Oktoberfest canceled ? – No! just a temporary format for 2020.
Is Oktoberfest Canceled?
Oktoberfest is not canceled; but it will be significantly different for 2020. State restrictions will not permit the gathering of large crowds. The Oktoberfest Board did not want to fully cancel the festival as many nonprofits rely on the festival for funding. The decision was made to go virtual. Creating a pre-order system for Oktoberfest supplies that will be properly distanced and customer safe (very similar to ordering groceries for pick up). The entertainment is a livestream show on October 3, 2020 from 4:00 pm and 10:00 pm featuring many favorite performers. See the Oktoberfest
Order and Pick Up:
Pre-Orders: All orders need to be complete by September 30 at 10:00 pm. We prefer an earlier order to get inventory from our wholesalers and prepare for the pick up process. Best not to wait for the last minute or product may not be available as we have limited quantities of some items.
Pick Up: We will offer pick on 3 days at the Mount Angel Festhalle. This is the building many of you know as the Biergarten during the Oktoberfest.
- Thursday, October 1, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
- Friday, October 2, from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
- Saturday, October 3, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
If you need to schedule another day we will try to accommodate, but many products won’t be available outside of these hours.
The pick up route will be to arrive at the Festhalle back door by turning east on to Academy Street and taking another left at the sign for Festhalle Parking (about 300ft on Academy). Those who park in the Red Lot will recognize the location. Please watch for traffic direction.
Do You Ship?
No, we are unable to ship. Our momentary time as a store/warehouse is very limited; to set up with boxes and shipping for a 1 week time span would be prohibitive. We are sorry.
GPS device use address: 500 Wilco Hwy NE, Mt Angel, OR 97362
from I-5 North – exit: 282A toward Canby/Hubbard through Woodburn and follow the signs to Mount Angel
from I-5 South– take exit 260 toward Keizer and follow signs. Proceed east on Chemawa Road and Hazel Green Road following the signs to Mount Angel.
There will be a single livestream event held September 19, 2020 beginning at 4:00 pm and ending at 10:00 pm. Included in the livestream will be:
- Festival Brass
- Chardon Polka Band
- Molly B and the Squeezebox Band
- Die Schlauberger
- Board members competing in the Olympics
- Recently added – the Klaberheads
To participate in the entertainment, visit the on-line store and purchase the entertainment link. We will need your email address, so be sure you are accurate typing it in, and we will send the link
There are many good websites that sell Bavarian clothing. Many local people purchase most of their traditional Bavarian clothing (Trachten) from:
- Touch of Bavaria: 503-586-8126; www.TouchofBavaria.com – available at Oktoberfest, in the old Blacksmith Shop corner Church and Sheridan Streets
What do you do with the money you make at Oktoberfest?
This year is unique, the money we make through the sales of good and the livestream will be given to those who would normally earn at Oktoberfest. For most of these organizations, Oktoberfest is their most important money raising event of the year.Oktoberfest has distributed over $3,400,000 to other non-profits since its inception.
Dates for Oktoberfest 2021 and beyond
- Oktoberfest 2021 will be held September 16, 17, 18, and 19.
- Oktoberfest 2022 will be held September 15, 16, 17, and 18.
Oktoberfest in Mount Angel begins the second weekend after Labor Day.
Visiting Mount Angel at other times?
Mount Angel celebrates it’s German/Bavarian Heritage year-round. The community welcomes many visitors even between Oktoberfest’s. Check out out Mount Angel Attraction page to help plan a visit. Looking for more German Fests? Check out the Volksfest, Maifest, and Hazelnut Fest. The village is quiet and peaceful most of the year, a relaxing experience with much to offer.