Langley Meets Munich During Oktoberfest

Bratwursts, brews and oompah pahs spice up the seaside town of Langley on Whidbey Island during OktoberFest on Oct. 2 4Timed with the Langley Gets Lively activities held the first weekend of every month, OktoberFest gets under way with Friday


Timed with the Langley Gets Lively activities held the first weekend of every month, OktoberFest gets under way with Friday Night Flights, a walk-around town wine tasting featuring Alsatian varietals and mouthwatering appetizers from 4-6:30 p.m. on Friday. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Chef’s Pantry, The Edgecliff and Prima Bistro.

On Sat., Oct. 3, the festivities continue as various Langley venues sell commemorative steins good for month-long discounts on OktoberFest beer as well as a free first pour at two beer gardens. Located behind Island Angel Chocolates (2nd Street) and hosted by Diamond Knot Brewery, the beer gardens are open from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. One features India Pale Ale, Hefeweizen and a special OktoberFest Brew for adults. An adjacent children's garden features root beer floats and a Bavarian feast complete with authentic brown mustard and sauerkraut.

The Whidbey Children’s Theater presents face painting in the children’s garden from noon-2 p.m.

Other OktoberFest highlights include the Bavarian Village Players, a ten-piece oompah band; a pretzel making demonstration; and complimentary polka lessons.

Extending the autumn celebration, Langley visitors can take the Whidbey Island Farm Tour, a self-guided exploration of working farms specializing in area produce and products, on Saturday, Oct. 3 and Sunday, Oct. 4.

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