The end of summer means a plethora of Oktoberfest celebrations in North Idaho. Starting this Friday, September 27 is Downtown Coeur d’Alene’s annual event. The opening ceremony and official tapping of the first keg takes place at 5pm on 2nd & Sherman. Friday evening’s festivities end at 8pm. The event picks back up on Saturday, September 28 from 1-8pm. For $15 you receive a glass beer mug, six sampling tickets and admission to all the music venues. Purchase your mugs and tickets at the Plaza Shops, 210 E Sherman Ave starting at 4:30pm Friday and 12:30pm Saturday.
Saturday, September 28 is Daanen’s Delicatessen’s 20th Annual Oktoberfest. Located just off Prairie Ave & Government Way in Hayden, this celebration of all things German features great food, beer, music, activities for the kids and more. Entrance is free. Buy a collectible mug or stein and receive your first fill free. The event runs from noon to 7pm.
Also on Saturday is Priest River’s annual Oktoberfest. Starting at 11am and continuing until dusk revelers can enjoy the climbing wall, accordion music, pumpkin decorating contest plus great food and drink specials.
The celebrations continue on the 4th and 5th of October. Q’emiln Park in Post Falls plays host to the annual Post Falls Historical Society’s Oktoberfest. German food, live music and a fundraiser auction and raffle make for a fun evening.
Sandpoint may just be the place to be on Saturday, October 5. Both the annual Traditional Oktoberfest and 2nd Annual Crosstoberfest are happening. The Traditional event is held at the Old Granary on Oak St. from 11am to 7pm and sponsored by the Sandpoint Downtown Association. Live music, Doggy Dress-Up, Costume Competition, Beer Pong, Funky Waiter Race, Arts & Crafts, German food by local restaurants, beer and a beer Taste-Off provided by area breweries, and so much more guarantee a great day.
Crosstoberfest takes place at the University of Idaho on N Boyer Ave starting at 9am. Enjoy bikes, beer, wine, food and music and support autism awareness. This is the first stop in the Cyclocross Race Series.
Oktoberfest in Hope happens at The Memorial Community Center, 415 Wellington Pl. starting at 4pm. Enjoy outdoor games and contests, beer and wine tastings, brats, pretzels, sauerkraut, coleslaw, music and dancing. Free admission!
Harrison hosts its 6th annual Oktoberfest at City Park. Rain or shine there will be activities for children, microbrews, souvenir glasses available for purchase, food, live music and much more.