Washington Travel Destination: Leavenworth for Oktoberfest
If you’re visiting Leavenworth during the month of October, it’s going to be an eventful time. Fall is setting in, so the leaves will be changing colors and then a new set of fall festivals will be occurring. One of the most popular of them is Oktoberfest. Leavenworth should be a top Washington travel destination if you’re coming for Oktoberfest. If you look back at the history of Washington, this shouldn’t be surprising.

A Bavarian-modeled town
The American Community Survey in 2015 reported that 18.1% of the population in Washington were of German descent. If you’ve never been to Leavenworth, the architecture itself screams “German influence”. This makes the theme town a choice destination for anyone wanting to celebrate Oktoberfest in a traditional way. It really is the best thing next to being in Munich.

The town hosts three weekends of Oktoberfest, so you can be sure to make time for the festivities. Each Saturday, the mayor herself does the kegging honors, a tradition that happens right at one in the afternoon, marking the start of the weekend fun.
When you’re staying at Obertal Inn during any of these weekends, you can be sure to be close to the various venues a part of the festivities. Most importantly, we are right around the corner from everything happening downtown. We want all of our guests to be safe and have fun responsibly. Our bed and breakfast is a premier spot in Leavenworth, so book in advance to assure your stay during October.

You can get into any of the Oktoberfest venues with tickets purchased online. You can get delicious German food at each venue. And, non-alcoholic drinks will be vastly available—this is a family event after all. Minors are only allowed with an adult and only until 9 pm, so keep that in mind. Again, safety first for everyone!

Oktoberfest happens annually in Leavenworth. So, if you weren’t able to make it this year, don’t fret. Now you know to plan accordingly for the best place to celebrate. We highly encourage you to check it out for yourself.

Experience the fun that Oktoberfest in Leavenworth brings and make sure to rest your head with us at Obertal Inn. The town is full of places to eat and spend time around, so even if you’re not indulging in Oktoberfest, you’re sure to find some fun along the way.