Indulge in Festive Fun
By Taylor Shillam
Downtown Coeur d’Alene transforms to set the scene for Oktoberfest this fall on September 15 and 16! The Downtown Coeur d’Alene Association invites guests on a journey to sample more than 30 Oktoberfest-style beers and ciders, poured by local downtown businesses that will transform into tasting rooms and biergartens to participate in the fun.
Pouring locations will be scattered across the downtown area, along with a Prostgarten at the Wilma Lot on the Corner of Second Street and Sherman Avenue. Live music will be scheduled on the STCU Stage to enjoy from the biergarten! Saturday's guests will see the Coeur d'Alene Resort Breezeway transform into a Biergarten, hosting live music along with stein holding and costume contests, directly between the Plaza Shops and Coeur d'Alene Resort.
Between sips, stop to indulge in the flavors of Germany with special Oktoberfest menus arriving at downtown restaurants. With cold beer, great food, live music, and the feeling of fall arriving in on Sherman Avenue, Oktoberfest presents a perfect way to welcome autumn in Coeur d’Alene!
"Oktoberfest tickets are now on sale," confirms Chloe Linton of the Coeur d'Alene Downtown Association. Guests aged 21 and older can secure their event ticket and commemorative glass online, with several glassware and ticketing options available. Limited admission will be available at the door starting at 3pm on September 15. Save yourself additional processing fees (and funds for an extra drink ticket), and pay in cash on the day of the event!
Each Oktoberfest ticket purchase is valid for admission on both Friday and Saturday at all Oktoberfest locations. When accompanied by a ticket holder, children and designated drivers will receive free admission! Arrive for event check-in at the Coeur d’Alene Plaza Shops, then make your way through the festive downtown fun. Oktoberfest tickets, along with scheduling and volunteer information, are available now at CdADowntown.com/cda-events/oktoberfest.