Recognizing that the economy will require many months to recover, the directors of Mount Angel Oktoberfest have decided to hold prices at their annual event to 2008 levels or lower.
The all festival pass that allows unlimited entry and reentry to the Biergarten, Weingarten and Alpinegarten during all operating hours for all four days of the festival is reduced from $30.00 to $20.00.
Daily admission to the venues will be the same as last year. Children and young people 20 years of age and under are admitted free to the Weingarten and Alpinegarten, when accompanied by a paying adult until 9 PM daily. Prices for beer and wine remain unchanged. Food booths and crafters will be encouraged to hold their prices in line with 2008 and the directors will continue to look at other ways reduce the costs for our visitors without reducing the quality of entertainment, products and fun offered at the annual event.
As always, most events at Oktoberfest remain free.
John Gooley, President of Oktoberfest said "It is our goal to insure that even in these troubled times, everyone can afford to bring their friends and family to the Oktoberfest in Mount Angel, and expect to have a great time. We hope our folk festival can provide an escape, even for just a little while, from the stresses we all share.”