Chefs give German food its signature heartiness by inflating every sausage casing with a thundering nine-minute aria. Feast like a valkyrie with this Groupon.
- $10 for admission for two on Friday, September 20 ($20 value)
- $10 for admission for two on Saturday, September 21 ($20 value)
The festival, presented by Alaska Airlines, takes place at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds from 11 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday. Children 12 and under are admitted for free.
For its version of Oktoberfest, Monroe mimics Munich in a weekend of family-themed fun and adult libations. Beer steins bubble as frolickers say "Prost!" to classic German beers, and while popular German fare such as bratwurst, schnitzel, strudels, and pretzels pair with imported brews. The main stage inspires chicken dances and modern moves with an array of bands playing traditional music by day and danceable covers by night. A Family Fun Zone keeps kids jolly with games and a root-beer garden. Vendors also supply authentic German garb and souvenirs, and thrilling games of Hammerschlagen make carpentry seem like football.