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Friday, September 19, 2008

Even If You’re Just a Kid, You Can Still Enjoy Fremont’s Oktoberfest

posted by on September 19 at 15:20 PM

Fremont Oktoberfest happens this weekend, and while there’s plenty of fun for the whole family—chainsaw pumpkin carving, comedy, a 5K, a kids area, etc—the majority of the music happens on the Mainstage, which is located inside The Stranger’s beer garden and only open to folks who are 21+ (buy $15 advance tickets here).

A young Stranger reader named Elif wondered if there was any way to enjoy the music while still being underage (we have permission to print his name):


My best friend and I are thirteen years of age, yet we are still interested in going to Oktoberfest, because of the band, Cancer Rising. Would it be possible for us to get in?

Elif Koc

The bad news, Elif, is that there is no way for you to (legally) gain admittance to the mainstage. You’ve gotta be 21 for that. But the good news is that you can still enjoy music! Writes an Oktoberfest worker:

Underage people are not allowed into the beer garden. The super secret thing, though, is that you can still see the main stage from the outside picket fence. It’s not a great view, but it’s a view for the die-hard fans. It’s on the west side of the event, close to the intersection of 1st Ave N and N 35th St.

And now their secret is your secret too. Good luck, Elif!

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You can watch these bands for free and you do not have to be 21. There is not Cancer Rising here but it is free.

CARTER SUBARU STAGE (corner of 35th @ Phinney)

12:00pm Beestings

1:00pm Texas Chainsaw Pumpkin Carving Contest w/ music by The Boys of Greenwood Glen

3:30pm The Tea Cozies

4:45pm Glassy Globe

6:00pm The Sea Navy

7:00pm The Curious Mystery

Posted by tombrady | September 19, 2008 7:04 PM

you can go to canal street coffee and soak it all in.

oktoberfest is total bullshit scam anyway.

seriously, cars and beer go togethor? yeah! promote drinking and driving!
high ticket prices for frilly little teacups of beer? has anyone running this ever been to oktoberfest?

Posted by mike | September 20, 2008 12:53 PM


I do like the Tea Cozies though!!!

Is everyone drowning out there right now ... ?

Posted by Chris Estey | September 20, 2008 5:07 PM

Uh, Cancer Rising did headline...

Posted by oktoberfester | September 22, 2008 1:37 PM

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