2016 Oktoberfest in Mt Angel was from Thursday 15 September 2016 To Sunday 18 September 2016
IPA members enjoyed one of the best Oktoberfest's on the North American Continent in Mt. Angel Oregon.
Instead of spending thousands to travel to Munich, a short drive near Portland provided us with the next best thing.
This family oriented 4-day Oktoberfest provided many free festival events including an outdoor stage with music & dance performances. In 3 performance halls: Weingarten, Alpengarten & Biergarten Bands from all over the world perform from mid-day through midnight. Only the "Biertents" require admission with daily or all-festival passes to choose from. This Oktoberfest had Fun for everyone young and old. Outdoor events include a multi-block street-fair, 5K & 10K foot and bicycle races, Dachshund races, Antique car shows. Unique musical performances were in a gorgeous cathedral style church and the Monks in Mt Angel Abbey. One of the best biers available was brewed by the Monks. The Mt Angel Sausage Co, the Schnitzelgarten. 4,000 Knights of Columbus chickens provided for great food along with over 50 food booths. The 4 band stages and numerous dance groups provided more entertainment than anyone was able to attend in the 4 days. We will just have to come back next year to see the rest.
Region 24 provided a block of room reservation for members at a nearby motel with daily breakfast.
Attending were retired officers, current SPD and DOC members.
See the member's gallery for photos.
The Mt Angel Oktoberfest website link is: http://www.oktoberfest.org/faqs/
Getting air in your Lederhosen at Mt Angel's fun arcade.