Mt. Hood Meadows presents Oktoberfest Sunday, September 4, to celebrate the changing of the seasons with flavorful microbrew seasonals and Bavarian food. In true Oktoberfest fashion, the event will be in full view of spectacular Mt. Hood, staged on the resort’s outdoor Sun Deck. The alpine setting and robust seasonal brews will help transport revelers to Bavaria the origin of the Oktoberfest tradition.
In 1810 Bavarian Crown Prince Louis, later King Louis I of Bavaria, married Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The Bavarian royalty invited the citizens of Munich to attend the festivities, held on the fields in front of the city gates. - Oktoberfest was born.
“We will have our own little Munich here at Meadows,” says Meadows’ Dave Tragethon. “We are so fortunate to have some of the ‘Best of Craft Beer’ Award Winning microbrews in the country served right here at our event. If you love beer, the mountain, great food and good friends, you’ll want to join us for Oktoberfest.”
Entrance to the event is $14 and includes four (4 oz) drink tokens and a commemorative keepsake Meadows logoed mug. Additional tokens can be purchased for $1 each.
Local brewers will pour tasters of different seasonal brews announcing the changing of the season and beginning of the fall festivals. Wine and cider will also be poured for added variety.
Meadows Executive Chef Dan DeHay will enhance the regular BBQ menu with Oktoberfest specialties including pastrami bratwurst with sauerkraut, chicken apple sausage with caramelized onion and German potato salad.
Oktoberfest is scheduled from 11 AM - 3 PM Sunday, September 4 at Mt. Hood Meadows which coincides with the scenic chairlift operation that provides a totally uplifting experience to spectacular views of the Cascades and access to prime hiking. The chairlift ride is $10.