Oktoberfest, which is among the most popular events in Leavenworth, Washington, has fallen victim to COVID-19 for the second year in a row and will not be held the first three weekends of October 2021.
In a press release posted on the festival’s website, Project Bayern Board President Cary Sanger and Oktoberfest Committee Chair Steve Lord wrote:
“It is with much regret that we announce the cancelation of the 2021 Leavenworth Oktoberfest. After a lot of deliberation, the Oktoberfest Team felt that anything less than the Authentic Oktoberfest Celebration normally thrown would be a disservice to all our loyal attendees.
“Due to COVID-19 we are still facing so many State guidelines that affect our entertainment, food service, dance floors, singing, social distancing and the list goes on. By canceling this yearly event now, we can protect our patrons from losing their deposits for accommodations and travel expenses.
“We want to thank all our Oktoberfest Employees, Entertainment, Vendors and Loyal Patrons for your years of loyalty! As for next year, we hope to have some exciting news soon…All updates will be posted to our website and Facebook pages.”
Look for updates about the event at leavenworthoktoberfest.com.