A sunny start to Edmonds Oktoberfest 2022

As the sun shines brightly, Scandinavians from Smilin play lively polkas to kick off Edmonds’ Oktoberfest festivities on Friday afternoon. (Photos by Julia Wiese)
Volunteer Stephanie Kendall serves a beer to a thirsty customer.
Nick and Jane Hansen enjoy a dance. Nick wears his official Oktoberfest hat with pins from when he was 10 and got his first pin.
Daisy Ramos searches for the blow bubbles at the Mr. Kleen station.
Lan Nguyen and Javier Barrero try their hand at the corn hole.
Edmonds Rotarians Janet Jensen, Carol Kinney and Pat Thorpe show their volunteer spirit at the merchandise stand.
Collin and Alli Steiner watch 6-year-old Boston terrier Margo do her rendition of a polka.
Tables are packed for the first hour of the event, which opened at 4 p.m.
David Morts and Robert Venable toast the event.
Woodinville friends Kelsey and Krista enjoy the food as they wander around to find a table.
Former Seattle resident Paul and his sister Jojo share a table with sponsors Traner Smith, Nhat, Devonn, Kyle and Michelle, while enjoying music and a beer.

Warm sunshine, cold beer and live music greeted attendees for the Friday afternoon opening of Oktoberfest Edmonds 2022 at the Frances Anderson Center Playfield.

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Edmonds, proceeds from the event benefit the club’s service projects.

Oktoberfest continues on Saturday with a fun family 5k run and a kids’ 1k run, a pet parade, food trucks, beer garden and a variety of exhibitors. There will also be a Kid’s Korner, consisting of an inflatable slide, vegetable races, a sports corner and hands-on art activities.

No tickets are necessary and the event is free.

Schedule for Saturday, September 24

10:00 a.m. – Oktoberfest 5,000km Run/Walk

11 a.m. – 1 km children’s race
11:30 a.m. – Animal Parade

Noon – Oktoberfest Opening
12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. – Beer Garden, food trucks and live music throughout the day. (See the complete list of bands here.)

12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Kids Korner open with fun kids games, activities and more

Learn more about the Edmonds Oktoberfest website.

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