Fall is almost here, which means the Oktoberfest season is upon us! There are a couple that you are definitely going to want to check out. Mark your calendars for the Mount Angel Oktoberfest and the Vancouver International Food Festival both coming this month.


The Vancouver International Food Fest (formerly Vancouver Sausage Fest) will be held this coming weekend, September 11-13. This is an international affair of food, music, dance, and carnival. A portion of the proceeds go to the St. Joseph Catholic School. This is a wonderful event supporting a great cause! Some of the beers being poured are Shock Top, Budweiser, Bud Light, Schofferhofer, Widmer Hefe, Stella, Elysian, and 2 Towns Cider. For more information check out their website: www.vancouverfoodfest.com. It’s a family affair, so bring your kids and enjoy the great weather we’ll be having this coming weekend!


The Mount Angel Oktoberfest will be from September 17-20. So much great beer and fun to be had at this celebration! Mount Angel Oktoberfest has reached 50 years so this is bound to be a fantastic, celebratory event! Ninkasi has brewed a special dry-hopped lager (brewed with local hops) to commemorate this 50th Oktoberfest. Other amazing beers being poured will be Schofferhofer, Ayinger, Laurelwood, Hop Valley, Occidental, Oakshire, Fort George, and 2 Towns Cider. Check out www. oktoberfest.org for additional information and get ready to celebrate 50 years!!


Prepare to enjoy two great festivals this month!