Shorty’s Wiesn: Oktoberfest Celebration

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Event Category: FestivalsEvent Tags: festival

  • Shorty’s Oktoberfest is back – it’s new – it’s different – it’s fun – it’s a traditional German-style Oktoberfest 

    Shorty’s Wiesn” – pronounced /veezn/, meaning meadow

    Shorty’s new Oktoberfest is named after the “Wiesn”, the traditional grounds of the Munich Oktoberfest.

    Event Schedule

    Doors open at 11am

    Noon: Opening of the event with the ceremonial tapping of the first keg by our Special Guest, Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle!  Followed by a silent auction of her famous Apple Strudel.

    Outdoor Kids Entertainment, 12pm – 6pm

    Inflatable Slide                                                Petal Carts                                                            Story Telling

    Music Entertainment in our Beer Garden

    12pm – 2pmThe Happy Wanderers, Steve Knapke and John Martin

    Steve Knapke retired from the U.S. Navy in 1999 after serving for 23 years. He had not played the accordion for over 40 years, relearned and joined the Rose City Accordion Club and eventually became their president. He performs at various venues and Oktoberfest celebrations (Mount Angel, Ridgefield, Washougal). After retiring, John Martin became an active performer at Oktoberfests and other musical events.

    2:30pm – 4:00 pm: Local Jazz Combo 

    4:30pm – 6:30pm: Encore Brass, 13 members of a local brass ensemble

    Encore Brass began in fall of 1978 as quintet. In general instrumentation is 4 trumpets, 3 French horns, 3 trombones, 2 euphoniums, tuba and percussion. Besides the chance to play an extensive range of brass music, the group is dedicated to having fun!  Repertoire performed includes classical transcriptions, brass band music, jazz arrangements, Christmas music, pop and Americana pieces, and German waltzes and polkas in the fall for Oktoberfest.

    7pm – 8pm: The Wildish

    This young 6 member band started in Bellingham, WA and then migrated to the Portland Oregon area. They play a mix of alternative rock with funk, folk and classics influences! They’ll get you off your seats and start dancing!

    8pm – 11pm: Justin Sheehy and the Over Easy (members from Lucky Town, Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band)

    American Rock, Party and Dance Music

    The Food

    Authentic German-style food offered by Mill Creek Pub, German Spaetzle, Brats, Pretzel with Cheese, Biergarten Radi, and more.

    Food menu

    The Beer

    Uncle Otto’s Festbier (Marzen), Little Dipper

    Pilsener, Fortside

    Koelsch, Mill City Brew Werks

    Hefeweizen, Mill City Brew Werks

    Oktoberfest Special Edition, Mill City Brew Werks

    Alpha IPA, Mill City Brew Werks

    Cider, Mill City Brew Werks

    The Wine

    Milbrandt Riesling, Washington

    Scenic Valley Gruner Veltliner, Oregon

    David Hill Pinot Noir, Oregon

    Glencorrie Cuvée Marquis (Red Blend),Walla Walla

    Water and Soda


    Buy your tickets now, at either Shorty’s location

    Or purchase online at Ticket Tomato

    **Shorty’s Vancouver location will be closed for regular business during Shorty’s Wiesn.  If you are not attending the event, please visit Shorty’s Ridgefield location for all your gardening needs.

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    Fees: $15 Advance, $20 Door, kids 15 and under Free, after 6pm 21+ only

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