What's Oktoberfest without a little Kinderfest!
Kids' Activities include:
KIDS 1/2 MILE ROOTBEER RUN
Sunday, Oct 7th. Kicks off at noon.
Hot on the Stein Dashers heels in 2018 will be little Stein Dashers because we are inviting children 10 & under to participate in the 1st Kids 1/2 Mile Rootbeer Run.
All 1/2 mile kids participants will receive:
- Kids Rootbeer Run "racing" cape
- 5oz rootbeer chug at the 1/4 mile mark
- Free entry into Oktoberfest
- Stein Dash Mug
- First root beer on us!
Stay tuned for registration details.
A ROOT BIER GARDEN
Sponsored by Crater Lake, the Root Bier Garden features keg-poured Crater Lake root beer floats, treats and snacks!
A SCAVENGER HUNT
A fun activity just for kids that sends them around the Oktoberfest NW Festhalle to find certain items. Find details at the Root Bier Garden during the event. If you complete the list as instructed you could win a small festive prize (while supplies last)!
FREE PUMPKIN DECORATING
Kids can find a spot at the Kinderfest table and decorate a pumpkin with all sorts of fun items from googly eyes to glitter! Kids are also able to take home a free extra pumpkin on Sunday (All activities while supplies last).
FREE FACE PAINTING
Kids of all ages can get free airbrush tattoos from 11 am to 6 pm on Saturday and 11 am to 6 pm on Sunday.
AN AUTHENTIC MAY POLE DANCE
You and your little ones can take part in an authentic Maypole
Dance with the Enzian Schuhplattler Dancers as your instructors!
They'll have you dancin' like a pro in no time!
ARTS & CRAFTS PROJECTS WITH THE TACOMA GERMAN LANGUAGE SCHOOL
Kids can participate in authentic arts and craft projects provided by the Tacoma German Language School! You might even learn a few German words while you're at it!
Games: Kids Hammerschlagen®, Corn Hole Toss & more!
We have a special area dedicated to Kids Hammerschlagen® right by the Root Bier Garden. Teach your kids the rules and safety procedures and enjoy! (children must be supervised by an adult to play.) There is also corn hole toss boards and holey boards spread around the Festhalle for all to enjoy!
Sunday is HALF-PRICE Day!
$7.50 General Admission on Sunday courtesy of The News Tribune and Star 101.5 FM. Children 12 & under are free all weekend. Note: All ages are welcome at Oktoberfest Northwest until 6 p.m. on Friday & Saturday, and all day Sunday. Guests must be 21+ after 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Manuela Horn's Kinderfest Show on Sunday!
Our host & headliner Manuela Horn is bringing back her "Kinderfest Show". A fun, interactive polka dance show & sing-a-long for all ages! Manuela will host a NEW show time on Saturday, October 6 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm and again on Sunday, October 7 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm. Check out the video for an example of the fun-filled show!