Bethany Village Oktoberfest
September 9th 2023 from 1 PM – 6 PM
Join Us for our Annual Oktoberfest at Bethany Village!
Dust off your best Oktoberfest costume and join us for our annual Bethany Village Oktoberfest!
This event is held each September in the Bethany neighborhood located near downtown Portland and Beaverton. Come visit and enjoy an afternoon full of live music, German inspired food offerings, a large Oktoberfest beer tent, carnival ride, kids activities, numerous local small business vendors, and more!
Interested in being a vendor at Oktoberfest? Visit our vendor page to apply today and get answers to vendor FAQs.
What is Oktoberfest?
Oktoberfest is an annual festival traditionally held in Munich, Germany, over a two-week period that ends on the first Sunday in October. This annual festival first began in October of 1810, originally in celebration of the marriage between the Crown Prince of Bavaria King Louis I to Princess Therese von Sachsen. The festival concluded five days later with a horse race. Throughout the ensuing centuries, the festival became combined with the race and state agricultural fairs, which introduced the tradition of German beer and food to the celebration.
Today, many cities across the globe often hold their own events modeled after the original Oktoberfest in Munich. We are excited to bring this historic German celebration to Bethany Village, located in Portland, Oregon.
Fun fact: Did you know approximately 20% of Oregon residents claim German ancestry?
When is Oktoberfest?
This year, the Bethany Village Oktoberfest will be on Saturday, September 9th, 2023 from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM.
Located at: 4720 NW Bethany Boulevard Portland, OR 97229
Discover the Entertainment
Enjoy German-inspired live music, dynamic intermission acts, and fun competition.
The event will also feature numerous family-friendly games, activities, and a carnival ride!
Live Music from Z Musikmakers
Come enjoy live German-inspired music from Z Musikmakers, a local Oktoberfest band made up of individualist family members that have been performing for over 40 years.
Find them Online
Intermission Acts and Competitions
Enjoy fun and festive intermission acts and classic Oktoberfest activities such as a Stein Holding Competition!
Intermission 1 | 2:30 – 3:00 PM: Tirolean Dancers
Intermission 2 | 4:15 – 4:30 PM: Stein Holding Competition
Intermission 3 | 4:30 – 5:00 PM: To Be Determined
Fun Activities, Games, Carnival Ride, and More!
Come have a blast with our family-friendly entertainment during our Oktoberfest at Bethany Village.
Carnival Ride from
National Event Pros
Enjoy a ride in the plaza where you’ll get to swing on the Ballistic Swing and get unique views of the Village while enjoying the live performances.
Bounce House and Games from
Bethany Athletic Club
Don’t forget to swing by the Bethany Athletic Club booth where they will have a bounce house!
2023 Bethany Village Oktoberfest Vendors
Alive IV Wellness | Altengartz German Bratwurst | Autumn Joy Soaps | Azucar | BBTea Jars | Bridge City Sweets | Chelaam Mobile Boutique | Coco Bloom | The Crafty Babbit | Desert Sparkle Design | Elliott & Murray Coffee | Gather in Flame Candle Co | Golden Valley Brewery | Henna by Rashmi | Huntington Learning Center | Jax Jewelry Bar | Kona Ice | Kookido | La Toxica Boutique | Laws and Oaks | Love Elle Boutique | Mckayla + Maison Popcorn | Pet Wants | Portland Dance Center | Bethany Public House | Rosas Churros | Spandan Creations | Star Glazer Clay | Stone Wood Rustics | T Bee S Honey | Tati and Me | Vernoa Designs | Viva Vibrations | Voodoo Doughnuts | Wonderfully Whimzy | Yvette Crafts
Interested in being a vendor at Oktoberfest? Visit our vendor page to learn more!