s the best you’ve got? September 22-24, 2023. 

And to be even more specific.. 

Friday, September 22 — 5:00pm – 11:00pm (21+ Only)
Saturday, September 23 — 12:00pm (Noon) – 11:00pm (21+ Only)
Sunday, September 24 — 12:00pm (Noon) – 5:00pm (21+ Only, Dogs Allowed)

You live in Seattle. You know it rains. We are here rain or shine. In case you are new, here are a couple of ideas to keep you dry:

  1. Add a Fremont twist to traditional Oktoberfest attire and wear your Hunter boots and umbrella.
  2. No umbrella? No boots? No North Face rain jacket? Embrace it – a little rain never hurt nobody!

Fremont Oktoberfest is stricly 21+. And we aren’t kidding. This means no babies, no toddlers, no iguanas. (But dogs are allowed on Sunday because who doesn’t love a pooch?) Also, bring your valid ID. We like you, but we don’t trust you yet.

Don’t drive. Be safe and take a cab, Uber, Lift or the good ‘ol Metro. If YOU HAVE TO drive, Fremont has lots of street parking available. There are also many U-Park lots in the vicinity as well.

The following paid parking lots will be available during the event:

  • Lot at 34th and Evanston, behind the Red Door.
  • U-Park Lot at 900 N. 34th.
  • U-Park Lot at 720 N. 35th
  • U-Park Lot at 910 N. Northlake Way
  • U-Park Lot at 606 N. 34th St.
  • U-Park Lot at 501 N. 34th St.
  • U-Park Lot at 600 N. 36th St.
  • U-Park Lot at 1050 N. 34th St.

And for you hipster Seattlites who ride your bike everywhere, pedal your bicycle down to the festival via the Burke Gilman Trail and park your two-wheeled ride in the Bike Corral. Be sure to bring your own bike lock.

Staybridge Suite Seattle is conveniently located in the Wallingford neighborhood. Book your stay here

Oh boy you can, and you should… Ticket Prices Increase $10 on Sept 22! At the event, present your ticket (printed out or on your phone) at the entrance for a 5 oz mini mug and more. Souvenir mugs are available while supplies last.

Tickets are also available for purchase at the event entrance during event hours.

  1. Buy your tickets in advance online.
  2. Print out of the tickets or have them handy on your phone
  3. Head to the Ticket Booth
  4. Show the cashier your tickets… They’ll scan them.
  5. You’ll head on into the party.
  6. It’s that easy. 

We accept all forms of credit/debit cards. NO CASH accepted. We do not accept checks. What are you from the 1980s? 

Everyone’s getting ID’d… no questions! The WA Liquor Control Board will accept 1) a driver’s license with a photo from any state; 2) a current passport; 3) a DMV identification card; and 4) a military card. The state identification card and/or the military card must bear a picture of the person, the person’s name, address, date of birth, a physical description and the signature of the person.

The festival has a strict alcohol policy that is designed to protect the guests, the general public and us from alcohol related incidents. All festival guests are expected to maintain responsible and appropriate behavior at all times. Any behavior defying the guest conduct policy as determined by event management can result in ejection and possible arrest. We’re serious. Event management has the right to refuse entry to any guest deemed intoxicated upon arrival to the Festival. Additionally, the festival has the right to remove any guest from the premises who is intoxicated or causing a disturbance or is potentially dangerous to himself/herself or other guests.Ejected guests will not receive a refund for their tickets or be compensated in any way because you were a jerk. In case we need to spell it out for you. Inappropriate behavior is:

  • Drunk and disorderly conduct
  • Fighting or challenging others to fight
  • Bringing weapons of any kind in to festival
  • Interference with the event, or participants of the event in any way
  • Throwing, tossing, or discharging any object
  • Standing on chairs/seats
  • Taunting or using offensive language
  • Disturbing other guests enjoyment of the event
  • Failure to comply with festival personnel
  • Violating festival rules, regulations, and policies
  • Violating any local, state, or federal laws
  • Alcohol brought from outside the festival
  • Attempting to enter the festival with a fraudulent ID

The festival reserves the right to deny entry or eject from the facility guests displaying inappropriate behavior, as determined by event management. Get it?

First.. THANK YOU! Designated drivers can purchase a Festival Only Admission and includes 4 non alcoholic beverage vouchers.

The cutest way to enjoy #FOKT that’s all… or A 5 oz commemorative acrylic mug that is included with General Admission and Premium Admission.

How to fill up your mini-mug:
Choose from over 100 seasonal brews and decide what you want to try. Give the volunteers your mini-mug, and they’ll fill you up.

Don’t Forget
Tastes add up — don’t be deceived by its small stature, the mini-mug packs a punch (in the face).

Be aware of the ticket session you select when purchasing your tickets online. There are specific start times and end times on your specific day. You cannot attend prior to your scheduled session time and you must exit at the end of your session time. This helps us maintain safe crowd sizes for a healthy event.  

  • Friday: Entrance closes at 10:00pm, taps shut down at 10:30pm, festival closes at 11:00pm
  • Saturday: Entrance closes at 10:00pm, taps shut down at 10:30pm, festival closes at 11:00pm
  • Sunday: Entrance closes at 4:00pm, taps shut down at 4:30pm, festival closes at 5:00pm

Be aware of the ticket session you select when purchasing your tickets online. There are specific start times and end times on your specific day. Here’s the deets on when taps close for each session:

  • Friday: Taps shut down at 10:30pm, festival closes at 11:00pm
  • Saturday: Taps shut down at 10:30pm, session closes at 11:00pm
  • Sunday: Taps shut down at 4:30pm, festival closes at 5:00pm

A last call will be announced 15 minutes before the beer taps shut down for each session.

Yes! We have delicious German pretzels, bratwurst from Zieglers and other fair food inside the Fremont Oktoberfest Tasting Garden.

Fremont Oktoberfest is an outdoor event and smoking is permitted. We ask that you use the trash receptacles, do not litter, and be respectful of other guests.