Projekt Bayern announces cancellation of Oktoberfest

It is with great sadness that we announce the cancelation of the 2020 Leavenworth Oktoberfest due to the current COVID-19 restrictions.  It goes without saying that this has been a trying year for all of us, but please know Projekt Bayern was doing everything humanly possible to keep the festival from canceling.  Our biggest concern was over our Liquor permits being denied by the City and State.   We held on hoping Chelan County would move through the Phases set forth by the State of Washington, but with little movement we decided to cancel the event to protect our patrons from losing their deposits for hotels and travel agendas. The safety of our guests and employees was also a huge factor. 

Our beautiful Bavarian city is breathtaking during the fall months with the brilliant colors of red, vibrant orange and golden yellow all backdropped by the Cascade Range.  So, if you can keep your vacation plans, we guarantee you the hardworking Leavenworth business owners will welcome you with open arms for an utterly amazing visit.   

We want to thank all our Oktoberfest Employees, Entertainment, Vendors and Loyal Patrons for your years of loyalty and hope that you will return next year for our 25th Anniversary of the Leavenworth Oktoberfest!  We will have more details regarding the 25th Anniversary soon, but we plan to throw an Oktoberfest Celebration that will be unforgettable!  The dates for the 2021 Leavenworth Oktoberfest are October 1-2, 8-9, &15-16.  Please visit our website at for any further information.


The Leavenworth Oktoberfest is brought to you by Projekt Bayern, a non-profit organization.  For more information on Projekt Bayern log onto



Contacts: Steve Lord, Oktoberfest Chair or Amy Gustin Media/Sponsorships                                        Phone: Steve-425-445-6183 or Amy- 509-264-1852



Projekt Bayern Board President- Cary Sanger

Oktoberfest Committee Chair- Steve Lord


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