Schedule

Glockenspiel

Join us for Oktoberfest 2019!

Sep
12
Thu
Morning Prayers and Mass @ St. Mary Church
Sep 12 @ 6:50 am – 7:50 am
Morning Prayers and Mass @ St. Mary Church

Morning Prayers and Mass:

Morning Prayers begin at 6:50am, followed by daily mass starting at about 7:05am.
You are welcome to join in prayer that has spanned centuries.

Mount Angel Abbey Museum
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mount Angel Abbey Museum

Mount Angel Abbey Museum
Local history and local kitsch. A fun little museum with some oddities and history.

You will find here everything from the North American mammal collection, to what is believed to be the world’s largest porcine (from a hog) hairball.  A Clark Griswold – must see! Also found in our museum are the items such as antique liturgical vestments, American civil war memorabilia and natural history artifacts, just to name a few.

Open to all between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm Thursday through Sunday.

Free bus rides up the Abbey hill are available behind the bandstand on Saturday and Sunday, between 11:00 am and 6:00 pm.

The museum entry is located to the north of the Abbey Church.

Alpine Food Chalets Open
Sep 12 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

Be sure to come hungry!  Every purchase made at an Oktoberfest food booth supports a non-profit organization, find your favorites and enjoy!

  • Plenty of sausage, brauts and sauerkraut
  • German style favorites like Ruben and Berliner sandwiches, spatzle
  • Festival favorites like corn dogs, onion rings and curly fries
  • Local favorites such as Fish Tacos, Marionberry Cobblern and Russian foods

So many items to choose from…. graze the booths and share with friends to enjoy. Looking for menus and where to find these tasty morsels?  Click here for our Food and Drink page.  Many booths remain the same year to year, but we will be updating a final copy at the end of August.

One intrepid man tried them all – follow his adventure.

Arts and Crafts
Sep 12 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Over 120 Artisans bring their finest wares for your consideration. Click here to visit the Arts and Crafts Page for all information.

**No new vendors are being accepted, all vendor spots full at this time**

Elaine Annen Doll Museum opens @ Biergarten
Sep 12 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Elaine Annen Doll Museum opens @ Biergarten

Located in the Mount Angel Festhalle, 500 S Wilco Highway, the Oktoberfest Biergarten.

The interesting little museum is open all four days of Oktoberfest from 11 am until 6 pm and throughout the year normal hours are from 11 am until 3 pm on the first and third Fridays and the second and fourth Saturdays every month.

Families welcome; the children will love it. It is FREE!

RV and Tent Camping
Sep 12 @ 11:00 am – Sep 14 @ 12:00 am
RV and Tent Camping

Relax, stay the night, enjoy the wonderful music and dancing until the very end.
No need for a designated driver when your RV is close.

Find RV and tent sites in Mount Angel.

Alpinegarten Opens – Courtesy of Oregon Garden Resort @ Alpinegarten
Sep 12 @ 11:30 am – 11:00 pm

Come One, Come All! The Alpinegarten is open to families and children at all hours. Interactive performances and traditional German sounds are a trademark for this venue. These fun elements are supported by a spectacular beer menu that balances local craft beers and German imports.  Click here to visit the Alpinegarten page

Thanks to Oregon Garden Resort for their support of the Alpinegarten venue.

Biergarten Opens – Sponsored by Ticor Title @ Biergarten
Sep 12 @ 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
Biergarten Opens – Sponsored by Ticor Title @ Biergarten

Biergarten opens

A great building, great music and a great selection of BEER!

Families welcome until:
Thursday – 10:00pm
Friday – 9:00pm
Saturday – 9:00pm
Sunday – until close

Hopfengarten Opens – Sponsored by Mt. Angel Vitamins @ Hopfengarten
Sep 12 @ 11:30 am – 10:30 pm

Hopfengarten opens – sponsored by Mt. Angel Vitamins

New to Mount Angel’s Oktoberfest is the Hopfengarten.  A place to relax with the food you have selected from the non-profit food booths. Grab a cold local brew or select a delicious wine.  Enjoy the sounds of the acoustic accordion provided by our friends at the Rose City Accordion Club.

Thank you Mt. Angel Vitamins for the sponsorship of the Hopfengarten!

Prostgarten Opens – Sponsored by Columbia Bank @ Prostgarten
Sep 12 @ 11:30 am – 10:00 pm

The Prostgarten is a hidden treasure in downtown Mount Angel.  Located behind the Glockenspiel and its sponsor, Columbia Bank, and a row of food booths is this gem. Inside the Prostgarten you will hear gentle acoustic accordion music that allows for easy conversation.  Come inside and  get a glass of German wine or bier, bring your treats from the outside food booths and relax.   The Prostgarten offers free admittance and is a locals’ secret place to meet with friends and family.

Families welcome at all times.

Noon – 9:00pm Thursday
Noon – 9:00pm Friday
Saturday open from 11:00am -9:00pm
Sunday open from Noon – 6:00pm.

Oktoberfest says “Thank you!” to the volunteers from the Rose City Accordion Club and their friends who provide the music.  Their talents are very much appreciated.

Sponsored by:

Sponsor Columbia Bank logo

Weingarten Opens – Sponsored by Roth’s Fresh Markets @ Weingarten
Sep 12 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 am

A great old world feel with wooden beams inside and a relaxing tent atmosphere outside. Alpine Chalets along the walls serve wonderful German Biers and great wine. The music from the stage fills the area with party favorites and German traditional songs.

Thank you to Roth’s Fresh Market for sponsoring this family favorite venue!

Open to kids until 10:00 pm. on Thursday; 9:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, and all day to close on Sunday.

Roth's Fresh Market Logo

Doppelbock @ Alpinegarten
Sep 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Doppelbock @ Alpinegarten

Doppelbock began a few years ago as a last-minute replacement band for the Leavenworth Oktoberfest. They have since been surprising and entertaining Oktoberfest audiences throughout Oregon and Washington. Blending the traditional German/Polka/Yodeling sound of Doug Stickler and his accordion, with long-time Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts guitarist Rouke van der Veen’s rock and roll roots, they created what some call Polka Rock. Completing the sound are Lugnut luminaries Matt Kenney on bass and Jim Parker on drums, with standout saxophone work from Brian McDonald. Their goal is to boldly go where no accordion has gone before.

Doris Osgood and Pamelajean Meyers @ Prostgarten
Sep 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Doris Osgood and Pamelajean Meyers @ Prostgarten

Volunteers with the Rose City Accordion Club and Friends.

Thank you for sharing your lovely music with us during Oktoberfest.

Festival Brass @ Weingarten
Sep 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Festival Brass @ Weingarten

Big and Brassy!  Wonderful musicians.

You may have caught them at the Bandstand last year.  This year they are headed to the Venues as well! Catch them during the afternoon shows at the Bandstand and then some quick sets at Alpinegarten, Biergarten and Weingarten.

John Mohney @ Hopfengarten
Sep 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
John Mohney @ Hopfengarten

Volunteers with the Rose City Accordion Club and Friends.

Thank you for sharing your lovely music with us during Oktoberfest.

Midday Prayer with the Benedictines
Sep 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Midday Prayer with the Benedictines

Midday Praise with Benedictine Sisters & Noon Prayer at Mount Angel Abbey

Join the Sisters of the Benedictine or the Monks of Mount Angel Abbey for midday devotions. All are welcome to attend.

Midday Praise with Benedictine Sisters starts at 11:50 AM. and take place in the Chapel, located on the second floor of the Hospitality Center.

Bell for Noon Prayer with the Monks rings at 11:55 AM, and begins at noon in the Abbey Church.

Z-Musikmakers – sponsored by 1859 Magazine @ Biergarten
Sep 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

A local Mount Angel Bavarian Band – Fun and light-hearted, at moments traditional and then, suddenly anything but traditional. A perennial favorite for many who watched the girls grow up on stage each year! Three sisters and their father are the core of this Bavarian ensemble.

Sponsor 1859 Magazine logo sponsors this family favorite.

Salzberger Echo @ St. Mary Church
Sep 12 @ 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Salzberger Echo @ St. Mary Church

Good Humor Mixed with Alphorns!

Brings the Alps to their audiences, playing Old World and contemporary folk music from the alpine regions of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. They continue to amaze audiences with their twelve-foot alphorns, Swiss cowbells, holzernes g’ächter, and harmony yodeling. Together since 1992, Salzburger Echo has played many venues and festivals throughout the United States and Europe.

Webertanz (May Pole dance) and Engelberg Dancers- courtesy US Bank @ Bandstand
Sep 12 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Webertanz (May Pole dance) by local school children followed by Engelberg Bavarian Dancers, the Mother/Daughter dance, and some of our youngest volunteers, local First Graders performing – It’s Dance Time.

Considered a Festival highlight, this show starts our Bandstand entertainment every morning, in 2019 two performances a day will be offered!

Sponsor US Bank logo Red, white and Blue – thank you for making this special entertainment possible.

54th Annual Mount Angel Oktoberfest Opening Ceremonies @ Bandstand
Sep 12 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Board of Directors welcomes you to the 54th Mount Angel Oktoberfest! Oktoberfest President Bill Bischoff welcomes you on behalf of Oktoberfest and Mount Angel Burgermeister (Mayor) welcomes you to the Village. A welcome from Abbot Jeremy Driscoll, from Mount Angel Abbey and Fr. Philip Waibel, Pastor of St. Mary Parish will include a prayer for a joyful and safe festival. Performances from the school children complete the official ceremonies.

Velma Conte @ Prostgarten
Sep 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Velma Conte @ Prostgarten

Volunteers with the Rose City Accordion Club and Friends.

Thank you for sharing your lovely music with us during Oktoberfest.

Dick Carlson, Colleen Halverson, and Todd Carlson @ Hopfengarten
Sep 12 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Dick Carlson, Colleen Halverson, and Todd Carlson @ Hopfengarten

Volunteers with the Rose City Accordion Club and Friends.

Thank you for sharing your lovely music with us during Oktoberfest.

Keg Tapping Ceremony @ Weingarten
Sep 12 @ 1:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Keg Tapping Ceremony @ Weingarten

Bill Bischoff and guests will ascend to the Weingarten Stage and complete a ceremonial tapping of the keg in old-fashioned style.

Enjoy the throw-back moment!  And perhaps a bit of a mess!

Alpine Echoes @ Bandstand
Sep 12 @ 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Alpine Echoes @ Bandstand

The Alpine Echoes Band plays music for happy occasions, specializing in German and Scandinavian music. And of course, no party is complete without the famous Chicken Dance.

Their instruments include: accordion, Austrian cowbells, banjo, bass, drums, fiddle, flute, trumpet, tuba and vocals.

Gordanires European Musik @ Alpinegarten
Sep 12 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Gordanires European Musik @ Alpinegarten

A family band performing in Mount Angel for many years. Catch their Old World music; cowbells, alphorns and of course accordion, all performed with an upbeat style. The add some traditional dancing for a great all-around show.

Gruber Family Band – sponsored by NW Natural @ Weingarten
Sep 12 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

The family has been playing together since 1920- of course these are the newer members of Peter, Toni, Martin and Michael.  Interactive, upbeat and a bit irreverent, this group keeps the Alpinegarten hopping and the audience dancing and swaying. Great audience participation and great tunes.

Be sure to catch them at least once during your visit to Oktoberfest.

Sponsor NW Natural logo sponsors the Gruber Family Band – thank you NW Natural!

Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter @ St. Mary Church
Sep 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter @ St. Mary Church

Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter perform with two Celtic harps, the rare Swedish Nyckelharpa, Ukrainian Bandura, Cittern and more. The audience will hear music hailing from Celtic and Nordic Traditions as well as heartwarming original compositions. The multi-instrumental duo will present a unique blend of music and tales from their adventures as modern day troubadours.

The Klaberheads @ Biergarten
Sep 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Klaberheads @ Biergarten

The Klaberheads are new to the Mt. Angel Oktoberfest this year. A long standing family oriented band from Ohio that has almost a 90 year history of making music. This band should bring a new sound to the Biergarten this year.

Paul Bria @ Prostgarten
Sep 12 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Paul Bria @ Prostgarten

Volunteers with the Rose City Accordion Club and Friends.

Thank you for sharing your lovely music with us during Oktoberfest.

European Takeout Band @ Bandstand
Sep 12 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
European Takeout Band @ Bandstand

The European Take-out plays Oktoberfest plus other European based music  and favorite American standards for your listening and dancing pleasure. This includes dances such as the polka, waltz, fox trot, swing, reinlander, county western, rumba, and of course the ever popular Chicken Dance.  We also have easy dances we teach for audience participation.

Marlene Meissner and Bob Wachter @ Hopfengarten
Sep 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Marlene Meissner and Bob Wachter @ Hopfengarten

Volunteers with the Rose City Accordion Club and Friends.

Thank you for sharing your lovely music with us during Oktoberfest.

Loretta Kaser @ St. Mary Church
Sep 12 @ 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Loretta Kaser @ St. Mary Church

Loretta is a long time resident of the Mount Angel area. She lends her musical talent for many occasions. Mount Angel is fortunate to have this talented artist in our midst.

Salzberger Echo @ Alpinegarten
Sep 12 @ 3:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Salzberger Echo @ Alpinegarten

Good Humor Mixed with Alphorns!

Brings the Alps to their audiences, playing Old World and contemporary folk music from the alpine regions of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. They continue to amaze audiences with their twelve-foot alphorns, Swiss cowbells, holzernes g’ächter, and harmony yodeling. Together since 1992, Salzburger Echo has played many venues and festivals throughout the United States and Europe.

Chardon Polka Band @ Weingarten
Sep 12 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Chardon Polka Band @ Weingarten

They were so great, we all said, “how do we get them back next year?”  The Chardon Polka will be bringing their best to Mt. Angel. Upbeat music and great fun old polka delivered in a not so traditional style.

The traditional Polkas sometimes morph into hip-hop/rock renditions of the same songs.  Some comedic renditions of oddball favorites, bizarre audience participation songs, and even polka-rock covers of anything from Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It” to Queen’s “Fat Bottomed Girls” to Lady Ga Ga’s “Bad Romance”!

The Weingarten and Biergarten just won’t be the same after this…

Doppelbock @ Alpinegarten
Sep 12 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Doppelbock @ Alpinegarten

Doppelbock began a few years ago as a last-minute replacement band for the Leavenworth Oktoberfest. They have since been surprising and entertaining Oktoberfest audiences throughout Oregon and Washington. Blending the traditional German/Polka/Yodeling sound of Doug Stickler and his accordion, with long-time Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts guitarist Rouke van der Veen’s rock and roll roots, they created what some call Polka Rock. Completing the sound are Lugnut luminaries Matt Kenney on bass and Jim Parker on drums, with standout saxophone work from Brian McDonald. Their goal is to boldly go where no accordion has gone before.

Dick Carlson, Colleen Halverson, and Todd Carlson @ Prostgarten
Sep 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Dick Carlson, Colleen Halverson, and Todd Carlson @ Prostgarten

Volunteers with the Rose City Accordion Club and Friends.

Thank you for sharing your lovely music with us during Oktoberfest.

Marion County Citizens Band @ Bandstand
Sep 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Marion County Citizens Band @ Bandstand

Love the big sound of a full band? This group is for you!
Large and local, they love to perform at Oktoberfest every year. They are too big for any venue stage. This is the a great place to get your Chicken Dance!

Festival Brass @ Biergarten
Sep 12 @ 4:15 pm – 5:45 pm
Festival Brass @ Biergarten

Big and Brassy!  Wonderful musicians.

You may have caught them at the Bandstand last year.  This year they are headed to the Venues as well! Catch them during the afternoon shows at the Bandstand and then some quick sets at Alpinegarten, Biergarten and Weingarten.

Salzberger Echo @ St. Mary Church
Sep 12 @ 4:15 pm – 4:45 pm
Salzberger Echo @ St. Mary Church

Good Humor Mixed with Alphorns!

Brings the Alps to their audiences, playing Old World and contemporary folk music from the alpine regions of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. They continue to amaze audiences with their twelve-foot alphorns, Swiss cowbells, holzernes g’ächter, and harmony yodeling. Together since 1992, Salzburger Echo has played many venues and festivals throughout the United States and Europe.

Velma Conte @ Hopfengarten
Sep 12 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Velma Conte @ Hopfengarten

Volunteers with the Rose City Accordion Club and Friends.

Thank you for sharing your lovely music with us during Oktoberfest.

Benedictine Evening Prayer
Sep 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Benedictine Evening Prayer

Evening Prayer with Benedictine Sisters & Vespers at Mount Angel Abbey

Join the Sisters at Queen of Angels Priory or the Monks of Mount Angel Abbey for Evening Prayer.  All are welcome to attend.

Evening Prayer with Benedictine Sisters starts at 5:00 PM and take place in the Chapel, located on the second floor of the Hospitality Center.

Bell for Vespers with the Monks rings at 5:15 PM, with Vespers beginning at 5:20 PM in the Abbey Church. Pick up a prayer book in the vestibule as you enter.

Gordanairs European Musik @ Weingarten
Sep 12 @ 5:15 pm – 6:45 pm
Gordanairs European Musik @ Weingarten

A family band performing in Mount Angel for many years. Catch their Old World music; cowbells, alphorns and of course accordion, all performed with an upbeat style. The add some traditional dancing for a great all-around show.

Caryl Dowell, Colleen Halverson, and Cathy Cowley @ Prostgarten
Sep 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Caryl Dowell, Colleen Halverson, and Cathy Cowley @ Prostgarten

Volunteers with the Rose City Accordion Club and Friends.

Thank you for sharing your lovely music with us during Oktoberfest.

S-Bahn Canadian Alpine Band @ Alpinegarten
Sep 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
S-Bahn Canadian Alpine Band @ Alpinegarten

Why the name “S-Bahn”? S-Bahn is the commuter train that connects cities in Germany with their suburbs. The S-Bahn connects people, it brings people together. Singer and accordionist Richard Tyce founded the S-Bahn in Vancouver in the 90′s. Highlights for S-Bahn include the “Fall Crawls” during which the S-Bahn tours the Oktoberfest circuit – including the super popular Leavenworth Washington and Mt. Angel Oregon Oktoberfests.

Webertanz (May Pole dance) and Engelberg Dancers- courtesy US Bank @ Bandstand
Sep 12 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

Webertanz (May Pole dance) by local school children followed by Engelberg Bavarian Dancers, the Mother/Daughter dance, and some of our youngest volunteers, local First Graders performing – It’s Dance Time.

Considered a Festival highlight, this show starts our Bandstand entertainment every morning, in 2019 two performances a day will be offered!

Sponsor US Bank logo Red, white and Blue – thank you for making this special entertainment possible.

Salzberger Echo @ Biergarten
Sep 12 @ 5:45 pm – 6:15 pm
Salzberger Echo @ Biergarten

Good Humor Mixed with Alphorns!

Brings the Alps to their audiences, playing Old World and contemporary folk music from the alpine regions of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. They continue to amaze audiences with their twelve-foot alphorns, Swiss cowbells, holzernes g’ächter, and harmony yodeling. Together since 1992, Salzburger Echo has played many venues and festivals throughout the United States and Europe.

Jeannie and Steve Berg @ Hopfengarten
Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Jeannie and Steve Berg @ Hopfengarten

Volunteers with the Rose City Accordion Club and Friends.

Thank you for sharing your lovely music with us during Oktoberfest.

Alpine Echoes @ Bandstand
Sep 12 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Alpine Echoes @ Bandstand

The Alpine Echoes Band plays music for happy occasions, specializing in German and Scandinavian music. And of course, no party is complete without the famous Chicken Dance.

Their instruments include: accordion, Austrian cowbells, banjo, bass, drums, fiddle, flute, trumpet, tuba and vocals.

Oktoberfest Olympics – Sponsored by Touch of Bavaria @ Biergarten
Sep 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

A fun competition between festival attendees pulled from the crowd.

From Keg Stacking to Hammerschlagon.

Hammerschalgen in Biergarten - Olympics    Keg stacking in Biergarten - Olympics     Stein Hold in Biergarten - Olympics

There will be 5 different short, scored competitions.  The score from each section of the Olympics will be totaled to a combined score and a champion declared.  These short competitions – about 30 minutes each – will take place in the Biergarten each day. Watch the schedule for times.

This lighthearted competition is sponsored by the local trachten and German wear shop:  Touch of Bavaria.

Salzberger Echo @ Weingarten
Sep 12 @ 6:45 pm – 7:15 pm
Salzberger Echo @ Weingarten

Good Humor Mixed with Alphorns!

Brings the Alps to their audiences, playing Old World and contemporary folk music from the alpine regions of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. They continue to amaze audiences with their twelve-foot alphorns, Swiss cowbells, holzernes g’ächter, and harmony yodeling. Together since 1992, Salzburger Echo has played many venues and festivals throughout the United States and Europe.

Paul Bria @ Prostgarten
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Paul Bria @ Prostgarten

Volunteers with the Rose City Accordion Club and Friends.

Thank you for sharing your lovely music with us during Oktoberfest.

Z-Musikmakers – sponsored by 1859 Magazine @ Biergarten
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

A local Mount Angel Bavarian Band – Fun and light-hearted, at moments traditional and then, suddenly anything but traditional. A perennial favorite for many who watched the girls grow up on stage each year! Three sisters and their father are the core of this Bavarian ensemble.

Sponsor 1859 Magazine logo sponsors this family favorite.

Chardon Polka Band @ Weingarten
Sep 12 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Chardon Polka Band @ Weingarten

They were so great, we all said, “how do we get them back next year?”  The Chardon Polka will be bringing their best to Mt. Angel. Upbeat music and great fun old polka delivered in a not so traditional style.

The traditional Polkas sometimes morph into hip-hop/rock renditions of the same songs.  Some comedic renditions of oddball favorites, bizarre audience participation songs, and even polka-rock covers of anything from Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It” to Queen’s “Fat Bottomed Girls” to Lady Ga Ga’s “Bad Romance”!

The Weingarten and Biergarten just won’t be the same after this…

Gruber Family Band- sponsored by NW Natural @ Alpinegarten
Sep 12 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm

The family has been playing together since 1920- of course these are the newer members of Peter, Toni, Martin and Michael.  Interactive, upbeat and a bit irreverent, this group keeps the Alpinegarten hopping and the audience dancing and swaying. Great audience participation and great tunes.

Be sure to catch them at least once during your visit to Oktoberfest.

Sponsor NW Natural logo sponsors the Gruber Family Band – thank you NW Natural!

Coreen Bergholm and Ken Presthus @ Hopfengarten
Sep 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Coreen Bergholm and Ken Presthus @ Hopfengarten

Volunteers with the Rose City Accordion Club and Friends.

Thank you for sharing your lovely music with us during Oktoberfest.

European Takeout Band @ Bandstand
Sep 12 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
European Takeout Band @ Bandstand

The European Take-out plays Oktoberfest plus other European based music  and favorite American standards for your listening and dancing pleasure. This includes dances such as the polka, waltz, fox trot, swing, reinlander, county western, rumba, and of course the ever popular Chicken Dance.  We also have easy dances we teach for audience participation.

The Klaberheads @ Biergarten
Sep 12 @ 8:45 pm – 10:30 pm
The Klaberheads @ Biergarten

The Klaberheads are new to the Mt. Angel Oktoberfest this year. A long standing family oriented band from Ohio that has almost a 90 year history of making music. This band should bring a new sound to the Biergarten this year.

Donaumusikanten – sponsored by Lufthansa @ Weingarten
Sep 12 @ 9:00 pm – 12:30 am

Direct from Germany for over 20 years, this group of musicians come from Bavaria, and the banks of the Danube River. Michael–  The newest member on keyboards .  Andi – the band leader singer and bass guitar, Andi plays together with his Dad and brother Harry in top German Bands. Harry – Drummer extraordinaire, travels worldwide and performs with several international groups – like the Sarah Brightman International Tour, still makes time to come to Mount Angel! Thomas– clarinet and saxophone, plays with several bands and has been at Mount Angel for many years. Hugo – the man with the golden trumpet – ‘Can conjure up a polka from a hosepipe!’ Hugo plays with a Big Band in Germany called Opus I. Halef – lead guitar and newest member of the band, a professional musician for 25 years.

Lufthansa sponsors this group and makes their appearances possible. Thank you Lufthansa!

Lufthansa official

S-Bahn Canadian Alpine Band @ Alpinegarten
Sep 12 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
S-Bahn Canadian Alpine Band @ Alpinegarten

Why the name “S-Bahn”? S-Bahn is the commuter train that connects cities in Germany with their suburbs. The S-Bahn connects people, it brings people together. Singer and accordionist Richard Tyce founded the S-Bahn in Vancouver in the 90′s. Highlights for S-Bahn include the “Fall Crawls” during which the S-Bahn tours the Oktoberfest circuit – including the super popular Leavenworth Washington and Mt. Angel Oregon Oktoberfests.

Sep
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Morning Prayers and Mass @ St. Mary Church
Sep 13 @ 6:50 am – 7:50 am
Morning Prayers and Mass @ St. Mary Church

Morning Prayers and Mass:

Morning Prayers begin at 6:50am, followed by daily mass starting at about 7:05am.
You are welcome to join in prayer that has spanned centuries.

Military Vehicle Display
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Military Vehicle Display

Military Vehicles will be on display at the Mt. Angel Post Office on Friday, located by the Harvest Monument and in the Legion Hall Parking lot on Saturday, which is located by the Car Show and St. Mary Church.

A group of local collectors share their military vehicle hobby with interested Festival goers.  Several people from the Mount Angel area belong to the Military Vehicle Collectors Club of Portland.

Often included in the display are a couple of tanks, halftracks, humvees and more from WWII era through Vietnam era.  Enjoy a conversation with their owners and find out more about why the Stuart Tank is the Cadillac of the military.

Mount Angel Abbey Museum
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mount Angel Abbey Museum

Mount Angel Abbey Museum
Local history and local kitsch. A fun little museum with some oddities and history.

You will find here everything from the North American mammal collection, to what is believed to be the world’s largest porcine (from a hog) hairball.  A Clark Griswold – must see! Also found in our museum are the items such as antique liturgical vestments, American civil war memorabilia and natural history artifacts, just to name a few.

Open to all between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm Thursday through Sunday.

Free bus rides up the Abbey hill are available behind the bandstand on Saturday and Sunday, between 11:00 am and 6:00 pm.

The museum entry is located to the north of the Abbey Church.

Alpine Food Chalets Open
Sep 13 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

Be sure to come hungry!  Every purchase made at an Oktoberfest food booth supports a non-profit organization, find your favorites and enjoy!

  • Plenty of sausage, brauts and sauerkraut
  • German style favorites like Ruben and Berliner sandwiches, spatzle
  • Festival favorites like corn dogs, onion rings and curly fries
  • Local favorites such as Fish Tacos, Marionberry Cobblern and Russian foods

So many items to choose from…. graze the booths and share with friends to enjoy. Looking for menus and where to find these tasty morsels?  Click here for our Food and Drink page.  Many booths remain the same year to year, but we will be updating a final copy at the end of August.

One intrepid man tried them all – follow his adventure.

Arts and Crafts
Sep 13 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

Over 120 Artisans bring their finest wares for your consideration. Click here to visit the Arts and Crafts Page for all information.

**No new vendors are being accepted, all vendor spots full at this time**

Elaine Annen Doll Museum opens @ Biergarten
Sep 13 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Elaine Annen Doll Museum opens @ Biergarten

Located in the Mount Angel Festhalle, 500 S Wilco Highway, the Oktoberfest Biergarten.

The interesting little museum is open all four days of Oktoberfest from 11 am until 6 pm and throughout the year normal hours are from 11 am until 3 pm on the first and third Fridays and the second and fourth Saturdays every month.

Families welcome; the children will love it. It is FREE!

Farm Fun Activities – Courtesy of Wilco – Kindergarten @ Kindergarten
Sep 13 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Farm Fun Activities:   Thanks to Wilco!

Catch a bit of the rural surroundings.  These activities include:

  • Hay Maze:  Run through the bales in the timeless joy of a Hay Maze
  • Pony rides:  Available for the younger kids – let them try horseback for the first time.
  • Petting Zoo:  Your child can interact with the 4-H Group Aumsville Ranch Hands and their tremendous variety of farm animals, chickens, cows, rabbits, sheep and more. Hands-on fun with some great older kids to answer questions for your children (or even adults!).

Sponsor Wilco logo

Kindergarten opens – Free all day – Closes at 5:00 pm
Sep 13 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Kindergarten opens – Free all day – Closes at 5:00 pm

The Kindergarten is free.  No Admission, no wristband, no tickets.

The Kindergarten is open at 11:00 am and closes at 5:00 pm Friday-Sunday. Just in time to walk downtown and get dinner!

Enjoy the ZuZu Acrobats; watch the schedule for details.

So much fun for kids: face painting, bungee- jumping, bouncy houses, pony rides, petting farm, hay maze and so much more for our young festival-goers to do.

Just come and have some family fun!

Performance Pavilion Opens – Sponsored by K & E Excavating @ Kindergarten
Sep 13 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Great shows and family friendly performances are shown through out the day in this covered space.

Check the schedule for show times.

 

Thank you to K & E Excavating.

Saluting Our Armed Forces – Friday – Courtesy Les Schwab Tires
Sep 13 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Friday of Festival

Les Schwab Tire Centers and Mt. Angel Oktoberfest appreciate the dedication of veterans and servicemen and women.  We want to say THANK YOU! to all of the people who have served or are currently serving in our military.

On Friday of Oktoberfest, we would like to extend to all current and former military personnel a $2 discount on your venue admission.

Military vehicles will be on display in the downtown area at the corner of College and Garfield strees from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm including a Stuart Tank and other older military vehicles.  This is a sampling of the Military Vehicle display on Saturday and Sunday near the Car Show.

 

Stuart tanks-at-the American Legion

Alpinegarten Opens – Courtesy of Oregon Garden Resort @ Alpinegarten
Sep 13 @ 11:30 am – 11:30 pm

Come One, Come All! The Alpinegarten is open to families and children at all hours. Interactive performances and traditional German sounds are a trademark for this venue. These fun elements are supported by a spectacular beer menu that balances local craft beers and German imports.  Click here to visit the Alpinegarten page

Thanks to Oregon Garden Resort for their support of the Alpinegarten venue.

Biergarten Opens – Sponsored by Ticor Title @ Biergarten
Sep 13 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 am
Biergarten Opens – Sponsored by Ticor Title @ Biergarten

Biergarten opens

A great building, great music and a great selection of BEER!

Families welcome until:
Thursday – 10:00pm
Friday – 9:00pm
Saturday – 9:00pm
Sunday – until close (6 PM)

Hopfengarten Opens – Sponsored by Mt. Angel Vitamins @ Hopfengarten
Sep 13 @ 11:30 am – 10:30 pm

Hopfengarten opens – sponsored by Mt. Angel Vitamins

New to Mount Angel’s Oktoberfest is the Hopfengarten.  A place to relax with the food you have selected from the non-profit food booths. Grab a cold local brew or select a delicious wine.  Enjoy the sounds of the acoustic accordion provided by our friends at the Rose City Accordion Club.

Thank you Mt. Angel Vitamins for the sponsorship of the Hopfengarten!

Prostgarten Opens – Sponsored by Columbia Bank @ Prostgarten
Sep 13 @ 11:30 am – 10:00 pm

The Prostgarten is a hidden treasure in downtown Mount Angel.  Located behind the Glockenspiel and its sponsor, Columbia Bank, and a row of food booths is this gem. Inside the Prostgarten you will hear gentle acoustic accordion music that allows for easy conversation.  Come inside and  get a glass of German wine or bier, bring your treats from the outside food booths and relax.   The Prostgarten offers free admittance and is a locals’ secret place to meet with friends and family.

Families welcome at all times.

Noon – 9:00pm Thursday
Noon – 9:00pm Friday
Saturday open from 11:00am -9:00pm
Sunday open from Noon – 6:00pm.

Oktoberfest says “Thank you!” to the volunteers from the Rose City Accordion Club and their friends who provide the music.  Their talents are very much appreciated.

Sponsored by:

Sponsor Columbia Bank logo

Silver Trolley
Sep 13 @ 11:30 am – 8:30 pm
Silver Trolley

The Silver Trolley will be shuttling from Silverton to Mt. Angel Oktoberfest with drop off near the Biergarten.

The route of the shuttle is: From North First Street in Silverton (vacant lot off Bowtie Lane by Roth’s Fresh Markets) to Garfield Street near the Biergarten Festhalle in Mt Angel.

Run times are:

Friday 9/13: 11:30 am – 8:30 pm

Saturday 9/14: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Saturday 9/15: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Weingarten Opens – Sponsored by Roth’s Fresh Markets @ Weingarten
Sep 13 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 am

A great old world feel with wooden beams inside and a relaxing tent atmosphere outside. Alpine Chalets along the walls serve wonderful German Biers and great wine. The music from the stage fills the area with party favorites and German traditional songs.

Thank you to Roth’s Fresh Market for sponsoring this family favorite venue!

Open to kids until 10:00 pm. on Thursday; 9:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, and all day to close on Sunday.

Roth's Fresh Market Logo

Bev Spurgeon, Jill Patten, Fran Maddox, and Bobbie Ferrero @ Hopfengarten
Sep 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Bev Spurgeon, Jill Patten, Fran Maddox, and Bobbie Ferrero @ Hopfengarten

Volunteers with the Rose City Accordion Club and Friends.

Thank you for sharing your lovely music with us during Oktoberfest.

Dick Myking @ Prostgarten
Sep 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Dick Myking @ Prostgarten

Volunteers with the Rose City Accordion Club and Friends.

Thank you for sharing your lovely music with us during Oktoberfest.

Doppelbock @ Weingarten
Sep 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Doppelbock @ Weingarten

Doppelbock began a few years ago as a last-minute replacement band for the Leavenworth Oktoberfest. They have since been surprising and entertaining Oktoberfest audiences throughout Oregon and Washington. Blending the traditional German/Polka/Yodeling sound of Doug Stickler and his accordion, with long-time Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts guitarist Rouke van der Veen’s rock and roll roots, they created what some call Polka Rock. Completing the sound are Lugnut luminaries Matt Kenney on bass and Jim Parker on drums, with standout saxophone work from Brian McDonald. Their goal is to boldly go where no accordion has gone before.

Festival Brass @ Alpinegarten
Sep 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Festival Brass @ Alpinegarten

Big and Brassy!  Wonderful musicians.

You may have caught them at the Bandstand last year.  This year they are headed to the Venues as well! Catch them during the afternoon shows at the Bandstand and then some quick sets at Alpinegarten, Biergarten and Weingarten.

Midday Prayer with the Benedictines
Sep 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Midday Prayer with the Benedictines

Midday Praise with Benedictine Sisters & Noon Prayer at Mount Angel Abbey

Join the Sisters of the Benedictine or the Monks of Mount Angel Abbey for midday devotions. All are welcome to attend.

Midday Praise with Benedictine Sisters starts at 11:50 AM. and take place in the Chapel, located on the second floor of the Hospitality Center.

Bell for Noon Prayer with the Monks rings at 11:55 AM, and begins at noon in the Abbey Church.

Rhys Thomas Jugglemania – Sponsored by K & E Excavating @ Kindergarten
Sep 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Located in the Performance Pavilion located in The Kindergarten.

Thanks K & E Excavating for bringing Jugglemania to Oktoberfest Kindergarten.

Z-Musikmakers – sponsored by 1859 Magazine @ Biergarten
Sep 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

A local Mount Angel Bavarian Band – Fun and light-hearted, at moments traditional and then, suddenly anything but traditional. A perennial favorite for many who watched the girls grow up on stage each year! Three sisters and their father are the core of this Bavarian ensemble.

Sponsor 1859 Magazine logo sponsors this family favorite.

Salzberger Echo @ St. Mary Church
Sep 13 @ 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Salzberger Echo @ St. Mary Church

Good Humor Mixed with Alphorns!

Brings the Alps to their audiences, playing Old World and contemporary folk music from the alpine regions of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. They continue to amaze audiences with their twelve-foot alphorns, Swiss cowbells, holzernes g’ächter, and harmony yodeling. Together since 1992, Salzburger Echo has played many venues and festivals throughout the United States and Europe.

Webertanz (May Pole dance) and Engelberg Dancers- courtesy US Bank @ Bandstand
Sep 13 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Webertanz (May Pole dance) by local school children followed by Engelberg Bavarian Dancers, the Mother/Daughter dance, and some of our youngest volunteers, local First Graders performing – It’s Dance Time.

Considered a Festival highlight, this show starts our Bandstand entertainment every morning, in 2019 two performances a day will be offered!

Sponsor US Bank logo Red, white and Blue – thank you for making this special entertainment possible.

Adam The Great Magic Show – Sponsored by K & E Excavating @ Kindergarten
Sep 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Located in the Performance Pavilion located in The Kindergarten.

Thanks K & E Excavating for bringing Adam The Great to Oktoberfest Kindergarten.

Alpine Echoes @ Bandstand
Sep 13 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Alpine Echoes @ Bandstand

The Alpine Echoes Band plays music for happy occasions, specializing in German and Scandinavian music. And of course, no party is complete without the famous Chicken Dance.

Their instruments include: accordion, Austrian cowbells, banjo, bass, drums, fiddle, flute, trumpet, tuba and vocals.

Caryl Dowell, Colleen Halverson, and Cathy Cowley @ Prostgarten
Sep 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Caryl Dowell, Colleen Halverson, and Cathy Cowley @ Prostgarten

Volunteers with the Rose City Accordion Club and Friends.

Thank you for sharing your lovely music with us during Oktoberfest.

Kathy Grambsch and Lisa Roeder @ Hopfengarten
Sep 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Kathy Grambsch and Lisa Roeder @ Hopfengarten

Volunteers with the Rose City Accordion Club and Friends.

Thank you for sharing your lovely music with us during Oktoberfest.

Gordanairs European Musik @ Alpinegarten
Sep 13 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Gordanairs European Musik @ Alpinegarten

A family band performing in Mount Angel for many years. Catch their Old World music; cowbells, alphorns and of course accordion, all performed with an upbeat style. The add some traditional dancing for a great all-around show.

Gruber Family Band- sponsored by NW Natural @ Weingarten
Sep 13 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

The family has been playing together since 1920- of course these are the newer members of Peter, Toni, Martin and Michael.  Interactive, upbeat and a bit irreverent, this group keeps the Alpinegarten hopping and the audience dancing and swaying. Great audience participation and great tunes.

Be sure to catch them at least once during your visit to Oktoberfest.

Sponsor NW Natural logo sponsors the Gruber Family Band – thank you NW Natural!

Cabin Fever @ St Mary Church
Sep 13 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Cabin Fever @ St Mary Church

If friendship had a soundtrack, this would be it. Cabin Fever NW is a folk band from Bellingham, WA, with wide crossover appeal for fans of bluegrass, singer-songwriter, Americana, country, and gospel. Blending elements from many traditions, the singer-songwriters Dianne Bochsler and Tara Caldwell are known for gorgeous vocal harmonies, compelling lyrics, and tasteful instrumentation.

Rhys Thomas Jugglemania – Sponsored by K & E Excavating @ Kindergarten
Sep 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Located in the Performance Pavilion located in The Kindergarten.

Thanks K & E Excavating for bringing Jugglemania to Oktoberfest Kindergarten.

The Klaberheads @ Biergarten
Sep 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The Klaberheads @ Biergarten

The Klaberheads are new to the Mt. Angel Oktoberfest this year. A long standing family oriented band from Ohio that has almost a 90 year history of making music. This band should bring a new sound to the Biergarten this year.

European Takeout Band @ Bandstand
Sep 13 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
European Takeout Band @ Bandstand

The European Take-out plays Oktoberfest plus other European based music  and favorite American standards for your listening and dancing pleasure. This includes dances such as the polka, waltz, fox trot, swing, reinlander, county western, rumba, and of course the ever popular Chicken Dance.  We also have easy dances we teach for audience participation.

Adam The Great Magic Show – Sponsored by K & E Excavating @ Kindergarten
Sep 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Located in the Performance Pavilion located in The Kindergarten.

Thanks K & E Excavating for bringing Adam The Great to Oktoberfest Kindergarten.

Bev Spurgeon, Jill Patten, Fran Maddox, and Bobbie Ferrero @ Hopfengarten
Sep 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Bev Spurgeon, Jill Patten, Fran Maddox, and Bobbie Ferrero @ Hopfengarten

Volunteers with the Rose City Accordion Club and Friends.

Thank you for sharing your lovely music with us during Oktoberfest.

Dick Myking @ Prostgarten
Sep 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Dick Myking @ Prostgarten

Volunteers with the Rose City Accordion Club and Friends.

Thank you for sharing your lovely music with us during Oktoberfest.

Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter @ St. Mary Church
Sep 13 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter @ St. Mary Church

Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter perform with two Celtic harps, the rare Swedish Nyckelharpa, Ukrainian Bandura, Cittern and more. The audience will hear music hailing from Celtic and Nordic Traditions as well as heartwarming original compositions. The multi-instrumental duo will present a unique blend of music and tales from their adventures as modern day troubadours.

Salzberger Echo @ Alpinegarten
Sep 13 @ 3:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Salzberger Echo @ Alpinegarten

Good Humor Mixed with Alphorns!

Brings the Alps to their audiences, playing Old World and contemporary folk music from the alpine regions of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. They continue to amaze audiences with their twelve-foot alphorns, Swiss cowbells, holzernes g’ächter, and harmony yodeling. Together since 1992, Salzburger Echo has played many venues and festivals throughout the United States and Europe.

Chardon Polka Band @ Weingarten
Sep 13 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Chardon Polka Band @ Weingarten

They were so great, we all said, “how do we get them back next year?”  The Chardon Polka will be bringing their best to Mt. Angel. Upbeat music and great fun old polka delivered in a not so traditional style.

The traditional Polkas sometimes morph into hip-hop/rock renditions of the same songs.  Some comedic renditions of oddball favorites, bizarre audience participation songs, and even polka-rock covers of anything from Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It” to Queen’s “Fat Bottomed Girls” to Lady Ga Ga’s “Bad Romance”!

The Weingarten and Biergarten just won’t be the same after this…

Alpine Echoes @ Bandstand
Sep 13 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Alpine Echoes @ Bandstand

The Alpine Echoes Band plays music for happy occasions, specializing in German and Scandinavian music. And of course, no party is complete without the famous Chicken Dance.

Their instruments include: accordion, Austrian cowbells, banjo, bass, drums, fiddle, flute, trumpet, tuba and vocals.

Doppelbock @ Alpinegarten
Sep 13 @ 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Doppelbock @ Alpinegarten

Doppelbock began a few years ago as a last-minute replacement band for the Leavenworth Oktoberfest. They have since been surprising and entertaining Oktoberfest audiences throughout Oregon and Washington. Blending the traditional German/Polka/Yodeling sound of Doug Stickler and his accordion, with long-time Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts guitarist Rouke van der Veen’s rock and roll roots, they created what some call Polka Rock. Completing the sound are Lugnut luminaries Matt Kenney on bass and Jim Parker on drums, with standout saxophone work from Brian McDonald. Their goal is to boldly go where no accordion has gone before.

Festival Brass @ Biergarten
Sep 13 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Festival Brass @ Biergarten

Big and Brassy!  Wonderful musicians.

You may have caught them at the Bandstand last year.  This year they are headed to the Venues as well! Catch them during the afternoon shows at the Bandstand and then some quick sets at Alpinegarten, Biergarten and Weingarten.

Rhys Thomas Jugglemania – Sponsored by K & E Excavating @ Kindergarten
Sep 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Located in the Performance Pavilion located in The Kindergarten.

Thanks K & E Excavating for bringing Jugglemania to Oktoberfest Kindergarten.

Ann Heinrichs and Marlene Meissner @ Prostgarten
Sep 13 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Ann Heinrichs and Marlene Meissner @ Prostgarten

Volunteers with the Rose City Accordion Club and Friends.

Thank you for sharing your lovely music with us during Oktoberfest.

Jeannie and Steve Berg @ Hopfengarten
Sep 13 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Jeannie and Steve Berg @ Hopfengarten

Volunteers with the Rose City Accordion Club and Friends.

Thank you for sharing your lovely music with us during Oktoberfest.

Loretta Kaser @ St. Mary Church
Sep 13 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Loretta Kaser @ St. Mary Church

Loretta is a long time resident of the Mount Angel area. She lends her musical talent for many occasions. Mount Angel is fortunate to have this talented artist in our midst.

Benedictine Evening Prayer
Sep 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Benedictine Evening Prayer

Evening Prayer with Benedictine Sisters & Vespers at Mount Angel Abbey

Join the Sisters at Queen of Angels Priory or the Monks of Mount Angel Abbey for Evening Prayer.  All are welcome to attend.

Evening Prayer with Benedictine Sisters starts at 5:00 PM and take place in the Chapel, located on the second floor of the Hospitality Center.

Bell for Vespers with the Monks rings at 5:15 PM, with Vespers beginning at 5:20 PM in the Abbey Church. Pick up a prayer book in the vestibule as you enter.

Salzberger Echo @ Weingarten
Sep 13 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Salzberger Echo @ Weingarten

Good Humor Mixed with Alphorns!

Brings the Alps to their audiences, playing Old World and contemporary folk music from the alpine regions of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. They continue to amaze audiences with their twelve-foot alphorns, Swiss cowbells, holzernes g’ächter, and harmony yodeling. Together since 1992, Salzburger Echo has played many venues and festivals throughout the United States and Europe.

Cabin Fever @ St Mary Church
Sep 13 @ 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm
Cabin Fever @ St Mary Church

If friendship had a soundtrack, this would be it. Cabin Fever NW is a folk band from Bellingham, WA, with wide crossover appeal for fans of bluegrass, singer-songwriter, Americana, country, and gospel. Blending elements from many traditions, the singer-songwriters Dianne Bochsler and Tara Caldwell are known for gorgeous vocal harmonies, compelling lyrics, and tasteful instrumentation.

Oktoberfest Olympics – Sponsored by Touch of Bavaria @ Biergarten
Sep 13 @ 5:15 pm – 5:45 pm

A fun competition between festival attendees pulled from the crowd.

From Keg Stacking to Hammerschlagon.

Hammerschalgen in Biergarten - Olympics    Keg stacking in Biergarten - Olympics     Stein Hold in Biergarten - Olympics

There will be 5 different short, scored competitions.  The score from each section of the Olympics will be totaled to a combined score and a champion declared.  These short competitions – about 30 minutes each – will take place in the Biergarten each day. Watch the schedule for times.

This lighthearted competition is sponsored by the local trachten and German wear shop:  Touch of Bavaria.

S-Bahn Canadian Alpine Band @ Alpinegarten
Sep 13 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
S-Bahn Canadian Alpine Band @ Alpinegarten

Why the name “S-Bahn”? S-Bahn is the commuter train that connects cities in Germany with their suburbs. The S-Bahn connects people, it brings people together. Singer and accordionist Richard Tyce founded the S-Bahn in Vancouver in the 90′s. Highlights for S-Bahn include the “Fall Crawls” during which the S-Bahn tours the Oktoberfest circuit – including the super popular Leavenworth Washington and Mt. Angel Oregon Oktoberfests.

Gordanairs European Musik @ Weingarten
Sep 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Gordanairs European Musik @ Weingarten

A family band performing in Mount Angel for many years. Catch their Old World music; cowbells, alphorns and of course accordion, all performed with an upbeat style. The add some traditional dancing for a great all-around show.

Webertanz (May Pole dance) and Engelberg Dancers- courtesy US Bank @ Bandstand
Sep 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

Webertanz (May Pole dance) by local school children followed by Engelberg Bavarian Dancers, the Mother/Daughter dance, and some of our youngest volunteers, local First Graders performing – It’s Dance Time.

Considered a Festival highlight, this show starts our Bandstand entertainment every morning, in 2019 two performances a day will be offered!

Sponsor US Bank logo Red, white and Blue – thank you for making this special entertainment possible.

Z-Musikmakers – sponsored by 1859 Magazine @ Biergarten
Sep 13 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm

A local Mount Angel Bavarian Band – Fun and light-hearted, at moments traditional and then, suddenly anything but traditional. A perennial favorite for many who watched the girls grow up on stage each year! Three sisters and their father are the core of this Bavarian ensemble.

Sponsor 1859 Magazine logo sponsors this family favorite.

Bob Noel @ Hopfengarten
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bob Noel @ Hopfengarten

Volunteers with the Rose City Accordion Club and Friends.

Thank you for sharing your lovely music with us during Oktoberfest.

Kathy Grambsch and Lisa Roeder @ Prostgarten
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Kathy Grambsch and Lisa Roeder @ Prostgarten

Volunteers with the Rose City Accordion Club and Friends.

Thank you for sharing your lovely music with us during Oktoberfest.

Kleinstädtlers Bavarian Dancers @ Alpinegarten
Sep 13 @ 6:15 pm – 6:45 pm
Kleinstädtlers Bavarian Dancers @ Alpinegarten

Traditional Bavarian dance moves taken to a new level. High energy and even acrobatic, these local couples have moves that will keep you watching. Great Fun!

Kleinstädtlers also appear in the Alpinegarten – check the schedule for times.

Marion County Citizens Band @ Bandstand
Sep 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Marion County Citizens Band @ Bandstand

Love the big sound of a full band? This group is for you!
Large and local, they love to perform at Oktoberfest every year. They are too big for any venue stage. This is the a great place to get your Chicken Dance!

Gruber Family Band- sponsored by NW Natural @ Alpinegarten
Sep 13 @ 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm

The family has been playing together since 1920- of course these are the newer members of Peter, Toni, Martin and Michael.  Interactive, upbeat and a bit irreverent, this group keeps the Alpinegarten hopping and the audience dancing and swaying. Great audience participation and great tunes.

Be sure to catch them at least once during your visit to Oktoberfest.

Sponsor NW Natural logo sponsors the Gruber Family Band – thank you NW Natural!

Keg Tapping Ceremony @ Weingarten
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Keg Tapping Ceremony @ Weingarten

Bill Bischoff and guests will ascend to the Weingarten Stage and complete a ceremonial tapping of the keg in old-fashioned style.

Enjoy the throw-back moment!  And perhaps a bit of a mess!

Kennedy High School football game – JFK High School Stadium @ JFK High School Stadium
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

JFK Trojans battle a local competitor in the Friday Night Lights!  Come on out and cheer for the home team!

Thanks to US Bank for sponsoring our Youth Sports Program.

Sponsor US Bank logo Red, white and Blue

Chardon Polka Band @ Weingarten
Sep 13 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Chardon Polka Band @ Weingarten

They were so great, we all said, “how do we get them back next year?”  The Chardon Polka will be bringing their best to Mt. Angel. Upbeat music and great fun old polka delivered in a not so traditional style.

The traditional Polkas sometimes morph into hip-hop/rock renditions of the same songs.  Some comedic renditions of oddball favorites, bizarre audience participation songs, and even polka-rock covers of anything from Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It” to Queen’s “Fat Bottomed Girls” to Lady Ga Ga’s “Bad Romance”!

The Weingarten and Biergarten just won’t be the same after this…

Coreen Bergholm and Ken Presthus @ Prostgarten
Sep 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Coreen Bergholm and Ken Presthus @ Prostgarten

Volunteers with the Rose City Accordion Club and Friends.

Thank you for sharing your lovely music with us during Oktoberfest.

Steve Knapke and Jim Haworth @ Hopfengarten
Sep 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Steve Knapke and Jim Haworth @ Hopfengarten

Volunteers with the Rose City Accordion Club and Friends.

Thank you for sharing your lovely music with us during Oktoberfest.

The Klaberheads @ Biergarten
Sep 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Klaberheads @ Biergarten

The Klaberheads are new to the Mt. Angel Oktoberfest this year. A long standing family oriented band from Ohio that has almost a 90 year history of making music. This band should bring a new sound to the Biergarten this year.

Tirolean Dancers @ Bandstand
Sep 13 @ 8:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Tirolean Dancers @ Bandstand

The Tirolean Dancers started in the 1970′s, today they continue their tradition.  Through the years they have garnered new members, The Tiroleans continue to perform and share the joy of traditional German dance.  Enjoy the traditional and elegant dances, and the impressive Schuplattler performed by the gentleman – it becomes quite acrobatic and competitive!

Donaumusikanten – Sponsored by Lufthansa @ Weingarten
Sep 13 @ 9:00 pm – 12:30 am

Direct from Germany for over 20 years, this group of musicians come from Bavaria, and the banks of the Danube River. Michael–  The newest member on keyboards .  Andi – the band leader singer and bass guitar, Andi plays together with his Dad and brother Harry in top German Bands. Harry – Drummer extraordinaire, travels worldwide and performs with several international groups – like the Sarah Brightman International Tour, still makes time to come to Mount Angel! Thomas– clarinet and saxophone, plays with several bands and has been at Mount Angel for many years. Hugo – the man with the golden trumpet – ‘Can conjure up a polka from a hosepipe!’ Hugo plays with a Big Band in Germany called Opus I. Halef – lead guitar and newest member of the band, a professional musician for 25 years.

Lufthansa sponsors this group and makes their appearances possible. Thank you Lufthansa!

Lufthansa official

European Takeout Band @ Bandstand
Sep 13 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
European Takeout Band @ Bandstand

The European Take-out plays Oktoberfest plus other European based music  and favorite American standards for your listening and dancing pleasure. This includes dances such as the polka, waltz, fox trot, swing, reinlander, county western, rumba, and of course the ever popular Chicken Dance.  We also have easy dances we teach for audience participation.

Kleinstädtlers Bavarian Dancers @ Biergarten
Sep 13 @ 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Kleinstädtlers Bavarian Dancers @ Biergarten

Traditional Bavarian dance moves taken to a new level. High energy and even acrobatic, these local couples have moves that will keep you watching. Great Fun!

Kleinstädtlers also appear in the Alpinegarten – check the schedule for times.

S-Bahn Canadian Alpine Band @ Alpinegarten
Sep 13 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
S-Bahn Canadian Alpine Band @ Alpinegarten

Why the name “S-Bahn”? S-Bahn is the commuter train that connects cities in Germany with their suburbs. The S-Bahn connects people, it brings people together. Singer and accordionist Richard Tyce founded the S-Bahn in Vancouver in the 90′s. Highlights for S-Bahn include the “Fall Crawls” during which the S-Bahn tours the Oktoberfest circuit – including the super popular Leavenworth Washington and Mt. Angel Oregon Oktoberfests.

Street Dance – All Ages and Skill Levels are Welcome @ Bandstand
Sep 13 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Street Dance – All Ages and Skill Levels are Welcome @ Bandstand

Oktoberfest Street Dance

Everyone is invited! Whether a beginner or experienced dancer the Street Dance is fun for everyone. Learn some dance steps for the Waltz, Schottische, or just dance the Chicken Dance. European Take-out will perform dance music for everyone to enjoy, even if you have two left feet!

The Street Dance is on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Die Schlauberger @ Biergarten
Sep 13 @ 9:30 pm – 11:59 pm
Die Schlauberger @ Biergarten

The ‘Wise Guys’ – straight from New York: Performing festival standards to rock and roll meets alpine power; dSb expends enough energy to light up not only the crowd, but the festival as well. From the moment dSb steps on stage until they have wrung the final note from their last song, the band engages everyone within earshot to join the fun.

Donamusikanten – Sponsored by Lufthansa @ Weingarten
Sep 13 @ 9:30 pm – 12:30 am

Direct from Germany for over 20 years, this group of musicians come from Bavaria, and the banks of the Danube River. Michael–  The newest member on keyboards .  Andi – the band leader singer and bass guitar, Andi plays together with his Dad and brother Harry in top German Bands. Harry – Drummer extraordinaire, travels worldwide and performs with several international groups – like the Sarah Brightman International Tour, still makes time to come to Mount Angel! Thomas– clarinet and saxophone, plays with several bands and has been at Mount Angel for many years. Hugo – the man with the golden trumpet – ‘Can conjure up a polka from a hosepipe!’ Hugo plays with a Big Band in Germany called Opus I. Halef – lead guitar and newest member of the band, a professional musician for 25 years.

Lufthansa sponsors this group and makes their appearances possible. Thank you Lufthansa!

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Boy Scouts Breakfast– Now in the Hopfengarten @ Hopfengarten
Sep 14 @ 6:30 am – 10:00 am
Boy Scouts Breakfast– Now in the Hopfengarten @ Hopfengarten

Hearty buffet style breakfast served until 10:00am

Still served in the same location, at the corner of Church and Garfield, right across the street from City Hall, but the space is now a bit bigger.

The Boy Scout Breakfast will be served in the Hopfengarten; our newest venue.

Half Marathon
Sep 14 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Half Marathon

Half Marathon:

The Oktoberfest Half-Marathon begins at 8:00 am Saturday, Sept 19th.  Registration and details available at RaceNorthwest.  Scroll down their page for the Half Marathon Registration link.

Oktoberfest 5k walk or run, 10k race
Sep 14 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Oktoberfest 5k walk or run, 10k race

Oktoberfest 5k walk or run, 10k race

Burn some calories for before indulging! A light-hearted fun run (or walk) for all. For registration and details please visit our Race page.

  • Half Marathon start 8:00 am
  • 5k & 10k start time are 9:00 am
Car Show Registration Begins
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Car Show Registration Begins

Would you like to participate in Mount Angel Oktoberfest’s Cruz’n Car Show?

We would love to have you join us and share your favorite oldie, muscle car, BMW or even military vehicle.
Registration can happen on the day of the event. Saturday and Sunday are separate events and require separate registration.

For details check the Cruz’n Car Show page.

Cruz’n Car Show sponsored by Donald RV & Storage
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday of Oktoberfest at St. Mary Public School near the Kindergarten.  This is two separate shows, one on Saturday and another Sunday. Registration opens at 8:00 am, show begins at 9:00.

Register in advance or register on the day of the event.

Thanks to Donald RV and Storage for sponsoring music DJ at the Cruz’n Car Show.

Sponsor Donald RV & Storage logo

Golf Tournament
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Golf Tournament

Shotgun start at 8:00 am and finish at 1:00 pm with prizes and bbq buffet.
Proceeds go to provide local schools with SNAG golf equipment.
For registration – please see our Golf Tournament page.

Military Vehicle Display
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Military Vehicle Display

Military Vehicles will be on display at the Mt. Angel Post Office on Friday, located by the Harvest Monument and in the Legion Hall Parking lot on Saturday, which is located by the Car Show and St. Mary Church.

A group of local collectors share their military vehicle hobby with interested Festival goers.  Several people from the Mount Angel area belong to the Military Vehicle Collectors Club of Portland.

Often included in the display are a couple of tanks, halftracks, humvees and more from WWII era through Vietnam era.  Enjoy a conversation with their owners and find out more about why the Stuart Tank is the Cadillac of the military.

Mount Angel Abbey Museum
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mount Angel Abbey Museum

Mount Angel Abbey Museum
Local history and local kitsch. A fun little museum with some oddities and history.

You will find here everything from the North American mammal collection, to what is believed to be the world’s largest porcine (from a hog) hairball.  A Clark Griswold – must see! Also found in our museum are the items such as antique liturgical vestments, American civil war memorabilia and natural history artifacts, just to name a few.

Open to all between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm Thursday through Sunday.

Free bus rides up the Abbey hill are available behind the bandstand on Saturday and Sunday, between 11:00 am and 6:00 pm.

The museum entry is located to the north of the Abbey Church.

Alpine Food Chalets Open
Sep 14 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

Be sure to come hungry!  Every purchase made at an Oktoberfest food booth supports a non-profit organization, find your favorites and enjoy!

  • Plenty of sausage, brauts and sauerkraut
  • German style favorites like Ruben and Berliner sandwiches, spatzle
  • Festival favorites like corn dogs, onion rings and curly fries
  • Local favorites such as Fish Tacos, Marionberry Cobblern and Russian foods

So many items to choose from…. graze the booths and share with friends to enjoy. Looking for menus and where to find these tasty morsels?  Click here for our Food and Drink page.  Many booths remain the same year to year, but we will be updating a final copy at the end of August.

One intrepid man tried them all – follow his adventure.

Arts and Crafts
Sep 14 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

Over 120 Artisans bring their finest wares for your consideration. Click here to visit the Arts and Crafts Page for all information.

**No new vendors are being accepted, all vendor spots full at this time**

Elaine Annen Doll Museum opens @ Biergarten
Sep 14 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Elaine Annen Doll Museum opens @ Biergarten

Located in the Mount Angel Festhalle, 500 S Wilco Highway, the Oktoberfest Biergarten.

The interesting little museum is open all four days of Oktoberfest from 11 am until 6 pm and throughout the year normal hours are from 11 am until 3 pm on the first and third Fridays and the second and fourth Saturdays every month.

Families welcome; the children will love it. It is FREE!

Farm Fun Activities – Courtesy of Wilco – Kindergarten
Sep 14 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Farm Fun Activities:   Thanks to Wilco!

Catch a bit of the rural surroundings.  These activities include:

  • Hay Maze:  Run through the bales in the timeless joy of a Hay Maze
  • Pony rides:  Available for the younger kids – let them try horseback for the first time.
  • Petting Zoo:  Your child can interact with the 4-H Group Aumsville Ranch Hands and their tremendous variety of farm animals, chickens, cows, rabbits, sheep and more. Hands-on fun with some great older kids to answer questions for your children (or even adults!).

Sponsor Wilco logo

John Mohney @ Hopfengarten
Sep 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
John Mohney @ Hopfengarten

Volunteers with the Rose City Accordion Club and Friends.

Thank you for sharing your lovely music with us during Oktoberfest.

Kindergarten opens – free all day – closes at 5:00 pm
Sep 14 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Kindergarten opens – free all day – closes at 5:00 pm

The Kindergarten is free.  No Admission, no wristband, no tickets.

The Kindergarten is open at 11:00 am and closes at 5:00 pm. Just in time to walk downtown and get dinner!

Enjoy the ZuZu Acrobats; watch the schedule for details.

So much fun for kids: face painting, bungee- jumping, bouncy houses, pony rides, petting farm, hay maze and so much more for our young festival-goers to do.

Just come and have some family fun!

Marion County Citizens Band @ Bandstand
Sep 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Marion County Citizens Band @ Bandstand

Love the big sound of a full band? This group is for you!
Large and local, they love to perform at Oktoberfest every year. They are too big for any venue stage. This is the a great place to get your Chicken Dance!

Mt. Angel Abbey Shuttle @ Bandstand
Sep 14 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Mt. Angel Abbey Shuttle @ Bandstand

The shuttle departs from behind the Bandstand about every 15 minutes between 11:00 am and 6:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Take the short ride – less than 5 minutes – to enjoy the view from the bluff where Mount Angel gets it’s name. Stroll the quiet contemplative grounds of Mount Angel’s Abbey and Seminary.

Performance Pavilion Opens – Sponsored by K & E Excavating @ Kindergarten
Sep 14 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Great shows and family friendly performances are shown through out the day in this covered space.

Check the schedule for show times.

 

Thank you to K & E Excavating.

Silver Trolley
Sep 14 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Silver Trolley

The Silver Trolley will be shuttling from Silverton to Mt. Angel Oktoberfest with drop off near the Biergarten.

The route of the shuttle is: From North First Street in Silverton (vacant lot off Bowtie Lane by Roth’s Fresh Markets) to Garfield Street near the Biergarten Festhalle in Mt Angel.

Run times are:

Friday 9/13: 11:30 am – 8:30 pm

Saturday 9/14: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Saturday 9/15: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Wiener Dog Check-in @ Kindergarten
Sep 14 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Wiener Dog Check-in @ Kindergarten

Get competitors checked in to race and ready to compete.  See Wiener Dog page for details.

Adam The Great Magic Show – Sponsored by K & E Excavating @ Kindergarten
Sep 14 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Located in the Performance Pavilion located in The Kindergarten.

Thanks K & E Excavating for bringing Adam The Great to Oktoberfest Kindergarten.

Alpinegarten Opens – Courtesy of Oregon Garden Resort @ Alpinegarten
Sep 14 @ 11:30 am – 11:30 pm

Come One, Come All! The Alpinegarten is open to families and children at all hours. Interactive performances and traditional German sounds are a trademark for this venue. These fun elements are supported by a spectacular beer menu that balances local craft beers and German imports.  Click here to visit the Alpinegarten page

Thanks to Oregon Garden Resort for their support of the Alpinegarten venue.

Biergarten Opens – Sponsored by Ticor Title @ Biergarten
Sep 14 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 am
Biergarten Opens – Sponsored by Ticor Title @ Biergarten

Biergarten opens

A great building, great music and a great selection of BEER!

Families welcome until:
Thursday – 10:00pm
Friday – 9:00pm
Saturday – 9:00pm
Sunday – until close (6 PM)

Hopfengarten Opens – Sponsored by Mt. Angel Vitamins @ Hopfengarten
Sep 14 @ 11:30 am – 10:30 pm

Hopfengarten opens – sponsored by Mt. Angel Vitamins

New to Mount Angel’s Oktoberfest is the Hopfengarten.  A place to relax with the food you have selected from the non-profit food booths. Grab a cold local brew or select a delicious wine.  Enjoy the sounds of the acoustic accordion provided by our friends at the Rose City Accordion Club.

Thank you Mt. Angel Vitamins for the sponsorship of the Hopfengarten!

Prostgarten Opens – Sponsored by Columbia Bank @ Prostgarten
Sep 14 @ 11:30 am – 10:00 pm

The Prostgarten is a hidden treasure in downtown Mount Angel.  Located behind the Glockenspiel and its sponsor, Columbia Bank, and a row of food booths is this gem. Inside the Prostgarten you will hear gentle acoustic accordion music that allows for easy conversation.  Come inside and  get a glass of German wine or bier, bring your treats from the outside food booths and relax.   The Prostgarten offers free admittance and is a locals’ secret place to meet with friends and family.

Families welcome at all times.

Noon – 9:00pm Thursday
Noon – 9:00pm Friday
Saturday open from 11:00am -9:00pm
Sunday open from Noon – 6:00pm.

Oktoberfest says “Thank you!” to the volunteers from the Rose City Accordion Club and their friends who provide the music.  Their talents are very much appreciated.

Sponsored by:

Sponsor Columbia Bank logo

Weingarten Opens – Sponsored by Roth’s Fresh Markets @ Weingarten
Sep 14 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 am

A great old world feel with wooden beams inside and a relaxing tent atmosphere outside. Alpine Chalets along the walls serve wonderful German Biers and great wine. The music from the stage fills the area with party favorites and German traditional songs.

Thank you to Roth’s Fresh Market for sponsoring this family favorite venue!

Open to kids until 10:00 pm. on Thursday; 9:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, and all day to close on Sunday.

Roth's Fresh Market Logo

Wiener Dog Races @ Kindergarten
Sep 14 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Wiener Dog Races @ Kindergarten

Wiener Dog Races are a highlight on Saturday and Sunday of Oktoberfest. These fierce competitors go head-to-head or perhaps head-to-tail on Saturday and Sunday during the festival.

They line up in the starting box and tear down the race field at tremendous speed!
Sunday’s racing completes the competition when they compete for the Northwest Championship.

If you think your wiener dog is a potential champion – fill out an application and be ready to take the field. Apply Here!

Doppelbock @ Weingarten
Sep 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Doppelbock @ Weingarten

Doppelbock began a few years ago as a last-minute replacement band for the Leavenworth Oktoberfest. They have since been surprising and entertaining Oktoberfest audiences throughout Oregon and Washington. Blending the traditional German/Polka/Yodeling sound of Doug Stickler and his accordion, with long-time Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts guitarist Rouke van der Veen’s rock and roll roots, they created what some call Polka Rock. Completing the sound are Lugnut luminaries Matt Kenney on bass and Jim Parker on drums, with standout saxophone work from Brian McDonald. Their goal is to boldly go where no accordion has gone before.

Festival Brass @ Alpinegarten
Sep 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Festival Brass @ Alpinegarten

Big and Brassy!  Wonderful musicians.

You may have caught them at the Bandstand last year.  This year they are headed to the Venues as well! Catch them during the afternoon shows at the Bandstand and then some quick sets at Alpinegarten, Biergarten and Weingarten.

Karen Cordell @ Hopfengarten
Sep 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Karen Cordell @ Hopfengarten

Volunteers with the Rose City Accordion Club and Friends.

Thank you for sharing your lovely music with us during Oktoberfest.

Leta Bunnell @ Prostgarten
Sep 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Leta Bunnell @ Prostgarten

Volunteers with the Rose City Accordion Club and Friends.

Thank you for sharing your lovely music with us during Oktoberfest.

Midday Prayer with the Benedictines
Sep 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Midday Prayer with the Benedictines

Midday Praise with Benedictine Sisters & Noon Prayer at Mount Angel Abbey

Join the Sisters of the Benedictine or the Monks of Mount Angel Abbey for midday devotions. All are welcome to attend.

Midday Praise with Benedictine Sisters starts at 11:50 AM. and take place in the Chapel, located on the second floor of the Hospitality Center.

Bell for Noon Prayer with the Monks rings at 11:55 AM, and begins at noon in the Abbey Church.

Z-Musikmakers – sponsored by 1859 Magazine @ Biergarten
Sep 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

A local Mount Angel Bavarian Band – Fun and light-hearted, at moments traditional and then, suddenly anything but traditional. A perennial favorite for many who watched the girls grow up on stage each year! Three sisters and their father are the core of this Bavarian ensemble.

Sponsor 1859 Magazine logo sponsors this family favorite.

Rhys Thomas Jugglemania – Sponsored by K & E Excavating @ Kindergarten
Sep 14 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Located in the Performance Pavilion located in The Kindergarten.

Thanks K & E Excavating for bringing Jugglemania to Oktoberfest Kindergarten.

Webertanz (May Pole dance) and Engelberg Dancers- courtesy US Bank @ Bandstand
Sep 14 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Webertanz (May Pole dance) by local school children followed by Engelberg Bavarian Dancers, the Mother/Daughter dance, and some of our youngest volunteers, local First Graders performing – It’s Dance Time.

Considered a Festival highlight, this show starts our Bandstand entertainment every morning, in 2019 two performances a day will be offered!

Sponsor US Bank logo Red, white and Blue – thank you for making this special entertainment possible.

Second Winds Band @ St Mary Church
Sep 14 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Second Winds Band @ St Mary Church

Big and brassy, but so smooth.  The acoustics of St. Mary perfectly convey their sounds.

Adam The Great Magic Show – Sponsored by K & E Excavating @ Kindergarten
Sep 14 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Located in the Performance Pavilion located in The Kindergarten.

Thanks K & E Excavating for bringing Adam The Great to Oktoberfest Kindergarten.

Alpine Echoes @ Bandstand
Sep 14 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Alpine Echoes @ Bandstand

The Alpine Echoes Band plays music for happy occasions, specializing in German and Scandinavian music. And of course, no party is complete without the famous Chicken Dance.

Their instruments include: accordion, Austrian cowbells, banjo, bass, drums, fiddle, flute, trumpet, tuba and vocals.

Marlene Meissner and Bob Wachter @ Prostgarten
Sep 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Marlene Meissner and Bob Wachter @ Prostgarten

Volunteers with the Rose City Accordion Club and Friends.

Thank you for sharing your lovely music with us during Oktoberfest.

Wayne Tiusanen @ Hopfengarten
Sep 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Wayne Tiusanen @ Hopfengarten

Volunteers with the Rose City Accordion Club and Friends.

Thank you for sharing your lovely music with us during Oktoberfest.

Gordanairs European Musik @ Alpinegarten
Sep 14 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Gordanairs European Musik @ Alpinegarten

A family band performing in Mount Angel for many years. Catch their Old World music; cowbells, alphorns and of course accordion, all performed with an upbeat style. The add some traditional dancing for a great all-around show.

Gruber Family Band- sponsored by NW Natural @ Weingarten
Sep 14 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

The family has been playing together since 1920- of course these are the newer members of Peter, Toni, Martin and Michael.  Interactive, upbeat and a bit irreverent, this group keeps the Alpinegarten hopping and the audience dancing and swaying. Great audience participation and great tunes.

Be sure to catch them at least once during your visit to Oktoberfest.

Sponsor NW Natural logo sponsors the Gruber Family Band – thank you NW Natural!

The Klaberheads @ Biergarten
Sep 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The Klaberheads @ Biergarten

The Klaberheads are new to the Mt. Angel Oktoberfest this year. A long standing family oriented band from Ohio that has almost a 90 year history of making music. This band should bring a new sound to the Biergarten this year.

Rhys Thomas Jugglemania – Sponsored by K & E Excavating @ Kindergarten
Sep 14 @ 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Located in the Performance Pavilion located in The Kindergarten.

Thanks K & E Excavating for bringing Jugglemania to Oktoberfest Kindergarten.

Salzberger Echo @ St. Mary Church
Sep 14 @ 2:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Salzberger Echo @ St. Mary Church

Good Humor Mixed with Alphorns!

Brings the Alps to their audiences, playing Old World and contemporary folk music from the alpine regions of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. They continue to amaze audiences with their twelve-foot alphorns, Swiss cowbells, holzernes g’ächter, and harmony yodeling. Together since 1992, Salzburger Echo has played many venues and festivals throughout the United States and Europe.

European Takeout Band @ Bandstand
Sep 14 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
European Takeout Band @ Bandstand

The European Take-out plays Oktoberfest plus other European based music  and favorite American standards for your listening and dancing pleasure. This includes dances such as the polka, waltz, fox trot, swing, reinlander, county western, rumba, and of course the ever popular Chicken Dance.  We also have easy dances we teach for audience participation.

Der Leiderkreis Choir @ St. Mary Church
Sep 14 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Der Leiderkreis Choir @ St. Mary Church

Catch this wonderful choir based out of Portland, Oregon at St. Mary Church this Oktoberfest.

John Mohney @ Prostgarten
Sep 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
John Mohney @ Prostgarten

Volunteers with the Rose City Accordion Club and Friends.

Thank you for sharing your lovely music with us during Oktoberfest.

Sue Schwab @ Hopfengarten
Sep 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Sue Schwab @ Hopfengarten

Volunteers with the Rose City Accordion Club and Friends.

Thank you for sharing your lovely music with us during Oktoberfest.

Adam The Great Magic Show – Sponsored by K & E Excavating @ Kindergarten
Sep 14 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Located in the Performance Pavilion located in The Kindergarten.

Thanks K & E Excavating for bringing Adam The Great to Oktoberfest Kindergarten.

Salzberger Echo @ Alpinegarten
Sep 14 @ 3:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Salzberger Echo @ Alpinegarten

Good Humor Mixed with Alphorns!

Brings the Alps to their audiences, playing Old World and contemporary folk music from the alpine regions of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. They continue to amaze audiences with their twelve-foot alphorns, Swiss cowbells, holzernes g’ächter, and harmony yodeling. Together since 1992, Salzburger Echo has played many venues and festivals throughout the United States and Europe.

Doppelbock @ Alpinegarten
Sep 14 @ 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Doppelbock @ Alpinegarten

Doppelbock began a few years ago as a last-minute replacement band for the Leavenworth Oktoberfest. They have since been surprising and entertaining Oktoberfest audiences throughout Oregon and Washington. Blending the traditional German/Polka/Yodeling sound of Doug Stickler and his accordion, with long-time Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts guitarist Rouke van der Veen’s rock and roll roots, they created what some call Polka Rock. Completing the sound are Lugnut luminaries Matt Kenney on bass and Jim Parker on drums, with standout saxophone work from Brian McDonald. Their goal is to boldly go where no accordion has gone before.

Keg Tapping Ceremony @ Biergarten
Sep 14 @ 3:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Keg Tapping Ceremony @ Biergarten

Bill Bischoff and guests will ascend to the Biergarten Stage and complete a ceremonial tapping of the keg in old-fashioned style.

Enjoy the throw-back moment!  And perhaps a bit of a mess!

Chardon Polka Band @ Weingarten
Sep 14 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Chardon Polka Band @ Weingarten

They were so great, we all said, “how do we get them back next year?”  The Chardon Polka will be bringing their best to Mt. Angel. Upbeat music and great fun old polka delivered in a not so traditional style.

The traditional Polkas sometimes morph into hip-hop/rock renditions of the same songs.  Some comedic renditions of oddball favorites, bizarre audience participation songs, and even polka-rock covers of anything from Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It” to Queen’s “Fat Bottomed Girls” to Lady Ga Ga’s “Bad Romance”!

The Weingarten and Biergarten just won’t be the same after this…

Festival Brass @ Biergarten
Sep 14 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Festival Brass @ Biergarten

Big and Brassy!  Wonderful musicians.

You may have caught them at the Bandstand last year.  This year they are headed to the Venues as well! Catch them during the afternoon shows at the Bandstand and then some quick sets at Alpinegarten, Biergarten and Weingarten.

Marion County Citizens Band @ Bandstand
Sep 14 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Marion County Citizens Band @ Bandstand

Love the big sound of a full band? This group is for you!
Large and local, they love to perform at Oktoberfest every year. They are too big for any venue stage. This is the a great place to get your Chicken Dance!

Cabin Fever @ St Mary Church
Sep 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cabin Fever @ St Mary Church

If friendship had a soundtrack, this would be it. Cabin Fever NW is a folk band from Bellingham, WA, with wide crossover appeal for fans of bluegrass, singer-songwriter, Americana, country, and gospel. Blending elements from many traditions, the singer-songwriters Dianne Bochsler and Tara Caldwell are known for gorgeous vocal harmonies, compelling lyrics, and tasteful instrumentation.

Rhys Thomas Jugglemania – Sponsored by K & E Excavating @ Kindergarten
Sep 14 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Located in the Performance Pavilion located in The Kindergarten.

Thanks K & E Excavating for bringing Jugglemania to Oktoberfest Kindergarten.

Steve Knapke and Jim Haworth @ Hopfengarten
Sep 14 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Steve Knapke and Jim Haworth @ Hopfengarten

Volunteers with the Rose City Accordion Club and Friends.

Thank you for sharing your lovely music with us during Oktoberfest.

Wayne Tiusanen @ Prostgarten
Sep 14 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Wayne Tiusanen @ Prostgarten

Volunteers with the Rose City Accordion Club and Friends.

Thank you for sharing your lovely music with us during Oktoberfest.

Salzberger Echo @ Alpinegarten
Sep 14 @ 4:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Salzberger Echo @ Alpinegarten

Good Humor Mixed with Alphorns!

Brings the Alps to their audiences, playing Old World and contemporary folk music from the alpine regions of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. They continue to amaze audiences with their twelve-foot alphorns, Swiss cowbells, holzernes g’ächter, and harmony yodeling. Together since 1992, Salzburger Echo has played many venues and festivals throughout the United States and Europe.

Benedictine Evening Prayer
Sep 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Benedictine Evening Prayer

Evening Prayer with Benedictine Sisters & Vespers at Mount Angel Abbey

Join the Sisters at Queen of Angels Priory or the Monks of Mount Angel Abbey for Evening Prayer.  All are welcome to attend.

Evening Prayer with Benedictine Sisters starts at 5:00 PM and take place in the Chapel, located on the second floor of the Hospitality Center.

Bell for Vespers with the Monks rings at 5:15 PM, with Vespers beginning at 5:20 PM in the Abbey Church. Pick up a prayer book in the vestibule as you enter.

Oktoberfest Olympics – Sponsored by Touch of Bavaria @ Biergarten
Sep 14 @ 5:15 pm – 5:45 pm

A fun competition between festival attendees pulled from the crowd.

From Keg Stacking to Hammerschlagon.

Hammerschalgen in Biergarten - Olympics    Keg stacking in Biergarten - Olympics     Stein Hold in Biergarten - Olympics

There will be 5 different short, scored competitions.  The score from each section of the Olympics will be totaled to a combined score and a champion declared.  These short competitions – about 30 minutes each – will take place in the Biergarten each day. Watch the schedule for times.

This lighthearted competition is sponsored by the local trachten and German wear shop:  Touch of Bavaria.

S-Bahn Canadian Alpine Band @ Alpinegarten
Sep 14 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
S-Bahn Canadian Alpine Band @ Alpinegarten

Why the name “S-Bahn”? S-Bahn is the commuter train that connects cities in Germany with their suburbs. The S-Bahn connects people, it brings people together. Singer and accordionist Richard Tyce founded the S-Bahn in Vancouver in the 90′s. Highlights for S-Bahn include the “Fall Crawls” during which the S-Bahn tours the Oktoberfest circuit – including the super popular Leavenworth Washington and Mt. Angel Oregon Oktoberfests.

Gordanairs European Musik @ Weingarten
Sep 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Gordanairs European Musik @ Weingarten

A family band performing in Mount Angel for many years. Catch their Old World music; cowbells, alphorns and of course accordion, all performed with an upbeat style. The add some traditional dancing for a great all-around show.

Saturday Evening Mass @ St Mary Church
Sep 14 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Saturday Evening Mass @ St Mary Church

All are welcome to attend evening mass at St. Mary Catholic Church.

Webertanz (May Pole dance) and Engelberg Dancers- courtesy US Bank @ Bandstand
Sep 14 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Webertanz (May Pole dance) by local school children followed by Engelberg Bavarian Dancers, the Mother/Daughter dance, and some of our youngest volunteers, local First Graders performing – It’s Dance Time.

Considered a Festival highlight, this show starts our Bandstand entertainment every morning, in 2019 two performances a day will be offered!

Sponsor US Bank logo Red, white and Blue – thank you for making this special entertainment possible.

Z-Musikmakers – sponsored by 1859 Magazine @ Biergarten
Sep 14 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm

A local Mount Angel Bavarian Band – Fun and light-hearted, at moments traditional and then, suddenly anything but traditional. A perennial favorite for many who watched the girls grow up on stage each year! Three sisters and their father are the core of this Bavarian ensemble.

Sponsor 1859 Magazine logo sponsors this family favorite.

Karen Cordell @ Prostgarten
Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Karen Cordell @ Prostgarten

Volunteers with the Rose City Accordion Club and Friends.

Thank you for sharing your lovely music with us during Oktoberfest.

Liz Wisler @ Hopfengarten
Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Liz Wisler @ Hopfengarten

Volunteers with the Rose City Accordion Club and Friends.

Thank you for sharing your lovely music with us during Oktoberfest.

Kleinstädtlers Bavarian Dancers @ Alpinegarten
Sep 14 @ 6:15 pm – 6:45 pm
Kleinstädtlers Bavarian Dancers @ Alpinegarten

Traditional Bavarian dance moves taken to a new level. High energy and even acrobatic, these local couples have moves that will keep you watching. Great Fun!

Kleinstädtlers also appear in the Alpinegarten – check the schedule for times.

Alpine Echoes @ Bandstand
Sep 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Alpine Echoes @ Bandstand

The Alpine Echoes Band plays music for happy occasions, specializing in German and Scandinavian music. And of course, no party is complete without the famous Chicken Dance.

Their instruments include: accordion, Austrian cowbells, banjo, bass, drums, fiddle, flute, trumpet, tuba and vocals.

Oregon Sacred Festival Chorale @ St Mary Church
Sep 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Oregon Sacred Festival Chorale @ St Mary Church

The Oregon Sacred Festival Chorale presents with a driving purpose to foster, promote, and instill a strong desire for excellence in the performance of various styles of sacred choral music, maintaining its rich heritage in the church. Our repertoire includes an eclectic mixture of musical styles from classical to jazz and beyond.  While the styles of the music vary, all of our songs focus on one message and that is to bring glory to God.

Gruber Family Band- sponsored by NW Natural @ Alpinegarten
Sep 14 @ 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm

The family has been playing together since 1920- of course these are the newer members of Peter, Toni, Martin and Michael.  Interactive, upbeat and a bit irreverent, this group keeps the Alpinegarten hopping and the audience dancing and swaying. Great audience participation and great tunes.

Be sure to catch them at least once during your visit to Oktoberfest.

Sponsor NW Natural logo sponsors the Gruber Family Band – thank you NW Natural!

Keg Tapping Ceremony @ Weingarten
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Keg Tapping Ceremony @ Weingarten

Bill Bischoff and guests will ascend to the Weingarten Stage and complete a ceremonial tapping of the keg in old-fashioned style.

Enjoy the throw-back moment!  And perhaps a bit of a mess!

Chardon Polka Band @ Weingarten
Sep 14 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Chardon Polka Band @ Weingarten

They were so great, we all said, “how do we get them back next year?”  The Chardon Polka will be bringing their best to Mt. Angel. Upbeat music and great fun old polka delivered in a not so traditional style.

The traditional Polkas sometimes morph into hip-hop/rock renditions of the same songs.  Some comedic renditions of oddball favorites, bizarre audience participation songs, and even polka-rock covers of anything from Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It” to Queen’s “Fat Bottomed Girls” to Lady Ga Ga’s “Bad Romance”!

The Weingarten and Biergarten just won’t be the same after this…

Coreen Bergholm and Ken Presthus @ Hopfengarten
Sep 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Coreen Bergholm and Ken Presthus @ Hopfengarten

Volunteers with the Rose City Accordion Club and Friends.

Thank you for sharing your lovely music with us during Oktoberfest.

Steve Knapke and Jim Haworth @ Prostgarten
Sep 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Steve Knapke and Jim Haworth @ Prostgarten

Volunteers with the Rose City Accordion Club and Friends.

Thank you for sharing your lovely music with us during Oktoberfest.

The Klaberheads @ Biergarten
Sep 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Klaberheads @ Biergarten

The Klaberheads are new to the Mt. Angel Oktoberfest this year. A long standing family oriented band from Ohio that has almost a 90 year history of making music. This band should bring a new sound to the Biergarten this year.

Tirolean Dancers @ Bandstand
Sep 14 @ 8:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Tirolean Dancers @ Bandstand

The Tirolean Dancers started in the 1970′s, today they continue their tradition.  Through the years they have garnered new members, The Tiroleans continue to perform and share the joy of traditional German dance.  Enjoy the traditional and elegant dances, and the impressive Schuplattler performed by the gentleman – it becomes quite acrobatic and competitive!

Donaumusikanten – sponsored by Lufthansa @ Weingarten
Sep 14 @ 9:00 pm

Direct from Germany for over 20 years, this group of musicians come from Bavaria, and the banks of the Danube River. Michael–  The newest member on keyboards .  Andi – the band leader singer and bass guitar, Andi plays together with his Dad and brother Harry in top German Bands. Harry – Drummer extraordinaire, travels worldwide and performs with several international groups – like the Sarah Brightman International Tour, still makes time to come to Mount Angel! Thomas– clarinet and saxophone, plays with several bands and has been at Mount Angel for many years. Hugo – the man with the golden trumpet – ‘Can conjure up a polka from a hosepipe!’ Hugo plays with a Big Band in Germany called Opus I. Halef – lead guitar and newest member of the band, a professional musician for 25 years.

Lufthansa sponsors this group and makes their appearances possible. Thank you Lufthansa!

Lufthansa official

European Takeout Band @ Bandstand
Sep 14 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
European Takeout Band @ Bandstand

The European Take-out plays Oktoberfest plus other European based music  and favorite American standards for your listening and dancing pleasure. This includes dances such as the polka, waltz, fox trot, swing, reinlander, county western, rumba, and of course the ever popular Chicken Dance.  We also have easy dances we teach for audience participation.

Kleinstädtlers Bavarian Dancers @ Biergarten
Sep 14 @ 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Kleinstädtlers Bavarian Dancers @ Biergarten

Traditional Bavarian dance moves taken to a new level. High energy and even acrobatic, these local couples have moves that will keep you watching. Great Fun!

Kleinstädtlers also appear in the Alpinegarten – check the schedule for times.

S-Bahn Canadian Alpine Band @ Alpinegarten
Sep 14 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
S-Bahn Canadian Alpine Band @ Alpinegarten

Why the name “S-Bahn”? S-Bahn is the commuter train that connects cities in Germany with their suburbs. The S-Bahn connects people, it brings people together. Singer and accordionist Richard Tyce founded the S-Bahn in Vancouver in the 90′s. Highlights for S-Bahn include the “Fall Crawls” during which the S-Bahn tours the Oktoberfest circuit – including the super popular Leavenworth Washington and Mt. Angel Oregon Oktoberfests.

Street Dance – All Ages and Skill Levels are Welcome @ Bandstand
Sep 14 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Street Dance – All Ages and Skill Levels are Welcome @ Bandstand

Oktoberfest Street Dance

Everyone is invited! Whether a beginner or experienced dancer the Street Dance is fun for everyone. Learn some dance steps for the Waltz, Schottische, or just dance the Chicken Dance. European Take-out will perform dance music for everyone to enjoy, even if you have two left feet!

The Street Dance is on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Die Schlauberger @ Biergarten
Sep 14 @ 9:30 pm – 11:59 pm
Die Schlauberger @ Biergarten

The ‘Wise Guys’ – straight from New York: Performing festival standards to rock and roll meets alpine power; dSb expends enough energy to light up not only the crowd, but the festival as well. From the moment dSb steps on stage until they have wrung the final note from their last song, the band engages everyone within earshot to join the fun.

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Boy Scouts Breakfast– Now in the Hopfengarten @ Hopfengarten
Sep 15 @ 6:30 am – 10:00 am
Boy Scouts Breakfast– Now in the Hopfengarten @ Hopfengarten

Hearty buffet style breakfast served until 10:00am

Still served in the same location, at the corner of Church and Garfield, right across the street from City Hall, but the space is now a bit bigger.

The Boy Scout Breakfast will be served in the Hopfengarten; our newest venue.

Car Show Registration Begins
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Car Show Registration Begins

Would you like to participate in Mount Angel Oktoberfest’s Cruz’n Car Show?

We would love to have you join us and share your favorite oldie, muscle car, BMW or even military vehicle.
Registration can happen on the day of the event. Saturday and Sunday are separate events and require separate registration.

For details check the Cruz’n Car Show page.

Community Mass – Mount Angel Abbey
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Community Mass – Mount Angel Abbey

Mass with the Monks in Mount Angel Abbey Church. 9:00 am Sunday. All are welcome.

Community Mass – Queen of Angels Monastery
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Community Mass – Queen of Angels Monastery

The community is invited to join the Sisters at the Queen of Angels Monastery for Sunday Mass.

Cruz’n Car Show sponsored by Donald RV & Storage
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday of Oktoberfest at St. Mary Public School near the Kindergarten.  This is two separate shows, one on Saturday and another Sunday. Registration opens at 8:00 am, show begins at 9:00.

Register in advance or register on the day of the event.

Thanks to Donald RV and Storage for sponsoring music DJ at the Cruz’n Car Show.

Sponsor Donald RV & Storage logo

Military Vehicle Display
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Military Vehicle Display

Military Vehicles will be on display at the Mt. Angel Post Office on Friday, located by the Harvest Monument and in the Legion Hall Parking lot on Saturday, which is located by the Car Show and St. Mary Church.

A group of local collectors share their military vehicle hobby with interested Festival goers.  Several people from the Mount Angel area belong to the Military Vehicle Collectors Club of Portland.

Often included in the display are a couple of tanks, halftracks, humvees and more from WWII era through Vietnam era.  Enjoy a conversation with their owners and find out more about why the Stuart Tank is the Cadillac of the military.

Mount Angel Abbey Museum
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mount Angel Abbey Museum

Mount Angel Abbey Museum
Local history and local kitsch. A fun little museum with some oddities and history.

You will find here everything from the North American mammal collection, to what is believed to be the world’s largest porcine (from a hog) hairball.  A Clark Griswold – must see! Also found in our museum are the items such as antique liturgical vestments, American civil war memorabilia and natural history artifacts, just to name a few.

Open to all between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm Thursday through Sunday.

Free bus rides up the Abbey hill are available behind the bandstand on Saturday and Sunday, between 11:00 am and 6:00 pm.

The museum entry is located to the north of the Abbey Church.

Sunday Morning English Mass @ St Mary Church
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Sunday Morning English Mass @ St Mary Church

All are welcome to attend morning mass at St. Mary Catholic Church.

Alpine Food Chalets Open
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Be sure to come hungry!  Every purchase made at an Oktoberfest food booth supports a non-profit organization, find your favorites and enjoy!

  • Plenty of sausage, brauts and sauerkraut
  • German style favorites like Ruben and Berliner sandwiches, spatzle
  • Festival favorites like corn dogs, onion rings and curly fries
  • Local favorites such as Fish Tacos, Marionberry Cobblern and Russian foods

So many items to choose from…. graze the booths and share with friends to enjoy. Looking for menus and where to find these tasty morsels?  Click here for our Food and Drink page.  Many booths remain the same year to year, but we will be updating a final copy at the end of August.

One intrepid man tried them all – follow his adventure.

Arts and Crafts
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Over 120 Artisans bring their finest wares for your consideration. Click here to visit the Arts and Crafts Page for all information.

**No new vendors are being accepted, all vendor spots full at this time**

Elaine Annen Doll Museum opens @ Biergarten
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Elaine Annen Doll Museum opens @ Biergarten

Located in the Mount Angel Festhalle, 500 S Wilco Highway, the Oktoberfest Biergarten.

The interesting little museum is open all four days of Oktoberfest from 11 am until 6 pm and throughout the year normal hours are from 11 am until 3 pm on the first and third Fridays and the second and fourth Saturdays every month.

Families welcome; the children will love it. It is FREE!

Farm Fun Activities – Courtesy of Wilco – Kindergarten
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Farm Fun Activities:   Thanks to Wilco!

Catch a bit of the rural surroundings.  These activities include:

  • Hay Maze:  Run through the bales in the timeless joy of a Hay Maze
  • Pony rides:  Available for the younger kids – let them try horseback for the first time.
  • Petting Zoo:  Your child can interact with the 4-H Group Aumsville Ranch Hands and their tremendous variety of farm animals, chickens, cows, rabbits, sheep and more. Hands-on fun with some great older kids to answer questions for your children (or even adults!).

Sponsor Wilco logo

Kindergarten opens – free all day – closes at 5:00 pm
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Kindergarten opens – free all day – closes at 5:00 pm

The Kindergarten is free.  No Admission, no wristband, no tickets.

The Kindergarten is open at 11:00 am and closes at 5:00 pm. Just in time to walk downtown and get dinner!

Enjoy the ZuZu Acrobats; watch the schedule for details.

So much fun for kids: face painting, bungee- jumping, bouncy houses, pony rides, petting farm, hay maze and so much more for our young festival-goers to do.

Just come and have some family fun!

Marion County Citizens Band @ Bandstand
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Marion County Citizens Band @ Bandstand

Love the big sound of a full band? This group is for you!
Large and local, they love to perform at Oktoberfest every year. They are too big for any venue stage. This is the a great place to get your Chicken Dance!

Mt. Angel Abbey Shuttle @ Bandstand
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Mt. Angel Abbey Shuttle @ Bandstand

The shuttle departs from behind the Bandstand about every 15 minutes between 11:00 am and 6:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Take the short ride – less than 5 minutes – to enjoy the view from the bluff where Mount Angel gets it’s name. Stroll the quiet contemplative grounds of Mount Angel’s Abbey and Seminary.

Performance Pavilion Opens – Sponsored by K & E Excavating @ Kindergarten
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Great shows and family friendly performances are shown through out the day in this covered space.

Check the schedule for show times.

 

Thank you to K & E Excavating.

Silver Trolley
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Silver Trolley

The Silver Trolley will be shuttling from Silverton to Mt. Angel Oktoberfest with drop off near the Biergarten.

The route of the shuttle is: From North First Street in Silverton (vacant lot off Bowtie Lane by Roth’s Fresh Markets) to Garfield Street near the Biergarten Festhalle in Mt Angel.

Run times are:

Friday 9/13: 11:30 am – 8:30 pm

Saturday 9/14: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Saturday 9/15: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Wiener Dog Check-in @ Kindergarten
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Wiener Dog Check-in @ Kindergarten

Get competitors checked in to race and ready to compete.  See Wiener Dog page for details.

Alpinegarten Opens – Courtesy of Oregon Garden Resort @ Alpinegarten
Sep 15 @ 11:30 am – 6:00 pm

Come One, Come All! The Alpinegarten is open to families and children at all hours. Interactive performances and traditional German sounds are a trademark for this venue. These fun elements are supported by a spectacular beer menu that balances local craft beers and German imports.  Click here to visit the Alpinegarten page

Thanks to Oregon Garden Resort for their support of the Alpinegarten venue.

Biergarten Opens – Sponsored by Ticor Title @ Biergarten
Sep 15 @ 11:30 am – 6:00 pm
Biergarten Opens – Sponsored by Ticor Title @ Biergarten

Biergarten opens

A great building, great music and a great selection of BEER!

Families welcome until:
Thursday – 10:00pm
Friday – 9:00pm
Saturday – 9:00pm
Sunday – until close (6 pm)

Hopfengarten Opens – Sponsored by Mt. Angel Vitamins @ Hopfengarten
Sep 15 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm

Hopfengarten opens – sponsored by Mt. Angel Vitamins

New to Mount Angel’s Oktoberfest is the Hopfengarten.  A place to relax with the food you have selected from the non-profit food booths. Grab a cold local brew or select a delicious wine.  Enjoy the sounds of the acoustic accordion provided by our friends at the Rose City Accordion Club.

Thank you Mt. Angel Vitamins for the sponsorship of the Hopfengarten!

Prostgarten Opens – Sponsored by Columbia Bank @ Prostgarten
Sep 15 @ 11:30 am – 5:30 pm

The Prostgarten is a hidden treasure in downtown Mount Angel.  Located behind the Glockenspiel and its sponsor, Columbia Bank, and a row of food booths is this gem. Inside the Prostgarten you will hear gentle acoustic accordion music that allows for easy conversation.  Come inside and  get a glass of German wine or bier, bring your treats from the outside food booths and relax.   The Prostgarten offers free admittance and is a locals’ secret place to meet with friends and family.

Families welcome at all times.

Noon – 9:00pm Thursday
Noon – 9:00pm Friday
Saturday open from 11:00am -9:00pm
Sunday open from Noon – 6:00pm.

Oktoberfest says “Thank you!” to the volunteers from the Rose City Accordion Club and their friends who provide the music.  Their talents are very much appreciated.

Sponsored by:

Sponsor Columbia Bank logo

Weingarten Opens – Sponsored by Roth’s Fresh Markets @ Weingarten
Sep 15 @ 11:30 am – 9:30 pm

A great old world feel with wooden beams inside and a relaxing tent atmosphere outside. Alpine Chalets along the walls serve wonderful German Biers and great wine. The music from the stage fills the area with party favorites and German traditional songs.

Thank you to Roth’s Fresh Market for sponsoring this family favorite venue!

Open to kids until 10:00 pm. on Thursday; 9:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, and all day to close on Sunday.

Roth's Fresh Market Logo

Wiener Dog Races @ Kindergarten
Sep 15 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Wiener Dog Races @ Kindergarten

Wiener Dog Races are a highlight on Saturday and Sunday of Oktoberfest. These fierce competitors go head-to-head or perhaps head-to-tail on Saturday and Sunday during the festival.

They line up in the starting box and tear down the race field at tremendous speed!
Sunday’s racing completes the competition when they compete for the Northwest Championship.

If you think your wiener dog is a potential champion – fill out an application and be ready to take the field. Apply Here!

Adam The Great Magic Show – Sponsored by K & E Excavating @ Kindergarten
Sep 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Located in the Performance Pavilion located in The Kindergarten.

Thanks K & E Excavating for bringing Adam The Great to Oktoberfest Kindergarten.

Doppelbock @ Alpinegarten
Sep 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Doppelbock @ Alpinegarten

Doppelbock began a few years ago as a last-minute replacement band for the Leavenworth Oktoberfest. They have since been surprising and entertaining Oktoberfest audiences throughout Oregon and Washington. Blending the traditional German/Polka/Yodeling sound of Doug Stickler and his accordion, with long-time Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts guitarist Rouke van der Veen’s rock and roll roots, they created what some call Polka Rock. Completing the sound are Lugnut luminaries Matt Kenney on bass and Jim Parker on drums, with standout saxophone work from Brian McDonald. Their goal is to boldly go where no accordion has gone before.

Festival Brass @ Weingarten
Sep 15 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Festival Brass @ Weingarten

Big and Brassy!  Wonderful musicians.

You may have caught them at the Bandstand last year.  This year they are headed to the Venues as well! Catch them during the afternoon shows at the Bandstand and then some quick sets at Alpinegarten, Biergarten and Weingarten.

Joe Szabo @ Hopfengarten
Sep 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Joe Szabo @ Hopfengarten

Volunteers with the Rose City Accordion Club and Friends.

Thank you for sharing your lovely music with us during Oktoberfest.

Karen Cordell @ Prostgarten
Sep 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Karen Cordell @ Prostgarten

Volunteers with the Rose City Accordion Club and Friends.

Thank you for sharing your lovely music with us during Oktoberfest.

Midday Prayer with the Benedictines
Sep 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Midday Prayer with the Benedictines

Midday Praise with Benedictine Sisters & Noon Prayer at Mount Angel Abbey

Join the Sisters of the Benedictine or the Monks of Mount Angel Abbey for midday devotions. All are welcome to attend.

Midday Praise with Benedictine Sisters starts at 11:50 AM. and take place in the Chapel, located on the second floor of the Hospitality Center.

Bell for Noon Prayer with the Monks rings at 11:55 AM, and begins at noon in the Abbey Church.

Z-Musikmakers – sponsored by 1859 Magazine @ Biergarten
Sep 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

A local Mount Angel Bavarian Band – Fun and light-hearted, at moments traditional and then, suddenly anything but traditional. A perennial favorite for many who watched the girls grow up on stage each year! Three sisters and their father are the core of this Bavarian ensemble.

Sponsor 1859 Magazine logo sponsors this family favorite.

Webertanz (May Pole dance) and Engelberg Dancers- courtesy US Bank @ Bandstand
Sep 15 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Webertanz (May Pole dance) by local school children followed by Engelberg Bavarian Dancers, the Mother/Daughter dance, and some of our youngest volunteers, local First Graders performing – It’s Dance Time.

Considered a Festival highlight, this show starts our Bandstand entertainment every morning, in 2019 two performances a day will be offered!

Sponsor US Bank logo Red, white and Blue – thank you for making this special entertainment possible.

Sunday Afternoon Spanish Mass @ St Mary Church
Sep 15 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Sunday Afternoon Spanish Mass @ St Mary Church

All are welcome to attend afternoon Spanish mass at St. Mary Catholic Church.

Mad Science – Sponsored by PGE @ Kindergarten
Sep 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Located in the Performance Pavilion in The Kindergarten.

Thanks PGE for the fun and educational look at science.

 

Blue and white logo for Portland General Electric

Marion County Citizens Band @ Bandstand
Sep 15 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Marion County Citizens Band @ Bandstand

Love the big sound of a full band? This group is for you!
Large and local, they love to perform at Oktoberfest every year. They are too big for any venue stage. This is the a great place to get your Chicken Dance!

Salzberger Echo @ Alpinegarten
Sep 15 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Salzberger Echo @ Alpinegarten

Good Humor Mixed with Alphorns!

Brings the Alps to their audiences, playing Old World and contemporary folk music from the alpine regions of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. They continue to amaze audiences with their twelve-foot alphorns, Swiss cowbells, holzernes g’ächter, and harmony yodeling. Together since 1992, Salzburger Echo has played many venues and festivals throughout the United States and Europe.

Bev Spurgeon and Delette Huffman @ Prostgarten
Sep 15 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Bev Spurgeon and Delette Huffman @ Prostgarten

Volunteers with the Rose City Accordion Club and Friends.

Thank you for sharing your lovely music with us during Oktoberfest.

Die Schlauberger @ Biergarten
Sep 15 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Die Schlauberger @ Biergarten

The ‘Wise Guys’ – straight from New York: Performing festival standards to rock and roll meets alpine power; dSb expends enough energy to light up not only the crowd, but the festival as well. From the moment dSb steps on stage until they have wrung the final note from their last song, the band engages everyone within earshot to join the fun.

Liz Wisler @ Hopfengarten
Sep 15 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Liz Wisler @ Hopfengarten

Volunteers with the Rose City Accordion Club and Friends.

Thank you for sharing your lovely music with us during Oktoberfest.

S-Bahn Canadian Alpine Band @ Alpinegarten
Sep 15 @ 1:45 pm – 3:30 pm
S-Bahn Canadian Alpine Band @ Alpinegarten

Why the name “S-Bahn”? S-Bahn is the commuter train that connects cities in Germany with their suburbs. The S-Bahn connects people, it brings people together. Singer and accordionist Richard Tyce founded the S-Bahn in Vancouver in the 90′s. Highlights for S-Bahn include the “Fall Crawls” during which the S-Bahn tours the Oktoberfest circuit – including the super popular Leavenworth Washington and Mt. Angel Oregon Oktoberfests.

Adam The Great Magic Show – Sponsored by K & E Excavating @ Kindergarten
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Located in the Performance Pavilion located in The Kindergarten.

Thanks K & E Excavating for bringing Adam The Great to Oktoberfest Kindergarten.

Doppelbock @ Wiengarten
Sep 15 @ 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Doppelbock @ Wiengarten

Doppelbock began a few years ago as a last-minute replacement band for the Leavenworth Oktoberfest. They have since been surprising and entertaining Oktoberfest audiences throughout Oregon and Washington. Blending the traditional German/Polka/Yodeling sound of Doug Stickler and his accordion, with long-time Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts guitarist Rouke van der Veen’s rock and roll roots, they created what some call Polka Rock. Completing the sound are Lugnut luminaries Matt Kenney on bass and Jim Parker on drums, with standout saxophone work from Brian McDonald. Their goal is to boldly go where no accordion has gone before.

Loretta Kaser @ St. Mary Church
Sep 15 @ 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
Loretta Kaser @ St. Mary Church

Loretta is a long time resident of the Mount Angel area. She lends her musical talent for many occasions. Mount Angel is fortunate to have this talented artist in our midst.

Oktoberfest Olympics – Sponsored by Touch of Bavaria @ Biergarten
Sep 15 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

A fun competition between festival attendees pulled from the crowd.

From Keg Stacking to Hammerschlagon.

Hammerschalgen in Biergarten - Olympics    Keg stacking in Biergarten - Olympics     Stein Hold in Biergarten - Olympics

There will be 5 different short, scored competitions.  The score from each section of the Olympics will be totaled to a combined score and a champion declared.  These short competitions – about 30 minutes each – will take place in the Biergarten each day. Watch the schedule for times.

This lighthearted competition is sponsored by the local trachten and German wear shop:  Touch of Bavaria.

Tirolean Dancers @ Bandstand
Sep 15 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Tirolean Dancers @ Bandstand

The Tirolean Dancers started in the 1970′s, today they continue their tradition.  Through the years they have garnered new members, The Tiroleans continue to perform and share the joy of traditional German dance.  Enjoy the traditional and elegant dances, and the impressive Schuplattler performed by the gentleman – it becomes quite acrobatic and competitive!

Mad Science – Sponsored by PGE @ Kindergarten
Sep 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Located in the Performance Pavilion at the Kindergarten.

Thanks PGE for the fun and educational look at science.

 

Blue and white logo for Portland General Electric

The Klaberheads @ Biergarten
Sep 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Klaberheads @ Biergarten

The Klaberheads are new to the Mt. Angel Oktoberfest this year. A long standing family oriented band from Ohio that has almost a 90 year history of making music. This band should bring a new sound to the Biergarten this year.

Unistus Choral Group @ St Mary Church
Sep 15 @ 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Unistus Choral Group @ St Mary Church

Unistus Chamber Choir, founded in 1999, is a select choral ensemble of musicians who are bound together by their commitment to promoting peace, love and harmony through the performance of various styles of music.

Webertanz (May Pole dance) and Engelberg Dancers – courtesy US Bank @ Bandstand
Sep 15 @ 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm

Webertanz (May Pole dance) by local school children followed by Engelberg Bavarian Dancers, the Mother/Daughter dance, and some of our youngest volunteers, local First Graders performing – It’s Dance Time.

Considered a Festival highlight, this show starts our Bandstand entertainment every morning, in 2019 two performances a day will be offered!

Sponsor US Bank logo Red, white and Blue – thank you for making this special entertainment possible.

 

Salzberger Echo @ Alpinegarten
Sep 15 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Salzberger Echo @ Alpinegarten

Good Humor Mixed with Alphorns!

Brings the Alps to their audiences, playing Old World and contemporary folk music from the alpine regions of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. They continue to amaze audiences with their twelve-foot alphorns, Swiss cowbells, holzernes g’ächter, and harmony yodeling. Together since 1992, Salzburger Echo has played many venues and festivals throughout the United States and Europe.

Chardon Polka Band @ Weingarten
Sep 15 @ 3:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Chardon Polka Band @ Weingarten

They were so great, we all said, “how do we get them back next year?”  The Chardon Polka will be bringing their best to Mt. Angel. Upbeat music and great fun old polka delivered in a not so traditional style.

The traditional Polkas sometimes morph into hip-hop/rock renditions of the same songs.  Some comedic renditions of oddball favorites, bizarre audience participation songs, and even polka-rock covers of anything from Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It” to Queen’s “Fat Bottomed Girls” to Lady Ga Ga’s “Bad Romance”!

The Weingarten and Biergarten just won’t be the same after this…

Adam The Great Magic Show – Sponsored by K & E Excavating @ Kindergarten
Sep 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Located in the Performance Pavilion located in The Kindergarten.

Thanks K & E Excavating for bringing Adam The Great to Oktoberfest Kindergarten.

Gruber Family Band- sponsored by NW Natural @ Alpinegarten
Sep 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The family has been playing together since 1920- of course these are the newer members of Peter, Toni, Martin and Michael.  Interactive, upbeat and a bit irreverent, this group keeps the Alpinegarten hopping and the audience dancing and swaying. Great audience participation and great tunes.

Be sure to catch them at least once during your visit to Oktoberfest.

Sponsor NW Natural logo sponsors the Gruber Family Band – thank you NW Natural!

Alpine Echoes @ Bandstand
Sep 15 @ 4:15 pm – 6:00 pm
Alpine Echoes @ Bandstand

The Alpine Echoes Band plays music for happy occasions, specializing in German and Scandinavian music. And of course, no party is complete without the famous Chicken Dance.

Their instruments include: accordion, Austrian cowbells, banjo, bass, drums, fiddle, flute, trumpet, tuba and vocals.

Voci Dorate Singers @ St. Mary Church
Sep 15 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Voci Dorate Singers @ St. Mary Church

New to Mt. Angel Oktoberfest, performing at St. Mary Church, is the Voci Dorate Singers! Don’t miss stunning acoustic singing in beautiful St. Mary Church. The concert will feature a variety of songs from Germanic musical traditions and vocal adaptations of works by famous German Composers (Beethoven, anyone?). We guarantee you’ll hear something you recognize. Don’t miss it!

Salzberger Echo @ Biergarten
Sep 15 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Salzberger Echo @ Biergarten

Good Humor Mixed with Alphorns!

Brings the Alps to their audiences, playing Old World and contemporary folk music from the alpine regions of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. They continue to amaze audiences with their twelve-foot alphorns, Swiss cowbells, holzernes g’ächter, and harmony yodeling. Together since 1992, Salzburger Echo has played many venues and festivals throughout the United States and Europe.

Benedictine Evening Prayer
Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Benedictine Evening Prayer

Evening Prayer with Benedictine Sisters & Vespers at Mount Angel Abbey

Join the Sisters at Queen of Angels Priory or the Monks of Mount Angel Abbey for Evening Prayer.  All are welcome to attend.

Evening Prayer with Benedictine Sisters starts at 5:00 PM and take place in the Chapel, located on the second floor of the Hospitality Center.

Bell for Vespers with the Monks rings at 5:15 PM, with Vespers beginning at 5:20 PM in the Abbey Church. Pick up a prayer book in the vestibule as you enter.

Z-Musikmakers – sponsored by 1859 Magazine @ Biergarten
Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A local Mount Angel Bavarian Band – Fun and light-hearted, at moments traditional and then, suddenly anything but traditional. A perennial favorite for many who watched the girls grow up on stage each year! Three sisters and their father are the core of this Bavarian ensemble.

Sponsor 1859 Magazine logo sponsors this family favorite.

Closing Ceremonies @ Weingarten
Sep 15 @ 5:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Closing Ceremonies @ Weingarten

As the festival starts to slow and visitors and friends from out of town start move off to be ready for Monday’s routine.  This is a time of thanks and reflection on the festival.

Oktoberfest President Bill Bischoff will say a few words. Abbot Jeremy will offer a few words and prayer for thanks and safe travels.

Thank you for joining us for Oktoberfest 2019.

Donaumusikanten – sponsored by Lufthansa @ Weingarten
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Direct from Germany for over 20 years, this group of musicians come from Bavaria, and the banks of the Danube River. Michael–  The newest member on keyboards .  Andi – the band leader singer and bass guitar, Andi plays together with his Dad and brother Harry in top German Bands. Harry – Drummer extraordinaire, travels worldwide and performs with several international groups – like the Sarah Brightman International Tour, still makes time to come to Mount Angel! Thomas– clarinet and saxophone, plays with several bands and has been at Mount Angel for many years. Hugo – the man with the golden trumpet – ‘Can conjure up a polka from a hosepipe!’ Hugo plays with a Big Band in Germany called Opus I. Halef – lead guitar and newest member of the band, a professional musician for 25 years.

Lufthansa sponsors this group and makes their appearances possible. Thank you Lufthansa!

Lufthansa official

Tirolean Dancers @ Bandstand
Sep 15 @ 6:15 pm – 6:45 pm
Tirolean Dancers @ Bandstand

The Tirolean Dancers started in the 1970′s, today they continue their tradition.  Through the years they have garnered new members, The Tiroleans continue to perform and share the joy of traditional German dance.  Enjoy the traditional and elegant dances, and the impressive Schuplattler performed by the gentleman – it becomes quite acrobatic and competitive!

European Takeout Band @ Bandstand
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
European Takeout Band @ Bandstand

The European Take-out plays Oktoberfest plus other European based music  and favorite American standards for your listening and dancing pleasure. This includes dances such as the polka, waltz, fox trot, swing, reinlander, county western, rumba, and of course the ever popular Chicken Dance.  We also have easy dances we teach for audience participation.

Compline – Mount Angel Abbey
Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Compline – Mount Angel Abbey

The bell rings to gather the Monks for Compline, and Compline begins 5 minutes later in the Abbey Church. Listen as the Monks of Mount Angel Abbey chant.  All are welcome to participate, pick up a prayer book in the vestibule as you enter.

More prayer times can be found on their prayer schedule.

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Pedal Tractor Race – Sponsored by Papé Machinery @ Festhalle
Sep 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Pedal Tractor Race - Sponsored by Papé Machinery @ Festhalle

This year’s race will take place on September 7, 2019 at 5:30 pm. The racing will start at St. Mary Grade School at the corner of Oak & Taylor and wind its way through Mount Angel and end at the Festhalle. The finals will be held at 7:30 pm during the Kick-Off Party. Each sponsored team will be composed of 6 individuals that will run a relay type race on a John Deere pedal tractor supplied by Papé Machinery. Teams may be composed of females, males or co-ed. All participants MUST be 21 years of age or older. The entrance fee for each team will be $150.

Registration for a pedal tractor team can be found here.

Each team member receives:
1- Kick-Off Dinner Ticket (valued at $30)
1- Oktoberfest Kick-Off Peddle Tractor T-shirt, with team name (if registration is received by August 31, 2019)
We will run heat type races until every team has participated, 1st and 2nd place finishers for each heat will qualify for the championship race at the Festhalle.

Objective: Have FUN, peddle FAST, win the CHAMPIONSHIP to receive your custom STEIN Trophy! So sign up today and get your peddle tractor reserved for your team.

Click for more information about the 54th Annual Mount Angel Oktoberfest Kick Off Party