Saturday, Oct. 7th
Happy Valley Park
11am – 8pm
Break out the bratwursts and let’s polka!
October will soon be upon us and that means Happy Valley Parks and Recreation is preparing for the highly anticipated return of Oktoberfest. Complete with pumpkins, wagon rides, and plenty of kid friendly activities, Oktoberfest is prime for flannel shirts, boots, and everything Fall. But the fun doesn’t stop there! We’re once again teaming up with local taphouse, Valley Public House, to present a festive German style festival with traditional food, music, and of course, beer! Activities will continue throughout the evening and include such novelties as Weiner Dog races, a chicken dance contest, and a Paulaner Stein hoist competition (21+ only).
Want to be part of the fun? Join us at Happy Valley Park on Saturday, Oct. 7 for a fun day with the whole family as you experience the season at its best. Lots of vendors and community booths will be onsite as well.
Food & Beverage Vendors include: Whiskey Barrel Lounge, Steam-Werkz, We’re the Wurst, Chop Spot Chicken Sundaes, Papa Murphy’s Pizza, Kona Shaved Ice, Island Ice, TNT Kettle Korn, Country Coffee, and MoonDrops.
Pie Eating Contest
What better way to embrace the season than with a face full of tasty pumpkin pie. No utensils allowed. We need five adults & five children to face off. The first contestant to lick their plate clean and finish one whole pie wins!
Dog Races are a highlight of our annual Oktoberfest event! These small but mighty competitors will go head to head, or rather head to tail, to see who is the fastest pup in the valley! The Oktoberfest 2023 dog racing events are sponsored by Happy Valley Business Alliance the Happy Valley Earthwise location, Shampooch Dog Wash and Surf’s Pup Doggie Lounge.
Show your love for Oktoberfest and Happy Valley with a commemorative event shirt! You can purchase one ahead of the festival at HV City Hall or the Valley Public House during regular business hours. You can also stop by the City booth at Oktoberfest while you’re there. Whatever you do, make sure you snag one before they’re gone.
Safety first, always!
We want to take a moment to remind everyone that our main priority is to help ensure a fun, family friendly event that is safe. We will have security and alcohol monitors making the rounds, but please be proactive in planning your transportation. Whether you have a designated driver, are walking, or plan to use Uber, Lyft, or a taxi, please make safe choices. Your partnership in this helps us continue to provide fun and meaningful events for the whole community.
To support these efforts, Happy Valley Parks and Recreation and Valley Public House are teaming up to offer $5 off a ride to or from Oktoberfest with Uber and Lyft. Use the QR codes included below or look for the designated signs at Happy Valley Park the day of the event.