There are still a few days left in September but the Bavarian spirit is thriving here in Enumclaw, and folks aren't waiting much longer to begin celebrating all things Oktoberfest this weekend at the Expo Center.
The third annual Oktoberfest celebration is set to kick off this Friday, Sept. 30 at the Expo Center.
Organizer Jaclyn VanHoof reminded the City Council and viewers at home during Monday night's council meeting that advance tickets are $10 each and will jump to $15 if purchased on site.
This year's festivities include 24 taps and features the Jägermeister ladies, she said.
Tickets can be purchased at City Hall, the Firehouse Pub in Buckley, Mail Express and 99 Bottles in Federal Way, according to the official Oktoberfest website.
Your ticket includes a glass tasting mug that covers admission for both days.
Though the event is geared largely for adults of legal drinking age, VanHoof reminded viewers that the Pumpkin Classic race on Saturday, Oct. 1 is open to kids ages 5 and up.
The Classic is a three-mile footrace that includes mud, obstacles, pumpkins and more. According to the official flyer for the race, it will consist of waves with up to 100 participants per wave. Participants choose their designated wave time at the time of their registration. Waves will run every 30 minutes beginning at 10 a.m. The junior race is not timed and begins at 9:30 a.m.
If you register for the race, you will receive your complimentary admission to Oktoberfest free, said VanHoof. At present, registration for the race will only be available on site on Saturday. For more information, click here.