Old Boise Oktoberfest 2016

Oktoberfest is really about the beer, and a great reason to gather and celebrate in downtown Boise with food, games and friends.

By Mandy Page-Nielsen
Photography | Go Out Local

It’s not just about what the latest style of Lederhosen, Dirndl-dress and accessories … for Boise, it’s really about the beer, and a reason to gather and celebrate!

This year’s Oktoberfest, hosted by Old Boise and local businesses, offered up a beer drinking street party on 6th street in downtown Boise.

Old Boise Oktoberfest 2016

The street was a buzz with a variety of German biers, dancing in the street and celebrating great company, good food, music and BEER! Boise Edelweiss and one of the town’s favorites, Pilot Error Band rocked the stage after the festivities like the Stein Hoisting contest, corn-hole and Brat-toss! There were a ton of prizes for those who participated, all donated by a host of downtown businesses!

Old Boise Oktoberfest 2016
Old Boise Oktoberfest 2016
Old Boise Oktoberfest 2016
Kids, teens and adults of every age celebrated in the streets, and even enjoyed the local food flare with a German twist provided by The Front Door, Bang on the Wallburgers and Jammi’s Dawgs. And yes, there was polka dancing… even a group of chicken dancers braved the front of the stage!

If you missed it, don’t worry… we took some pictures so you can see how much fun it was! However, I don’t think there was enough people dressed up in their German outfits of Lederhosen and Dirndl-dress. Next year will be so much more fun if more people rock the traditional Oktoberfest attire!

Old Boise Oktoberfest 2016
Old Boise Oktoberfest 2016
Old Boise Oktoberfest 2016

THANK YOU to all the businesses who participated in this awesome event!
Payette Brewing, Samuel Adams, Sockeye Brewing, Bardenay, The Front Door, The Reef, Brickyard, Wiseguy Pizza, Jenny’s Lunch Line, Silly Birch, This Is Boise, Travel Center, Penguilly’s Saloon, Tom Grainey’s, Addie’s Restaurant, The Crowbar, Bandanna Walk-Run, Bang on the Wallburgers, Jammi’s Dawgs, Amsterdam Lounge, Idaho Blueprint & Supply, Jimmy Johns, Made in Idaho, The Whiskey Bar and Old Boise.