Trudi Webster, Media Director
Oktoberfest Northwest 2019
425.295.3262 |
Festivals Inc.


Thursday, September 26, 2019 — Puyallup, WA — Oktoberfest Northwest presented by Evergreen Eye Center has partnered with The 253 Cornhole to host the 2019 Cornhole Tournament on Saturday, October 5th, as part of the three-day Munich-style Oktoberfest celebration, that takes place on Friday through Sunday, October 4th-6th, 2019, at Washington State Fair Events Center, in Puyallup WA.

The Cornhole Tournament will offer competitors and spectators a new level of excitement amidst the ongoing fun in The Sports Haus, which also features a giant 8' screen, two 50" plasma TVs, lounge seating, and a selection of bar games like Beer Pong and Holey Board.

Cornhole is played with a board that has one hole at one end of the board, that is placed several feet away from each player. Each player gets a chance to toss their colored bean bags to the board. Points are earned for various plays including for the bean bag making it in the hole, and being on the board.

When: Saturday, October 5, 2019 from noon
Where: The Sports Haus inside the Showplex Building at Oktoberfest NW.
Cost: $25 per player. *Does not include entry into Oktoberfest NW
Register: Guests register in advance via phone (Brian) 253.228.9840 or email.

Stein Holding Competitions (21+): For guests wanting to showcase their physical strength, the Stein Holding is the perfect competition. A crowd favorite at Oktoberfest NW; the goal is simply to ‘out stein hold’ your fellow competitors, and win great prizes. The Stein Holding competitions will be held in front of the Munich Festhalle Stage, at the following times:

Friday, October. 4
1:00 p.m. 1:10 p.m. - WOMEN
1:40 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. - MEN
4:20 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - WOMEN
5:00 p.m. - 5:10 p.m. - MEN

Saturday, October. 5
2:30 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. - WOMEN
3:00 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. - MEN
4:50 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - WOMEN
5:20 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - MEN

Sunday, October. 6
1:10 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. - WOMEN
1:50 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - MEN

Guests can register onsite at the time of the competition. Limited first come first served spaces for each competition. The Stein Holding competitions are free to enter. General entry to Oktoberfest NW required.

Dress to Impress at Oktoberfest NW: has partnered with Oktoberfest NW to offer guests 10% of all authentic German clothing and costumes, shipped from the USA. Enter code: OktoberfestNW2019 at checkout until 10/31. Guests looking for additional fun Oktoberfest themed items, Das Party Shop, located inside the festival, will sell chicken hats, dirndl aprons, beads, and more.

Tapping of the Firkin (21+): The tradition of the "tapping of the firkin" (beer keg) was started by Mayor Thomas Wimmer in the 1950s. The mayor tapped the keg and called out "O'zapft is!" which means the keg has been tapped. Grab your stein. Don’t miss this!

When: Friday, October. 4 from 8:25 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 5 from 8:20 p.m. - 8:25 p.m.
Where: Munich Festhalle Stage
Cost: Free to participate. Admission into Oktoberfest NW required.

Transportation Tent: Don’t drink and drive. The transportation tent will be located near the Blue Gate at Oktoberfest NW where taxi, or other car services like Lyft or Uber can pick guests up at the event.

Lyft Ride Smart: Lyft is offering Oktoberfest NW guests 20% off 2 rides up to US$5.00 per ride to/from the Washington State Fair Events Center, valid between Oct 4, 2019 and Oct 6, 2019. Guests are required to download the Lyft app and enter code: OKTOBERFESTNW19

Designated Drivers Program:
Designated drivers can sign up at the Root Bier Garden at Oktoberfest NW, and will receive a wristband plus free soda, water and drip coffee.

Oktoberfest NW is the perfect festival for guests who want a taste of a traditional German Oktoberfest with delicious foods, German biers in steins, plus German-inspired fun with Bavarian Bier-lympics (Sat), Stein Dash 5K (Sun), Hammerschlagen®, Wiener Dog races (Sun), and more.

Discounted general admission tickets, NEW Experience Oktoberfest NW discounted Food & Bier Package and other discounted packages, are on sale at: Online sales end October 3, 11:59 p.m. Onsite sales of packages if available. No guarantee of availability onsite.


’Das Party is Best at Oktoberfest Northwest’ Rain or Shine - We’re Indoors!


Oktoberfest NW Presented by Evergreen Eye Center
Friday-Sunday, Oct 4-6, 2019
Washington State Fair Events Center
110 9th Ave SW
Puyallup, WA 98371
Entry at Blue Gate Only

For all Oktoberfest Northwest information, and to purchase tickets and packages, visit,

Friday: Noon - Midnight, Sat. 11 a.m. - midnight. & Sun. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
(Note: 21 & older after 6 p.m. on Fri & Sat.)

Friday: Noon-3 p.m. FREE, 3 p.m. – Close: $15 (Online in advance $12)
Saturday: $15 (Online in advance $12)
Sunday: $7.50 (Half-price Admission for Family Day (Online in advance $6)
Note: Children 12 & under are free all weekend

Pets:   Pets are not allowed unless they are registered service dogs or wiener dogs registered for the race and ONLY on Sunday, Oct. 6th. Wiener Dogs are to remain in the Wiener Dog Race area only.