Celebrate Oktoberfest at Ruttger's

Traditional German food and entertainment all weekend long. A Ruttger's classic!

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Enjoy Two Days of Oktoberfest Festivities!

One of the biggest and most anticipated events at Ruttger’s returns: Oktoberfest! Ruttger’s 37th Annual Oktoberfest kicks off on Friday, October 20, and Saturday, October 21, and this year’s weekend lineup of activities and events is one you’ll be talking about until next year.

Friday, October 20

  • Arts & Crafts Fair: 12–5pm
  • Picknik: 12–6pm
  • German Buffet: 5–8pm in Ruby's on the Lake

Saturday, October 21

  • Arts & Crafts Fair: 9am–5pm
  • Picknik: 9am–5pm
  • Live music & Entertainment: 10:45am–5pm
  • Oktoberfest Buffet: 5–8pm in Ruby's on the Lake

We’ll be celebrating Oktoberfest no matter the weather, so be sure to come prepared for rain or shine, or snow! There is so much fun to be had at this year’s 37th Annual Ruttger’s Oktoberfest.

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*Schedules are tentative. Entertainment and activities may be changed or cancelled.

REMEMBER YOUR ID! Everyone will be asked to show their ID.

37th Annual Oktoberfest Arts & Crafts Show

Friday, October 20, 2023: 12pm–5pm
Saturday, October 21, 2023: 9am–5pm

On day one, our annual favorite Arts & Crafts Fair opens at noon and runs until 5pm. With over 150 booths located outside and inside the main lodge, you might be decked out in your best dirndls and lederhosen, but be sure to wear your shopping shoes!

You’re certain to find one-of-a-kind pieces and unique gifts from our craft and artisan vendors, perfect for crossing off your holiday shopping list. (And getting a little something for yourself too!) We’ll also be running specials at the Ruttger’s retail stores, including great deals at the following:

  • Auntie M’s
  • Ann’s Bay Lake Boutique
  • Bay Lake Boutique
  • The Garage
  • The Fine Line Salon & Spa

New to Oktoberfest This Year

Friday Bingo in the Entertainment Tent

New this year, we’re introducing the Entertainment Tent. From 2-3pm and from 4-5pm, head over to the tent for a round of Oktoberfest Bingo. We’ll have a local celebrity caller helping us with bingo shenanigans you won’t want to miss. Bingo costs $1 per card, and all monies will be given out in jackpots.

Helicopter Tours

Also new this year, we’re offering Helicopter Tours! Experience Oktoberfest like you’ve never done before. For those adventure seekers, helicopter tours will run Friday 11am-5pm and Saturday 9am-5pm. Tours can be booked directly through the tour company, 425-263-2379. The cost is $50 per person.