| 09/19/2022 | Updated | Craft Beer |   

Celebrate Oktoberfest with the Best Craft Beer Near Bellingham

A harvest festival celebrated since the early 1800’s, Oktoberfest is traditionally held during the month of September in Germany. Here in the Northwest, we mix it up with some Oktoberfest events starting in September, and others held in October. Regardless of when they are held, Oktoberfest events are as good a reason as any to gather with friends over German-style lagers in the Biergarten.

Here’s where to celebrate Oktoberfest in Whatcom County in 2022.

Sunnyland Fest 

September 15 - 18

Sunnyland neighborhood breweries come together to celebrate beer! Enjoy this pub-crawl style event and sample special beers from Kulshan Brewing, Otherlands Beer, Twin Sisters Brewing, Stemma Brewing, Wander Brewing and NorthFork Brewery!

Get a stamp on your punch card for every brewery you visit. Use your full punch card to enter a raffle and win prizes at the end of the weekend!

K2 Oktoberfest 

September 17, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Oktoberfest season kicks off in Whatcom County on September 17 at K2 in the Roosevelt neighborhood. 

Expect live music by Sylvia's Oktoberfest Band, pretzels, and beer!

Amidst the festivities, take a minute to seek out their 2022 Oktoberfest brew (or any of Kulshan's award-winning local lagers). Chuckanut’s Kolsch German Style Ale and Pilsner Lager are world-class.

Oktoberfest Brewers Cruises

September 23, 24, 30 and October 1

Celebrate this Bavarian tradition of gathering to drink beer and enjoy delicious sausages, but instead out on a boat exploring Bellingham and Chuckanut Bays! Cruises run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and include beer tastings and a Bratwurst Dinner Buffet. Enjoy German Lagers, Harvest Ales and Fresh Hopped IPAs.

Deming Log Show Oktoberfest 2022

Friday Oct 7 & Saturday Oct 8

Just a couple miles from Bellingham, WA, check out Deming Oktoberfest at the Deming Log Show Grounds! Come and enjoy music by the Polkatones, dancing, and FREE camping all weekend long.

The event is 21+ and offers FREE beer steins, FREE RV and tent camping, lots of different beer on tap along with cider and wine. Food, coffee, and water will also be available. 

Tickets can be purchased at the door or at the Bellingham Visitor's Info Center (cash or check only!). The proceeds of the Deming Oktoberfest go to the busted up loggers fund.

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